To understand what is required to redecorate a living space in order to promote relaxation, consider three aspects of decor: setting, lighting and color. The flooring type (part of the setting) and wall and ceiling colors initiate relaxation. Proper lighting displays your color choice. Setting – things like wall decor and furniture – sustains one’s relaxed state of mind. Here are some simple and smart ways to make your home more relaxing.
4 Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing
1. Comfortable Flooring
One of the first impressions a person has about the comfort of a room comes from flooring. Different types of flooring provide different levels of comfort. Tile, for example, feels sanitary (cleanliness is an essential part of a living space that promotes relaxation) yet cold and hard. Carpet provides a soft feeling, but can also appear artificial and unsanitary, especially the wrong colors.
Possibly the most relaxing flooring to redecorate a living spaces with is hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring projects an organic and clean feel that is softer than tile, and in the case of discount hardwood flooring, not much more expensive than laminate or tile floors. In addition, throw rugs are appropriate to use with hardwood flooring and do a great deal to soften a room’s feel.
2. Relaxing Room Color
When talking about ways to make your home more relaxing, we have to talk about room color. While painting a living space isn’t particularly pleasurable work, it is extremely rewarding because the change is obvious. Changing a living area from white to a light blue, for example, does wonders for the state of mind an area promotes.
The three most relaxing colors for a living area are neutral colors, (such as neutral sandy or off white) greens and browns (mint and antique olive for example) and blues which come in shades like twilight and baby.
3. Room Settings that Promote Relaxation
Furniture seems like the obvious and most simple means of promoting relaxation in a living space. One would think that the biggest softest chairs, sofas and beds promote the most relaxation. While this is quite possibly the truth of the matter, it is important not to forget the simple furnishings. It is surprising how relaxing things like hat, coat and shoe racks make a home feel. Remember, organization is relaxing. That is why book shelves are a very comforting furnishing.
4. Lighting is Important
Do not forget lighting. There are inexpensive yet tasteful and classy options for lighting. In addition, there are nice combinations that accentuate lighting. Chandeliers and ceiling fans are nice additions to a living space. So too are desk, end table and floor lamps.
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