In our fast-paced, plugged-in world, it is easy for us to get stressed and distracted which adds more stake to our health. If you are looking for ways to create a relaxing environment, you’re reading the right article.
The good news is, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a restful place. Your place though has limited space, can be transformed into a relaxing dwelling for your tired body and mind.
Here are the seven (7) ways to do it:
- CLEAN UP YOUR SPACE
Cleaning up your space is vital to creating a relaxed atmosphere at your own home. Start small, with a single space like a desk or closet, and work your way up to larger rooms. This might seem difficult at first, but if you dedicate time each day to working on decluttering, then soon you will be able to reap the benefits of a clean, calming environment.
You may opt to invest in a few storage boxes or cabinets to hide away craft supplies, clothes, games or whatever needs to be in the room but doesn't need to be on display. Minimize furniture and accessories to only those things that you need the most.
- PLACE LIVING THINGS
Putting up plants or flowers on display helps us to de-stresses the atmosphere of your space. This is also helping to purify the air. Some great choices include the aloe vera plant, which contains a gel that soothes burns and cuts, or the rubber tree plant, which is great for novice plant owners and has strong air-purifying abilities.
If you don’t have a green thumb, you may opt to use artificial plants which are becoming the norm in the residential home and apartment buildings. It is now easy to look for a realistic faux plant and there are various designs you can choose from. Here are some of the best ones that are simple yet elegant, you can choose from:
- SINGLE BALL TOPIARY FAUX TREE – you can place it at the corner of your room to add some life in the room.
- FAUX RED FLOWERING MULTI CANE DRACENA - this eye-catcher has a striking red color surrounded by bright green hues. It is an impressively lifelike artificial plant that will surely add elegance to your room.
- FAUX WHITE FLOWERING MAGNOLIA TREE- This white masterpiece is a great decoration that is surely relaxing.
- FIND A SCENT YOU LOVE
The scent evokes strong emotional reactions and contributes to the mood of a room. Your relaxing space shouldn't be near pet areas, the bathroom or the kitchen.
In choosing a scent, always avoid those that are too pungent or overwhelming. Instead, focus on calming scents such as lavender, rose, vanilla, chamomile, or sunflower, which have been proven to have relaxing effects. Use scent diffusers, candles, incense or solid air fresheners for subtly incorporating relaxing scents and ambiance.
- INCORPORATE TRANQUIL PAINT COLORS THROUGHOUT YOUR SPACE
Soft colors found in nature are the most relaxing. This isn't the room for brights, harsh colors or shiny textures. Think of the serenity of the calm ocean or sky, the peaceful look of a meadow, or the hush of a foggy morning. Shades of blues, greens, and grays all inspire relaxation.
However, if you want to bring nature to the comfort of your own home. You may opt to install a Vertical Garden Wall/ Artificial Green Wall. This kind of design is now trending especially those home that has limited space.
This kind of Vertical Garden Wall is a minimalist yet elegant way that you can use as a division in your own home or can be used as a background for your portraits. Some people opt to have this kind of wall near their coffee table.
- MINIMIZE/ ELIMINATE NOISE AND DISTRACTIONS
While visually stimulating electronics take away from relaxation, music promotes it. During your restorative time, listen to your favorite soothing music. You may also use blackout curtains, double or triple-paned windows. to help eliminate noise outside your home.
Also, constantly checking emails and social media can generate stress, especially if you are a student or employee who brings your work home with you. So, try to unplug in the evenings or as much as you can.
- LIGHT UP SOME CANDLES
Light a few candles to cast a serene glow over your tranquility room. It's a candle's flame that helps to soothe our soul – reducing stress and increasing self-awareness. The soft illumination helps us to calm down and even achieve a meditative state.
Pick scented candles to add to the overall sensory experience. If you are concerned about allergies, use soy or beeswax candles instead of paraffin wax. These produce less soot and chemicals while burning, keeping the air cleaner.
- PRACTICE YOGA
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga may help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. And almost anyone can do it.
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