Your home should be a calm sanctuary from the chaos. Unfortunately, all too often this isn't the case. Well not to worry, I've compiled a few basic tips that will help you recapture that sense of serenity.
Let The Light In
A warm ray of sunshine can brighten your day (pun intended) immensely and natural lighting can be a huge bonus to any room's mood. First things first, add some nice looking curtains that can be easily opened and closed when the light is best used. You should also consider re-arranging the room to best use the natural lighting available. I personally love a good reading chair next to a large window. It's a wonderful experience on a weekend morning with a good cup of coffee.
Finally, you may even want to go as far as re-painting your room to a more subdued color that will bounce the light rather than trap it.
Now obviously, if your room doesn't allow any natural light than there isn't a whole lot you can do save from a massive remodeling job. However, read the link below to find some tips on adding lighting to that pesky dark room of yours.
One Great Tip For Lighting Up Any Dark Room
Keep It Organized
I shouldn't have to tell you how bad a cluttered house is for your peace of mind. Keep your space clean and that means organized. An organized room is no small feat, but it can be made easier if you maximize your storage space and make sure that you assign everything to a specific place.
This should ensure that you can easily pick up and store everything at the end of the day by putting it all back in its specific place. You'll be shocked how much better every room feels when it's clean and organized.
Let It Flow
I won't try to explain the art of Feng Shui in the span of a few sentences, but a good open and airy flow is very important to a room. It's hard to feel at peace when you are constantly bumping into chairs or having to walk around coffee tables.
There is no golden rule to this, but you want to make sure that you have open pathways and ease of access to every piece of furniture in the room. I can't tell you how often I have visited with friends where I have to carefully sidestep past the coffee table just to awkwardly sit on the couch. Do what is right for your room and that may even require the tough decision of getting rid of your bulky or extra furniture.
I hope these three simple, but effective tips will help you find some peace of mind in your home.
Author: Ian Mankins