Are you looking to turn your interior into a cozy cocoon where you can relax at the end of a long day? Would you like to create a serene space at home to call your own, but you’re not sure where to start? Let us help you design the perfect spot with the following tips and inspiring ideas:
Bring in the Outdoors With Indoor Plants
Plants do not just add beauty to our interiors: they also purify the air we breathe, converting the carbon dioxide we exhale and filtering out harmful pollutants. According to research, taking care of plants may also contribute to improving our mental health and well-being, providing our brain with a much-needed break, particularly from work-related stress. And if the winter months have some of you feeling blue, bring some greenery into your home: the scents and colors of flowers and houseplants will brighten both your space and your mood.
Add Geodes and Crystals to Your Home Decor
These sparkly stones and minerals aren’t just pretty baubles, they also have some amazing properties that can bring you mental and spiritual benefits. Amethyst geodes are known for their stress-relieving properties and are said to help remove negative energy in the home. Calcite geodes promote the flow of positive energy in your space. Agate geodes have focusing abilities and can help with creativity. And with their golden color, citrine geodes brighten the home and bring happiness into our lives. So surround yourself with these beautiful gems and feel their positive powers year-round.
Replace Your Flooring
Remove older carpets in your home to reduce the presence of dirt and allergens; this type of floor covering can also become moldy over time and trigger health issues. As a replacement, look into bamboo or cork flooring options: besides being eco-friendly, bamboo is moisture resistant, and cork is great at blocking sound, so pick the one that best suits your needs. If you want to add a touch of softness to your floors, opt for area rugs that are easy to clean and maintain. Also, note that if you’re planning on selling your home with RE/MAX Capitol Properties in the future, updating your flooring will get you a pretty good return on your investment.
Update Your Window Treatment
Do you think you could benefit from more natural light in your home? Get rid of heavy drapes (doing so will also help reduce dust mites and other allergens in the room), and opt for blinds or window coverings that give you more light-filtering options. Light-filtering shades let natural light illuminate the space while also preventing people from seeing inside your home as they stand outside, which makes these shades great for privacy. And if you like the look of drapes around your windows, install light-filtering curtains instead of traditional ones. Used in addition to blinds or shades, you’ll get the same level of privacy while getting more natural light inside your house.
Repaint Your Walls
Transform a room of your house into a relaxing sanctuary by painting the walls a more soothing color. Light blue shades will brighten any room. Blush-painted walls paired with houseplants will give off relaxing vibes to your space. Pale yellows will bring warmth and happiness into your home. Add decorative accents on the walls to further personalize your space: framed photographs or artwork that bring you joy, a floating shelf for your favorite books or trinkets… The possibilities are endless.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on repairs and renovations to transform your house into a relaxing sanctuary. Bring nature and light into your home. Add a few personal touches to boost your energy level and spark your creativity, and then enjoy your space!
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Thank you to guest blogger Suzie Wilson for sharing these calming tips for your home decor!