Whether you live in a spacious house or small loft, your home is a sanctuary where your most-important rituals occur. Your personal space should be a comfortable-and-happy oasis where you sleep soundly, eat heartedly and rest peacefully. If you don’t have the luxury to design your entire home for tranquility and relaxation, at least designate a room or space reserved specifically for rejuvenation and meditation.
Create interior space that’s free of distractions, such as electronics and gadgets, enriched with aromatherapy scents and adorned with harmonious decor by adopting the following design tips:
Avoid harsh overhead lights in spaces intended for relaxation and friendly interaction. For areas that require brightness, such as the kitchen, install a dimmer so that you can match the type of mood you’re trying to achieve. Also, lighting your home with natural sunlight is the best way to create a serene, inviting ambience. Custom roller shades are a stylish solution for maximizing privacy and bringing sunshine into the home. Include decorative floor and desk lamps as part of your lighting scheme; themed bases, dimmed lanterns and shapely contemporary designs are stylish interior accents.
Blissful Color Scheme
Incorporate colors that exude calmness, tranquility and bliss. Whether you’re painting walls or establishing a color scheme, select hues that naturally resonate with you and create positive energies. Earthy tones such as blue and green may put you at peace, or perhaps citrus colors such as lemon-yellow and tangerine make you feel happy and lively.
Be wary of loud, bold colors or trendy patterns. Contemporary interior design ideas may be chic and stylish; however, a modern interior-design theme can quickly become outdated and grow tiresome. One design option is to keep the walls and color scheme neutral. Use colors such as sand and beige and then accent with colorful decor. Table centerpieces, throw pillows, lamp shades and wall hangings can play significant roles in the aesthetics of your interior space.
Integrate outdoor elements into your home for a natural, stress-free environment. A variety of fresh plants and flowers from the kitchen to the living room provides oxygen and air purification, which enhance everyday living. Organic and earthy elements naturally calm the mind and ease moods. Imagine coming home from a busy day at work to be met with colorful, blooming flowers and lush, green vegetation. Also, wall art depicting beautiful landscapes and nature scenes create an inviting, friendly and interactive space.
Free your home of clutter and useless junk. An organized and minimal interior space reduces anxiety and creates a happier home. From nostalgic possessions that you can’t let go of to miscellaneous debris, eliminating unnecessary clutter from your home can be an exhilarating and spiritual experience. Newly open space in drawers and closets as well as on countertops will feel like an empowering, fresh start. Eliminate clutter and items that no longer serve a purpose. Evaluate and toss possessions that you’ve outgrown, only aspire to use, rely on as a crutch, keep because it was a bargain or cling to because of sentimental reasons.
Thank you for this guest post by Gary Needle. Gary’s career has taken many twists and turns; he’s been a nurse, a construction worker, a bartender and now a go-to guy for interior design ideas. He is as amused by all of the hats he gets to wear as much as his readers are.