At the end of a long day at work, the last thing you want is to come home to a messy and disheveled apartment or house. Home is where you rest and recover after the day’s trials and tribulations. In order to best do that, you should make sure that your space at home is peaceful. Check out our tips for making your home the kind of tranquil spa environment that you need to recuperate and face the day.
- Choose a light, airy color scheme. You want the space that you come home to at the end of the day to be a breath of fresh air after a day of gross and grimy work and errands. Make sure that you choose colors that reflect this. White paint on the walls, with maybe a light blue accent wall and other cool colored accents can really turn your home into a serene oasis, perfect for a relaxing end to your day, or rejuvenating start to a new one. Paint is the most important thing, of course, but be sure that your furniture and decorations match the light and airy scheme you’re going for too.
- Choose your theme. One of the most important parts about making yourself a lovely living space to feel at home and relaxed in is having a cohesive theme. Your mind will be at ease when it sees that everything is in its right place, and that all the elements of your theme are working together in tranquil harmony. Choose a general theme, like Zen studio, English garden, or quaint farmhouse, and stick with it. When you’re picking out the things that fill your living space later, you’ll have the theme to guide you in your choices. It’ll be fun to try and find all the best pieces for your space in line with your relaxing theme.
- Choose the right accents. Once your color scheme and tranquil theme are chosen, decide on what accent pieces you want to give your space its tranquil charm. Choosing your accent pieces is essential for making a living space that feels not just tranquil and clean, but also homey and inviting. You don’t want the space to be too austere, or you won’t be able to fully relax and feel at home there. Try some essential oil diffusers to really set the mood, and make sure you pick decorations that are in keeping with your theme, like hang lights, airy tapestries, and beautiful nature prints.
- Include plenty of comfortable and welcoming furniture. Choosing the right furniture for your living space can be hard. In a tranquil space that reminds you to be at ease, you probably don’t want to opt for oversized plush couches and chairs, but you also don’t want hard and brutal minimalist furniture that doesn’t invite comfort. The perfect tranquil space finds a middle ground for its furniture aesthetic.
When choosing colors, be sure that they match the color scheme you chose for the walls and accents. If you’ve gone with white walls, think about beige, light green, or even pastel burnt orange for your furniture. Having a bit of a color pop can be great for feeling bright and invigorated while still retaining a general sense of calm and relaxation. You’ll have to play with the space to see what works best!
- Make sure it’s Feng Shui. An absolutely key component of a tranquil living space is arranging the furniture in such a way that the space is warm, open, inviting, and relaxed. Be sure not to overly clutter your space, but don’t leave it barren. Arrange the furniture so that, upon walking through the door at the end of the day, you’re invited to relax.
Trust us, there’s nothing better than a living room that says, come on in and take a load off! If you have to have a TV in the room, don’t let it be the overpowering center of gravity in the space. With its loud noises and constant demand for attention, a TV can be too much of a distraction to truly enjoy the best that your tranquil space has to offer.
That’s it! Try out these ideas in your home and see if you don’t feel a whole lot more relaxed and at ease at the end of the day.