Your home should be a safe and happy place. After a long and stressful day, you want to come home and relax. When you open the door, you should walk into a calming and tranquil environment. For most people, however, their house can become an added source of stress instead of an escape from it. So, would you like to know how to turn your home into a welcoming environment? One tip is by simply adding a few blue rugs. More on this later, though.
Read on to find out five ways to make your house stress free and the tranquil space you have always dreamed about.
Let’s talk about clutter. When you walk into your house, and all you see is clutter everywhere, it will only stress you out more. It leaves you feeling scattered, disorganized, and overwhelmed. One of the first things you can do to make your house feel more welcoming is to tackle the clutter. Try to clear off some surfaces so not every flat surface in your home is covered. This will help visually make the room feel less overwhelming.
Whether you’re a die-hard Marie Kondo fan or not, you can find ways to get rid of the clutter and make it manageable. It is worth taking the time to make those piles disappear. Plus, once you have all the clutter out of the way, you can start to think about more ways to improve your space.
There is a reason that people go outside in nature to escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. All the different colors, textures, and smells of nature can instantly bring a calming effect over us and make us feel at peace. Bringing plants into your house can give you a similar feeling to being out in nature. Of course, nothing compares to the great outdoors, but a little taste of it will still bring an amazing calming effect that you desperately need.
Indoor plants will help make the air quality indoors better and reduce any weird lingering odors that aren’t very welcoming when you get home. Not only is it better for your mental health, but it’s also better for you physically as well. However, if you don’t have a green thumb, and you are the type of person that kills succulents, you might want to try some fake plants. They will still be visually pleasing and bring in the calmness that you’re looking for.
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Your whole house should make you feel welcome, but your bedroom should be the next level when it comes to calmness. Your bedroom should be free of all distractions, clutter, piles of laundry on the floor, and whatever else makes you cringe when you walk into your bedroom.
When you go to your room for bedtime, the last thing you want is to see another task to add to your to-do list. Your bedroom is worth investing in. If you can, it’s worth it to splurge on a bed and bedding that brings you the peace you’re looking for. Adding plants in your bedroom, near your bed is said to help you sleep better, so maybe add some plants in your room.
Consider using neutral colors or pastels in your bedroom to help set the tone when you are trying to sleep.
4. Natural Light
Whenever possible, use natural light. There is a reason we like to take pictures of ourselves outside. Things just look better in natural light. If you live in a small house or apartment that doesn’t have much natural light, you know how important natural light over artificial light is. If you do live in a place that doesn’t have much natural light try adding some large mirrors that reflect what natural light you do have. This can make a huge and drastic change, and you will be so happy you added this reflective surface to allow more natural light in.
Color is so important. Maybe even more important than you realize. The color will set the tone and mood. Think about the color blue. There is a reason blue is one of the most popular colors. Perhaps it’s because blue is the color of the sky and the ocean, which reminds us of nature, but when people see the color blue, it instantly causes their body to release chemicals that make them feel calm and at peace.
If you are looking to improve your space, try adding blue. You can be bold and paint your walls a deep royal blue, which, if done well, looks very sophisticated. You can be subtle and add pastel blue curtains and throw pillows. As you start thinking about where you might want to add blue hints in your house, did you ever think about the floor? This is where blue rugs come back in. Wall to wall carpet that is blue might be too much, but a beautiful blue area rug would add so much depth, beauty, and calmness to your space. It will help tie the whole room together.
If you do blue walls, you can do white furniture and a blue area rug. It would look striking and would love walking into your house every day to see this calm and relaxing room.
If you do white walls with blue furniture, you can add a rug that is a mix of both blue and white to tie everything together.
The possibilities are endless and hopefully, you are already dreaming about the space you want to create.
At Rug Source, we want to be your one-stop-shop for your rug needs. We have a variety of rugs that we know you will love. From deep geometric blue rugs to pastel contemporary rugs, we have the style you’re looking for a price you will love. We know the power a rug has for a room, so we know that when you’re looking to change your space instantly, a rug is the way to go. We hope you find your redecorating journey a success, and we hope to be a part of your journey. Good luck and happy decorating.