Modern life can be exceedingly hectic, extremely busy, and more than a little challenging, especially in these turbulent economic times people across the length and breadth of the country and beyond are living in.
One way to counteract this and to also simultaneously improve your levels of emotional health, well-being, and happiness is to turn your attention to your very own oasis of calm: your home. So, with this in mind, here for your information and, of course, reading pleasure, are some top tips and tricks to make your home feel warm, welcoming, and relaxing.
Make Your Home Smell Amazing
An exceptionally effective way of making your home feel warm and welcoming is to make each and every one of your interior living spaces smell as good as they look.
When committed to making your home smell amazing, there is a myriad of different products you can invest in and lots of different things you can try, including but not limited to the following:
- Keep windows open in the most used rooms when you are home
- Light beautifully smelling candles in the bathroom and kitchen
- Invest in an oil diffuser and add a few fresh drops when visitors drop by
- At night, use lavender spray on your pillow and duvet, and then again in the morning
Concentrate on the Entrance
For both you and any friends, family members, or other visitors to your home, logically speaking, the first place you should focus on when wanting to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home should be your hallway or entrance.
Invest in warm white lighting, preferably contained within an overhanging ceiling or high wall lights, to maximize the space when people enter your home. Find a statement piece of wall art, ornament, or even a tasteful small statue to place in the entryway, or if art is not really your proverbial bag, instead choose a quotation board to display over the front door.
Textiles & Texture
Another fantastic, not to mention cost-effective, way of instantly adding a sense of warmth and serenity to your home, both for you and the other members of your household as well as your guests, is to add as many different textiles and textures to the seating areas of your home.
From blankets and throws to cushions and soft, plush rugs, the cozier the textures and fabrics you choose to decorate your interior living spaces with, the cozier your home will feel.
Choose Welcoming Colors
Color and its use of it in a multitude of different ways is one of the most exciting ways to transform your home and every single room within it. When wanting to make your home into an oasis of calm and tranquility, you should look to experiment with a different tones and shades of your favorite colors.
One rule, however, is to keep the use of blacks and dark greys to an absolute minimum as such colors encourage a dark and oppressive feeling.