If you want to create a more simple, relaxing home, factors such as color, light, and texture must be considered. In addition, keeping your possessions to a manageable level in each space will reduce housework and increase your enjoyment. No matter your budget or your ability to make permanent change, you can build yourself a cocoon of comfort that will make going home a joy.
The paint colors you choose will have a big impact on everyone who enters your space. To keep things calm and relaxed, focus on colors of earth and water. Blue, grey, and green can all contribute to tranquility. For wall colors, you may need to stick to white or beige. Avoid colors of fire. Red, peach, and yellow are all energizing. You may want a pop of fire color in your bathroom to get you moving in the morning, but too much energizing color leads to agitation.
You don’t need to invest in all new furniture, bedding and throws to create a relaxed home design. In fact, if you can sew a basic seam, you can turn worn bedding into a lap throw or a drape for the foot of your bed. Worn fabrics have their own unique texture and sheen. Review the visual texture of the room. You don’t have to go completely minimalist, but make sure everything in your space is useful and beloved. Repurpose before you buy.
The Danish decorating practice of hygge relates to nestling in for a long winter. During the cold Danish winter, darkness and snow combine to keep people indoors. Home design features that include neutral colors, clean lines and plush textures are all hygge. Light a white candle to start creating your own hyggekrog or cozy nook. A comfortable chair covered in a neutral fabric is a great base. A bookshelf in a light wood finish is necessary, as well as a comfy throw to wrap up in. Make sure that you feel visually drawn into the space as you look into the room. Simply rearranging or redecorating a room that gives off bad energy can help to fix a chakra imbalance and help you feel more relaxed.
A relaxing home is informal, tidy and clutter-free. Keep your cleaning needs simple by reducing the number of possessions you need to maintain as low as comfortably possible. Avoid overloading your home with new items as you redecorate.
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