Whether we’re busy people who are rarely home or homebodies, your home should not feel like just a house. It may serve well as a functional shelter, but if you don’t feel like it’s a peaceful respite at the end of the day, is it really your home? Especially on days we don’t feel like our best selves, sometimes having a safe space makes all the difference.
In this article, we recommend some changes you can make to spruce up your house to make it feel calm and tranquil. With some valuable insights from experts, you can be assured that we’ve got the right recommendations and tips to share with you. From useful tips like changing up furniture to daily habits, you’ll find that the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your life. If you want to find out how to make your home feel like the safe space it should be, keep on reading.
Let There Be (Candle) Light!
Add a smidge of a calming glow to your home with the magic of candles. You could also invest in scented candles, like lavender ones, for that added relaxing atmosphere. Why say no to something that invites you to unwind from a tiring day’s work? Warmer lighting has been found to invite a more calming mood too. Just remember never to leave an open flame unattended for too long to avoid creating fire hazards.
Make Your Day By Making Your Bed
To start off the day on a productive mindset, experts say the first thing you do when you wake up influences that. This is why we recommend getting into the habit of making your bed. Getting into a routine can provide you structure for your daily lifestyle, which helps distract you on days you don’t feel your best. Plus, coming home after a long day at work to a made bed with fresh sheets is just so satisfying and relaxing.
Cook Up a Delicious Meal
Living in an age where convenience is ordering off a food delivery app, sometimes we don’t take the time to cook a homemade meal. It may always be the easier route, but it’s not good to get into the habit of taking take-out meals. Take some time to discover a new tasty recipe and cook for yourself. You could even invite your loved ones over to share the meal with you to motivate yourself to get creative in the kitchen. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal made with love.
A contemporary style tealight holder that comes in a succulent shape, it is an ideal addition to your living space to make it calm, warm, and relaxing for you to unwind after a work day.
Create a spa-like experience right from the comfort of your own home with this candle that is made with proprietary premium wax and will give you 100-120 hours of burn time.
Nothing screams comfort and relaxation more than a recliner. This Arcadia Glider recliner provides comfort and style, especially with a smooth microfiber seat cushion in navy.
Create Something For Your Home
Sometimes, the glare of our screens is the very thing that dulls us. Instead of shopping for things to add to your home, why not create it yourself? Put the screens away, and get to DIY-ing! Decompressing after a long day by expressing yourself through creating art is good for you. For starters, you could create a flower pot out of modeling clay and paint it after, or learn how to create macrame art, making it uniquely yours.
In Knit of a New Hobby?
Did you know that crocheting or knitting can be very calming? Picking up a new skill can be a fun way to unplug from the distracting world of social media, plus why miss out on an opportunity to make a new vest or scarf for your loved ones? Adding a homemade blanket to your home can add to the cozy vibe too.
Try Something New For Your Soul
Setting aside a space for yourself to meditate or do some home exercises is also a great way to motivate yourself to keep moving. Sometimes, there are days where we feel like staying in bed all day, so having a designated space can be a great motivation to get out of it. Meditating can help you get into a productive and lighter mindset to start the day with. There is no right or wrong way to do it — if you’d like, you can start by just listing down things you’re grateful for or just list out the day’s goals you want to accomplish. It could even be as simple as taking out the trash. Place your yoga mat and music speaker at this corner, and you’re all set.
Out With The Old, In With The New!
A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Set aside time for yourself to declutter your space and get rid of things that don’t spark joy anymore. You’ll feel lighter and more productive too! Sometimes, we hold on to things we don’t actually need anymore because of sentiment. Take the time to really declutter, it helps stimulate self-reflection. Research has shown that a cleaner space reduces stress, which is a great environment to have in your safe space.
Storage boxes don’t always have to be bulky and tucked away in the storeroom; classy ones like this add a touch of elegance to your house while keeping your things neatly at bay.
With 109 yards of macrame cord and 12 macrame beads, this DIY kit is ideal for a therapeutic and relaxing crafting experience for anyone, especially beginners. Simply follow the instructions and you’re good to go!
Go on a Deep Cleaning Spree
Since we’re already decluttering, schedule in some time to clean up your home too! Rearrange your bookshelf, your office, your bathroom, and so on. Draw the curtains, let the natural sunlight in. Cleaning can be a great distraction during days when you feel down too. Put on some tunes and get to it, it’s more therapeutic than it sounds. A day of cleaning is very rewarding, especially when you realize how productive you were in making everything spick and span at the end of the day.
Treat Yourself to a Bath
After a day of decluttering and cleaning, you’re in dire need of a relaxing session. Water can be very calming and therapeutic, which is why we recommend treating yourself to a warm, bubbly bath. Grab yourself a glass of bubbly and put on some of your favorite music, or catch up on a show while you sit and rejuvenate. Pop in a fun bath bomb and light up some scented candles too, you deserve it!
Your home should be your safe space — a place you can be vulnerable and rest well in. It may not seem like it, but creating an optimal environment at home can be the very thing that stimulates your creativity and productivity. There’s no harm in trying, so give it a go!
|1||5” Flower Shape Ceramic Tealight Holder|
A contemporary style tealight holder that comes in a succulent shape, it is an ideal addition to your living space to make it calm.
|2||Cedar Leaf & Lavender Luxury Candle|
Create a spa-like experience right from the comfort of your own home with this 4-wick candle that is made with proprietary premium wax.
|3||Rosia Comfy Recliner|
Nothing screams comfort and relaxation more than a recliner. This Arcadia Glider recliner has a smooth cushion that provides comfort.
|4||8” Diamond Top Storage Box with Glass Insets|
Storage boxes don’t always have to be bulky and tucked away in the storeroom; classy ones like this add a touch of elegance.
|5||Macrame Wall Hanging Kit|
With 109 yards of macrame cord and 12 macrame beads, this DIY kit is ideal for a therapeutic and relaxing crafting experience.