Our homes are the one place in the world which we long to return to after a long day at work or extended trips away; (especially when away from family and friends) the familiar look and even scent of our respective houses are one of the few things in life that allows you to relax immediately. There are some cases however, in which people do not treat their houses with due care and attention, and leave it to serve only as a hollow space to rest their head; this is a sure fire way to miss out on some well-earned relaxing time.
Redecorating and remodelling your home is definitely the first step towards creating a more peaceful lifestyle with a perfect centre to relax in, and it’s always worth remembering that your home SHOULD be the place where you can unwind and be yourself. So with that in mind, let’s look at some simple ways to turn your house into a luxurious and relaxing home!
Braving cold weather and harsh conditions, only to open your door and seek comfort in a home that holds no resemblance of warmth is not going to take the edge off a miserable day; look to add dashes of warming colour where they count most. Think carefully about where you enjoy spending most of your time when relaxing; do you enjoy unwinding in front of the TV or do you rush upstairs and kick back on your comfortable bed? Whatever the area, add warming colours (beiges, reds and browns look fantastic when contrasted with lighter creams or eggshell tones) and see how much of a difference it can make to a room; plain, pale rooms tend to amplify the feeling of cold so changing this can combat your feeling whilst in the room itself. Be sure to continue the colour and theme of the room using warming accessories such as throws (great for beds, sofas and other furniture), scented candles and rugs.
Enjoy the Little Things
Those of us who are busy for most hours of the week (whether with work or young ones) know all too well the value of our free time; half an hour to soak in the bath tub can be the most enjoyable and relaxing experience of the day so be sure to make the most of the home features which bring us such pleasure. The bathroom is a great example here; adding stylish features such as a heated towel rail or luxurious bathrobes is a great way to add extra comfort to your bathing experience.
Some home appliances can prove to be fantastic conveniences when looking to add luxury in small portions throughout your home. A smoothie maker or café tier in the kitchen can add a modern touch to the room whilst providing you and your family with a convenient drinks dispenser. In the living room your family may enjoy a modern homes entertainment system to enjoy a film together on, or a 3 piece suite that provides maximum comfort.
Remember, our time at home is our time to relax; make the most of your time and include colours, features and accessories that encourage everyone to take it easy once in a while.