Hello, and welcome back to the Cutting Edge Innovative blog. In an effort to elevate the luxury of and joy you get from your home, we’re back with some awesome content. However, we’re changing it up a bit today! We’ll be providing you with some information and tips that you integrate into your Miami home!
The topic we’re covering today is relaxation in the home, and more specifically some steps you can take to make your home more relaxing. After all, your home is your palace, and it should be a place where you feel relaxed, safe, and comfortable. All of us, no matter who you are, live hectic, busy, stressful lives, and we deserve to have a place where we can all take a load off.
Fortunately, there are plenty of different things you can do and changes you can make that will improve the overall atmosphere of your home and make it an enjoyable oasis. Keep reading to learn some engaging and easy ways you can make your home a place to kick back, relax, and recharge.
Take Care Of Clutter
One of the most effective ways to transform your home into a relaxing, enjoyable environment is to address any clutter that’s accumulated throughout your house. Whether you have a pile of laundry that is turning into a mountain, or toys, books, and other belongings are strewn around your living room, that clutter is contributing to your stress — whether you realize it or not.
For one, when clutter is present, you know you should clean it up. It lingers in your mind, and it gets added to the ever-growing list of things that you need to do. When you look at the clutter, it tenses you up, and it stresses you out! So when you take care of the clutter, you’ll have one less chore crossed off your list, and you’ll be able to take a deep, relieved breath when you see your home is clean, open, and beautiful.
Embrace Positive Feelings And Memories
Your house should feel like a home, and a sure-fire way to do that is to surround yourself with great memories that bring you joy and solace. Perhaps you’ve constructed a stylish photo wall where you can see photos from favorite events, loved ones, pets, and more! Maybe it’s devoting a special shelf or table that displays some sentimental trinkets. Whatever it is, just be sure to create an element in your home where you can go, take a deep breath, and revisit those times you’d never like to forget.
If you’re spiritual or religious, this could also include creating a shrine or a special place where you can bask in those feelings and that mindset you appreciate from your religious or spiritual practices.
Create Technology Specific Areas
Technology is practically ubiquitous in 2020. From refrigerators with TVs in them to smart watches, we practically have screens everywhere! And while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s important that you designate places in your home for technology. Set up a computer or media room where you intentionally go to watch television, check in on social media, or play video games.
This will do a few things for the overall tranquility of your home. For one, designating a specific place for your technology will free up other areas in your home. This will make for a more peaceful environment because you won’t need to worry about just flipping on the TV when you walk in the door after work and you won’t get distracted by your computer or any other technology. You can focus on taking a moment of quiet reflection before intentionally using your technology area to watch a movie or whatever else you may want to do!
A Composed Kitchen
Another way to make your home more relaxing is to take time organizing and standardizing your kitchen. For one, you can take the time to make the colors of your kitchen wares consistent. While this may seem silly, but by making the colors of your kitchen wares consistent, it can actually make the space feel more open and less overwhelming.
If your kitchen has become unorganized or messy, take some time to take inventory of what you have in your kitchen. This can be a great opportunity to de-clutter the space, and you’ll also be able to see what tools or gadgets you’re missing!
Beyond this, consider the functionality of your kitchen’s design. Take a mental note as to whether or not the layout of the space is something that adds to your stress or makes maneuvering about your kitchen less stressful. If your kitchen’s design is less-than-optimal, consider a luxury kitchen remodel from the best home improvement company in Miami, Cutting Edge Innovative.
We can help remodel your space in a way that relaxes you and brings you joy from its simplicity, ease of use, and elegance.
Brighten Your Home Up Visually And Aromatically.
An awesome way to brighten up any room and increase the overall relaxing elements of a space is to add features that brighten up the visual and aromatic atmosphere of the space. For one, you can simply pick up some flowers that you love and arrange them in your favorite rooms. This will add a gorgeous, peaceful visual while also contributing the incredible smells of fresh-cut flowers.
You can also consider investing in a quality aromatic diffuser or even some high-quality candles. Anything that will send some soothing scents into the air will do the job.
Revamp Your Furniture Selection
Similar to how we discussed creating a consistent visual when it comes to your kitchen wares, you want to ensure that your home’s furniture is conducive with positive, calm energy in order to create an overall more relaxing atmosphere.
We’d recommend ensuring that your furniture works with the interior design of your home, without being too loud or crazy. For some, that may be the desired aesthetic, but for most crazy, clashing patterns existing between multiple pieces of furniture can cause stress because the busy visuals are over-stimulating the brain.
