Tranquility in Home Decorating

Today, stress and tension has become a way of life. The moment you get out of your house to go to work, you prepare yourself for the pressures the world throws at you such as traffic jams when you are already late, deadlines that seem impossible to finish, financial problems and other issues that sometimes you feel your head is about to explode.

Stress is associated with various health problems, but you can avoid these by learning how to make your home a truly relaxing place. You can make your home a haven of tranquility and your escape from the pressures of the world by simply changing the looks of your home interior. Here are some decorations that will make your home tranquil and zen.

Scented candles

Scents and fragrances have the power to soothe troubled minds and aching bodies. If you just want to relax at night and savor the peace and quiet, you can turn off the electrical lights and let scented candles fill the room with its golden radiance along with the sweet scent of chamomile or other therapeutic scents and let the feeling of serenity flood your whole being. Popular scents for relaxation are mint and lavender.

Bring in calmness with green plants

Green is the color of life. Having plants inside the house not only gives you more of the life-giving oxygen, but it also relaxes your eyes. Plants also lets you connect with nature and its presence heals your soul and tired mind. Choose plants that don't require a lot of maintenance like geranium, spider plant, weeping fig or succulents. You can also try bamboo plant arrangements. Bamboo is a symbol of strength and durability.

Water fountains

Water makes up 80 percent of our body. It's not surprising that we respond positively to the sound of a bubbling brook or the sound made by trickling water. If you live far from a brook or river or a spring, you can still enjoy the relaxing sound of water if you have a small water fountain inside your home. It is relaxing to hear it and it's equally relaxing to look at it.

Wind Chimes

The sound of wind chimes as they are swayed by the wind has a relaxing effect. Hang them on windows and doors and enjoy the therapeutic sound.

As you can see, decorations can make a home sound and smell and look more relaxing. Of course, you also have to remove clutter from your home for a totally free and serene feeling.