Small homes often seem
to close in upon us and take peace and serenity out of
our lives. Homes are meant to help us relax instantly
and lessen stress in our lives. It is the place we
love for the calming and soothing atmosphere that we
enjoy with its confines that bars the chaos of the
outside world from getting on our nerves. Here we are
recounting some tips on art of peaceful living in a
small home and enjoy our very own home retreat with
natural calm home setting:
Create visual feast for eyes that evoke peace
and calm in oneself. Views such as gardens and open spaces
through open curtains of a window, landscape paintings that
provide depth to our line of vision, cool and calm colors, all
make the home look more welcoming and soothing.
Muted tones of taupes, yellows, greens,
browns and all the earthy colors can give a relaxed feel to
any room and you may try painting trims, walls and ceilings in
a single color like spas.
TV viewing takes most of our precious time
and disturbs with our sleep pattern too. It is a good idea to
fix a time for watching television and zip up the cover when
you are not watching it to avoid the temptation.
Silence, gurgling sound of water as from a
waterfall or fast flowing river and rhythmic sounds of
classical music are most soothing for ears.
Try to use your bedroom only to sleep and for
romance. Keep computer, TV, exercising equipments and books in
other rooms, if possible or hide them in drawers or
entertainment centers that can be locked away while sleeping
so that they do not divert your attention.
Organized, orderly, neat and clean homes
immediately put us at ease. Things kept at their assigned
places, made up beds, towels hanging at their place, clean
counters and stove top makes the home look tidier and takes
out much of the stress from our lives.
Oriental and Asian décor often incorporates
natural elements such as wood, different textures of stone and
lots of indoor and outdoor plants in their decorating styles
to create a natural calm setting that promotes sense of
harmony and serenity.