Neutral, natural colors are a great way to go when it comes to furniture. They look sleek, luxurious, and clean while complementing the other aspects of the room that they’re in. What’s more, by investing in new furniture, you can add a new layer of excitement and joy to your home. Choose pieces that speak to you, and pieces that make you feel comfortable, cozy, and at peace!
Choose Calming Colors
It’s truly amazing how great of an effect color can have on any given space. Certain colors evoke certain moods and emotions, and by choosing the right colors, you can cultivate a space that’s relaxing, peaceful, and overwhelmingly pleasant. In terms of color, we’re talking about your walls to the items you use to fill your home. This isn’t to say that if you “don’t” have the right color, you need to donate all your worldly possessions and replace them with a different color.
Instead, we suggest considering where you can most practically add or change colors to improve the atmosphere of your home. This could mean painting the living room that came in a jarring red, or it could be changing the accent pieces you use to decorate your living room.
No matter which way you cut it, you’ll want to use the colors grey, green, blue, beige, and our favorite, white! These are colors that help contribute to a relaxing atmosphere and are all great choices when reworking the color design of your home. We love white because not only does it contribute to a relaxing home, but it’s also extremely luxurious — especially in Miami. White gives off an air of modern, tranquil luxury. Not to mention the fact that it so wonderfully accentuates the incredible blues of the ocean views we’re so lucky to have in this gorgeous city.
Take The Time To Make Your Bedroom The Perfect Space
While all spaces in your home are important and deserve attention, this is especially the case for your bedroom. This is where you sleep, this is where you go to spend some time alone and enjoy your pastimes, or to simply catch your breath and relax. Because of this, it’s vital that the space supports relaxation and induces feelings of tranquility and peace.
You want to enjoy spending time in your room, and here are a few ways that you can do just that.
Sleep is important. We all know this, and we all don’t sleep enough. We’re busy, we’re stressed, and sometimes our thoughts keep us up at night. Chances are, though, that you’ll fall right asleep with some luxurious, irresistible high thread count sheets. Your bed will be so comfortable that you’ll never want to leave! However, if your mattress isn’t doing it for you any more, upgrade that too! Again, sleep and relaxation go hand-in-hand. If you’re not well rested, that’s going to contribute to stress, frustration, and all those other things that are antithetical to relaxation
If the space in your room allows, consider setting up what is essentially a personal living room. Again, you likely spend a considerable amount of time in your bedroom, so it should be a place that you want to be. Get a comfortable couch or chair, a coffee table, and set yourself up for your passions. Whether it’s writing, reading, games — whatever you love to do to unwind, designate a space for that in your bedroom.
Invest In Your Furniture
Finally, up the relaxation factor of your bedroom by investing in real, high-quality furniture that serves a purpose. Getting a gorgeous bookshelf will not only give you a place to store your books and other belongings, but it will bring a smile each time you observe its craftsmanship. Essentially, quality furniture will make the space more visually appealing, while also providing storage and organization solutions that help you avoid clutter and other stressors.
Final Thoughts, How To Get Started
There are so many things that you can do to make your home more relaxing which, to us, is a great thing. It’s almost as though the possibilities are endless, and you can tailor your home’s environment to your needs and preferences. Just remember to take some time with each room of your home. Ask yourself:
- Do I enjoy being in this room?
- What is stressful about this room?
- What would I like to see in this room?
- Could this room be de-cluttered?
- Is there a better way to store what’s in here?
These questions will help contextualize what work you can do on a given room. In addition, we highly recommend making a schedule for the relaxification of your home and simply forcing yourself to get started. Okay, maybe it won’t be easy, but the best way to get this done it to make yourself start on one aspect of the project. Once you get one section done, you’ll notice the results and get the urge to overhaul your whole home.
However, we have to make the note — if you’re finding that the layout or design of your home is causing you stress, is outdated, or just isn’t conducive with your current style, contact Cutting Edge Innovative today. We’re the people you want on your project when you’re undergoing a home remodel in Miami.
Our company has the experts and the systems that allow us to provide Miami with the most luxurious, most functional building in the world. In fact, we’ve branded the services we provide as “luxury home improvement” because we always approach projects with a luxury-oriented mindset. So the next time you need a remodeling company in Miami, look no further than the remodeling experts at Cutting Edge Innovative — contact us today!