The world is stressful enough as it is. Things like work, relationships, and life's general hardships have a way of weighing us down with upsetting thoughts and needless turmoil. While it isn't always possible to ensure perfect levels of calmness in your everyday life, it is possible to ensure that your home is as peaceful as possible. Making your home a calming, stimulating place to live is a lot easier than you think, with just a few simple, life-changing steps, you can turn your house into a perfect zen paradise.
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Start with organizing everything in your home, throw out unimportant items and trinkets and minimize clutter as much as possible. Disorganization and clutter in the home are not only visual eyesores, but they can also lead to physical stress as well. Keep as many clear surfaces as possible and designate a specific place for each item. It may also be beneficial to disguise unsightly, but necessary, items in aesthetically pleasing decorative boxes or cabinets. Having a clean and organized space will lead to a clear mind and drastically lower stress levels.
Surround Yourself with Greenery
Keeping plant life and other greenery inside of the house is known to be an especially calming experience. Surrounding yourself with peaceful living things is a great way to ensure serenity. Low-maintenance plants are also fantastic for keeping the air inside of your home clean and clear while adding a certain level of complexity to your decor.
Introduce Warm, Natural Lighting
Get rid of the harsh, fluorescent bulbs and heavy, light blocking blinds and curtains. Instead, think of buying warm LED light bulbs, stocking up on candles, and using as much natural light as possible. Not only will these things keep your energy usage down, but they will help create a calmer, more stimulating environment.
Have a Designated Tech Spot
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Try to keep technology out of the bedroom entirely, if possible, designate a single room in your home to be the "technology hub". Keeping electronics in the bedrooms, and other areas in the house where you seek peace leads to an excess in brain activity and bad energy. Clearing your room of things like televisions, cell phones, and computers will help you achieve optimal amounts of comfort, rest, and peace.
Embrace Natural Scents
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Instead of filling your home with heavy, chemical heavy scents, try using aromatherapy techniques. Scenting your home with essential oils and natural incense. Using scents that are known to induce feelings of calmness and peace in the home can greatly improve your feelings of zen.
Decorate Using Cool Colors
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Outfitting your home in neutral, earthy colors creates a more visually relaxing theme, overall. Decorate using colors that are not overly stimulating, but fill you with nice calming vibes instead.This post was originally published on ASTRAL & OPAL