Our lives these days are busier than ever. We spend more time in our offices or on the road than we do in our own homes. Our lives have become so fast paced and frenzied that we really need to make a concerted effort to slow down. For many of us this no longer comes naturally and we must force ourselves to relax – to really stop and smell the roses. A home that is disorganized, chaotic and full of discord is not a relaxed one. There are a few simple and very basic steps that we can do to make our homes more harmonious and peaceful to return to at the end of a busy day.
One can easily set the tone for a calm and relaxing home by taking a few simple steps.
Read on as I use these suggestions in various rooms of the home.
If you are fortunate to have a large bathtub or Jacuzzi you are already halfway there! Nothing says relaxation like a long, hot soak in the tub. This small room can easily be turned into a little haven.
Now, the idea of a relaxing kitchen may sound like an oxymoron as it is, after all, the hub of the house – It’s where life is lived, nutritious meals are prepared, where friends and family gather, and where memories are made. So while we don’t necessarily want a relaxed kitchen, we may prefer one that is harmonious and organized – devoid or chaos and clutter. I know that I work best in an organized and clutter free kitchen.
The more organized the kitchen the calmer the space will be.
As you see, in these rooms many ideas are repetitive. This just serves to illustrate that a few simple steps can go a long way in making your home more relaxing. Do you have any tricks that work for you to create a more relaxing environment in your home?
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