5 Features to Achieve a Peaceful Home

By Mia Morales

December 28, 2018   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Your home should be a serene and peaceful place, but getting to that point is often easier said than done. Turning your home into a haven of peace and comfort takes some work, but it can also work wonders for your mental health. Fortunately, there are a few relatively easy relaxing home decorating ideas you can try.

Check them out below:

Plenty of Plants

Bringing a few plants into your home can lead to massive mental benefits. Researchers have found a variety of positive effects that come from being near plants. In particular, researchers have found that people who spend time near plants are happier and calmer than those who do not have any links to a natural environment. Invest in your mental health by getting plants for your home.

Plants can also help to prevent some respiratory health problems, which can lead to stress and discomfort. One research project by NASA found that many plants act as natural air filters.

Air pollution is common in the modern world, especially in urban areas. It can aggravate asthma and many other breathing problems. Plants can help to counter that problem, especially within small, contained areas such as houses.

Natural Sunlight

Every home should have windows that let natural sunlight inside. Light from the sun has been found to boost mood, improve health by producing vitamin D, and even enhance cognition in people who suffer from depression.

Artificial lighting cannot serve as a substitute for natural light. This can lead to problems for people who can’t get outside.

When possible, try to save the artificial lights for after the sun goes down. Make sure that you use natural light as long as it’s available.

Noise Control

Noise pollution is another major problem in the modern world. At the most basic level, it can disrupt your concentration and cause irritation. In extreme cases, excessive noise can lead to hearing loss.

You can fight against noise by building thick, insulated walls, but that isn’t an option for some existing homes. In those cases, you can reduce the problem by planting trees and other greenery near the home. You can also try installing a green wall either on the outside or the interior of the building.

A Good Warranty

People often spend an excessive amount of time worrying about damage to their home or to their expensive appliances. That can lead to unhealthy stress, but it’s also a fairly easy problem to prevent. A good home warranty will make sure that you don’t suffer a serious setback in the event that your home suffers from damage.

Appropriate Colors

The color of your home can have a major impact on your mood. Researchers have studied color psychology in detail and found that spending long periods of time in environments of a certain color can lead to emotional changes.

In general, it’s best to go with light, natural colors for a home. Cooler colors, such as blue and green, are the best choices for rooms where you intend to relax. Warmer colors are more appropriate for rooms where you need to be active, such as a living or dining room.

Try to take your own color associations into account when painting a home. For example, if you have fond memories of a blue kitchen from your childhood, consider painting your own kitchen in a similar shade. It will bring those happy memories back to life, allowing you to feel more at ease in your own home.

Mia Morales

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