There’s nothing we want more after a long day at work than to come home and relax. Even if you’re working from home, the ability to switch off and close down your office for the evening and unwind is what keeps us going. Unfortunately, if your home is chaotic, disorganised or full of chaos then you’re going to find this incredibly difficult.

Our lives are busy and often high-pressure, which means finding somewhere to relax and switch off at the end of the day is more important than ever. Thankfully, a few simple changes to your décor and your living spaces will help you make the most of your time away from your desk. In this post, we’ll explore how to make your home a relaxing space, read on to find out more.

How to Make Your Home a Relaxing Space

Display Your Photos

Photographs of familiar, smiling faces or memories that take us back to a happier time, will always make us feel good. This is why displaying custom prints by HelloCanvas is so important. Instead of keeping all those beautiful moments locked away on your smart device, set them free and put them on display at home. You’ll feel a greater sense of comfort when you spot those smiling eyes or get transported back to that wonderful day where you captured multiple photos. You can decorate your entire home with personal and utterly unique photography, just remember to choose high-quality prints so you can enjoy them for longer.  

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Remove and Banish Clutter

Clutter is incredibly stressful and it can make it incredibly difficult to switch off and unwind. By taking the time to remove and banish as much clutter as possible from your home, the better you’ll feel. This could be a big job, so consider decluttering a room at a time and consider some new storage options to put the pieces you want to keep, out of sight. Keep clutter in areas such as the bedroom and the living room as clutter-free as possible.

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Go For Calming Colours

Consider changing the colour scheme within your home to reflect the need for calm and relaxation. Cool blues, fresh greens and even tranquil greys can help you unwind and set the tone for R&R at home. You could also compliment these colours with neutral tones, such as whites, creams and beiges. This could be done with simple accessories, cushions, throws and even wall hangings.

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Make Your Bedroom Inviting

When you finally get to head upstairs and enjoy some peace and quiet, your bedroom should be a place of tranquillity and sanctum. Update your bed linen and enjoy fresh, crisp sheets to lose yourself in, soft and beautiful cushions from Terrys like the one below.

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Amanda Holden’s ‘Never Give Up’ Filled Boudoir Cushion in Cream, 30cm X 50cm


Play around with soft lighting such as fairy lights or LED candles for a warm lighting atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and intimacy. Consider installing a blackout blind to help you shut out the world.

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Final Thoughts…

Everyone deserves to have their own little piece of heaven to retreat to. By making some simple changes you can relax at home and start each day feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.

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