7 ways to create a calming space

homeinterioradvices july 2016Everyone loves to come home to a calming space that reduces the stress of a long hard day. To create a serene environment, here are a few simple yet affordable tips that will change your space in an instant.

Faux Fur – Faux fur is a great addition to any space as it gives the sense of luxury and comfort. Throw a faux fur blanket or rug in your space in neural or bold shades to bring sense of comfort to your space.

A Splash of Green – House plants are a great way to add a splash of green to your space. Apart from the fact that the plants relax and soothe the eyes they also purify the air.

Clean Surfaces – Creating less clutter on your bookshelves, countertops and desktops can create a sense of calm and serenity.

Cooling Colors – Add calming colours such as dark or soft grey, light blues and greens to create a soothing color palette.

Accessories – If you choose to add a few accessories make sure that they are a piece that draws attention, for example a colourful modern painting or light fixture.

Lighting – Look to changing your lights to soft warm white bulbs that are preferably on dimmers.

Mirrors – Add drama to an empty wall by placing an oversized mirror. This will make your room feel more spacious and increase light.