Are you starting to get the feeling that you will never have time for a vacation or time to “unplug” from the world? We all need some time every once in a while to have a vacation, but with how busy life can be, sometimes that is not possible as often as we would like. There are ways to help create your own “vacation at home”. Transform your home into a personal retreat. For the amount of time that we spend at our homes, we should make it into something that we absolutely love! From small steps to big steps, you can transform your home into your own getaway.
Visiting a day spa or going on vacation is something that everyone loves. Think about the environment and atmosphere: calming hues and tones, soothing aromas, simple and tranquil decorations. You can create a similar environment in your home in no time! Try adding some scents throughout your home or in your bedroom for relaxation. Lavender and chamomile are two scents that are guaranteed to promote relaxation and relieve stress. Wall colors can make a huge impact on how your home feels. If you want your bedroom to be a relaxing retreat, choose a color that is attractive to you. Some people feel that blue hues help with relaxation while other people prefer more neutral creamy hues. Colors subconsciously affect our mood, so choosing the right color is important.
Throughout bathrooms and bedrooms, add some spa-like candles with small smooth pebbles surrounding the candles. Instead of folding towels, roll them like a spa or resort would do. Paint color in bathrooms is just as important as other rooms. Purchasing a nice shower head with multiple settings can help relieve back pain and stress.
If the rest of your home feels cluttered, take a weekend to organize and get rid of unused items. This helps clear the space and open up your home. The process of donating or getting rid of things you no longer use can be stress relieving in itself. A minimalist approach to some rooms will make a room feel larger.
These little touches will make your home feel more like a retreat. Incorporate elements that you enjoy. This may be a type of artwork or design elements. Bathrooms and bedrooms may seem like the easiest to change for some. However, there are many other things you can do to different rooms to continue to promote relaxation and well-being.
If turning your home into a relaxing retreat is something that you may be interested in, start looking at some ideas online or in a magazine. Consider just working on one room to start with so that you do not feel overwhelmed with the size of the project. Make this project as stress-free as possible! After all, you are creating a relaxing home environment.
How will you make your home its own retreat?
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