1) Organize your home
The first step towards designing your home in ways that helps you de-stress is to keep it organized. Cluttering can not only make your home look untidy and messy but can also stress you out every time you look at it. Introduce more wall storage or look for innovative ways to creatively use what you already have. Adding more shelves to store your ever-extending book collection is always a good idea.
2) Attend to flowers and plants
Having fresh flowers and plants in your house not only adds more oxygen to the air but tending to them is also an extremely de-stressing experience. Spending a Sunday morning gardening and arranging your flowers can be therapeutic after a long week at work.
3) Refine your color scheme
Including patterns to decorate your house can seem exciting, but trying to mix too many patterns can make it look a little crazy. Try using designs with similar colors and limit yourself to one or two patterns.
4) Bring in more natural light
Make sure you have enough sunlight entering your house, as dark spaces can make you feel dull and gloomy. Natural sunlight will not only liven up your home, but will also brighten up your day.
5) Engross your senses
Engage all of your senses by including comforting rugs, captivating art, and mesmerizing fragrances in your home decor. After a long, stressful day at work, coming home to an aesthetically pleasing house can help you shed some of that stress off your shoulders. Add a few scented candles and fresh fragrances to your room, and it can change the entire atmosphere of your house.
6) Dim your lights before bedtime
Our natural sleep rhythms can get disturbed by an overload in artificial lighting and can leave you with a disturbed sleep pattern. Invest in soft, soothing lights that you can dim before bedtime to get a good night’s sleep.
7) Have a designated de-stress zone
Designate an area in your home where you can relax and calm down after a long day at work. Decorate it with your favorite plants and fragrances, making it as comfy as possible. Grab a cup of tea or coffee once you get home, and unwind by listening to your favorite music in your quiet corner.
8) Include a staging area near the main door
We often tend to bring the stress of our work lives into our homes, which can be avoided by designating a space to leave these burdens at the door. Set up a coat stand near the main entrance, where you can leave your coat and bag and settle into the peaceful atmosphere of your house. Doing so will help you ease into a good night in the comfort of your house by setting a boundary between your work and home.