Be it the living room, bed room or even a TV lounge, every house needs its homely ambience. Read on if you are looking for a few ideas to add some tranquillity to your living space.
A Reason To Go Barefoot All the Time
Soft, plushy rugs are a great trick to create a calming environment in a room. Although most of us don’t know, apart from the bank-breaking massages and treatments, the soft fabrics that you step on in a spa also create a calming effect in your mind. Even though the rest of your living space is covered with carpet, investing in a rug at least for a smaller portion of the room, especially around the seating area is definitely encouraged due to its ability to add a homely and cosy feeling to the room.
Add A Few Cosy Corners
Bring in a few comfortable seating options for the family members. You can add a few pieces of furniture such as a rocking chair by a window, bean bags for children and a few comfortable chairs for everyone to come together and spend some family time.
Add a Signature Scent
Light up a scented candle in the room. If you wish you can stick to different fragrances to each room so that the distinctive smells can remind of the good times. Make sure the smell is not overpowering that the guests in the room might want to leave but is familiar enough to comfort them. A signature scent like basil, grapefruit or even cedar wood might evoke the homely ambience in a room that your family would cherish.
A Well-Lit Place Is a Happy Place
There is nothing better than having gigantic windows and skylights to draw natural light into the room. Resort to a few extra lamps and an overhead lighting set to a dimmer switch to cosy up the evenings. This will not only give a reason for anyone to hang out in the comfortable surroundings of the room but it will also give the guests a chance to admire the interiors of the room.
Pick Up A Brush And Paint Away!
While the soft undertones of blues continue to be one of the most “peaceful” of colours, you can get creative with colours and find your own tranquil shade. If you are not sure about which colour to go with, try out a colour test on your walls. You can even kick it up a notch and add a few patterns to the walls or alternate in between colours instead of sticking to one shade for all the walls.
Start Moving the Furniture
Start out with the biggest piece of furniture in the room; be it a bed, couch or chair. It is where the gaze of anyone entering the room shall rest. Let a few other pieces such as a side table, a cosy chair or two, wall art or lamps accompany the eye-catcher. Get creative and practical and remember to draw the line between serenity and boredom.