Winter wellbeing: how to create a calming space
Chaotic spaces can send any relaxed mind spiralling back into a frenzy. If you’re searching for a calming nirvana in your home, there’s no better area than your living room and bedroom. Using just a few simple tips and tricks, here’s how you can transform your rooms into pockets of peace, that’ll help you de-stress as soon as you walk through the door.
Give yourself room to breathe by taking away anything that is making your space seem disorderly – decluttering is always good for the soul, a therapy in itself. Once you’ve ticked that off, anything that has avoided the cull can be tidied away using clever storage and shelving. By removing mess and heaps of items, you’ll have more space to relax and be calm in.
Conjure mindful thoughts by harnessing the power of colour. If you seek a refreshing hue that alludes to the outdoors, choose blue as the primary colour for your scheme. You can’t go wrong with crisp white either – the ultimate soothing shade that nods to Scandi-chic. Other neutrals work well too, with soft greys, creams and dusty rose all go-to hues.
Opt for artwork or a feature wall to add extra relaxing impact to your room. Using a peaceful landscape can do just that, as creating a connection to the outdoors is thought to help evoke calm thoughts. But you don’t have to stop with a hint of nature – go all out with pretty potted plants and fresh bunches of flowers.
Play with your lighting to achieve a relaxed atmosphere in your room. Illuminate key features and use soft lighting – consider all harsh lights banned. Dimmer switches are great for ramping up the mood, while lamps provide warm light under stylish guise.
Don’t forget the all-important indulgent details that are guaranteed to give you a much-needed boost. Must-haves for bedrooms include plump pillows and a super soft duvet to create an irresistible bed that beckons. For your living room, add scented candles and piles of soft furnishings – they’ll make all the difference.
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