Home is where you unwind after a long day, where you can feel totally relaxed and safe, and where you make some of the best memories of your life, with your family. So, you want to ensure that your home environment is peaceful, joyful, and tranquil.
There are a lot of ways that you can create a peaceful home environment, such as by choosing your color scheme wisely, revamping your kitchen and bathrooms, and surrounding yourself with as much natural light as possible. We will look at each of these suggestions in more detail.
Create a Neutral Color Scheme
One of the most simple ways that you can affect the mood in your home is by choosing the color scheme with intent. Every color and shade has certain effects on the mood and connotations that will make you feel a certain way. For instance, bold colors can be quite stimulating.
A bright yellow or red, for example, will perk you up, while a soft blue will calm you down. There is a place for bright colors in the home, such as in the kitchen or the kids’ play area.
However, in the rooms where you tend to relax, such as the living room and bedrooms, you can create a more tranquil environment by using neutral, soft tones. It is amazing the psychological effect color can have on your state of mind.
Modernize Your Kitchen
Another top tip is to modernize your kitchen. This is a space where you spend a lot of time and therefore it should bring you joy and be usable. Think about adding a kitchen island, increasing counter space, installing smart storage, and adding an amazing backsplash tile in your favorite color. Make your kitchen stylish and practical so it is a joy to be in there. This is the best way to make cooking fun and not just a task that needs to be done.
With a great kitchen, entertaining guests can also be more of a pleasure. Anything that helps to make you feel proud of your home will help to bring you peace.
Refresh Your Bathrooms
As the bathroom is the place where you unwind in the bath, relax in the shower, clean your face and teeth for bed, and take a few peaceful moments of solitude throughout the day, the room should create a peaceful environment. Try to reflect the tranquility you seek in the bathroom with your decor choices. You can use muted tones, go minimal on patterns and accessories in the room, and add plants.
There are a lot of ways you might want to take your bathroom design, so have a look online for inspiring bathroom decor ideas and come up with something that brings you peace and happiness. A well-designed bathroom can make all the difference to the overall feeling of your home.
Maximize Natural Light
Lastly, a great way to increase the tranquility of your home is to minimize artificial light and instead try to increase the amount of natural light. Keep windows unobscured during the day, install a skylight or French doors, and use mirrors to reflect light around a room. Exposure to natural light is very calming and soothing and it also helps you to sleep at night.
By contrast, artificial light can be very harsh and can make the brain super alert, which is not relaxing. This and the blue light of phone and computer screens can make sleeping harder at night. So, try to stay away from blue and harsh artificial light, especially in the evening. Use candles and warmer side lights in the evenings, whenever possible, instead of bright white lights.
Light is the biggest external factor that determines how well you sleep at night, so make sure to surround yourself with warm and soft light in the evenings. You will only find peace and tranquility if you are well-rested!
Now that you know what you need to do to find peace at home, you can start to make the necessary changes. Starting with the color scheme in your home, remember that bright colors have a more stimulating effect, so they have a place in rooms where you want to be active and alert. But in the living room and bedrooms, you might want to go for neutral tones.
Then, we have suggested that you refresh the kitchen and bathrooms. Having pristine and well-designed functional rooms can bring you peace and joy at home. Lastly, make sure to maximize natural light and minimize exposure to artificial and blue light, especially in the evenings.