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And Breathe: How to Add Some Zen to Your Home

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Feeling stressed is something that many people have come to accept as a normal part of modern life. Research shows that 74% of people in the UK have felt overwhelmed by stress in the past year. While being stressed may be viewed as a by-product of a hectic lifestyle, that doesn’t mean that it should be accepted. Feeling stressed is a natural human response to being in a position of danger; it is the feeling of stress that gets the adrenalin pumping and encourages you to move away from the path of danger. However, when this stress response is continually triggered in everyday life, it can become unhealthy. Prolonged stress is associated with a range of health conditions, including high blood pressure and heart disease.

Being proactive and taking steps to manage your stress levels is an excellent way to improve your wellbeing. As your home is somewhere you spend much of your time; it is well worth improving your living space to make it a calmer place.

The living environment has a substantial impact on a person’s wellbeing, so redesigning your space to make it feel like a sanctuary is an excellent way to start making changes to manage your stress levels. Redesigning your living space so that it is conducive to relaxation will provide you with a feeling of serenity as soon as you walk through the door. Here are some of the ways that you can help transform your home into an oasis of calm:

 

Clear the Clutter

A cluttered home can be a significant source of stress. When your home is piled with stuff, it is practically impossible to feel relaxed. Clutter is the enemy of calm, as you will know only too well if you spend large amounts of time looking for your car keys and shoes each morning. 

Once the clutter is cleared, you should feel a whole lot calmer in your home. The decluttering process itself can be an excellent stress reliever and a great way to clear your mind and cupboards.

Choose Comfort

To relax properly, you need your space to feel comfortable. If you have been tossing and turning each night trying to sleep on a lumpy old mattress, then it is time to swap that for a brand new one. A good night’s sleep is essential in the fight against stress. Investing in a comfortable bed and mattress will make a massive difference in your ability to get a full night’s sleep. This doesn’t mean that you need to spend a fortune on your new bed and mattress, why not take a look at Net Voucher Codes to help you get the best bed for a great price. 

Don’t forget to include plenty of different textures into your scheme to up the comfort stakes. Cushions and throws made from tactile materials are an excellent way to add comfort, personality, and style to your home while maintaining a feeling of serenity.

Making your home environment as comfortable as possible will help to soothe away your stresses each evening, no matter what the day has thrown at you.

Choose Your Colours Wisely

Colour can have a significant impact on your mood, so it is a great idea to choose colours that will have a soothing effect on your mood. White is the obvious colour choice for introducing some calm into your home. An all-white colour scheme will make a bold statement in your home, but you may want to break the scheme up with either colourful accessories or artwork on the walls. If an all-white scheme isn’t for you, you could introduce more interest to your scheme by introducing additional calming colours such as tranquil blues and greens.

Bring the Outside In

Being surrounded by nature is proven to boost your wellbeing. Environmental psychology shows that there are many benefits of being outside in the great outdoors. If you don’t have access to outside space or simply want to introduce a natural feel to your home, why not bring the outside inside? Adding some natural elements to your home can help you to enjoy the soothing effects of nature. House plants, herbs, and flowers are an excellent way to add a calming natural touch to your décor scheme. 

Space to Relax

Creating a zen-like aesthetic in your design scheme is the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. Choosing furniture, colours, and accessories to make you feel relaxed will help you create the ideal space to soothe your body and mind.

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