Living a busy life can be detrimental to your mind and body. After a busy day at work, you need to rest so you can work again at 100% capacity tomorrow. And what’s the best place to rest if not your home?
We need our homes to be a sanctuary. Especially during the pandemic when most people are staying at home or even working from home. Even long before that, our homes are where we can fully relax and do things that we enjoy.
In other words, you need your home to be at its best so you too can live at your best. So how do you turn your house into a sanctuary? Let’s find that out.
Create a zen zone
Turning your house into a sanctuary doesn’t mean you have to remodel the entire house. What you need to do is assign a spot in your home that you can turn into a zen zone.
This zen zone is the spot where you can truly relax, meditate, or simply where you can experience peace and quiet. This spot can be anywhere you want – from the bedroom, living room, home office, walk-in closet, balcony, backyard, kitchen, etc. You can also fill it with any items you want or the opposite, take out items that you don’t want, and make it as empty and spacious as possible.
For many people, nature is what makes them relax and be at peace. If you are one of them, then you should try to bring nature inside your home. The easiest way to do this is by getting indoor plants. And many indoor plants are beneficial for your health by purifying the air and bring some green inside.
You can also bring in other natural objects such as rocks, animals, or pictures of sceneries. Some essential oils can also give you a sense of outdoors via scene. Painting your walls green and planting synthetic grass floor mats can help too.
Let as many natural lights in as possible
This is one of the best and easiest ways to turn your house into a sanctuary. Make sure that you have enough windows in your home and nothing is blocking them. If you have thick drapes installed, perhaps you want to take them off.
Mirrors can also help by reflecting natural lights all over the place. Strategically placed mirrors can do wonders for your home. With enough natural lights, your home can feel more peaceful and comfortable. Very useful for relaxing and working at home.
A lot of people don’t realize that their homes are messy until someone told them. Believe it or not, there is a chance that your house is actually messier than you think it is. Now that you are more aware of your interior, don’t procrastinate and start decluttering.
Throw away things that you don’t need and organize all the storage in your house. Put things that you think are valuable in these storage units. Tuck them away nicely so you can’t see them but still can take them out easily when needed. Clutters can cloud your mind and make you lazy, and by decluttering you are one step closer to turning your house into a sanctuary.
Repaint the walls
I have mentioned painting your walls green. And perhaps you should repaint your walls to make your house much better than before. Color is the ultimate mood shifter and you’d be surprised at how much your house can change by simply repainting the walls.
Think about colors that you like, and find out which ones you are going to use. You don’t have to repaint the entire house of course; you can start with a room that you think is the most important. Neutral colors are the safest options, or you can experiment using a combination of multiple colors.
Being able to relax completely in your home is a luxury for some people. And it is something that everyone should achieve. Imagine walking into your house and suddenly you feel positive energy and all your problems seem to go away. That is a blessing and you should start working to make it a reality.