The pandemic forced us to stay 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.
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.
Often overlooked, buying a good room spray is the easiest way to elevate your home and elicit a real sense of relaxation. Using a room spray is the best and easiest way to profile each room in your home, especially when we’re spending so much time at home at the moment! It differentiates each space and will therefore make you feel less confined. A good room spray is as important as a good sofa, once you’ve experienced one you won’t know how to live without it. ARRAN Sense of Scotland offer a vast selection of beautifully scented bath, body and home products, perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere. Fragrances can help change your mood and even lower blood pressure.
My personal favorite and the most popular ARRAN Sense of Scotland fragrance is After the Rain. You can smell that fresh, succulent scent of a garden in the magically calm moments following a summer rainstorm. “After the Rain” was brought to life in a heady bouquet of rose, musk and citrus combined with the notes of woods.
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.