With the whole world full of chaos and disarray, you should be able to depend on your home to be one of the places where you can calm down and relax. Not only would that be great for your mental health, but it’ll also improve your quality of life.
But transforming your home in any way can be an intimidating idea for anyone who hasn’t done it before. Don’t worry though – it’s not as hard as it looks, and all it usually requires is a few small changes here and there.
If you want some advice on how to get started, and some tips on how to go from a messy and chaotic room to a calm and peaceful one, keep reading!
Incorporate Nature Into Your Living Space
One of the best ways to make your home feel calm and great is to incorporate natural elements to the place. This can mean adding exotic flowers to all the vases or a collection of rocks and twigs over the fireplace.
If you really want to aim for a summer oasis like theme, we suggest investing in some indoor plants that are green and have wide leaves. Complement these with natural and nude shades like beige, brown, and off white with a splash of some other color here and there.
You can also go for a more tropical theme or just use flowers instead – but be careful! If you use the wrong kinds of flowers you’ll end up with more of a cheerful explosion than a calm oasis!
Use Cool, Calming Colors
One of the easiest ways to make your environment feel calmer is to incorporate cool and natural looking colors in your interior. Most commonly, this means light shades of green or blue, but you can also use pink, lilac, and other pastels.
Avoid striking colors like maroon, dark brown, or olive green as well as any glaring patterns and textures.
Use Solid Colors
We just mentioned how glaring patterns and textures are a big “no” when you’re trying to create a calming space. Even if things like zebra prints would seemingly fit the natural theme, you don’t wanna get them for your calm oasis.
If you want, you can include some simple patterns and designs in light colors. We suggest some calming cushions with inspirational quotes, some pastel colored blankets and sheets with white polka dots or stripes, and simple, solid colors everywhere else.
If you can’t find anything online like this under your budget, don’t hesitate to DIY your own decorations!
1. Natural Light
There’s nothing more calming than a space flooded with natural light, which is why any calming space isn’t complete without wide windows and light colored curtains or shades. Fairy lights and side table lamps in the right setting only make things better.
Keep the windows open and let sunlight flood your space during the day. This will make the environment feel even better, and you’ll even sleep better. A lot of research suggests that being exposed to lots of sunlight during the day helps you feel sleepy at night.
2. Hide All Your Tech
There’s no place for tech that’s especially designed to keep you distracted and to suck you into it in your personal heaven, which is why you need to figure out some way to store it all out of sight.
There isn’t anything wrong with using the phone or your laptop, but when you need your downtime, neither of these things should be anywhere near your line of sight!
3. Use Closed Storage
Clutter is your worst enemy. Leaving things out in the open will only distract your mind and your eyes, and can also make you feel suffocated if it’s bad enough.
Sure, you might have some unfinished tasks to take care of later, but there’s no space for them here while you’re busy relaxing and unwinding after your long day. This is why closed storage is the best option for anyone who wants their room and living space to feel calm and neutral.