How to Create the Perfect Ambience in Your Home

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( — June 13, 2017) — A home is a comfort zone and should be where we feel most comfortable. The home shapes our attitude to life, goals, decisions, and self-esteem. On that account, it is a vital part of our existence.

Also, the ever-buzzing world of today comes with hectic stress levels that make it difficult to find time for relaxation and recreation. Indecision, moodiness, and lack of motivation are just a few of the negative effects such stressed regimen has on us.

Nonetheless, we do have to return to our homes and families after a hard day’s work and this serves as a form of stress inhibitor which breathes into us a new lease of life every other day.

Consequently, the home remains one of the few places left to give us a continual refreshing experience and the aura and atmosphere therein are essential to our physical and psychological well-being. Therefore, it is upon us to make our home a tranquil and serene environment.

But how do we achieve that? Outlined below are 5 simple steps to creating the perfect ambience in and around your home.

1. Use a humidifier

You might wonder what a humidifier has got to do with a serene atmosphere and why it is the first point of call. It’s quite simple. Air is the basic unit of life without which nothing would exist. For humans, air is everything. We breathe air, listen to sounds with the help of air, our skins thrive with air, and we dissipate heat with air and much more.

The air in the home might become too dry and coarse (especially during cold weather conditions) thereby making you to feel uncomfortable. A humidifier increases the humidity (moisture) in the air when such happens. It balances the atmospheric conditions in the home to give a perfect feel.

2. ‘Lighten up’

The type and layer of lighting can determine the feel of the home. Too little light could make everything seem dull and uninspiring and too much could make a cluster. The balance of lighting will create the perfect ambience for any moment, day or season.

Natural white lighting, such as light through doors and windows has an appealing effect on our moods and emotions – the reason gardens are always a good relaxation spot. Try designing your home to give room for as much natural light as possible.

3. ‘Colour up’

Just like light, colour has psycho-emotional impacts on humans. Warm colours, such as yellow and orange, can create emotions ranging from comfort to warmth, while cool colours such as green, blue and purple are synonymous with peace, calmness, and creativity. It is important to pay attention to what colours spark what feelings in you and paint your home accordingly.

4. Go Natural

As humans, we are intrinsically wired to get blown away by the natural beauty that surrounds us. The awe that accompanies natural landscapes and designs can never be replicated perfectly.

Some positive effects of nature include improved mood, reduced stress, and improved cognitive performance. Fill your lawns and garden with lush green natural grass, plant trees, have an aquarium with fishes and decorate your home with natural flowers to create a feeling of naturalness.

5. Use good fragrance

The smell of your home can be a turn-on or turn-off. Different aromas have different effects on our psyche which impacts our wellbeing positively. Vanilla scent can liven up your mood and citrus could trigger an energetic feeling.

Generally, good scents lift the spirit and should be an integral part of every home. Figure out what aroma(s) soothe you and a delightful experience awaits you after every workday.