Your home should be the place where you can always relax. It should be a sanctuary of peace and an oasis of calm. You should not be troubled by anything when you are at home. Sadly, for many of us, the home is as stressful as the workplace; there are just so many things to do, and the property isn’t exactly up to five-star hotel standards, so we find it hard to unwind. Fortunately, there are so many simple things we can all do to make our homes more relaxing.

Here are some tips for transforming your home into an oasis of tranquillity:

Make Use of Every Room

Every room in your home, no matter how small is important. You should take as much effort decorating the tiny guest room as you do your living room or kitchen. When every part of your home looks and feels good, you can relax because you’re not worrying about that half-painted junk filled room down the hall.

Paint in Pastels

Pastel colors tend to be the most soothing, so if you are decorating your home, try to choose pale shades of yellow, pink, blue, green, white or beige to ensure that you are able to relax after a long day at work.


If there’s one thing you can be sure will stop you from relaxing at home it’s clutter. Having clothes strewn all over the bedroom, a sink full of dishes and more keepsakes than you could hope to dust in a whole week just adds unneeded stress and pressure on you, so why not declutter and get rid of the excess? It’ll be easier to keep on top of your chores and your home won’t be so busy that you just can’t relax.

Buy an Orangery

If you buy an orangery or conservatory, you can build a dedicated relaxation space, where you can sit back, relax and feel the sun on your face away from the hubbub of the rest of the home. Orangeries let you watch the comings and goings on of nature and the elements in your garden, making for a truly relaxing space where you can read, listen to music or just watch the world go by as you listen to the rain hitting the glass or the wind howling through the trees. They’re also great for letting more light into the home.

Pick Up Plants

Next time you’re near your local garden centre pop in and pick up a few plants. Plants are great to look at, help to create a relaxing environment, and they can clean the air in your home if you choose wisely. What’s more, they are a great way to add colour and vibrancy to your home. Quite simply, plants are something that no calm space should be without.

Create a Relaxation Room

If you have space, you could create your own relaxation room, complete with aromatherapy oils, scented candles, a foot spa and anything else you need to get comfortable. After all, you should not have to spend a fortune on a spa break to get the peace and quiet you deserve!

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