Expert tips for creating a tranquil and relaxing space
In today's fast-paced and oftentimes stressful world, having a relaxing space at home is essential for finding peace and serenity—especially at the end of a long day. Whether you're hoping to create a cosy living room area, a soothing bedroom, or a restful garden oasis, designing a calming environment for your home can help to enhance your overall well-being.
Unsure of where to start? We’ve gathered our expert tips that will assist in transforming any room into a sanctuary of tranquility. Read on to find out more.
Opt for soothing wall colours: We understand the power of colour. Colour plays a crucial role in setting the entire mood of a space. Choose calming hues like soft blues, fresh greens, and earthy neutrals, which will have a soothing impact on the mind. For blues, we love our shades Blue Glaze, Duck Egg, and Light Breeze. When it comes to greens, the shades Craft Fair, Sow Good, and Mellow Sage are ideal. If you’re searching for a lovely mellow neutral, we recommend shades Natural Look, Linen Blend, and Wheatgrass.
Stay away from overly vibrant colours like bright reds, oranges, and cobalts, as these can be too visually stimulating and energetic. As always, we encourage you to experiment with various colour combinations to find the palette that resonates with your personal sense of style, and the vibe that you’re trying to create.
Incorporate Natural Elements: Bringing nature indoors is a simple yet powerful way to contribute to your relaxing space. Introduce houseplants that will purify the air and add a touch of stunning greenery that will work well with any background. Incorporate natural materials like wood, stone, and bamboo via your furniture and décor. Organic textures and materials evoke a sense of harmony and help connect us to the natural world. Displaying elements such as seashells, driftwood, or crystals can also enhance the serene atmosphere.
Declutter and Organise: A cluttered space will interfere with your relaxation and even promote stress. It’s important to prioritise decluttering your space by removing unnecessary items and organising just the essentials. Incorporate storage solutions like baskets, boxes, and shelving units to keep your space as tidy as possible. Minimalism is often associated with tranquility, so aim for a clean and uncluttered aesthetic. When everything has a designated place, it becomes easier to unwind and find peace in your surroundings.
Choose Soft Lighting: Lighting plays a vital role in creating a relaxing atmosphere. Harsh, bright lights can be jarring and disrupt your peace of mind. Opt for soft, warm lighting options like table lamps, floor lamps, or string lights. Consider installing dimmer switches to control the intensity of your lights, allowing you to adjust the atmosphere according to your mood. Candlelight also adds a gentle glow, creating a peaceful ambiance.
Embrace Comfortable Furnishings: Invest in comfortable and supportive furniture to make your space truly relaxing. Choose a cosy armchair, a plush sofa, or a comfortable bed with high-quality mattresses and soft bedding. Use cushions, throws, and rugs that invite you to snuggle up and unwind. By prioritising comfort, you'll create a space that encourages relaxation and rejuvenation. Make sure to choose furniture that fits the scale of your space, allowing for free movement and an uncluttered feel.
The tips above can help you transform any area into a tranquil sanctuary that promotes relaxation. Get started with the perfect backdrop. Visit your local Crown Paints stockist today!