Redecorating for a Calmer Home Environment

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    Redecorating for a Calmer Home Environment

    One of the most interesting parts about life is that of how generally, one seems to go through the same transitional phases in life as those of their peers, at roughly the same time. While this is generally a positive thing since it pretty much ensures you know where you should roughly be along the development trajectory of your life, if you’re not careful it can make for a major source for feeling unworthy and at times even feeling like a total failure.

    We’re going to keep things positive however and zone-in on a scenario in which this is nothing but a positive thing, such as how you might get a better feeling of the workday stress melting away when you visit one of your friends’ houses instead of hanging out at your own. This is nothing more than an indication of your friend’s mastery of their domestic environment decoration efforts and guess what? If they can do it, so can you…

    Whenever you step into your home environment – the environment in which you take refuge and likely spend most of your time, you want the default feeling to be one of relaxation and calmness. It’s important to be able to get away from any stimuli or any environment which induces some restlessness in you, and if your escape cannot be your own home, then where on earth are you going to escape to? You cannot go and hangout at your friend’s house forever…

    So how to do you redecorate to create a calmer domestic environment in your very own home?

    Natural colours

    Okay, so since the colour spectrum along with the most colourful of Mother Nature’s display rightfully suggest that all the colours in existence are natural colours, what I mean by selecting natural colours for a calmer home environment is a selection of Mother Nature’s own array of calming colours. Think about something like the beach setting – is there anything which induces more of a calming effect than the light and neutral colours of the beach sand, a little of the green of the palm trees and whole lot of the blue of the azure waters which go on for as far as the eye can see?

    Use these colours for your interiors – paint the walls a nice and light blue or a little bit of a sandy white if you want to go white.

    The natural colours should perhaps extend to other interior design elements such as your curtains, drapes and even your upholstery. Reduce clutter as much as you can. I know it can be quite the task actually getting it right by way of the look and feel of the actual space you seek to create, but that’s what the expertise of the likes of Janovic are for.

    Specialist experts such as these have been in the game for so long that you could really just walk in and relay to them your brief of simply seeking to create a calmer, more relaxing home environment with your redecorations.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.