They say the heart is where the home is and that is very true. Your home is one place where you retire to after a hectic day. It is one space where you can unwind and be yourself without any inhibitions. Therefore, it is important that your home is a source of relaxation for you. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many people. They feel confirmed and suffocated in those tiny condos with a busy indoor space. Most of us cannot afford to move into large mansions. However, all it takes is a reputable guide for tweaking our available resources and turning our existing space into a relaxing and comfortable abode.
For starters, begin by getting rid of anything and everything that you do not need. Most living spaces become unbreathable just because there is too much going on in the room. Too many items make the room look busy and congested. The key to having a relaxing spacious living space is to have as little clutter as possible. Use minimalist modern pieces of furniture and get rid of any excess pieces.
Use Natural Light
Natural sunlight can make the smallest places look bigger and brighter. Let natural sunlight enter the house through the windows and add light-colored curtains for cover. Try to make your windows bigger if possible, if not then install a mirror on the wall opposite the window. The mirror will reflect the right falling onto it through the window, thereby making your space look bigger and brighter.
Lamp Shades and Artificial Lighting
A lot of people live in smaller apartments, condos or basements and do not have the privilege to enjoy natural light. In that case you cam make generous use of artificial lights to do the job. Play around with beautiful lampshades, chandeliers, floor lamps, LEDs and other variations to create the desired look. You can use the lamps as aesthetic elements so that you do not need other decorations in the room. Make sure your lights are regulated with dimmers so that you can adjust lighting for day and night as per your requirement.
Although darker hues are making quite a buzz, stick to light-colored walls unless you have very large spaces. If you wish to create some depth, you may add an accent wall or use darker upholstery. Light colored walls combined with good lighting makes your space look more relaxing and breathable.
Avoid very over-the-top bed designs especially for smaller rooms. A comfortable mattress with a sleek cushioned headboard will be a decent pick. Add comfortable pillows. You may use cervical pillows for any neck or back-related issues. Use light colored bed linen. White bed linens have been making waves for quite some time.
Plants and Greens
Natural elements bring in a lot of freshness to your living spaces. They purify the air, release more oxygen and make your spaces more relaxing and soothing. Get beautiful planters and add different plants to your space. You can add succulents or vines to add more character to your interior.
Candles and Aroma Lamps
A relaxing environment takes more than hues and lighting. Soothing fragrances, aromatic ambiance infused with essential oils and candles add to making your ambiance more soothing and relaxing.