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Creating a Peaceful Home Environment


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Your home should be a place where you can rest, relax and recuperate after a busy day of doing whatever it is you do, but for too many people, this is not the case; their homes are hectic, messy, noisy places where it’s almost impossible to find peace. If that sounds familiar, and you want things to change, here are some simple things you can do to create a more peaceful home environment right now:


A cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind. If you’re trying to relax in a bedroom that has piles of clothing all over the place or a living room that’s scattered with toys and other debris, your mind is going to be in the mess, which means you’ll find it almost impossible to switch off, drift off or go to your happy place. So, start channeling your inner Marie Kondo and get rid of anything that you don’t need or love in your space.

It would also be a good idea to invest in some decent storage solutions so if you do need to keep a lot of stuff like the kids’ favorite toys, you can sling them away out of your view when they aren’t in use and have your home looking clean, clear and relaxing.

Get rid of annoying sounds

Peace and quiet go hand in hand, so if you’re serious about making your home as peaceful as possible, you’re going to want to ensure that your space is as quiet as possible. There are a number of ways to do this from having Renewal by Andersen install new windows that block out sound to installing soundproofing in the walls or simply tracking down the source of annoying home noises, like the electrical buzzing that comes from an old fan, and removing or repairing them so that they trouble you no longer. Do everything you can to quieten your home and you’ll find it so much easier to relax.

Make it your happy place

One thing you can do to make your home more peaceful is to model it on that one ‘happy place’ you have where you can always relax and enjoy yourself. For example, if your happy place is a local forest, bring more plants, flowers, and maybe even a few bonsai trees into your home to mimic the landscape, and open the windows to let some fresh air in, or if your happy place is near the lake, install your own garden water feature so you can relax to the sounds of running water you love so much. Wherever your happy place is, you can bring elements of it into your own home space and it will make you feel amazing.

Get cozy

Coziness means comfort and comfort helps you to relax, so bringing some extra comfort into your home really is a no-brainer. Again, there are a number of ways you can do this from placing rugs on cold wood or stone floors to investing in extra cushions, pillows, throws, and blankets that are ideal for snuggling. Think about what comfort means to you and add more of it to each room in your home for a much more pleasant home experience.

Try aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is very useful at helping people to calm down their minds, unwind their bodies, and relax. If you want to experience some of its benefits for yourself in your own home, it’s time to invest in an aromatherapy diffuser and some calming essential oils such as lavender, clary sage, or chamomile. As well as helping you to relax, a few drops of these oils in a diffuser will have your home smelling amazing in no time at all. There are literally hundreds of essentials oils and oil combinations to try, so do some experimenting and see which ones work best for you and your family. Just a word of warning - if you have pets, you will need to choose your oil very carefully as some can be toxic to animals, but even taking that into account, there are still plenty to choose from.

Use flower power

Numerous studies have found that the presence of plants and flowers in the home has a calming effect that can help to boost mood and dissolve stress. Plants and flowers can also boost concentration, help you to be more mindful and increase your efficiency, and, of course, they look beautiful, so there are literally no downsides to having them in your home, especially if you choose plants and flowers that require minimal care, of which there are many.

Hide your tech

Technology is great. It has helped to advance and entertain the human race in so many ways, but there is no denying that being constantly connected can have its downsides. When you spend too much time staring at screens, you’re likely to feel stressed, have trouble sleeping, increase your anxiety levels and maybe even do yourself physical harm from repetitive strain injuries. That’s why every home should have a tech cupboard where you can hide your phone away for a few hours of peace and relaxation. You may also want to invest in room dividers or screens that you can use to hide the TV away when it’s not in use. By doing this, you’re less likely to turn it on mindlessly when you could be doing something more beneficial relaxing such as exercise or meditation.

Play classical music

Playing classical music has been shown to have a calming effect on the mind and body, so if you don’t already have one, invest in a decent Bluetooth speaker and make sure to play lots of soothing classical tunes around the home. If that’s really not your thing, playing any music that you love will help to boost your mood, and although it may not be quite as soothing, it should still help you to unwind.

Invest in a better bed

We spend approximately 8 hours of every day in bed, and bed is, of course, one of the best places to find some peace, so it’s sensible to invest in the best quality mattress you can afford. It’s also a good idea to find the pillows that best support your head, and the softest, most comfortable sheets you can afford. Make your bed every day and be sure to launder your sheets at least once a week so it’s always fresh and inviting. If you have trouble sleeping, misting the pillow with lavender oil or diffusing lavender in the room is a great way to help your mind calm down and drift off with greater ease.

Landscape your garden

If you have a yard, take time to make it nice by mowing the lawn, planting a few pretty shrubs and flowers, and clearing an area where you can place doms furniture and sit when the weather is good. Why? Because nature is the most relaxing environment of them all for humans. The combination of fresh air, birdsong, and pretty plantlife all combine to soothe the mind, body, and spirit, and the more time you can spend outdoors the better, If your yard is in good shape, you will naturally gravitate there and you’ll feel so much better as a result.

Creating a peaceful environment at home will take some time and effort, and it won’t always be perfect, but it will be worth it when you know that you have at least one place where you can truly relax and be yourself after a long, hard day. So, what are you waiting for?

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