Everybody should feel relaxed and happy when they are at home. But not everybody takes active measures to create a soothing, calm, and optimistic living space. There are various home design options you can utilize to make your home a relaxing space to spend your time in.

Here are just a few ideas that you should take note of.

Tips for Creating a Relaxed Home Environment

Relaxing Room Design

Design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs

Use Soothing Colors

Moving into a new home is stressful and it’s best to think about your new home’s décor. You want to create a space that feels like home and promotes relaxation. Whether it is a meditation room or a bedroom it needs to invite wellness.

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 Your first consideration should be the colors of your home. Some colors help us to feel relaxed, such as soft shades of pink, blue, or green. Other colors can infuse us with optimism and happiness, such as bright yellows and oranges. You want to carefully think about how you use color in your home to create both relaxed and optimistic moods. 

You might like to use some colors in some rooms and other colors in other rooms. For instance, it could be a good idea to paint the walls of your bedroom a soothing pastel while painting the walls of your family room a more vibrant color. Every room in your home should serve a purpose and the colors you choose should be inspiring. 

Also, you should look at how different colors complement one another to find just the right color combinations.

Natural Lighting

The more natural light that the rooms of your home have, the more relaxed and happier you will feel in the space. So, if privacy is not a top concern, choose drapery panels to add layers to the design while keeping the windows open for natural light to come shining through. 

You can also reflect rays and make a space feel lighter and brighter by hanging a mirror opposite a window.

Add Greenery

Having house plants around your home will help to improve the air quality, connect you to nature, and feel more relaxed and optimistic. If you do not have a green thumb, buy houseplants that are easy to care for.

Add Candles Around Your Home

Small touches can make a big difference to how your home feels.  By adding candles to your living space, you can make the area feel cozier, happier, and more relaxed. There is just something about flickering candles that help us feel homely and at ease. The other advantage of candles is the aroma therapy they offer with the many available fragrances.

Display Photographs of Happy Moments

You are sure to feel more optimistic and at ease at home when you can glance up and see pictures of happy moments from your past. So, choose photos of some of your most memorable moments and hang them on the walls or place them on your tables and other surfaces. You might like to put up photos of your family, your friends, vacation snaps, or anything else that will help you to smile and relax.

Surround Yourself with Things You Love 

You must surround yourself with things you love. The things in your home should touch your soul and make you feel relaxed and happy.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.