Stress is increasingly becoming a concern for many adults. While several strategies alleviate stress, most affected people overlook some simple yet effective things. For instance, creating a peaceful home can significantly lower your stress levels. Since your days begin and end at home, creating a calm and peaceful environment at home not only benefits your children but also leaves you less stressed.
Apart from making the necessary home upgrades, improving air quality, and other essentials, such as taking homeowners insurance for peace of mind, below are a few proven ways of converting your home into a calming and peaceful space.
1. Bring the outdoors inside
You don’t necessarily have to have an extensive backyard or garden to enjoy nature’s calming and relaxing effects. If your house doesn’t have a backyard, you can bring the outdoors inside. Taking care of plants and flowers has similar effects on the mind as taking care of animals. Fortunately, several plants can thrive indoors. Below are a few plant options that can create a positive environment in your home:
- Aloe vera is known to remove toxins
- Peace lilies are a symbol of tranquility
- Lavender can ease the mind and promote relaxation
Besides being aesthetically pleasing, plants clean and purify indoor air and produce enveloping smells.
2. Create an outdoor oasis
Creating an outdoor oasis where you can escape from daily stress is also beneficial. Along with being a perfect place where you can go to relax after a busy day, your backyard is also an ecosystem that can house several birds. Interacting with nature and staying around birds is beneficial to both your physical and mental health.
An outdoor oasis also reduces feelings of anger and stress, improves confidence and self-esteem, and boosts relaxation. However, you should minimize interfering with your garden’s natural ecosystem. While you can construct outdoor furniture, make your installations less invasive.
3. Stay neutral
Research has shown that being around bright and saturated colors increases awareness and arousal. Cool colors with low contrast and saturation have calming effects on the mind. Therefore, introducing neutral décor in your home can create a calming environment. Staying neutral doesn’t mean all rooms should be painted gray or dull colors. You can use different color variations to achieve a tranquil look. Neutral colors to consider include light green, brown, gray-blue, mauve, and gray-lilac.
Nothing destroys a calming environment more than a cluttered environment. Decluttering your home should be among the first steps to creating a calm and peaceful space. Decluttering means you should eliminate non-essential items and be mindful of what to bring in. Most people focus on getting rid of unnecessary items. However, you should also watch your purchases. Before buying anything, ask yourself if you’ll be using it weekly. Many people make purchases because of discounted prices and immediate appeal.
Homes are a restful space that can significantly influence your mind and well-being, especially for those who spend most of their time indoors. These changes can significantly improve your living environment. Your choice of lighting, introducing nature, scents, and wall art also make your home calm and evokes positive energy.