Your home, which is a place where you often escape after work stress or the intense troubles of life, should create a calm atmosphere and help you get rid of the day's tiredness. But the ability to do this is often overlooked and leads to a space that can consume you if not thoughtfully decorated.
Creating a quiet home goes beyond your design aesthetic and the objects in the space; it starts with simple, mindful practices that make you feel stress-free. Whatever your lifestyle, here are five practical ways to turn your home into a peaceful retreat.
1. Declutter Your Home
Clutter creates physical and unconscious chaos. Often, messy piles and disorganization can cause you to lose unnecessary time and can leave you feeling distressed. Having stuff that serves no purpose will take more of your time and energy, which could be spent doing other things.
2. Embrace Natural Light
A naturally lit room increases productivity, improves mood and creates an overall calm atmosphere compared to an artificially lit environment. For those with few or no windows, try adding reflective surfaces such as mirrors to your home to increase the light flow. Natural light will be immediately doubled, allowing sunlight to be reflected from strategically placed large mirrors or lacquered pieces.
3. The Power of Plants
Bring the restorative power of plants indoors! We are drawn to gardens and forests, especially when we are in need of recharging after a stressful time. If taking care of plants is difficult, we suggest trying easier plants, such as succulents or snake plants, that require minimum maintenance.
4. Utilize Natural Materials
If houseplants aren't for you, we suggest using furniture pieces made from natural materials. For example, an original wood bookshelf or a woven side table can foster your inner calm. There are countless earthy pieces that will exude the same amount of tranquility as plants in your home.
5. Have a Comfy Hammam34 Kimono
Feeling comfortable in your clothes allows you to listen to what your body needs without the distraction of feeling squeezed or out of breath. Enjoy the freedom of movement by wearing one of our signature Hammam34 kimonos (or kaftans!). The kimonos are made from 100% cotton, making them lightweight and soft, perfect for lounging at home.