There is no doubt that home is where the heart is, and it should be a place of calm and relaxation. The world is a demanding place and moves incredibly quickly, leading many of us frazzled and frayed at the end of the day.
Since so many more people are now working and educating from home, homes are now more multifunctional than ever. But that can make some parts of the home lose their purpose and calm.
So here are some quick tips about how you can welcome more calm into your home.
Each room within your home should be designated for a purpose. We know that the kitchen is the kitchen, and the bathroom is the bathroom, but the rest of the rooms can kind of end up overlapping. For example, you could find school bags, shoes, and coats in the living room and a mishmash of letters and dumped parcels by the front door.
Try to make sure that only the items that belong in the room stay in the room, and everything else is quickly removed.
It can be easy to employ a box method where you have a single box, and everything that doesn't belong in a room gets put in the box and people can take it back to their bedrooms or put it in the rightful place.
The more light can enter the room, the more calming it is likely to feel. It could be the sunshine beaming through the windows on a bright summer morning, or it could be the soft, diffused light in the middle of a Sunday afternoon.
Either way, try to make sure that you have as much natural light as possible pouring through your windows.
If you do not have large windows or simply do not have a lot of light coming through it try to set up your lamps and large lights to maximize the light within the room.
Smell is one of our most significant senses and one that we use most often. You'll know yourself if you walk into a house smelling less than perfect; it can be very off-putting. Try to add scents into your lovely home that remind you of cleanliness and calm.
Many people light candles for much of the day, but you're only supposed to burn a candle for a set amount of hours. It is a much wiser decision to use a reed diffuser that doesn't pose any fire safety hazards and can slowly release the smell until the oil runs out.
One of the best scents for giving you some relaxation is Jasmine karma. Alternatively, you can use peppermint to create a refresh to space.
One of the most important things when it comes to relaxing and calm in your home is always thinking about the clutter; the less clutter there is, the lighter and brighter the house will feel.
This article was written by Paul from Design & Beyond.
Paul started Design & Beyond back in 2015 as an online space to share his University portfolio and over the years it changed from a portfolio to a blog and a shop.
Throughout the years, Paul has gained experience and learned a lot from the design world. He is passionate about all that he does so follow along on his journey to success!
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