Tips To Turn Your Home Into A Haven

They say that home is where the heart is, but what if your home feels more hectic than heavenly? If you find it hard to relax, or you’re keen to make your house feel more homely, here are some tips to create a haven. 

Natural light

Natural light makes properties seem larger and more spacious, but it can also have a positive impact on your well being and mood. Exposure to natural light boosts productivity, and it can also help you to feel calmer and happier. If your home is dark, or you want to add more light, opt for neutrals or white for the walls, choose light flooring and angle furniture towards windows and doors. Open curtains and blinds wide, and use mirrors to bounce light around the room. 

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The temperature can have a major impact on how we feel. If you’re too hot or too cold, and you can’t get comfortable, you may struggle to sleep and you might not be able to relax and unwind. Use a thermostat to regulate the temperature in your home, keep up to date with maintenance checks and services to ensure your heating and AC systems are running efficiently, and make sure you have the number of reputable companies able to provide services such as 24 hour AC repair. You can also keep cool in the summer by adding ceiling or freestanding fans. In the winter, stay warm by insulating your home and using soft furnishings to create cozy, inviting spaces. 

Zones to relax

Our homes are multipurpose spaces. Today, we use our houses to socialize, spend time with family and friends, entertain, work, educate our kids, work out and relax. If you have a hectic schedule, or you crave tranquility at the end of a busy day, it’s essential to have zones you can retreat to. Even if you have a small house or an apartment, setting aside a quiet corner or using a guest room to provide a base for reading, listening to music or meditating can make all the difference. When designing peaceful, calming spaces, opt for soothing colors and soft lighting. 

Finishing touches

Details are key when creating a home that feels like a haven. Use lighting, soft furnishings and color to add coziness and ambiance and make your house more homely. Neutrals, pastels and shades of blue, purple and green are proven to make you feel calm, while cushions, throws and rugs and dimmable lights, candles and diffusers can turn a sterile space into a tranquil, serene spot. Adding plants can also help to reduce stress and add vibrancy to living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. 

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Do you dream of having a home that makes you feel calm, relaxed and content? Life can get hectic, and not all of us are fortunate enough to be able to retreat to a house that feels like a haven. If you’re eager to make your home more inviting, tranquil and comfortable, there are some simple solutions. Get the temperature right, maximize natural light, create peaceful zones away from the hustle and bustle, and use details and finishing touches to add ambiance.

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