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9 Ways to Make Your Home More Relaxing

Your home is your sanctuary, but does it feel like one? If your home doesn’t help you relax, there are some ways you can make it feel more peaceful.From quick changes you can make today to updates made gradually over time, here are several ways to make your home more relaxing.

How to Make Your Home More Peaceful

1. Turn Off The TV

TV can be great if you want to relax, but sometimes it’s just “noise.” If you find yourself mindlessly watching TV, or maybe watching the news a little too much, try turning it off. Instead, turn on some music or white noise. Classical music is the go-to choice for many when they want relaxing music, but you should choose what relaxes you.

2. Let Some Fresh Air In

If the weather is nice, why not open up the windows and let in some fresh air? Fresh air can help eliminate odors in your home, increase the amount of oxygen, and reduce the amount of humidity. All of these contribute to a comfortable, relaxing environment. As a bonus, you’ll get lots of natural light, which has proven to be a mood booster!

Window World offers a variety of window styles that are easy to open so you can enjoy fresh air and ventilation whenever you want.

3. Declutter

In addition to looking messy, clutter can seriously stress you out. If it has been a while since you’ve cleaned out your closet, gone through your child’s toys, or decluttered your kitchen cabinets, now is the time. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to organizing your home like a pro.

4. Lighting

The lighting in your home contributes to the feeling, probably more than you realize. A dark home feels gloomy, but lots of artificial lighting isn’t exactly relaxing. Opt for as much natural light as possible and warm lighting to fill in the gaps, especially in places that are supposed to be extra relaxing, like the bedroom and living room. Candles, lamps, and string lights create an especially relaxing atmosphere.

If you’d like to add more natural light to your space, we offer several window options with extended glass space. Bay & bow windows provide the most glass space, but sliding windows and our classic double hung also provide ample natural light!

Vinyl Bay Window

5. Add Houseplants or Fresh Flowers

There’s a reason so many people want to spend time in nature when they’re stressed: there’s something peaceful about being surrounded by greenery. While houseplants can’t fully replace being outdoors, they can certainly make your space feel more relaxing. As a bonus, houseplants can eliminate toxins from the air and help renew the oxygen in your home.

Before choosing houseplants, make sure you’re able to properly care for them. Purchasing plants that are difficult to care for can lead to more stress! If you don’t have a green thumb, succulents and spider plants are popular easy care options. (And if you’re really concerned about taking care of houseplants, just opt for fresh flowers every week!) A garden window makes it easy to bring your favorite plants inside by creating a mini-greenhouse right in your home.

Window World Garden Window

6. Aromatherapy

Did you know that the olfactory nerve, which manages our sense of smell, is directly tied to the part of the brain that monitors emotion? Scent has a big impact on our mood. Lavender, vanilla, and jasmine are all popular scents for relaxation, but the key is choosing a scent that you like.

Candles are an extra relaxing way to bring scent into your home, but essential oil diffusers, air fresheners, and reed diffusers are also great options!

7. Paint

If you’d like to do something more substantial, painting is a great way to make your space feel more relaxing! Dark walls can make your space feel smaller and more enclosed, so if you have dark walls, make it a point to repaint them.

Light colors, especially pale blues, grays, and greens, tend to be relaxing. Like we mentioned, you’ll want to avoid dark colors. Busy patterns, whether painted on or in wallpaper, are also something to avoid.

8. Choose Decor You Truly Love

Surrounding yourself with things you like is a surefire way to make your environment more relaxing. Get rid of decorations you’re not in love with or have been holding on to for no real reason. You can replace these items with pieces you love, or you might find you don’t need to replace those items at all! Remember, clutter doesn’t contribute to a relaxing environment.

9. Designate a “Tech-Free” Area

More and more home designers are recommending that you dedicate parts of your home to different activities: a movie area (example: living room), an eating area (example: dining room), and so on. One of the most important spaces is a tech-free area. Choose a place in your home where phones, laptops, tablets, and TVs are not allowed. This space will be for relaxing with a good book, meditating, or just taking a break from technology to clear your mind.

Mother and son reading book in front of bay window

Make Your Next Home Improvement Project Stress-Free

We know how stressful updating your home can be. Our windows are designed to be as stress-free as possible. With easy operation, a lifetime warranty, and professional installation, all you have to do is enjoy your upgraded home! We also take the stress out of exterior home renovations with replacement siding, and roofing. Schedule your consultation to learn more and discover our range of products!

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