Your home is meant to be a place where you can relax and unwind. Panoramic Properties has some great tips for how you can make your home a peaceful and relaxing oasis on a budget.
Make It Cozy
One of the easiest way to make your home feel like a retreat is to create a cozy atmosphere. Whatever space you’re working on, make sure it’s spacious and free of clutter. Add some plants and flowers to the room. The sight of green plants will instantly make you feel more calm and make your home feel more welcoming. Check out Walmart for a good year-round selection of plants. Another great trick is to add candles. Sometimes this is all you need to make a room feel extra cozy — especially in the evening.
When you walk into a spa, the first thing you might notice is fragrance. It’s usually something natural like lavender or eucalyptus, both of which have relaxing and calming effects. You can recreate this at home with an essential oil diffuser and your choice of essential oil. Another good and cheap option is to burn incense. Try sandalwood or jasmine, both of which are known to produce feelings of serenity and well-being, or lemongrass to boost your energy.
Is there anything more calming than the sound of flowing water? By adding a tabletop fountain to your home you can feel like you have a river or waterfall right in the middle of your living room. Not only will it be a beautiful decorative piece but it will also reduce stress and make you feel more connected with nature.
This might seem obvious, but adding sounds of nature is a simple way to make your home feel like a sanctuary. The best part is that it’s free. You can find beautiful sounds of nature – including sounds of rain, waves, waterfalls and birds — on YouTube or Calmsound. Say goodbye to stress and hello to your new zen home!
Adding a few decorative pieces to your home might be the final ingredient to creating your personal retreat at home. Start by incorporating statues of buddhas which are usually associated with meditation and tranquility. Next, think about adding nature and landscape wall art, or even art with traditional Japanese elements, to inspire a sense of calm. And lastly, add a few knit or faux fur throws on your sofa and chairs for that extra cozy feel.
Panoramic Properties hopes this article inspires you to create a home that feels like a retreat, where you can relax and unwind after a long day. For information on Panoramic Properties in Sudbury, please visit our website.