Your home is your sanctuary, but sometimes, it doesn’t act the part. Life gets in the way and your home starts to look more like a tornado ripped through it than a calming space to lie your head.
Of course it does! We’ve all been there. Having a messy home means you’re doing something right. But, there comes a time when you have to refocus on your space and give it the love that it so desperately needs.
How to Make Your Home More Relaxing
If you’re stuck in a rut at home and want to make a change, we’re here to help. Here are a few simple ways that you can completely transform your space without breaking the bank. In fact, most of these things you can pick up for less than $20 or even find lying around the house.
Add Flowers to Your Space
Flowers are a powerhouse when it comes to making your home more comforting. There’s a reason why they are one of the most gifted items—they bring happiness, calm, and a visually appealing look to any space.
Flowers are full of color, life, and aromas that can add just a hint of life to your space. Adding flowers or floral scents like rose to your space will instantly make it more inviting. They are equal parts soothing and aesthetically pleasing, making for the perfect addition to any room.
Roses, for example, are considered one of the most beautiful creations from the earth in just about any country and culture. They are colorful and emit a light, sweet scent that is beloved by many. But, did you know that having flowers, like roses, in your house can do more than act as a beautiful decor piece?
Having flowers in your home can actually change your mood. The sweet aroma from rose buds has been known to cure signs of anxiety and depression and the actual flower can cleanse the air in your home. So, when you come home from a long day of stressful work, you can immediately walk into your own home sanctuary, filled with scents with benefits.
If you are in a space where flowers don’t thrive or you’re the type of person that can’t keep a plant alive, you can still reap the same soothing benefits. Invest in a fragrant scented candle infused with the same great smelling aromas. By simply having the scents in the home, you can still create the relaxing home of your dreams.
Declutter Your Home
Don’t wait for spring cleaning to finally clear out that junk drawer. Decluttering should be year round. When your space is free of clutter, it can look bigger, more inviting, and ultimately, more relaxing.
There are no toys to step over, no remotes sprawled across the couch, no mail cluttering your dining space—think about how much easier your life would be without this clutter. Don’t worry, we’re in the same boat. Everyone at some point struggles with having too much stuff. It’s inevitable. But, now’s the time to make a change.
Starting today, declutter your space room by room. Decluttering doesn’t have to mean throwing out your belongings. It should simply mean finding a home for each and everything you own. This can be anything from clothing to makeup to chargers.
Get Creative with Comforting Storage Options
To start your decluttering ventures, start with this intention in mind. Think about new ways to invite storage into your space. This doesn’t have to be anything expensive or labor intensive—it can simply be anything from adding a coffee table and tray to house remotes to a basket on the floor next to your sofa where extra blankets and pillows live. These simple organization hacks will help your space go from looking disheveled to spa-worthy.
To really make a change in your space, you have to look at it through a visitors eye. This can be extremely difficult at first, but try to remove yourself from the space little by little. Things that you never notice will start to stand out like fireworks in the night sky. By doing this, you might notice potential in your space that can help it become lighter, brighter, and more relaxing in the long run.
Play with Lighting
Lighting is one of the easiest ways that you can make an immediate difference to your space.
Think about the last time you were in a spa. How was the lighting? It was probably dimmed to about half of what your space currently boasts. When you walked into the spa, you probably felt relaxed right away. That’s because the dimmed lighting wasn’t straining your eyes or causing any discomfort.
You might not realize it, but lighting can greatly impact your state of mind on a day to day basis. When you have harsh overhead lighting, it can create headaches and, in some cases, an anxious feeling. Your home shouldn’t leave you feeling anxious or strained, it should be your sanctuary where you kick up your feet and relax. It should be the place you crave after a long day away at the office.
Thankfully, there are many ways that you can accomplish this at home and in just a few minutes.
