The atmosphere of your home can either relax you, allowing your day to start off on the right foot, or send you into absolute chaos. Likewise, it can dictate the type of sleep you have at night. Your home is meant to be a space for you to unwind and it should be a space where you can enjoy absolute comfort. If you are looking at a few ways to transform your space into the ultimate comfort zone we have just the advice for you.
1. Add A Water Feature
One of the most peaceful and soothing sounds you can have is the sound of flowing water. Adding a water feature to your home not only adds a peaceful element to your space, but it adds a really classy touch. If you don’t like the idea of a water feature inside your home, the Soothing Company say that you could add an outdoor water feature as they add serenity to any setting. They require minimal upkeep and come in a variety of different styles to suit your aesthetic.
2. Play With Lighting
You wouldn’t think that something as simple as lighting could elevate your space quite the way it does. Having the correct – or even better – adjustable lighting can transform your home in quite a significant way. Color temperature can make a room feel welcoming, or uncomfortable. For example, soft warm light can set the mood for a wind down in the evening, while bright lights are perfect for waking up early in the morning as they simulate sunlight. If the lights you use in the evening are too bright, this will make it harder for you to fall asleep.
Likewise, if the lights you use in the morning are too dim, you will have difficulty waking up and starting your day. For this reason, we suggest you have area lighting that is adjustable with a dimmer switch, and lamps for spaces that require less light in the evening, so you don’t have to use overhead lighting, or a personal favorite, smart bulbs. Smart bulbs give you the best of everything as you can dim them, select the color temperature, and control everything from the palm of your hand using your smartphone.
3. Layer Rugs and Pillows
If you want to add warmth to any space, we highly recommend layering. Layer up things like rugs and pillows to make a space look cozy and more inviting to anyone coming into it. They add color and texture and rugs can make your cold floors feel soft and comfy to walk on. Adding texture is important as it makes a space look less flat.
4. Tidy Up Your Electronics
Cables and bulky appliances can make an area look cluttered, ill-considered, and tacky. They don’t really elevate a space or add to the comfort level that much. Make sure that unnecessary appliances are stowed away when they are not in use. Electronics such as TVs and other aesthetically pleasing or necessary appliances can’t always be stowed away. There are ways to neaten these up though. Visible cords can be tidied up with cord storage gadgets making the area look seamless and like plenty of thought went into it.
5. Furniture Placement
Have you ever walked into a room, and something was off? Maybe it was a skew painting, or you sat on the couch and it wasn’t angled quite right. The placement of things in your home is really important. When something is off it can seriously impede comfort. When you have pieces of furniture that don’t fit into your space or clash with one another, it can make a room look tiny, cluttered, and disorganized. Furniture placement should be functional, practical, and welcoming to any who enters. Play around with the layout. Move things around until they feel comfortable and optimize the layout. If it makes sense and looks good, it’ll feel good when you are in the space.
6. Consider the Temperature
The temperature can make even the humblest of spaces feel cozy, or absolutely unbearable. A room that is too hot or too cold will not be comfortable for anyone. Introducing temperature control into your home is a great way to keep things at a constant and comfortable temperature for everyone. You need to keep in mind, however, that what is comfortable to you, especially when it comes to heating in the winter, is not necessarily comfortable for everyone else. Do some research online to find out exactly what a comfortable indoor temperature is in warm and cold months, depending on where you are in the world. Turning your home into a freezer in summer and a furnace in winter doesn’t feel good for anyone.
7. Reduce Noise
Reducing the noise in your home as well as the noise that comes in from outside can create a very zen space. Switch off noisy items when they are not in use, and put off the sound on noisy devices. Use heavy light blocking as well as noise blocking curtains to keep things quiet and private in the evenings. If you still can’t totally get rid of the noise, consider adding soothing sounds with a white noise machine.
8. Play with Color
Certain colors complement certain spaces and can make you feel a certain way. There aren’t any strict rules for what you should use where, but you’ll need to consider what makes a room feel comfier and whether you like a lot of light, dark, or a mixture. According to color theory, certain colors elicit certain emotions, but these are more of a guideline than a strict rule. The most important rule is to add décor that compliments your color scheme rather than work against it. Too much going on creates chaos and makes the brain work overtime to take it all in.
9. Add Some Artwork
The right pieces of art and décor can set the tone for your space. Consider looking for calming prints online that you can frame. If you don’t like this idea then put up family photos or a painting you have picked up somewhere. It is about decorating with things that make you feel good and show your personality.
Making your space comfortable is really easy. You can go out of your way to really wow the space with things like paintings and exquisite water features, or simply by changing your curtains to keep the outside out.