A home can often feel like a busy place, especially with children or pets. The home should be a place where you feel the most relaxed and calm. So, if you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed at home, you may want to invest in some design elements that enhance your home’s calmness.
All homes can have a fireplace now, even if you don’t have a chimney. An artificial fireplace can be a replacement for a traditional Stone Fireplace. Yet, the real deal is always better. Sitting in front of the fireplace instead of the TV, with a warm drink and book in hand, is a better way of having mindful time at home. You can sit and toast marshmallows and use them to keep warm in the colder months. It’s a great social space to gather and have downtime.
Familiarity is an important aspect of a mindful home. A scented candle is one of the most powerful tools for recalling memories. Whether you are looking to call upon reflections of home or create your own, developing a signature scent for your home is a great way to get started. Utilize an aroma throughout your home, letting it add to the calming atmosphere you are cultivating. This will also help your brain associate the scent with feelings of home and safety. From there, you can consider bringing the scent with you when traveling or visiting unfamiliar places to help bring you back to your roots.
An inviting entryway
Although it’s the very first thing you see in your home, entryways are often not given the consideration they deserve. Not only does an entryway set the tone for your house, but it also offers the first impression when your guests arrive. It’s important to design with function in mind in the entryway, meaning that minimalism is key. The entryway should be free of clutter with easy access to places to store shoes, coats, and bags. This will provide a sense of peace for anyone who enters, allowing them to come into your home refreshed and ready to be in the moment.
Mindfulness is about anchoring the mind, and visually anchoring the decor in your home can offer a perfect complement to this tenet of wellness. Rugs can anchor the design of a room, adding warmth and focus that can easily be layered upon. Rugs are also helpful grounding tools, as the natural texture against your bare feet has been proven to help regulate sleep patterns. If you do not have enough space for rugs, other soft furnishings that promote mindfulness are pillows and blankets. They add warmth and texture to the room, which is both very comforting.
If you are looking to make your home a more relaxed, inviting, and mindful space, utilize these tips and see how much calmer you feel.