4 Calming Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing


Make Your Home More Relaxing

With everyone living such busy busy lives, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by stress. After all, there’s a lot to think about and even more to worry about, if you let yourself!

For instance, you might worry about your child’s health or you could be up at night thinking about your financial situation. But it’s okay, you’re not alone. Everyone has their own worries. However it is really important to find ways to destress and relax. And one way that you can relax more is by improving your home.

By taking the right steps, you can make your home more relaxing. And if it’s not possible to transform your whole home, focus on the spaces you’d like to escape to every now and then.


Further Reading: 7 Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress as a Busy Parent


4 Calming Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing


Make Your Home More Relaxing by Investing In Smart Technology

One of the reasons we can find our home stressful is because we often associate it with chores and jobs that we need to complete before we can enjoy an evening. But what if you could ensure that these chores are no longer your responsibility?

This could become a real option if you decide to invest in smart technology for your home. There are lots of different types of smart tech worth exploring. For example, you can get a smart vacuum. This automated piece of tech will clean the floors for you, giving you one less job to handle.


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Or, how about something like a full smart system. This can be used to automatically control various elements and aspects of your home including your heating and lighting.

The latest form of this tech will learn your behaviors and automatically adjust whenever you walk into a room. You can also set different routines that will benefit you and other members of your household. For instance, you might want to set a bedtime routine. This will dim the lights and warm up the room so it’s the perfect temperature to fall into a peaceful snooze. A morning routine can also help you gently rise in the morning without the typical buzz of an alarm. If you improve your sleep routine then you’ll always be giving your wellbeing a much needed boost.


Further Reading: Health Fix: Why You Should Prioritise A Better Night’s Sleep


Make Your Home More Relaxing by Using Candles And Diffusers

If you want to make a smaller change to your home that is more cost friendly, then consider getting some accessories that will make your home more relaxing and stress free. One idea is to purchase some candles and diffusers. These are available from outlet shops online such as The DOM. They have a wide selection so you will always be able to choose an option that matches your tastes and preferences.


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It’s also worth noting that certain scents have been found to have relaxing qualities. For instance, you might want to think about getting lavender scented candles. Studies suggest that lavender can be used to help people fall asleep more easily. This is something to keep in mind if you do have trouble getting a good night’s sleep.

There are other small changes you can make to create a more relaxing space too – you can add plants to improve the air quality. This will help clear your mind and make it easier to solve problems that are making you feel stressed.


Further Reading: Six House Plants that Clean the Air we Breathe in Our Home


Make Your Home More Relaxing by Choosing the Right Colour Scheme

Did you know that different colours can also help you relax more? However, when decorating or redecorating – you need to ensure you choose the right colours and shades to ‘make your home more relaxing’.

For a more relaxing colour scheme, consider exploring green and white shades, along with pastels. The later can look fantastic, and their light, soft shades are ideal for creating a relaxing space.

If you are considering painting a room white, remember there are numerous shades of white to choose from – from warm to cool. And it’s important you get this right because although you might find by painting a room white it creates the perception of a calm and clean space – if the shade it wrong it might come across as sterile. Natural light plays a huge part on which shade of white you should choose. So get some testers on your walls first!

There are also colours that you should try to avoid if you want to make sure your home is more relaxing. Take for example the colour red, studies have shown this colour can actually increase the feeling of stress!


Goldstein’s theory of color perception has found that red has stimulating effects on human behavior (Nakshian, 1964).’

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Don’t forget, you can think about more than just the colour of the walls when changing your interior design – you can look at different accessories and pieces of furniture. Choose fabrics and textiles in colours that help create the type of ambiance your going for. You can even choose artworks that promote and make your home more relaxing.


Make Your Home More Relaxing by Focusing On The Bathroom

Finally, there are certain rooms in your home that are ideal when it comes to transforming a space that offers peace and serenity. And the bathroom is one of these ideal spaces.

Depending on how far you want to take your transformation – you can even consider investing in a new bath, one that is more spacious and allows you to enjoy a long, hot soak in comfort. Or, alternatively, you could focus on creating a luxury shower area.


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Most parents will spend more time in the shower than in the bath due to the fact it’s hard to find a few minutes peace, and virtually impossible to find a few hours to relax in the tub! So, changing the shower area of a bathroom might be a more practical choice.

In terms of how to improve your shower area, you could think about adding a new shower head, or replacing the shower system. And if you choose the right one, you could look forward to the sensation of showering underneath a waterfall. And that’s definitely one way to destress!


Further Reading: Make Your Bathroom Better in 6 Easy Ways


By exploring the right changes, big or small, you can create a home that is calming and peaceful – when you want it to be!

And the best part is that the ideas we’ve mentioned above to ‘make you home more relaxing’ can easily be completed on a small to modest budget.


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