In today’s fast-paced world, creating a home sanctuary has never been more important. A space that promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, and well-being is essential for our mental and physical health. Summertime is the perfect time to unwind a little and here are some tips on how to create a home retreat that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation as highlighted in our longstanding partner, Sharbell’s, newest luxury model home, at Vintage at Hamilton.

Select the Right Furniture and Decor

The first step in creating a home sanctuary is selecting the right furniture and decor. Choose pieces that are comfortable, calming, and promote relaxation. Soft, plush sofas and chairs with plenty of pillows and throws can make a space feel cozy and inviting. Consider incorporating natural materials like wood and stone, which can create a sense of warmth and groundedness.

Create a Calming Atmosphere

The atmosphere of a room can greatly impact our mood and well-being. Creating a calming environment involves using soft, muted colors like blues, greens, and earth tones, which can promote a sense of calm and tranquility. Avoid using bright, bold colors or patterns that can be overstimulating. Instead, focus on creating balance and harmony in the space.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Incorporating natural elements like plants and water features can create a sense of tranquility and promote relaxation. Plants not only add visual interest to a space but also purify the air and can improve our mood and cognitive function. Water features like fountains or indoor waterfalls can create a calming sound and help to humidify the air. Incorporating biophilic design elements in new homes has been shown to enhance overall wellness and brain function, including stress reduction, improved cognitive performance, and increased mental well-being (Raje, Hasan, & Deshmukh, 2019).

Maximize Natural Light

Maximizing natural light in a space can create a sense of openness and promote a positive mood. Consider using sheer curtains or blinds to allow sunlight to filter into the space. If natural light is limited, consider using full-spectrum light bulbs or light therapy lamps to create a similar effect. Lighting and technology can support the benefits of circadian rhythm by providing appropriate levels and qualities of light at different times of the day, aiding in regulating sleep-wake cycles, improving alertness and productivity, and promoting overall well-being.

Reduce Clutter

A cluttered space can be stressful and overwhelming. Reducing clutter in a home sanctuary can help to promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Consider using storage solutions like baskets or cabinets to keep items organized and out of sight. Clearing out excess furniture or decor can also create a sense of openness and promote relaxation.

It is the perfect time to create a home sanctuary that is essential for promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. Your space can promote well-being and tranquility by selecting the right furniture and decor, creating a calming atmosphere, incorporating natural elements, maximizing natural light, and reducing clutter.

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