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Simple Steps to a Relaxing Home Ambience

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Simple Steps to a Relaxing Home Ambience

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When people talk about ambience they are often talking about a restaurant, bar or theatre. However what more important space is there, other than our homes, when trying to achieve the ideal ambience. The ambience of a room can have a huge effect on our moods so creating the best ambience in our homes is important in order for us to be able to relax, unwind and get the most out of our living spaces.

Here are a few simple steps to creating a relaxing and peaceful ambience in your home.

Plants

Dotting plants around your home can literally breathe new life into your living space. The colours are fresh and inviting and can turn an empty corner into a calming little natural oasis.

Candles

There is nothing more relaxing than watching a candle flickering away. They also add a chic and sophisticated scent to your home and of course provide stylish decoration. Relax with a range of scented candles and let the stresses of your day float away.

Lighting

Lamps, lamps and more lamps. Overhead lighting can at times be too intense and doesn’t create the soft ambience we sometimes need after a long day. Lamps offer a much more enticing and calm ambience around your home, particularly in the living room and bedroom.

Textiles & Texture

Textiles and textures can completely transform your home. If you feel like your space is too bland or lacking a certain something why not add a few bold colours to rev up the space a notch. Or perhaps you are looking to calm down a ‘noisy’ space in which case introducing some neutral, soothing colours can be just what you need to feel more at peace in that particular room.

De-clutter

This is a biggie and a toughie. When hard up on space it can be a never ending challenge to find space for everything. In an ideal world we would all have ample storage space where would could simply tuck everything away and forget about it. With little childrens around the challenge increases tenfold.

By having a solid spring clean, annually, we can get rid of the things that we don’t need in order to create more space for ourselves. By investing in children’s toy boxes to keep their toys neatly packed away and pretty baskets and storage units for our own nick nicks we can quickly eradicate the stress of being surrounded by clutter and chaos.

Music

We all know music has the ability to change our mood and this is also true when it comes to our homes. The music we listen to can also rapidly change the mood of our homes. Listening to relaxing music can instantly calm a space and bring zen into our homes.

Placement

It’s not only important what we have in our homes, but also where we put our things. Placement is key in creating good home zen and making the most out of the space we have. Just moving a chair out of the corridor and into a corner, or moving the books from the side of your bed and onto a bookshelf can make little differences in making your home seem much more organised, calm and relaxing.

Creating a relaxing home ambience is all in the detail. It doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg or require a total redecoration. Just look at how you can alter a little detail here and there and the bigger picture will just fall into place.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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