Despite being under some sort of lockdown for nearly a year, it looks like we’ll be spending a bit more time at home, so why not make it as relaxing as possible. Whatever the style or period of your property, there are some simple things you can do to promote a feeling of calm and relaxation.
Neutral colours that are also warm promote a feeling of tranquillity and look just as good in a living room as they do in a bedroom. If you’re looking for something a little different than white, a soft green or blue is great way to inject a touch of luxury colour without overwhelming the space. And of course, natural colours are having a bit of a moment. From pigeon greys to mouse browns, there’s no shortage of relaxing colours for you to choose from.
One of the reasons we feel so relaxed when we stay in a hotel, is the lack of clutter and abundance of storage. If your home has a lot of clutter, and you’re not willing to part with it, then investing in clever storage solutions is a must. To ensure it is fit for purpose and doesn’t collapse as soon as you put anything on the shelves or in the drawers, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right milkwaukee tools for the job.
When considering storage, think about floor-to-ceiling solutions too. Shelving above a desk area is great for files you only need occasionally, and don’t forget furniture that doubles up as storage like oversized ottomans. You’ll be amazed by how much calmer you feel when everything has a home.
Investing in artwork is a great way for you to not only feel relaxed but also show your personality. Choose prints that have a similar colour palette to create cohesion; and to keep it calm, you can still add interest by mixing up frame sizes.
You can use candles or oil burners to elicit a real sense of relaxation. From sea breeze scents that remind us of holidays by the sea to ylang ylang and its delicate floral scents, fragrances can help change your mood and even lower blood pressure.
Finally, comfort is key for creating a calm space. Add in faux fur rugs, oversized throws, and velvet cushions to create a cocoon of luxe relaxation. You want your space to feel like it’s made for you and don’t be afraid to play around with textures.