The modern way of life can be quite hectic at times, to say the least, weighing down on your psychological, emotional, and physical well-being, which is why there needs to be a way to escape the stress and wash away the worries of the outside world on a daily basis. Needless to say, your home should be your safe haven – a peaceful, restorative setting where you can unwind, relax, recharge, and just lead a healthy and happy life.
While there are grand renovations you can spend money on to make your home feel a certain way, you should know that there are plenty of affordable changes you can make to the interior that can produce the same effect. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can transform your home into an oasis of health and relaxation.
Declutter the entire house
The road to creating a positive home interior begins with you throwing out the old and the useless, and keeping only the things you actually use. By eliminating the physical clutter from your living environment, you will also eliminate the psychological clutter from your mind and soul, and create a peaceful setting that the entire family can enjoy.
Before you throw everything out, take a moment to categorize every item and figure out what you can sell, what you can give to someone in need, and what should actually end up in the garbage. The general rule is to eliminate everything you haven’t used in over a year, as well as the things you know you’re never going to use again.
Create a soothing oasis in the bathroom
To be perfectly clear, every room in your home should boast a calming, positive vibe you can enjoy, no matter if you’re roasting chicken, or relaxing on the couch in the living room, but there is just something special about a soothing bathroom design. This is a place of complete privacy and unencumbered intimacy, and you want to transform it into a serene oasis where you can let the troubles of the outside world dissipate into the unknown.
To achieve this, be sure to declutter the bathroom first, and then proceed to organise the decor. The key is in the details, so consider placing colourful cacti on the windowsills, introducing a side table next to the bathtub, and keeping scented candles at the ready on the vanity or the shelves.
Make it comfy and cosy with rugs
One of the best ways to imbue your home with the feeling of peace and positivity, without breaking the bank, is to place rugs in strategic positions around the house. Introducing eco jute rugs for instance, is a great way to upgrade the aesthetic appeal of any room, while at the same time creating a comfy landing spot for your feet to enjoy.
This can be a comfy standing spot beneath the stove in the kitchen, or a landing spot beneath the bathtub or even the bed, ready to greet you in the morning and welcome you into a positive, productive day. Rugs usually don’t enjoy the recognition and praise they deserve in modern households simply because there are so many decor pieces to choose from, but they can greatly improve the aesthetic appeal of the interior and create a relaxing environment for the entire family.
Introduce calming natural elements
It should go without saying that natural elements also play a vital role in the creation of a peaceful, healthful living environment. This is why you want to scatter potted plants throughout your home, and introduce colourful flower arrangements in key places as well.
You can start by decorating the windowsills, breaking any monotony in the corners of rooms with vibrant greenery, and enrich every table top with a colourful bouquet. Not only is greenery excellent for air purification, but it can help that peaceful forest vibe permeate the household as well.
Focus on symmetry and strategic lighting
The human eye enjoys order and symmetry – it’s soothing, it give clear direction, and makes even the most complex arrangements look unthreatening and inviting. For this reason, you want to focus on symmetry when designing the seating areas, the kitchen, and every other room in your home. Complement a symmetric setting with warm overhead and side lighting and you will have no problem framing the design into a beautiful image.
Building an oasis of health, peace, and positivity in your home shouldn’t be a costly, time-consuming or stressful chore. Rather it should be a fun and rewarding experience that will help you build the interior your mind, body, and soul deserve.
PhotoCredit Living Room: Patrick Perkins
PhotoCredit Bedroom: NeONBRAND
PhotoCredit Armchairs: Michael Browning