When coming back home after a long day at work, the only thing you want to do is to rest and relax. But to create a homely and calm atmosphere, the way your house is furnished plays an important role. Here you can find some of the ways you can make your house relaxing and peaceful.
A Comfortable Sofa
A quite important feature, this is the place where you sit when getting home. Besides the aesthetics, your sofa needs to enable you to rest. To emphasise the cosy feel, you can add cushions and blankets. For the cushions, we would recommend having one cushion for each seat on your sofa, plus one more. We advise blankets not only because they warm you up in winter, but also because they can be used as a way to make the sofa more comfortable. By putting a blanket on the armrests, you are also making the sofa look rounder, which gives gentler aesthetics to the place.
Lights and Candles
A good way of creating a relaxing atmosphere is to use different sources of illumination instead of a single one. LED string lights are perfect for this. They will create a warm and homely atmosphere thanks to their ability to provide different shades of light. It is very easy to find some, since they are quite trendy at the moment! Use candles to reinforce the evolving atmosphere, and go for the ones with relaxing fragrances such as jasmine or magnolia. These kind of scents evoke feelings of peacefulness and give the house a sense of serenity and calm.
The floor is quite important; you need something that feels cosy under your feet. If you feel solid wood is not a practical option but you love the way it looks, you should go for engineered wood flooring. This floor looks like identical, but only the layer we see is made of solid wood – the rest underneath are totally manmade. Thanks to this, it is suitable for homes with underfloor heating.
Curtains and Rugs
Two décor elements that will help you in making your house more relaxing are rugs and curtains. Rugs invite you to take off your shoes and rest your feet. Curtains help in building an intimate atmosphere while at the same time locking out the cold air. But not only are they practical, they are perfect additional elements of decoration. Because of this, you want to make the right choice in colours; we would advise soft colours that give a warm touch to your place. Soft shades of yellow, brown and orange would be perfect examples.
Personalise Your House
Add things that define you and items that remind you of happy memories. Also add plants, as they will give life to the place while at the same time cleaning the air from impurities. Whatever you decide to add, follow your personal flair in order to keep yourself feeling good at home.
So there you have it! Just a few but easy ways to make your place more relaxing.