Creating a Peaceful Home in Four Steps
Having a peaceful space to come home to is crucial for our mental health. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time or funds to make big changes or completely revamp our space. Don’t worry, we hear you! Everyone desires moments of relaxation and peace or simply, just need a place to retreat to after a long and tiring day.
We’ve included four tips to help you create and maintain a healthy and revitalizing atmosphere at home.
Step 1: De-clutter & Organize
The first step in creating a peaceful space, is to de-clutter and organize the space. Starting fresh will help you go through the next three steps with ease. De-cluttering can feel overwhelming at first, but doing it will help you create a neat and tidy area that is easier to clean and maintain.
Start with something easy: your linens. Knowing when it’s time to toss your old linens is really important. Common signs of age are fraying, discoloration, or holes. You can learn more about caring for you linens, and when to toss them, by referring to our blog When to Wash and When to Toss. Our bathroom edition can be found here. Once you’ve trimmed down your linen closet, go through the other areas of your home that are riddled with clutter. Maybe it’s the toy box in the corner, or the bookshelf in the hall.
Once you’ve de-cluttered your spaces, take a look at the bigger things. For example, placement can make all the difference when creating a peaceful home. If you’re struggling to know what to do with your arrangement, try moving your furniture around, switching out an accent piece from a different room, or moving around your wall decor. Hone in on the purpose you want the room to serve and focus on keeping your space functional.
When rearranging or reorganizing, it is important to create a system that is manageable so that you feel less overwhelmed by the maintenance. Keeping your space neat helps reduce stress and organization can make or break the feel of the room. Keep reading on to see how you can continue to improve your space.
Step 2: Pick a Color Scheme
To achieve a peaceful home, this step involves adding an assortment of natural and calming colors to your space. Color, and how it interacts with your space, can affect your mood. Study the space you are working with and try to set the tone you’d most like to achieve. Determine what colors might match the feeling and energy levels you want to encourage in that room.
Here are some colors we’d recommend.
White & Ivory: To obtain a crisp, clean, and bright atmosphere consider shades of white and ivory. Different shades of white and ivory offer pure energy and are a great base for contrast. These tones are easy and quite successful when pairing with other colors and textures. It is a go-to color that offers a space of simplicity and brightness!
Stone Colors: To establish a calm and grounded energy, consider using stone colors. Muted shades of tan, brown, and grey are not only a very natural compliment to your space, but they offer a subtlety that makes your home / room feel more relaxing. Light hues of tan can also be used when you want to create a cozy and inviting feeling (think living or dining room).
Soft Greens, Blues, and Lavender: A serene and natural energy can be achieved with soft greens, blues, and/or lavender shades. Theses softer tones are commonly used in homes because they encourage a stress-free environment. Avoid bright or vivid hues of blue, green, and purple in areas where you want to encourage relaxation. Going too bright and bold will have a different affect on your space.
Applying Your Color Scheme
Once you figure out what colors suit your space, it’s time to apply them. You can apply your color scheme in various ways, depending on your preferences. Incorporating your color scheme in small ways could look like adding elements of comfort (more on that below) or adding small decor pieces. Some bigger examples of applying your color scheme would be by painting your walls and/or furniture (when applicable), adding bigger accent pieces (like cabinetry, shelving, or furniture), or changing up the textures and patterns in the room.
Step 3: Add Elements of Comfort
Whether it’s in your bedroom or bathroom, upgrading your comfort makes all the difference, especially when you consider how much time you spend in bed and in the bathroom.
Instead of settling for your old linens, imagine stepping out of the shower or bath and wrapping yourself in a cozy, fresh towel. Maybe next is a luxurious robe. Our towels are made of 100% Ring-Spun Cotton. We start with high-quality raw materials so that your towels are always long-lasting and durable. Our robes are made of 100% long-staple combed cotton. Our Waffle Bathrobes are a hit during the spring and summer, or year-round for those warmer climates. The waffle fabric is lightweight while still giving you the spa-at-home feel.
