Hectic schedules and busy calendars make it more important than ever for your home to feel as if it’s your sanctuary. It’s easy to declutter and organize your home so that it feels more relaxing, but it’s also a novel concept to ensure your home improvement upgrades make for a tranquil atmosphere. Ambiance is easy to achieve with a few simple home improvement upgrades that work together to create a more calm space to call your own.
Opt for Light Upgrades
If your home improvement upgrade is a big one that includes bathrooms and kitchens, think light. Sure, it’s appealing to go with dark wood cabinets and dark granite or marble, but light colors are far more relaxing. White cabinets, white granite with a touch of greys or other neutral shades with a corresponding backsplash look chic and elegant. They also look more spa-like, which immediately creates a more relaxing atmosphere.
Add Natural Light
Light, bright and beautiful is what you want in a home improvement upgrade. Try adding windows to rooms that might not already have them. The more natural light your home has, the more relaxing it feels. Even on a rainy day when there is no natural light, the soft glow of candles and lights with the rainy background makes everything feel better.
Create a Spa-Like Area
One of the simplest ways to create a tranquil space in your home is to incorporate relaxing pieces. Moving a hot tub into your home is a simple way to add some ambiance, but remember to carefully consider where to put it. Hot tubs on lanais and decks where you can watch the stars at night are perfect locations. However, you might also want to consider how close the hot tub is to a bathroom in your house, and perhaps add a door to a half bath that leads to the lanai or deck for easy access.
Harsh lights do not make for relaxing spaces. Consider the harsh lighting in dressing rooms. Could you see yourself enjoying that type of lighting? You cannot, which is why we recommend you choose lighting that is gentle and lovely. Think chandeliers and subtle recessed lighting. To add an even more relaxed feel to your home, consider adding dimmers to your lights. This allows you to brighten things up when it’s family game night but tone it down a bit when you’re curled up with a good book and a glass of red wine at the end of a long day.
Your lawn is, essentially, your home’s first impression. While it should look carefully landscaped and well-maintained for that purpose, there is another reason to landscape your home. This is a home improvement upgrade that is far more relaxing than you might imagine. Look outside at your lawn right now. Is it long, messy, and unappealing? Do you feel calm looking at it, or do you feel more anxious looking at it than you did before? A lovely yard is immediately relaxing when you drive home at night. It’s welcoming, clean and makes you feel as if you are coming home to a real sanctuary.
Include relaxing features to your home design. This can be as simple as adding a few candles with subtle scents or just cleaning up clutter. However, attaining real ambiance to your home to ensure you feel relaxed when you’re at home at all times means getting creative with your home improvements. It’s the right colors, the right lighting, and it’s the right features. Anyone can turn their home into a spa-like experience with the right state of mind.