Looking to create a welcoming entryway or mudroom? Spruce up your waiting area or transform your at-home office? These simple tips can help to make a space that is warm, peaceful, and calm.
Pick neutral colours
Research has shown that vibrant colours tend to have a more arousing effect on our minds. Meanwhile, cooler colours have a more calming effect. Neutral colours in an interior design can instantly help make a space feel both larger and more relaxing.
However, this doesn’t mean you have to live in a dog’s world and paint everything gray. Instead, add subtle pops of colour to create a more dynamic space. Blue can be a peaceful and gentle colour especially in a softer shade. Green is a restful and quiet colour. It also symbolizes nature, which can leave us feeling refreshed. Or experiment with a splash of pink, which according to Feng Shui, can soothe energies in a space and encourages individuals to care for themselves. Have fun and experiment with a colour combination that works for you.
Lean into natural elements
Being in nature can significantly improve our wellbeing by improving our emotional state, helping our concentration, and reducing stress. You can encourage a similar effect by bringing these natural elements inside as well. Add lots of plants and greenery to your space. If you don’t have a green thumb then try a lower maintenance plant such as a snake plant, spider plant, aloe vera or peace lily.
You can also play with natural textures like wood, stone, and marble. We adore marble for its warm, authentic, and timeless look that cannot be beat. Add a luxurious accent to your room with a gorgeous marble bijou bowl or marble tray.
Declutter and organize
Clutter can feel like chaos. To make a more calming space, it is important to be mindful and stay organized. Choose your décor and accessories with intention. Don’t overwhelm your space. Pick a statement art piece and resist the urge to cover your shelves in endless trinkets. Select objects with meaning or choose fun sculptural pieces for more impact.
Organize umbrellas, blankets, magazine and more in a Tadé basket. Functional can also be beautiful, and these recycled tire baskets look great while also being eco-friendly. These artisan-made baskets are a great conversation starter and a versatile organizer.
Pick the perfect fragrance
There can be a lot of subtle power in a scent. Aromatherapy can be a useful tool to change your mood and alleviate anxiety. Choosing the right fragrance can be a great way to set the tone for guests or transform a space. A fragrance diffuser is a great way to consistently disperse a scent while being an aesthetic edition to any counter space or shelf.
Lavender is an earthy and classic scent, which can have a calming effect and improve your sleep. Citrus scents like lemon and orange can also be useful in lifting moods. While scents like rosemary can help to improve concentration and boost alertness to add some pep to your day. Find a scent that works for you and your space.
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