In this fast-paced way of living, it is difficult to find time and space to de-stress. In such a situation, a home should be able to provide you with an ambience that helps you rejuvenate and focus your energy on constructive jobs to be done. 99acres shares some quick and effective tips that will help you turn your home into a stress-free zone.
At present, the office space easily takes most of our time and energy. The targets and stressful environment can take a toll on our health. However, a home is one place where we can unwind and feel relaxed. Our homes offer us the ideal destination to destress, gather our thoughts and start afresh. So, what will it be like if your home is not the place that makes you feel secure? 99acres shares with you how you can ensure that your home is the place where you empty your mind of any negativity and have constructive thoughts.
Ajay Agarwal, Partner, Geopreneur Design Studio shares that there is no place like home and after a particularly tiring day, all one wants to do is settle down at home and feel at peace. Thus, a stress-free environment at home gives you a lot of satisfaction and happiness.
Sandeep Kumar, Founder, Floorspace.in further adds that homes truly are the microcosm people look forward to relaxing, retire and enjoy their personal space and, therefore, these are meant to be physical spaces that provide the right ambience for the body and mind.
Below are some minor amendments you can make in your home interiors to ensure a zen-like aura:
- Clean and uncluttered house: “The first and most important thing is to keep the house clean, uncluttered and well-organised. When you enter in a clean and organised house, you feel very good,” shares Amit Gavankar, Founder, Design Bureau. Cleaning your house frequently also helps in restoring one’s life balance. By cleaning the dust, vacuuming the floor and folding the clothes, you will turn your home in a relaxing and stress-free zone. You should have a daily or weekly routine to keep your space clean and neat. Also, the presence of too many pieces of furniture adds to the clutter. Hence, do not collect too much furniture in your house.
- Choose the right colours: The colour of the walls and lightings play a vital role in determining the stress levels of a home. Choose the colours you are in love with, and the lights which will relax your eyes. Most of the people choose white and light grey for the walls and for more interesting and dramatic look, they add pops of their favourite colours using drapers, artworks, pillows and flowers. Always keep soothing tone in your bedroom, soft light and light colour bedding which will make you feel comfortable.
- Lively living room: Lighting is one important thing to make you feel happy or dull. Place bright lights in your living area and in your dining area. “The lights should be soft which will give you a soothing feel. You can also place a nice painting on the wall with your favourite pictures on the entrance of your house which can lighten up your mood,” adds Gavankar. Also, choose a fresh aroma for the house to give you that much-needed peace. Integrating Feng Shui and Vastu also helps in providing psychological satisfaction, happiness, positivity and peace of mind.
- Natural sunlight: Morning rays of the sun are considered to be a great source for bringing positive energy. So, it is important to keep your windows open so that natural light can flow in. Instead of depending on the alarm clock, let the sun rays wake you up. “Hence, opt for sleeker and softer curtains as they help in welcoming more positivity and light into your house,” shares Agarwal.
- Go green: Studies have shown that presence of plants and flowers help in reducing stress at home. The smell of the plants and greenery takes out all negativity and relaxes your senses. Hence, go for planting some greenery near the windows and passages for the perfect blend of nature and urban living.
- Lifestyle embedded designs: Every person and family is unique and therefore, the most important point while designing a stress-free home is that it should at every level, reflect their lifestyle. “Designs led on externally oriented concepts, trends and themes without a focus on clients own lifestyle often creates an environment which is not that microcosm people build homes for in the first place,” adds Kumar. For instance, the design for someone who is more organised & structured in his day to day lifestyle is going to be very different than for someone who prefers a more casual environment at home.
Your home should be the ultimate place of restoration, not a field of stress-inducing reminders of tasks left undone. Hence, experts opine that these choices will help enhance your mood, reduce stress and better sleep.