The constant hustle and bustle of everyday life can sometimes be overwhelming, which is why it is important for you to have a place where you can really get away from it all and recharge. If your home makes you feel anxious, then you have to make a few changes: start by decluttering, then head on to these five simple tips. After all, you deserve a space where you can feel truly at peace.

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Embrace light

One of the simplest ways to turn your home into a more relaxing space is by letting in as much natural light as you can. You don’t have to leave your windows open, but you can make use of light, sheer curtains. At night, make use of candles or mood lighting to help build an intimate and soothing atmosphere in your space.

Choose the right colors

To achieve a relaxing feel in your home, it’s important to make use of calming color schemes. Instead of energetic colors like red and orange, go for more serene hues, such as blue and green. It’s not just about what colors you’re going to use to paint your walls; try to purchase furniture and decorative pieces that come in these shades as well.

Create your own private nook

Whether you’re a bookworm, a budding artist, a techie, or a music lover, it’s important to save even a small space in your home that you can use for your hobby. If you have even a little area that’s truly your own, it will be much easier for you to feel right at home.

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Aside from carving out a haven for your hobby, it might also be helpful for you to use this space for a bit of meditation. After a long and tiring day (or week), take a few minutes for quiet alone time to rid yourself of those anxiety- and stress-ridden thoughts.

Give your home a scent

Scents are not just great for making a home more appealing, but they also have this fascinating power to mentally transport us somewhere else. If you want to use this tool to turn your home into a haven, invest in essential oils, sprays, candles, or other items. Some scents you can go for are lavender (helpful in improving sleep), jasmine (great for uplifting your mood), and lemon (to relieve your anxiety and boost your immune system).

Get some plants

Indoor plants have plenty of exciting benefits: Not only can they help purify the air and make any room look more interesting, but they have also been proven to help our well-being by boosting focus and productivity as well as increasing feelings of positivity and relaxation. Whether you place a small potted plant in your living room or a tall one to spruce up your bedroom, these green wonders are sure to bring a smile to your face every time you see them.

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Source: Apartment Therapy

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