Your life is stressful enough. You work hard at work all day. The last thing you need when you come home is to be surrounded by more stress. Yet, unfortunately, too many people feel anxiety about their own home. From keeping it clutter-free to investing in the right renovations, you want to make sure you’re spending your time and money wisely.
Your home should be an oasis away from the business of your daily life. If you’re looking to add more elements for relaxation into your home, you need this guide. Over 18% of people in the United States suffer from some kind of chronic anxiety disorder. The percentage of people who feel anxious regularly is even higher.
Are you tired of suffering from stress and anxiety in your own space? You deserve a relaxing, stress-free home that helps you feel refreshed each day. Here are five ways to make your home more relaxing so you can focus on the things that matter most to you:
1. Change the Color
Did you know colors have a powerful impact on your mood? Anyone who’s ever felt stress looking at the color red or black already knows this to be true. An easy way to add an element of relaxation to your space is to simply switch up your color. Aside from keeping your home clean and clutter-free, changing the color will be the most inexpensive way to impact your level of relaxation.
According to science, brighter colors stimulate the brain. This means that bright yellow wall color energizes you, and it might even lead to some extra anxiety. While this might be fine for some areas of your home where you need an extra dose of energy, it’s not always a good fit for, say, your bedroom.
What colors should you choose? Blue is one of the best choices. Blue is not only a classic choice, but it’s one of the most soothing colors. Stick with a neutral blue shade or even a blue-based violet shade to add some fun to your room without overwhelming your mood.
2. Upgrade Your Bed
Have you been using the same mattress since you first moved out of your parent’s house? Maybe it’s worse than that. Perhaps you’re using the same mattress you’ve used all your life. Believe it or not, your mattress has a lifespan. If you’re waking up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep, your bed is likely to blame.
You deserve a bed that soothes your body and your mind. If you’re not having success with traditional mattresses, try the power bed by Reverie. It’s fully adjustable so you can get the kind of custom sleep you need. Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to upgrade your bed without a trip to the mattress store.
3. Install More Storage Solutions
We all seem to be buying more with no real place to store our belongings. While purging things you no longer need is always a smart idea, so is investing in modern, affordable storage solutions. While you might need more furniture to meet these needs, don’t be afraid to get creative.
The space under your bed could double as storage, and so could extra space under other furniture. In addition, many couches and ottomans today include interior storage which is perfect for blankets, linens, and out-of-season clothes. The goal here is to reduce any unnecessary clutter so you have a home that’s stress-free.
4. Add More Light
Is your home too dark or dim? If so, you might be hurting your eyes which have to work extra hard to help you see. Like color, lighting has a big impact on our mood. Low-level light will lure you to sleep faster while bright light will wake you up.
If you’re using the built-in lights in your home, it’s time for an easy upgrade. Open the windows, install curtains for framing light, and even position mirrors with care. The more light you welcome into your space, the better you feel and the bigger your home will feel.
5. Add Plants
Finally, don’t be afraid to add a touch of life. Plants and other greenery make your home a welcoming, inviting space. You don’t want your home to appear too sterile or lifeless. Choosing the right houseplant or even a fake plant can do wonders for your space.
The best indoor plants that don’t require much care are snake plants, aloe vera, and succulents. You don’t need a green thumb to grow these beauties. Otherwise, don’t be afraid to choose an indoor plant—we won’t tell anyone.
Are you ready to create a relaxing home that feels like your safe haven? If so, adopt these tips above today. These are all simple, inexpensive ways to make a difference in how you feel every day.
We all deserve a relaxing place to recover after a long day. If your space is leaving you feeling burnt out, it’s time to make some changes. Imagine how great you’ll feel with just a few minor adjustments to your home decor style.