Urban dwellers definitely need to slow down and chill out. Follow these easy tips to create your own tranquil space.
- Get rid of clutter. Clear your space to clear your mind. It’s easier to relax when everything is organized. Stash the rest of your stuff behind closed doors to visually “clean” the place.
- Keep it simple. Pare down your furnishings to the bare essentials. Choose practical pieces that have clean, simple lines and material that are please to the eye and touch.
- Make it airy. Natural light can often define space while darkness can feel constraining, so let as much sunlight into your home as possible. Instead of using heavy drapery, opt for sheer curtains or blinds instead.
Three home elements that will help you relax.
Fragrance – Light up scented candles or burn oils to calm your senses. Lavender relives migraines and helps you sleep at night. Eucalyptus clears the sinuses and calms emotions.
Color – Muted tones can be visually relaxing. Earth tones like terracotta or brown are striking out comforting accent colors. Dove gray, pale blue, and green hues are soothing to the eyes and the spirit.
Soft Furnishings – Add a lounge-y feel by bringing in pillows and plush cushions for the sofa, bed, even the floor.