The world can be a stressful place. The daily hustle includes work stresses, family obligations, time with friends, errands, chores and endless to-dos. So how can you make your home a serene place of rest where you can escape the hustle and bustle, recharge and reset? By remembering a few simple design elements, you can transform areas of your home into a peaceful and restorative sanctuary that will energize and refresh you.
Embrace pale hues: Wall paint, decorative items or furniture in pale grey, soothing light blue, calming pale lavender, cool light green or other pale hues evoke feelings of calm refreshment. Find ways to incorporate soothing, pale tones into areas of your home to promote healing and rest.
Include natural elements: Not all homes include ample windows with serene nature views, but there are other ways to bring the outdoors in. Framed botanical prints, stone or other natural material lamps, wood accents, and nature inspired décor pieces help add a natural element to kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, dining rooms and entertainment spaces. Nature helps to calm and center us, and natural elements immediate add a feeling of calm to any room in the home or office.
Maximize small spaces: Small spaces can create storage challenges and furniture placement concerns. But instead of being frustrated by a small space, think of the possibilities. Small spaces, when appointed correctly, can evoke a feeling of calm coziness. Use a small space to create a reading nook, a tiny bathroom spa retreat, a window seat daydreaming area and more. Don’t let small get the best of you…embrace the possibilities instead.
Add thoughtful illumination: Natural light is vital to health and wellness, but most living and working spaces simply don’t have enough windows. Thoughtfully layer lighting in your space using table lamps, hanging lights, floor lamps and even wall scones to highlight task areas and provide dramatic illumination that is both useful and calming.
Include varied textures: Any space can accommodate a variety of textures that can sooth and calm. Soft velvet pillows in a living or sleeping space evoke calm. A plush throw on a sofa or bed conveys a feeling of warmth and security. Textured wall coverings add interest to rooms of any size. Focus on including textures that are beautiful and soothing to you, and combine them to create a special space that really speaks to you.
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