The house you live in should also be a home, in my opinion. Having lived in our place for just over three years we have slowly made it our own a little bit at a time. Here are a few tips I have learned along the way to create a calm and inviting atmosphere in your humble abode!
Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter equals chaos, which is the opposite of a peaceful vibe. You do not have to clear out everything all at once if the task seems too daunting – but slowly take an inventory of all your possessions and every few months donate, sell, or throw things in the garbage. You can tackle one room at a time until eventually you have a space full of only things you absolutely need or love – no excess.
Go Neutral – Or Go Blue!
Neutral shades such as white, grey and beige tend to be easier on the eyes, along with allowing the special accents in your room to be showcased rather than competing with the wall color. If you would rather have a spot of color go for something blue as it is said to encourage relaxation and creativity. I recently redid one of the rooms in our house (above) and used wallpaper to create an accent wall while painting the rest of the room to match its background, which made the trees really pop. By the way, I also love lounging around my house in comfortable clothes and this nursing robe from PinkBlush in one of my favorite colors is perfect!
Make it Smell Pleasant
Scent can encourage a variety of emotions so having the right one to fill your house is so important! Citrus scents tend to be more fresh and energetic, while spicier smells like cinnamon are cozy. Choose something that works for you and it will change the whole mood of your home! Currently I love using my Peony Essential Oil, purchased at From The Potting Shed. I put it in my nebulizer and the scent of a flower farm in Southern France (where it was cultivated) fills every room and lingers for hours!
Fill it With Plants
Plants are natural air purifiers. Not only are they good for you, they are a good way to add life to your space without too much of a time commitment. Research plants that work with your lifestyle. For example, if you have young children make sure you do not purchase something toxic that could be dangerous if eaten! Over the past couple of years I have added more and more plants to my collection. Some are bigger, some small and I love them all!
Add Art to Your Walls
This is a way to instantly make an unsettled room look like someone lives there. Collect a few pieces you really love and create a grouping. I chatted about how to make one, earlier on the blog in this post. You can arrange the frames on your floor until you get them just right. Then snap a photo and recreate the same positioning on your wall!
I’d love to hear what you have to say about making your home an inviting place to hang out in! Email me or leave a message in the comments section below!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Photo From balconygardenweb.com all rights go to appropriate sources.
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