Friday, February 27, 2015

Affordable Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Home- Guest Post by Amelie William

I am thrilled to bring you this great article by very talented writer Amelie William.  She has some fantastic ideas that I know I will be using as I redecorate my home, and hopefully you will, too!


Affordable Decorating Ideas for a Relaxing Home

Your home is an obvious place for relaxation and to forget all about a hard day’s work. If you are considering visiting a spa for relaxation, consider transforming your abode into a calming space so you get to relax the spa style - right at your home. You sure can enhance the aesthetic feel of your home with these affordable home décor ideas and create a relaxing home.


1.     Declutter Space
The first and foremost tip is almost free. A clean and clear space goes a long way in relaxing your mind after a hard day’s work. You sure don’t like stepping into an unorganized home where you cannot walk freely without banging into something or the other. That obviously sounds stressful. Move unwanted and seldom-used things into storage or recycle to create a clutter-free space.

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2.     Personalize Your Space
A space to call your own should be surrounded with all the stuff that makes you happy and peps up your spirit. It could be family pictures on the wall or even your handicrafts and DIY projects stacked in your rack. A personalized space creates a relaxing home for sure. Pile up prized possessions and create a relaxing home that is very decorative as well.

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3.     Soothe Your Feet
Relaxation is not just a state of mind; physical comfort goes a long way in soothing your mind. Treat your feet to sheer comfort by adding authentic hand-woven rugs to your floor. With an array of beautiful whole sale rugs available online, you are sure to find amazing online deals on genuine hand-woven rugs; that not only add grandeur to your interiors but can increase the comfort of your home.

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4.     Plainspoken Furniture
It is natural for us to get carried away with fast-paced trend and we naturally end up choosing extremely fashionable furniture that is a feast to your eyes alone. Comfortable furniture is very important to create a warm ambience to your interiors; always choose furniture that is carefree and is a go-ahead-and-sit-with-your-feet-up kind of furniture in which you can relax without a worry.

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5.     Calming Wall Colours
Light-colored walls are associated with relaxing one’s mind; however colour choices are extremely personal and entirely depends on your colour preference. Choose a wall colour that makes you happy and relaxed. If a bright blue interior puts your mind at ease, don’t worry about the outlook of it as long as you find it relaxing.

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6.     Billowy Curtains
Whether you live near the beach or not, sheer white curtains are a sure way to bring about a calming effect to your home. The very sight of billowing curtains is a soothing sight to witness; to make the best out of this phenomenon, install sheer curtains to your doors and windows and bestow a carefree look for your home. A sheer drape also lets natural light come flooding into your home.

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7.     Fresh Breath of Air
Indoor plants are one of cheapest means of adding a soothing effect to your interiors. When placed indoors, plants not only provide fresh air to breathe, they also have a calming effect on your mind. A thick foliage in your home can transform your home into a spa of your choice.

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8.     Control Lighting
Bright lights have a revving effect on your mind just like when you are having a stressful time at a well-lit casino. Instead of lighting up the entire space with bright lights, consider lighting your space with soft lights since dim lights have a relaxing effect on your mind. Brightness-control lighting fixtures are a worthy investment for sure.

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9.     Soothing Chandelier
Chandeliers placed in certain places can have a very soothing effect on your mind. For example, besides placing real furniture and floor rug in your bathroom, add a meandering chandelier above your bathtub to create a sense of luxury that your mind and body can savor

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So I don't know about you guys, but just looking at these pictures makes me feel more relaxed! I cannot wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my own home!

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