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Home & Design: 5 Ways To Maximize Relaxation In Your Home

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A house becomes a home once you can depend on it as your sanctuary to revitalize and restore the energy, willpower, and motivation you’ve lost throughout the day. If your abode isn’t entirely giving you the comfort you need, there are a few ways you can change this, 5 in fact! So, follow the below tips, to make your house into a home that’s comfortable, inviting and relaxing all rolled into one.

Soft Furnishings

Soft textured fabrics are essential when you need to step up the cozy in your home. To fulfill this tip, you could choose a cushy sofa for maximum comfort in your lounge or choose these beanbag chairs, favorite throwbacks that are making a come back on the interior design scene. If changing your seating doesn’t appeal, why not add a few fur cushions in warm shades, or a fluffy soft rug to sink your feet into?

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Opting to play calming music throughout your home can help reduce and alleviate stress when you are feeling tense with either pain or negative emotions. Which is why, if you have a sound system at the ready, bask your home with soothing sound waves to create a comforting mood throughout.


An instant way to change the feel of your home is to add a scented candle with a divine smell such as lavender, vanilla, cinnamon apple pie, or even chocolate. The aroma you choose for your home can improve your ability to relax. For instance, the soothing scent of lavender is proven to ease your mind and body, perfect for those who struggle to wind down after a hard day at work.


A house shrouded with junk and unfinished projects stuffed in corners, cabinets and on top of furnishings can be a visual nightmare fueling stress, anxiety, and discomfort for your mind. Clutter provides an abundance of distractions, with little gain for your weary head. Removing bundles of confusion around the home will improve your happiness and ability to unwind.  


Have you considered bringing the outdoors in to fix a tense atmosphere in your home? If not, you should, recent studies show that the natural beauty and aroma of flowers reduce stress and anxiety. Who needs a special occasion or an apology before receiving a bouquet of flowers anyway, buy your own and reap the positive effects of flower power in your home immediately.

Creating a comfortable, relaxing space doesn’t necessarily require overhauling your decor or investing a boatload of money in creating the atmosphere you crave. As above, 5 simple tips show you how you can transform the feeling of an area with little to no money.

Keep in mind, the options above are general solutions to create a relaxing environment, but the details should be personal to you. Whether you prefer classical or folk music to set a peaceful mood, roses or daffodils to uplift your spirits, or a summery candle scent in the middle of January, tailor the above to fit your preferences and style.

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  1. Susan Marie says:

    I like to spend time at home the most, and appreciate the ideas.
    Thank you.

  2. Ellen B says:

    I really need to go through stuff and get rid of things – so hard to part with stuff though

  3. Louanne B says:

    I love all your ideas, and so agree with de-cluttering!

  4. shannon zeidan says:

    These are such good tips. We have been moving so frequently that we have never really had the ability to focus on making our home relaxing. we are going to have to try these tips.

  5. Cynthia C says:

    I need to work on the de-clutter part. Too much stuff!

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