Your home is meant to be a place to decompress, to relax with family, and share time with friends. It’s natural to want your home to be a peaceful retreat. Following the five tips below can help ensure that your home is the restful enclave you desire.
Declutter and Organize
There’s no need for your home to look like a museum or an antiseptic hotel. But piles of junk and clutter scattered about detract from an atmosphere of calm. If your house is in complete disarray, start to organize one room at a time. Sell, donate, or discard items that you don’t use and invest in storage for the items you cannot live without. Once you’ve restored order, make a point of picking up after yourself whenever you leave a space.
Eliminate Negative Vibes
If you’re holding on to a piece of furniture or accent item you hate because it was expensive or because someone gave it to you, it’s time to rethink that decision. Eliminate negative vibes and replace them with a positive atmosphere by getting rid of pieces associated with things you don’t enjoy. Replace them with items in colors and fabrics that you love.
Incorporate Natural Elements
The clean, modern look can be striking, but it can also be stark and sterile. Incorporating natural elements, such as wood furniture and fabrics, can make your home less institutional. Living plants also bring life to your home while helping clean the air.
Create Designated Electronics Zones
Whether you’re an audiophile, an avid gamer, or you work from home, your electronics represent a significant aspect of your life. That doesn’t mean your entire home should look like a recording studio. Set aside one or more designated areas for your electronics, and keep the rest of your home reasonably free of cords, monitors, and other tech elements.
Circulate Fresh Air
Breathing stale, stagnant indoor air all day is a recipe for fatigue and a general feeling of unwellness. Open your windows, if possible, and let fresh air into the house for at least a few minutes every day. You’ll feel better and your home will smell fresher.