Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 Super Ways to Create Relaxing Spaces in Your Home

How perfect is this post after I just talked about how crazy life is right now. I would LOVE a spa like place in my house to just relax at the end of the day. How about you!?


With so much going on at home and work, it can be hard to find time to relax and by the end of the week you can end up feeling less than 100% your best!

So how can you make the most of your living spaces, in order to turn them from stress zones to stress-free zones?

Here, we list the ten top ways you can start making productive changes to your home. Before you know it, you will be feeling completely calm and at ease, no matter what life may throw at you!

1.      De-clutter: This is a completely free way to create some much-needed space in your home. Have an early spring clean and you’ll find your home feels bigger and brighter as a result.

2.      If you’re on a budget, buy a few scented candles, some plug-in air-fresheners and dried flowers or potpourri. Place them strategically around your living spaces and watch the magic unfold. You’ll be surprised at how much calmer you feel – there’s nothing like a lovely-smelling home.

3.      Yes, it’s cheesy, but what can beat the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you’re sitting in a room lit only by fairy lights? If this sounds too much, then go for some super cool LED strip lights instead.

4.      Head down to the thrift store and invest in some bright new cushions and throws for the den. It will make the room feel more welcoming in an instant.

5.      If you’re feeling brave, how about buying an aquarium? Watching multicolored fish glide to and fro will instantly calm you down. Plus, the kids will love it!

6.      Get outside in the fresh air and have a good tidy up in the garden. Why not put up some bird boxes and bird feeders – it’s so uplifting to watch nature close at hand and the children can learn so much at the same time.

7.      Plan ahead and buy some jazzy new patio furniture now while the discounts still apply. This summer your cookouts will be the talk of the neighborhood!

8.      If you’re feeling swish, how about giving your living room some TLC by buying a plush, comfy new sofa set: everyone will love it!

9.      2014 may well be the year in which you plan to do major renovations – if so may we suggest you consider upgrading your bathroom? Creating a spa-like atmosphere means you have your own little haven to retreat to at the end of a long day.

10.  You want to go all out? Why not buy a hot tub or spa – your evenings will never be the same again! This shop provides all the accessories you might need.

Having time to chill out with your loved ones in a calm, clutter-free environment is just so essential. As busy parents, we have to be on our top form, whenever possible! So whether you simply have a tidy up, or you take on bigger renovation projects, 2014 is the year in which you make your house a relaxing home.