An Array of Candles
Candles can immediately change the way your room feels. They are commonly overlooked as a household essential. Today, they’re seen as a luxury—but they shouldn’t be. Candles are a great source of light. By adding an array of candles, you can create just the right amount of lighting.
A great place to start is the bedroom. Because you don’t need that much lighting in this space, you can play with fewer options until you achieve the perfect lighting combination. Your room will feel more inviting instantly. The dim space will give you just enough light to function in, but allow your mind and body to relax quickly and stay relaxed for longer. Plus, our array of classic candles with rings come with a special treat once they are burned out. Win, win.
Dimmers or Area Lamps
Dimmers and area lamps are a great, inexpensive way to make a permanent difference in your space. Dimmers are often overlooked, but they are a decorating secret that can instantly change the mood of a room with just a touch. Try adding a dimmer to the bathroom or living space. In the bathroom, you can create a spa-like atmosphere in just seconds. Plus, it makes early mornings a little easier.
Area lamps are another great way to adjust the lighting in your room and they take a little less effort than a dimmer. Utilize the unused space in your home to add floor lamps or table lamps. Adding a few low-light options around the space rather than one source of light can help emit a calming light throughout the space.
Plush items in your home can immediately make your space more comfortable. With more of these things in your space, you can use their textures, colors, and styles to create a more cozy feel.
Invest in a Large Plush Blanket
Large blankets with lots of texture can make the space feel more elevated while giving you immense comfort. They can be used to break up bare spaces without distracting from the overall look and feel. While they’re great for decor, they’re even better to snuggle up with after stressful day.
Add Soft Pillows
Pillows are another great way to make a space more comfortable. With an arrangement of different size, color, and texture of pillows, you can make your space look more put-together. It will help draw attention to cozy spots in your home and make you feel relaxed from the second you walk through the door. They’re also great for giving your body a hint of extra support when needed—lower back, legs, sides, and neck. Don’t skimp out on pillows.
Try a Plush Area Rug or Mat
Your feet need some TLC, too. In any room, especially the bathroom, where the floor is often tile or wood, try adding a plush area rug. This will liven up the space without too much of a distraction. Look for rugs and mats that are made with cotton or faux-fur material for the utmost comfort and style.
Have Fun with Scents
Ever smell something and it immediately brings you to another time, place, or moment in your life? Us too. There’s a fun way you can use this to your advantage.
Maybe you went on an amazing vacation in Tahiti. You took in the beautiful views and soothing scents of ocean moss, teak, and sandalwood wherever you went. Try to recreate that Tahitian Dream at home for a fun way to escape your current world and step into another.
Scented candles, bath bombs, essential oils, and more come in tons of flavor combinations. We’re sure there’s one that elicits an exciting experience from your past. Stock up and recreate some of your favorite memories at home.
Create a Tech-Free Meditation Space
You need a space in your home that you can completely disconnect. In today’s tech-free world, we’re jumping from device to device all day long. While a binge through your social media accounts sounds like a good way to spend your time, it can cause more stress than you know. By eliminating phones, televisions, and computers from one room or area in your home, you can have a completely distraction-free zone where you can relax and finally spend some time with yourself.
The easiest place that you can do this is the bathroom. When you want to relax at home, one of the best ways to do so is in the bath. For obvious reasons, we don’t want to keep any electronics there, so you’re already taking a step in the right direction. You can plop in a bath bomb, light a scented candle, sink into the tub, and truly decompress.
Relaxing Home Starter Kit
With the right tools on your side, you can quickly and easily transform your home into a more relaxing space. Decluttering, playing with plants, and introducing cozy textiles into your space is a great start. If you want to take it to the next level, try adding a few relaxing candles and bath bombs to your collection. Our classic collection is the ultimate starter pack for all things relaxing. Soothing lavender, cleansing rose, and dreamy Tahitian ingredients are the backbone to this calming kit. Plus, there’s a surprise at the bottom of every item. Treat your home to relaxing decor and treat yourself to something shiny—every time.