highlight its best features. Our homes are our safe havens which means creating a calm living space is a priority. At times though, we are so overwhelmed with our daily chores, we struggle to find the time to make home improvements.
You can remedy this by introducing small but consequential changes in your home to make it more calm, serene and relaxing. Simple tweaks like decluttering, inviting more natural light, rearranging furniture and using natural elements can inject a sense of peace that helps create a calm living space.
Whether you want to infuse serenity in your home or simply spruce things up a bit, at Saturn Interiors, we have put together a list of handy tips for you, that will help enhance the peaceful vibe of your home.
Let’s take a look.
Eliminate the Clutter
When your home is filled with things you’ve amassed over time, it can start to build up. Start by boxing things up and stowing them away in the attic, file the paperwork away, put the toys back in their baskets and organise and clear up space in the kitchen as well.
The truth is, we typically don’t even need half the things that are lying around in our homes. It adds to the feeling of being overwhelmed and steals away the calm and peace. If you don’t know where to begin, start with the concept of ‘out of sight is out of mind’, grab a bag and blitz through every room decluttering it as you go. Your living room will be a good starting place as it’s an area that receives the highest foot traffic.
Everyone needs great storage options that will help you manage and make sense of all the clutter as you put things away. There are so many creative and innovative options available on the market that will help you keep your home organised without compromising on functionality or aesthetics. If you’re one of those people who is forever losing their keys, why not add a standalone unit to your hallway to store keys.
In your kitchen, stack matching pots, cups, bowls and dishes together to create a semblance of organisation and order in the space. The great thing about storing matching items together is you don’t have to turn your kitchen upside down looking for things you need. Click here to find out more about optimising your kitchen space.
Organise the bedrooms in your home using storage boxes that easily fit under the bed. Get additional baskets to keep your children’s room well arranged. Install shelves to store other loose items that are used frequently. You’ll be inviting calm into your home within no time.
Decorate to Create A Calm Living Space
The colour scheme in your home can influence you on a physical, emotional and psychological level which impacts your overall energy and mood. Perhaps the cheapest and easiest home improvement you can make is to add a fresh lick of paint to the walls. Not only will you improve the look of your home but also add to its market value.
Give any tired walls in your home an instant facelift with a colour palette of your choosing. This will create an impression that the whole room has been redesigned, without it costing you an arm and leg.
For a calming effect, choose a neutral colour scheme with soft hues to make the most of the peaceful effect in your home. Invite the outdoors in by placing potted plants indoors, specifically in your kitchen and living room. Plants are found to have a restorative influence on you as they improve the air quality and reoxygenate your interiors.
When it comes to creating a calm living space that oozes serenity, nothing comes close to nature, so try integrating green elements wherever possible. Green up those hidden corners that you don’t use, or dress up the bare spaces of your kitchen. Keep the dining room looking fresh with scented candles on the table or a vase of flowers. Keep the clutter out and keep your home looking clean, organised and pristine.
Keep your floors well-scrubbed and taps and sinks shiny to give your home an instant redo.
Store cleaning products in the bathroom and also under the kitchen sink so it’s within reach whenever needed. Keep your kitchen worktops free of clutter and stow away appliances that you do not use frequently. Arrange the gadgets you do use on a daily basis in close proximity for convenience.
Making these small arrangements will help you use your kitchen counter more efficiently as you cook, dine or simply read the paper.
Every morning, make your bed and smooth down the sheets and pillows as soon as you wake up. This small activity will go a long way in keeping your bedroom clean, presentable and organised adding to the air of tranquillity you wish to achieve all day long.
Calming scents around the home add to your peace of mind so place scented candles or use air fresheners all-around your home.
Get the Lighting Right
If you have large windows, you won’t have to worry about switching any lights on during the day as the natural light streaming in will be more than enough. You get your dose of sunshine while also saving energy. Come evening your home will benefit from soft lighting that casts a relaxing glow throughout.
Create a cosy space using ambient lighting and lamps that are easy on the eyes and integrate with your decor and overall vibe. Likewise, pay special attention to the light fixtures you install in your kitchen. Choose a central piece that the lighting can focus on making your home look more tasteful.
Add floor to ceiling drapes in your bedrooms to create a cocoon-like atmosphere during the night. Natural sunlight streaming in from the windows is great during the day, but in the evening, people usually prefer a cosy and comfortable look and feel.
Contact Saturn for a Calm Kitchen Design
Our ethos at Saturn is to combine comfort, functionality and design within your home. At Saturn, our kitchen designers will help you achieve just that with your kitchen design making it a haven for you and your family.
Hopefully, the tips mentioned above will help you in your quest to create a calm living space, where you can relax, rest and rejuvenate.