The home symbolises different things to different people. For many people, it is a place of retreat after the working day where harmony reigns. In short, it's a haven of peace. However, creating a relaxing atmosphere will not be the same for everyone. Candles, music, food or the comforting presence of friends: to each his own sensory space. If you feel the need to refresh your home to make it a more welcoming place but don’t know where to start, here are some ways to help.
Find your own style
Above all, it is important to define the atmosphere in which you will feel most at ease. This can be very different from one person to another! Some will appreciate an uncluttered, minimalist atmosphere, while others, made anxious by emptiness, will be reassured by a busy space. Finally, we do not always have the interior we deserve. It is possible that we may have always lived surrounded by disorder while we aspire to order and vice versa.
By assessing what irritates us, we can easily identify certain elements that are detrimental to our domestic well-being. This may be the sound of children, furniture that takes up too much space or lack of organisation in the kitchen. A good time to identify what's wrong is when you get home after work. The things we hate tend to jump out at us then since it's at this moment that we particularly need to relax in our home sweet home.
Emotions, reliable indicators
If you can say positive things to yourself when you walk in the door, like "it smells good", "the colours please me", "it's tidy", you're already in harmony with your home. Some minor changes may improve your daily life. It’s especially helpful to pay attention to the emotions aroused by the five senses. Colours, scents and materials play an active role when we feel good somewhere.
Create a space that suits you
If you live alone, you have a free hand to make your home truly suit you. If you live with your family or roommates, it is important that you have a space of your own so that you can feel serene and relax in peace whenever you choose. When changing the ambience, focus your efforts on things that soothe or stimulate you, depending on the room.