Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. The home is our sanctuary from the outside world and interior home décor determines if that sanctuary will agitate us or calm us. If entering your home immediately relaxes you, the interior décor is calming and soothing. If the opposite occurs, then here are some calming tips for home décor that will make your home a relaxing haven from the outside world.
Calming Home Décor for Foyer
The foyer (or whatever type of entranceway the home has) is the first thing the eyes see when entering the home. If the home’s foyer is a cluttered, chaotic mess with shoes, coats and junk mail strewn about, it will incite agitation instead of calming relaxation.
Start the calming home décor in the foyer by removing clutter. Provide a designated space for items that must remain in the foyer, such as a small table for incoming/outgoing mail and book bags. Place a decorative coat rack in the foyer so coats, scarves and the like can have a suitable landing place.
Paint the foyer a warm, calming color. Hang a piece of art work or mirror on the wall and place a potted plant on the foyer table. Any home décor items that make you smile instead of frown when you enter the front door will have a calming effect.
Calming Home Décor for Living Room
Arrange furniture in the living room around a central table to invoke feelings of family connectedness. In life outside the home we often feel disconnected, invoking the feeling of connectedness within the living room calms and soothes.
A fireplace in the living room adds warm calmness to the room. If the home does not have a fireplace, candles will provide calming warmth to the living room.
The modern trend in home décor is furnishings with clean, straight lines. However, curved lines make a room feel calmer and more inviting. Calm the living room down by accessorizing with home décor items that have curved lines.
Calming Home Décor for Bedroom
The wall paint color and color of bedroom accessories determines the mood of the room. Cool, bright colors like blues or greens are refreshing, but not calming. Warm wall paint colors like beige, burgundy or soft pink are calming. When repainting the bedroom is not an option, add new bedcovers, pillows and accessories in warm, calming colors.
Hide the TV and/or exercise equipment that are often found in the bedroom, neither of which adds to the feeling of calmness. Hide the TV behind the closed doors of an armoire and place a decorative screen in front of the exercise equipment.