I have never been one to like a like of clutter, I cannot function when I have clutter everywhere. I am also not a minimalist either. I would say I am somewhere in between. I don’t like to have a lot of pieces just because they look good. I need all my decor to be functional, practical at the same time as being aesthetically pleasing.
I find that both myself and the kids can get a little anxious and can’t get comfortable if our surroundings are a mess. So everything (including their toys) must have a place. And if they don’t fit in storage furniture then I have a few seagrass baskets for them to go into. It really ties in well with our neutral colour pallet.
I have created some tips on creating a zen home, a calming oasis of your own to come home to and just relax. Of course I don’t mean buying all the crystals and incense and play meditative calming music (yes, all three I am totally in to) but I mean a more simplified way of organizing your home.
Go through all your rooms, draws, cupboards and pantry and organize. Sell, donate, throw out or give away things you no longer need or use, hide tv or appliance cords, Create spaces for everything existing. The idea is everything you own has a home. So, at the end of the day or whenever you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, you can tidy and put everything away in its place. Clear rooms in your home mean a clear and uncluttered mind.
We all like some colour and you need a bit of colour in life; bright yellow or red might be your favourite colour but that’s best left sprinkled through out your home with decor and not your walls. You can read about colour theory here. Which tells you what colours mean.
There are so many benefits to a pleasant smelling environment. The first obviously being that a fresh smelling house takes away any unpleasant smells like mustiness, old cooking, staleness, pets etc. There are also benefits to diffusing essential oils, there is an oil for just about everything and anything, of course you can be traditional with candles or use diffusing reeds. I bought this one at Anthropologie and it smells just like summer.
Indoor plants have so many amazing benefits! I have a plant in just about every single room of our house. Plants increase humidity, so if you live in a dry climate like me then you want to introduce a few. They also reduce carbon dioxide, they absorb the carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Plants remove toxins from the air too, they absorb the toxins, down into the soil where they can break the toxins down into food for the plant. It’s quite amazing how plants work.
This is a just a few things you can do for creating a zen home!
How do you create your own oasis at home?