3 ways to make your home more relaxing
We all know how stressful life can become at times. Sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in a day to all the things you need to do. You’ve had a busy day and you come home to find that the laundry needs to be done. You have appointments that seem to go on longer than you expected them to and then still have to have dinner with friends. Or you have a to-do list that seems to be added to every 10 minutes. There are times when it becomes difficult to find time to relax.
Everyone needs time to themselves. Time to breathe, de-stress and let their mind wander. If you feel like this is describing your life right now, then here are three ways to make your home feel more relaxing.
Concentrate on the scent of your home
It’s not just about having a completely odour-free home, it’s about adding that extra special scent that helps you unwind. You need to find a fragrance that instantly relaxes both your mind and your body. We suggest the scent of lavender as it’s been linked to helping people relax and sleep better for years.
Of course, Airoma has the perfect product for those who love the calming scent of lavender: Airoma Lavender Garden Aerosol. Spray this throughout your home and you’ll instantly feel like you’re standing in a field of fresh lavender. Once you try it, you’ll reach for this product whenever you’ve had a difficult day.
Create a space that’s specifically for rest and relaxation
Having your own place to sit back and put your feet up is amazing. Nothing beats knowing that you can come home to a quiet, calm area to simply be by yourself. Which is why creating this space is so important. It can be an entire room or even a corner in a room where you won’t be disturbed.
Choose this space wisely. If you have children and someone is watching them, you don’t want to be too close to their play area where they’ll be making lots of noise. If possible, avoid areas of your home that are close to the road. Screeching tyres, hooting and the sound of trucks could potentially undo any unwinding you’ve achieved.
It’s important that you clear away anything that could cause you stress. For example, you may want to be away from your laptop so you’re not tempted to do any work or double-check that you replied to an email from your child’s teacher. If you spend most of your time on the phone, it may be best if you leave your cellphone in another room while you try to clear your head.
Focus on luxury where it counts
We all want our homes to be filled with the most exquisite artwork, hi-tech entertainment systems and stylish furniture. However, what many people forget to focus on are the fabrics we come into contact with every day. Think about your bed, what is the thread count of your sheets? The higher the thread count, the softer the material. The better your sheets feel, the more comfortable you’ll be at night and the easier you’ll find it to fall asleep. A good night’s sleep is important, especially if you’re stressed.
However, the thread count of your sheets isn’t the only place where you need to focus on luxurious fabrics. Couches, throws and cushions should all feel amazing. Especially the couch or seating in your special relaxation space. Look for fabrics that feel good on your skin and don’t scratch when you move around.