Thursday, July 16, 2015

 Most of us are pretty busy; just about everyday. Some like it that way. Being busy is almost a status symbol, as it shows you're important and productive. We spend most of our times out of our homes, and it will be very frustrating coming home to a disorganized home to relax, right? Well, there are a few steps we can take to make our homes more harmonious and peaceful to return to at the end of a busy day.

  • Create a great focal point                                                           This should be something unique that will draw anyone that steps into the home. Have you ever entered a room and did not notice anything? If this is the case, then the room lacked a decent focal point. Basically, a focal point will draw people's attention and impress them with the decor of the room. It can also create a certain mood or theme that defines the emotional impact the room is intended to create.

  • Get Organized!                                                                      The importance of having an organized home cannot be overemphasized. Remove clutter and create space. Most often, it is frustrating to arrange a home all at once, but you can take it a step at a time. Each night before going to bed, you can put stuff back in place, take out trash and unwanted stuff, clean plates and pots and counter tops, put clothes you were trying out before you went to work back in the closet or in your laundry. Organizational skills can be learned. With time, you become a pro and faster at putting things in place. Getting organized helps you to take control of your space, time and life. It will allow you to become more focused, relaxed and productive.
  • Good Lighting                                                                       The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room. Good lighting enhances the mood and desirability of spaces. It also contributes to people's sense of well-being. A lot of people leave out the importance of lighting and focus on furniture and other things. Natural lighting is very important, so opt for homes with large windows and natural lighting. For homes with with small windows, play with mirrors. Place mirrors on walls opposite windows to reflect daylight and create a brighter home.                                                                                                       
  • Use Soothing Hues                                                                      Color is a wonderful tool you can employ to create a stress-free and peaceful home. For a relaxing atmosphere, go with tranquil blues, greens and grays. Whites and beiges also well stick with natural tones. Keep bright and jarring colors out of furniture and fabrics in areas you wish to keep calm. Bright colors create an energizing effect, and our goal is to create the opposite effect.
  •  Bring the outdoors in                                                                  Whatever your style, flowers and plants are the perfect way to add beauty and warmth to your home. The calming influence of natural environments is conducive to positive work environments by increasing one's ability to concentrate and relax.

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