A home that is disorganised and chaotic can disrupt the energy flow. However, there are simple steps that can make your home more relaxing and calming. For home interior ideas to make your home a relaxing abode you will never want to leave, read on:
Bring the outdoors inside
Nature is proven to have a calming effect on mood. If you love spending time in nature, you can bring elements from the outside world, indoors. Neutral tones, wood pieces, indoor plants and nature-inspired colours like green (like the forests), brown (like the earth), and blue (like the ocean and sky) can help build a connection to nature inside the home.
Natural lighting is everything
A good source of natural light can make a space glow and bring in a sense of serenity. Ensure the room gets plenty of natural light throughout the day. And for artificial light, opt for dimmers and soft light in the evening to create a relaxing ambient room.
Introduce a calming colour palette
Colours can influence our mood greatly. Bright colours are energising while muted colours are calming. To achieve a relaxing vibe in the room, opt for light and muted tones. If neutrals like white, grey or brown are not your thing, you can also derive inspiration from nature and use tones like sunset orange, mossy green or serene blue to achieve a similar effect. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to introduce colour in a room is by painting the walls. Opt for soft and subtle hues and ensure the colour flow throughout the room is natural and effortless.
Engage the senses
Touch, smell, sound: all of these senses can help promote a feeling of calmness and relieve stress and anxiety. The more you engage the senses, the higher impact you can create. Introduce scents like lemongrass, lavender and orange blossom. Sounds of nature or waves or smooth jazz and blues can be particularly soothing. Opt for fabrics and linens made out of natural materials like linen, cotton and wool.
Less is more
It is hard for a cluttered room to feel relaxing. Closed and disorganised spaces can create feelings of anxiety and irritability. Wide windows, open concepts and plenty of free space that flows effortlessly will create a sense of spaciousness. Consider your furniture placement and ensure to keep it grouped in a way that makes it comfortable and intimate, without taking up too much space.