Your home should be a place of refuge; a relaxing place to return to after a busy day, and a nurturing retreat where you can welcome friends and family — or bask in solitude. What are some things you can do to make it even cozier and more inviting? Here are a few ideas.
Be sure your dwelling has as much access to sunlight as possible, and at the same time make your lighting options flexible by thinking in layers. From wall sconces to candlelight, the possibilities are endless. Not sure where to start? Try a search using terms like spell candles Salem MA to get ideas and inspiration.
Soft textures promote a feeling of comfort and relief. So does a gentle feeling of weight. Try a weighted blanket, or nestle into a body pillow to experience the benefits of texture in a tactile, immediate way.
The saying “silence is golden” certainly fits here. Whatever you choose, make sure that your aural surroundings soothe you as much as possible — especially when you want to let down. Invest in earplugs or some noise-canceling earphones to use when you need to turn down the volume.
First, do your best to keep a clean home using safe, organic cleansers. That’ll create a good basis for a pleasant-smelling abode. Then, choose ambient scents (pure essential oils are best) to soothe, ground, and delight you. There’s no shortage of choices that can help you sleep, support clear thinking, and keep you calm and energized throughout the day. Try fresh flowers, too. They uplift the atmosphere and can transform the look of any dwelling.
Whether you spend a little or a lot of time at home, making it a relaxing space is a powerfully beneficial practice. Try these tips to set a peaceful mood.