Turn Your Home Into a Stress-Free Sanctuary

August 12, 2022

Rendering By Lauren Ashley Design LLC.

It’s been a stressful couple of years for everyone. So why not focus on creating a pleasant, calming and healthy environment in your home? Following are some tips on how to turn your home into a stress-free sanctuary.

Remodel Your Outdoor Space

This spring, consider transforming your home by creating a pleasant outdoor space. Maybe you want to install a porch swing or build an outdoor kitchen. Many options are available to upgrade your backyard. Some people prefer simple changes, such as adding potted plants or colorful lanterns. These minor changes can significantly impact how you feel when you spend time outside. A professional landscaper can make suggestions to help you give your outdoor space the uplift it needs.

Bring in More Natural Light

There are a few simple tricks you can use to bring more natural light into your home. Start by hanging mirrors opposite windows, which will reflect sunlight and brighten up the room. You can also try painting your walls and ceilings in light colors, as this will make the space feel more open and airy. In addition, invest in some sheer curtains or blinds for your windows. These will allow sunlight to filter through while still providing privacy.

Another way to bring in more light is to keep your windows clean and clear of any obstructions. Professional window cleaners can reach hard-to-reach windows and have the proper safety equipment. To find a reputable window cleaner near you, read ratings and reviews from past customers.

Create a Walk-In Pantry

One of the essential rooms in your home, your kitchen is where you prepare meals and your family gathers, so it’s helpful to be able to have an efficient way to organize all your food items and cooking implements. Consider building a walk-in pantry that permits organization with easy access.

If you plan on selling your residence soon, this upgrade to your kitchen is an excellent way to increase your home’s value. Take before-and-after photos of the changes for your home’s sales pages to show potential buyers the improvements. Additionally, keep the receipts to factor the renovation costs into your home’s sale price and cost basis.

Create a Meditation Room or Zen Den

A designated “zen den” may be just what you need for some peace and quiet after a long day of work or school. This is a space explicitly dedicated to quiet time and calming techniques. It optimally features calming colors, comfortable pillows and blankets, and no technological distractions. You can also enhance this space by adding some unique lighting options. You can transform an entire room into a zen den or use a corner of your family room or bedroom for this purpose.

Design a Home Office

Whether you work from home full-time or part-time, an office can be a great addition to your home and improve your productivity. Invest in an ergonomic chair with appropriate back support. A standup desk offers health benefits and can be adjusted to any height. Add a few personal decorations and some indoor plants as well.

Redo Your Bedroom

Your bedroom doesn’t need a complete redesign to become a cozy oasis. You can easily add personal touches to your current space, such as a new duvet cover or lavender-scented candles. If you simply need more restful sleep, replace your mattress with a more comfortable model, and consider adding a weighted comforter.

Clean Your Carpet

Cleaning your carpet is one of the best ways to ensure its longevity. Dust, bacteria, and other allergens can collect on your carpet leading to allergies or respiratory issues. Use a professional cleaning service every few months for the most effective results. Schedule an appointment at least three times per year if you have pets.

Boost Your Home’s Wellness

Regular carpet and window cleanings and upgrades to your home, such as adding a meditation room or home office, kitchen remodels, and backyard updates can improve your wellness and happiness at home.


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Brad Krause created Self Caring after years spent putting his own self-care on the back burner. Brad discovered his real calling-helping people implement self-care practices that improve their overall wellbeing. His website is intended to share his own knowledge and the many great resources he finds on his self-care journey.

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