How often do you meet someone who doesn’t complain about stress and employment? Unfortunately, this has become our lifestyle these days and we always make the mistake of bringing that negativity home.
It all happens so quickly that we don’t even bother to stop to relax, even for a second, to remind ourselves that life can be beautiful.
What’s worse, the same mess seems to be repeating itself in our homes, which are more like a disorganized mess than a peaceful and relaxing home decor.
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The first thing you need to do to relieve stress is to implement a relaxing interior design. The idea is very simple and it only takes a few basic steps to restore harmony around and within us.
We have listed the most important things to consider when trying to make your interior more relaxed:
Every room counts
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Even the rooms that you never use and that serve no purpose. It can be a place that you haven’t decorated or a family that closes doors and forgets is something we all do.
What we don’t know is that such places zap our energy and we subconsciously perceive them as unfinished tasks. For this reason, we should carefully renovate our homes by going into these rooms.
Colors are critical
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Colors aren’t just visually important – they have a powerful impact on how the place feels, both physically and mentally.
There are even studies that have shown how colors affect changes in body temperature, mood, or appetite. If you are feeling energized or stressed out, chances are your color is to blame. So pull up your sleeves and repaint!
In terms of rest and relaxation, pale and pastel shades such as beige, light yellow, baby pink or magnolia are the best choices.
Fabrics should be natural
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Of course, you have to rely on organic materials. light and soft fabrics to feel relaxed. These materials offer a completely different level of comfort, which is why you should apply them to throws, sheets, carpets, pillows, curtains, or even tablecloths. Bring the outdoors wherever you can!
Natural, rustic and green
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Bringing nature inside doesn’t just refer to fabrics. It also means that you need to make your modern crib feel cozy and at home.
What does a rustic bench, a comfortable couch or botanical wallpaper sound like? Plus, you can always add a plant here and there to make the place airy and fresh.
The key to a relaxing bedroom
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There’s more to a relaxing bedroom than royal beds with rich upholstery and quality throws. Bedroom comfort extends to every piece of furniture, meaning the walls should be shell-like and neutral, the carpets should be warm and soft, and there should be at least one piece of your favorite artwork that will make you smile.
This is the only way to transform your bedroom into a place that you dream of during the day.
Clear up clutter
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Clutter doesn’t refer to dirt, but to the stacks of useless items we all have in our home. Have you ever thought about how negative their impact is? Cluttered desks, cluttered beds, and disorganized closets are just signs that we really need a change: one in our home, one in our lives.
Stress is outside
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Don’t overthink anything and let go of stress before you get home. A long soak after work and a couple of warm, colorful towels will likely make you forget.
You can also use essential oils or scented candles, or stare at the ceiling for a few minutes with your favorite song in the background. Your body and mind will appreciate these precious moments.
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Minimize decorations as much as possible. The more things you have shown your attention, the less relaxed you will feel. For example, rich frames and colorful pictures should be avoided. unless there is a single focal point in a room that has a more receptive character.
Light means the world in your home
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Dark places make you moody and tired. So make sure there is enough light in your home. Your best choice is natural light. So keep the curtains ruffled and the windows and blinds open. Once night has come, turn on the lights and adjust their strength to suit your current mood.
Overly bright rooms are also not a good choice. It’s best to balance between too light and too dark.
Greet the world through the window
Remember that light has the same power as air. Leave the room ventilated as much as possible. We are exposed to too many toxins every day and the last thing we want is to feel at home.
So we should open the windows (especially early in the morning) and breathe in as much fresh air as possible.
Don’t leave today’s tasks for tomorrow
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We are all reluctant to do this! Sometimes we are tired, sometimes we are bored, but we always find a way to sneak out when there is chores to be done.
The truth is, we don’t do anything but make things worse – the work we’ve been postponing has to be done at some point, so we might as well think about cleaning the mug before we get dirty in a collection make the sink.
Rooms must have a clear purpose
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You should decide on the purpose of each room in your home and assign the affiliations accordingly. It can be a playroom for your kids, your personal office, or even a skylight corner for reading.
When you do this, you can get around without thinking and you never have to struggle to find an important item. If you ask me, that is the real secret of balance and harmony.
Comfort zone (s)
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Let’s go back to the main task: we want our home to feel more relaxed. That is our ultimate goal. Sometimes this isn’t possible for the entire place, and we had to stick to our favorite room (or the room we spent most of our time in) and convert it to our personal comfort zone.
How do we do that? We are simply a barrier between us and the outside world! A comfort zone can be any place where we do our favorite activities (reading, watching movies, listening to music, etc.).
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Natural fragrances are really powerful when it comes to creating positive feelings. These could be essential oils, scented candles, air sprays, or the like that come to mind.
They not only smell good – they take you into a whole new dimension due to their calming effect.
I love the mornings
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Pick a location that is best for watching the mornings go and start your day in a relaxed way. Even for those who don’t have time for breakfast nooks, 5 minutes of staring at the sky with a cup of coffee in their hands is enough to nourish your soul and start the day off right.
With all of that said, think of your kitchen as one of the most important “soul spas” in the home and do your best to make it act like one.
It all depends on you!
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There are probably a lot of things you’re thinking about right now, and remodeling is somewhere at the bottom of that list. We know that and that’s why we draw your attention to this topic: It all starts with how you feel!
Take a moment to think about it. Is it worth it to overcome this stress if you don’t have time for yourself? The steps we suggest are basic and won’t take your time, but will make you more relaxed in no time. Think about it!