We all know that life can be stressful, especially in a big city. Sometimes, the most stressful part of your day starts when you walk through the front door. Your home should be where you can relax after a long day. A place to relax or getaway. But sometimes it’s hard to forget about work at home. That’s why we’ve put together these seven tips for making any house or apartment a peaceful sanctuary:
Start With A Clean Slate
If you want your home to be a peaceful haven, the first step is to start from scratch. This means cleaning up the mess and getting rid of things you don’t need.
It can be tempting to keep things that remind you of good times, even if you haven’t used them or they’re just taking up space in your house. But get rid of the things that are no longer useful to you! You’ll feel better and lighter because of it.
The same goes for things that you don’t care about. Get rid of it if it doesn’t add anything good, beautiful, or useful to your life.
Clear Out Clutter
- Let go of clutter. Clutter can be overwhelming, take your attention away, and even be hard on your body. It’s easy to see how it could make someone stressed, worried, or sad. Some research shows a link between clutter and mental health problems like depression. One study found that people who live in homes with a lot of clutter are three times more likely to have symptoms of poor mental health than people who live in well-organized homes.
- Stay organized. It may seem obvious, but keeping your belongings sorted is important for your well-being and makes it easier to find what you need when you need it (and saving time). Being able to locate your keys quickly means getting out the door faster, which means spending less time worrying about rushing around.
Bring In Nature
If you turn your home into a peaceful sanctuary, one of the best things you can do is bring in nature. This is because nature will help purify the air in your home and is a natural way to relax. Incorporating your space with plants and a retro gold full-length mirror is a great way to make your space more spacious and relaxing, as natural light can reflect into your room.
Why are plants good for your health?
Plants have been shown to help improve our moods and destress us by simply being around them. Studies show that having plants around increases serotonin levels in the brain, which helps enhance sleep quality and reduces stress levels when someone feels overwhelmed by their environment. By bringing vegetation into our homes, we can benefit from being surrounded by these chemical reactions, which help create a calm state within ourselves!
Welcome Soft Lighting And Cozy Textures
As you think about how to make your home feel welcoming, consider adding soft lighting and cozy textures. Try using candles or scented oil diffusers for scent and incense if you have space. Soft fabrics like velvet and silk can be used in pillows and throws to help create a warm atmosphere. Consider using a fireplace — either natural gas or wood-burning — to enjoy the flickering glow of the firelight without any of the work involved in maintaining an open flame. Natural materials like stone or wood are great alternatives to carpeting that will still lend warmth and comfort without being too heavy on the senses, with deep colors or loud patterns.
Create A Cleansing Ritual
Cleaning yourself of the stresses of the day is part of making a peaceful sanctuary. You can do this by putting essential oils or candles around you that have calming smells. You could also take some time off and relax in the tub or shower. If you want something more intense than a bath or shower, you could have a spa day or get a massage at a spa near you.
Surround Yourself With Meaningful Objects
The most important element of a peaceful sanctuary is the objects in it. Depending on your preferences and needs, this can be a room or an entire house. You can decorate with meaningful things, like photos and artwork that remind you of happy memories. Or you can decorate with objects that have special meaning like a necklace passed down through generations or a decorative lamp from your favorite store. It’s all about what makes you feel good!
Stay Off Your Phone
The most distracting thing in your house is your phone. It’s a device that should be used for communication and not entertainment, like a video game or Facebook feed. Phones can cause anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. They can also lead to car crashes and social isolation.
You will never be fully present when you constantly look down at your phone. The same goes for listening intently to music while doing something else – it’s impossible to fully engage with another person if this is happening around them!
If you keep it clean and uncluttered, making your home a personal sanctuary is no wrong way.
There is no wrong way to make your home feel safe for you as long as you keep it clean and free of clutter. But when you’re just starting, the fact that there is no “wrong” way can be confusing. Getting rid of clutter and getting your house in order can seem impossible if you don’t know where to start.
The most important thing is to find what works best for you and make it your safe place. Any or all of these ideas could be part of your sanctuary. You may already have the perfect room for a peaceful retreat, or you may want to remodel your space to make it more useful and efficient. The point is that there are many ways to create the perfect space for yourself. Don’t feel like there’s only one way to do it!