• Curtis Fisher

Making Your Home Your Favorite Place To Be



Your home should be your favorite place in the world to be. It should be a place where you can get a sense of peace, happiness, and relaxation. It’s your safe space, your comfort place, your “ahhhhhh” place. Home can also be a sanctuary for your children who need a break from school, organized activities, or just the exhausting exercise of being a child in today’s environment.


Relaxing Your Living Space


The first step to making your home more relaxing may be reducing clutter. Sometimes clutter becomes “white noise.” We are so used to it being there we don’t notice it anymore~but our subconscious does. Tossing, organizing, or recycling the clutter that may have accumulated can reduce stress levels by a significant amount.


Paint your walls a calming color and choose light-colored furniture when possible. Love to Know says, “Pairing a relaxing neutral with a muted blue, green, or lavender creates a simple color scheme that's easy to translate into home decor.”


Lighting plays a huge role in affecting how we feel and our mood at any given time. That’s why when we hear phrases like “romantic lighting,” or “harsh lighting,” we instantly know what those look like. Allow as much natural light as you can into your rooms. Artificial light can be calming as well as functional. Pendant lights can be ideal if you have high ceilings as they can bring the light down to a more effective height. Pendant lighting can also be used for targeted lighting in small spaces like a kitchen island or dining table. There is a huge variety of pendant lighting available, so research the styles, shapes, finishes, and materials before purchasing.


Music is famous for creating mood and atmosphere too. Investing in high-quality speakers means being able to enjoy your favorite music the way it was meant to be. How you place the speakers in your home matters a great deal. Cambridge Audio suggests using an equilateral triangle as your basis for listening in order to provide the ideal listening position. If you and the speakers are all the same distance from each other, it creates a starting point for where you want to be.


Plants are one of the best ways to make your home more relaxing, as they not only provide aesthetic value but also bring nutrients and oxygen into your home. They also naturally absorb carbon dioxide, which makes the air inside the home feel cleaner and fresher. Gardening etc suggests bringing in plants like English Ivy, snake plants, ferns, aloe, and ponytail palms.


Relaxing Your Home Office


The benefits of working from home are immeasurable. Many people find that they can work more efficiently in the comfort of their own homes. It's also easier to focus on family life when you're not constantly on the go commuting from one location to another. This is why work-from-home is a benefit so many people are looking for when job searching now.


Like your living space, the first thing you’ll want to do to create a more relaxing workspace is to remove clutter. Create a storage system for digital and paper records. Digitize as much as you can to store in the cloud, and for physical paperwork, invest in a stylish yet functional file cabinet.


And again, just like your living space, lighting is crucial for both producing calm and aiding performance and productivity. Technolamp offers lighting that has a long lifetime, excellent color reproduction & high light output. Their lighting is high quality, reliable, has low power consumption, and is energy saving.


Having an ergonomically designed desk chair is essential for both your day-to-day comfort and your long-term wellbeing. It should have a lumbar adjustment for a proper fit to support the inward curve of the lower back. And the backrest of an ergonomic office chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide.


It’s possible and desirable to make your home the most calming, relaxing, and productive place to be with just a little bit of thought and effort. And as German poet Goethe wrote, “He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”


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Curtis Fisher

tradesbright.org

curtis@tradesbright.org