Our day by day lives tend to be really busy and anxious, surrounded by stress. When we get home we want to enter a cozy atmosphere where we can escape stress and feel good. There are ways to create a serene space within our home and we will give you some tips to help you escape anxiety.
Lightning is key for serene space
Natural light is the most important feature of a home. A good source of natural light makes the whole space glow and it gives us a sense of calmness. David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, says, “I find that well-modulated, diffused northern light is a great starting point for laying out a relaxing room.” In case you don’t have enough natural light, you can use artificial light, but choose a soft one, not too obvious.
Bring nature into your home
Nature is well known for its calming effects and you don’t have to go outside to recreate that nature touch. You can bring nature into your home. Buy the plant you love and integrate them into you home design. Also, avoid cluttering your home with objects you don’t need, be selective and you will avoid feeling anxious.
Choose a calming color for your walls for a serene space
“Color may be one of the easiest tools for manipulating mood within a space,” says Mann. Also, color is the feature that ties together a space. Choose colors such as: light blue, white, light gray, etc. Mann continues: “Manipulating mood is important, but the more layered with meaning a space is, the more interesting it will be.” Keep things interesting, but serene.
Functional spaces create a serene atmosphere
A space that functions well for its homeowner and makes him feel cozy and safe is perfect for everyone’s taste. As designer Regan Baker puts it, “Ideally you want to feel as though your home is working with you and supporting you as you move through life, and not fighting you at every turn.” Every space in the house should have a meaning. Keep this in mind for the next time you redecorate.
Keep things organized
After you got rid of the clutter, you can handle the organization stage. When everything is in its place, you will feel less anxious and you will enjoy time in your house. “When clutter is tempered, styled, organized, or decorated there becomes a flow,” says says Melanie Charlton Fowler, owner of Clos-ette.
Stop looking for perfection
When the space looks too designed, it looses that cozy feeling. In order to find a balance between overdone and underdone, try the Japanese philosophy “Wabi-Sabi”. Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. So, it’s time to look for style, but an imperfect, cozier one.
Imagine your home is a film scene
Nowadays, inspiration is only one click away, on Instagram, Pinterest, design apps, etc, but you should look at your home as a film scene, rather than a picture. Films are designed to inspire emotion. The color, sound, and frame associated with each image brings a certain emotion, allowing us to live and relive different situations.
May your home always be filled with calm and serenity!