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7 Easy Steps to A Relaxing Home

We all deserve a break after a long and stressful day

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Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

There is so much going on in the world right now that we just want to get away from it all, especially at the end of a long day at work. The home should be a place where you can forget your worries and just relax. Whatever the style of your space is, these simple tips can help you transform the home into a tranquil escape:


Clear out the clutter

Decluttering is perhaps the simplest way to de-stress oneself—yet at the same time, it is difficult to do. The large amount of stuff that needs to be thrown out or given away can be overwhelming, so many of us tend to reschedule cleaning. Keep in mind that doing this can do wonders to one's well-being—such as decreasing anxiety and allowing us to feel more organized. Once you get rid of unnecessary junk, you'll have more room to spruce up the home and make it cozy.

Make space for yourself

Creating even a small nook where you can do things that allow you to unwind, like reading or listening to music or just meditating, can encourage and motivate you to take a bit of downtime.

READ: 5 Spots Where You Can Place A Sitting Area


Create an indoor oasis

There’s nothing quite like a bit of greenery to bring both excitement and tranquillity to a space. Not only does incorporating plants into a space help increase creativity and productivity; this also gives numerous health benefits, such as reducing carbon dioxide levels in the air.

READ: 5 Ways To Bring Nature Into Your Home

Keep your home airy

Wisely arranging your furniture can free up the flow of circulation in a room, allowing you to avoid feeling confined inside your own home. Layout your furniture pieces in such a way that moving around will be smooth and easy. You can try locating your small nook near a window, or perhaps repainting the room a lighter, cooler shade.

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READ: Furniture Arrangement 101

Keep the noise out

For those living in the city, noise can be a real enemy. You can opt to have soundproof drywall installed in your home to lessen the noise, or consider adding small water feature to mask the unpleasant noises with the much more relaxing sound of flowing water. Playing your favourite music can be a great alternative, too.


Keep your home smelling nice                      

Relaxing scents add to the overall ambiance of your space while improving your mood and relieving stress. Invest in essential oils or scented candles, which come in numerous varieties that you can choose from. Similarly, air fresheners can be a great alternative to get rid of unpleasant odors.

READ: The Right Way To Use Essential Oils To Relax After Work

Surround yourself with things that make you happy

Whatever or whoever makes you feel most at peace—photographs of your loved ones, framed biblical passages, significant memorabilia—should be the focal point of your home. This is a great way to keep yourself strengthened and inspired, even when you’re feeling down.

Source: Elle Décor

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