After a long and busy day at work or feeling the pressure of a hectic schedule, our homes are a much needed haven away from the stresses and strains of day to day life, serving as a private space in which to switch off, relax and recharge.
At least, that’s exactly how it should be.
But it’s precisely those busy lifestyles that often mean our homes are cluttered, disorganised and anything but tranquil, which can feel like the last thing you need when appointments, important tasks and other obligations just seem to keep on piling up.
The good news is that by setting aside a weekend to rethink your personal space and figure out how best you can make it work for you, you can quickly turn things around. As our daily lives become increasingly busier, having a peaceful space where we can recharge is crucial, and with a few simple tweaks, you can ensure that your home is giving you everything you need to stay on top of your game.
It might seem like a whole lot of effort, but the benefits you’ll reap as a result will be worth it. Think increased mood and productivity, better sleep and limited distractions.
Choose a tranquil colour palette
Adding colour and eye-catching patterns can help to instantly breath new life and energy into even the most tired looking of rooms and homes – but choose your hues carefully, because going overboard can have the opposite effect and leave you feeling overwhelmed.
To ensure that your living space feels nice and serene, choose neutral tones and muted shades as a backdrop, which should include your walls, flooring and carpets. Then, opt for some subtle accents in pretty pastel shades, like mint green or baby blue – both of which are colours associated with peace, tranquillity and calm.
Invest in quality blinds
Let as much natural light into your home as possible to energise your space and make it easier to get going in the morning, as well as to keep going throughout the day. Sunlight helps to regulate our circadian rhythms – in other words, our body clocks – and getting enough of it each day can make it easier to wake up in the morning, as well as to drift off to sleep at night.
On the subject of sleep, it’s important to make sure that your bedroom is set up to help you get a restful night’s shut-eye. As you get ready for bed, closing the blinds or curtains in your bedroom can help to block out the light and create a dark, peaceful space, signalling to the body and the brain that it’s time to relax, unwind and eventually go to sleep.
Blinds are the ideal choice for offering versatility and will allow you full control over how much light you let into a room at any given time, as well as giving you privacy from the outside.
There are numerous types of blinds available to choose from, all of which can be found in a variety of colours and patterns. The roller blinds from Lifestyle Blinds are a great choice, and also motorised for the utmost in convenience, allowing you to effortlessly open or close them from wherever you are in the room.
If you’re hoping to achieve a good night’s sleep, then look no further.
Choose quality materials and furniture
Whether you’re updating your living space or your bedroom, quality materials and furniture are essential and will ensure the utmost comfort when it’s time to relax after a long and tiring day.
A luxurious sofa or stylish chaise-lounge will ensure that you have the perfect place to recline with a book or to cosy up and watch a film, and a sumptuous bed with a lavish bedding set is an absolute must for unwinding and drifting off to sleep. When you sleep, it’s important to ensure you are as comfortable as possible to make sure you wake up feeling recharged and refreshed, so if necessary, invest in a new mattress and some fluffier pillows to support your back and neck while you snooze.
The bottom line
From the living room to the bedroom, transforming your personal space into a tranquil haven is easy when you know how. To get it right, consider each room holistically and devise a plan that will allow you to maximise space, minimise clutter and allow the room’s layout to flow. It might take some effort to get things looking and feeling just right, but once you feel those stress levels start to drop, you’re certain to thank yourself for it later.