Feeling disconnected and stressed has become a common part of life in today’s world. However, we can beat the blues and take a breather by spending time in an environment that’s relaxing and nourishing.

You may not spend your entire day at home, but you do come back to it after a long, tiring day. This is why having a space that’s stimulating and cozy is important — it’ll give you the comfort and peace that you need to recharge.

Here’s how you can spruce up your home and create a relaxing and peaceful haven in a few easy ways:

Choose Calming Colors for Your Home

The color palette you choose for your home matters. Think of the color that instills in you a sense of calm? For most, it’s blue, but it can be anything else as well.

Sticking to softer shades is a great choice. Go with soft pastels, creams, violets, and pinks. Steer away from yellow as it’s associated with heightened energy levels. Avoid bright shades as they can be overstimulating, defeating the purpose of calm.

Snug Comfort Around the Home

Want an ultimate comfort space? Don’t forget to add some throw blankets and plush cushions to your space. You can’t avoid stress, but you sure can escape it when you’re snuggling a throw and drinking a cup of warm tea.

 a living room with tv, sofas, and plant pots

Bring Nature In

Nature is one of the best ways to improve mood and relieve stress. Unfortunately, living in urban cities also means a lack of time to plan nature adventures. It’s not always possible to visit nature every time you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

However, you can bring nature to you.

You can add flowers to your vases, hang indoor vines, bring in a few potted snake plants, decorate with succulents, and of course, hang nature and landscape photography to your space.

Use Calming Scents

Calming scents and emotional wellbeing are interconnected. The right scents can create a peaceful, relaxing environment that’ll make you feel grounded, connected, and calm. Choose soft, earthy scents like lavender, jasmine, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon.

Let the Daylight In

Sunlight has many benefits including improving our mood and focus, instilling your space and deep calm, boosting the immune system, and making us more productive.

Declutter and Clean

The more spacious your home is, the more comfortable you’ll feel. Get rid of clashing elements and tones, anything extra that you don’t need, and create a spacious living space. Keep it tidy, organized, and well-lit.

Clutter can have a negative impact on our minds which goes against the idea of creating a calm, peaceful environment.

Install Calming Landscape Photography Today

Make your home a cozy, welcoming space with   Healing With Imagery. The New England photography service, led by Ann Dahlgren and Douglas Foulke, offers healing artwork services. Their photography creates calming, positive energy in homes and promotes mental well-being in the viewers. Check out our latest nature and landscape photography and video installations here.

Contact us today for more details.