5 Things You Can Do to Create a Healthy, Relaxing Atmosphere at Home

After a long day at the office, it’s nice to come home and experience a relaxing atmosphere. It helps to release the tension and stress away from the day. Home should be a safe haven for rest, rejuvenation, and peace. If you’re having a difficult time creating a healthy, blissful atmosphere at home, having a few tips at your disposal is always helpful.

Keep a Clean Home

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Image via VKV Visuals

When the home is clean, it is one less thing to worry about on the to-do list. Additionally, when a home is messy, it’s visually stressful. Many women admit to having difficulty cooking in a dirty kitchen. The mind is pretty similar. It is harder to relax in an environment that’s messy. No one likes to see or come home to a dirty mess. Routinely, take out the trash. Vacuum or sweep the floors. Clean dishes and put them away. Clean countertops, mirrors, side tables, and coffee tables regularly. Yes, it is daunting to tackle all of these tasks at once. The best way to manage a clean home is by doing a little bit at a time on a daily basis. Assign different tasks for various days. This will help the load stay light and keep the home clean.

Light Candles

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Image via StyleCaster

There’s something about a beautifully scented candle that adds lovely elements of elegance and sophistication to a room. Sweet and subtle fragrances are always nice to experience in a room. Choose fragrances with vanilla, citrus, or lavender tones to help unwind. Just don’t forget to blow out the candle after three or four hours and don’t leave it unattended or before falling asleep.

Take a Dip in the Hot Tub

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Image via Adelto

The hot tub is a wonderful place to relax and recharge. There’s something very healing and therapeutic that comes through the power of allowing hot water to relax the body. Professionals, like those at Rocky Mountain Hot Tub Co., know how relaxing a spa can be after a hard day.  After work, get a plush robe, a good book, a cool drink, and head out to the hot tub on the back patio. Experience the joys of peace and quiet along with the vibration of the jets and the enjoyable bubbles. It’s an excellent way to experience thorough pampering. It’s a great act of self-care and creates a fully-relaxing experience.

Keep Air Circulating

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Image via Ferm Living

When the air is dank and musty, it’s an unhealthy environment to breathe in. In order to keep the air clean and free of toxins, regularly open the windows for 15 minutes a day. In addition to opening the windows, start growing indoor plants. Certain plants such as spider plants and peace lilies are excellent because they’re known to reduce stress, reduce fatigue, and improve overall health. They release water into the air and they’re also known to be helpful for sharpening a person’s ability to focus.

Incorporate Comfortable Pillows and Linens

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Image via Arts & Classy

Soft pillows and linens are perfectly suitable for anyone who really longs for an inviting atmosphere at home. White linens are especially easy on the eye. For those who are challenged in the area of home decor, white linens are a safe bet. Start with the white linens and white plush pillows. As time goes on, it’s nice to add accent colors like browns, blues, and grays for a relaxing ambiance. For deepening the levels of relaxation, add a sprig of lavender on top of the pillowcase. Lavender has a very calming effect on people. When it’s time to go to sleep, simply place the lavender underneath the pillow. The oils will gently seep into the fabric and enhance the quality of relaxation you experience.

There are many more tips anyone can try to increase the comfort level in a home. However, these five tips are excellent to begin incorporating as they will make a dramatic difference in the relaxation you experience at home, immediately.

Author Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on twitter: @RachelleWilber