How to create calm in your home
Our home is our sanctuary, a place where we relax, entertain, love and laugh and that’s why it’s important for it to be a peaceful and calming environment. There are many ways to achieve that vibe and one of the most effective is by transforming your décor with a soothing colour scheme. Proven to help you relax and create a calm space is by using the colour blue… and here are our suggestions on how to weave blue into your home and create a relaxation haven.
In the lounge
A calming vibe in your lounge is inviting for you and your guests. Bold blue colour schemes can be instantly calming, so royal blue is perfect for this. An impactful way to incorporate blue into your lounge is with a bold feature wall paired with complementing furniture in block colours and neutral accessories to balance the tones. If you like the idea of a blue feature wall but don’t want to commit to a full area, wall arches are becoming increasingly popular and work well to uniqueness to your space. There’s a fantastic guide on The Spruce to help you achieve this look at home.
In the bedroom
Soft textures and cosy fabrics are a great way to create a calm vibe in your bedroom, and what better way to amp up the R&R than by adding touches of blue to your space? Create the ultimate calming escape by opting for a luxurious deep blue bedframe, or if you prefer to keep things more neutral, a few subtle blue accessories will go a long way to injecting calm into your bedroom. Darker blue tones will help you achieve a zen vibe. For added relaxation, treat yourself to a blue weighted blanket that will help you drift off, plus doubles up as a throw for the end of your bed. Check out Calming Blankets for the perfect blanket to curl and relax with at night.
In the kitchen
In the kitchen, accents of blue will create a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for enjoying family meal times. Blue accessories work beautifully with neutral kitchen colour schemes and will give any space an elegant look and feel. Blue blinds, chairs and accessories will help brighten a space and give it a calming vibe, and to add a contemporary edge, varying shades of blue will help you achieve a modern monochromatic look. Think navy walls, pastel blue appliances and cerulean tableware. There are plenty of small businesses that create unique pieces to include in your home, check out Etsy for some blue inspiration.
In the bathroom
Creating a calm vibe in your bathroom will not only help you unwind at night but will set the tone for a relaxing day ahead by adding some zen to your morning routine. If you’re working with a neutral colour scheme, simply adding pops of blue in the form of hand towels, soap dispensers and candles can help you establish a soothing atmosphere in this space. Houseplants are also a wonderful way to give your bathroom a spa-like feel and bring a sense of calm. Add some trailing ivy or eucalyptus to your bathroom in sleek blue pots for the perfect zen touch.
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