If you’re revamping your bedroom into a more peaceful space, consider our Bed Linen Collection. These sheets were designed to withstand the rigors of hospitality. That means you get the durability, comfort, and luxe look of a 5-star hotel when ordering with Sevenfold. Top off your new, uncommonly cozy sheets with a soft comforter or cloud-like pillow. Our offerings include down and down-alternative options. We even offer Afterpay so that you can budget your luxury bedding.
Other Ways to Add Comfort
If you’re not ready to replace your linens, consider adding new, smaller elements of comfort to your home that can bring you joy. For example, scents can play a big part in your comfort! An easy element to add is a candle. Candles made with essential oils can help you feel more calm, relaxed, and centered. Sevenfold offers Penrose Candles that have a 65-hour burn time; That’s 10 ounces of soy wax, pure essential oils, and garnished with a beautiful wood wick.
For physical comfort, why not add a throw blanket? Throws add comfort and style to your space. Picture your couch, chair, or favorite nook, newly adorned with a pop of color or texture. We love throws for their versatility; They look great in a living room, nursery, guest room, or even at the foot of your bed for a decorative flair.
Overall, when creating a peaceful space, take into consideration your inner joy (or inner peace) as well as the aesthetics. Give yourself comforting surroundings to be sure you enjoy your peace as much as possible.
Step 4: Add Plants
For the last step, we look to plants. Plants bring a pop of color that can help bring any space to life. While being a more decorative addition, they also offer practical purposes. The right plants can reduce stress, purify your air, and uplift your mood. These are great traits to incorporate when creating peaceful spaces.
Different plants thrive in different rooms. For your home, here’s our recommendations!
Bathroom: Air Plants & Ferns.
Natural light in bathrooms is little to nothing at times. Knowing this, plants that thrive in indirect light, like air plants, are best for this room. Air plants are known to “water themselves” in rooms that provide moisture, like your bathroom. Plants in the fern family also enjoy indirect light and high humidity, making your bathroom a great habitat for them. Choosing the right plants to flourish in this space will help you create a spa-like environment.
Bedroom: French Lavender and Aloe.
French Lavender does wonders in the bedroom. This plant is easy to care for and provides a calming scent – perfect for rest and relaxation. Lavender can be kept in water, or dried out. Another plant that would flourish, perhaps on your window sill, is an aloe plant. Aloe has medicinal traits and will help purify the air. Aloe is a great option if you are sensitive to smell. However, if you love your lavender, you can pair these two plants together!
Kitchen: Herbs & Bamboo
For all the cooking aficionados, try adding an herb box to your kitchen! You can customize this how you’d like. Many herbs can be grown indoors, given the proper lighting and soil. A different kitchen-worthy plant is Bamboo. Bamboo is a popular plant found in relaxing environments because it brings elegance and luxury.
Living Room: Peace Lily & Lavender.
To add a fresh, timeless look to your living room, try a peace lily. These elegant plants have big, glossy green leaves and pops of white flowers. They prefer indirect light and do well indoors. In addition, peace lilies have air purification properties. Lavender can also be utilized in your living room if you’re to add the calming properties of lavender.
Office: Big Plants.
A room that people often overlook is the office. It is important to feel relaxed in your workspace, even if it demands focus and hard work. Adding plants to your office will improve your mood and lighten your space while working under stressful conditions. For this, we recommend a big plant – the bigger, the better! A good example is the Snake plant. It makes a great focal point while also providing positive energy and low maintenance.
How Do You Create Peacefulness in Your Spaces?
At Sevenfold, we want our brand to represent a source of warmth and belonging for all. We want to include your unique family in ours. Knowing that peace can mean different things to different people, we want to hear about how you create peacefulness in your spaces! Maybe you have a different indoor plant you love, or a color that brings you peace throughout your home.
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