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Tips for a More Mindful Home

Interior of a classic Scandinavian bedroom.

Life today can be hectic, and we often need a space to recharge after a long work day. Make your home a calming retreat from the stresses of the day with these ideas.

Conquer the Clutter

It’s common knowledge that clutter produces physical and unconscious chaos. Oftentimes, unkept piles and disorganization can lead to 20 minutes of searching for those pesky car keys and an overall feeling of distress. Take some time to tackle that messy closet or piles of old mail bogging you down. You’ll feel the tension immediately escape the room as you toss away those unneeded items. If you can’t fully declutter, find a clever way to hide your clutter. Use a rolling cart to hold stuff and roll it under a table or into a closet.

Leave Some Space for Mess

While we want to manage clutter, most of us can’t have a completely spotless and tidy home all the time. Having a dedicated space for mess can help manage it. Maybe there is a “homework table” where the kids can put their backpacks, books and papers or a basket that you can throw those miscellaneous items that don’t really have a specific space in your home.

Don’t Forget About the Entryway

A calming vibe starts as soon as you step in the door, and a cluttered foyer can set the tone for disarray and restlessness throughout your home. Have an umbrella stand, key hooks, mail holder and a space to hang scarves, jackets, etc. ready to be used as soon as you walk in the door. Eventually, it will become second nature and everything will be in its right place.

Venture with Color

The simple addition of a colorful accent wall or statement piece can transform the mood of any room. Using silky white textiles, or warm, natural fibers can bring a sense of elegance and serenity to a bedroom, whereas a bright yellow wall color can bring new light to your family room. Experiment with different shades and color combinations to find the right fit for your room and needs.

Don’t Overlook the Bedroom

One of the most intimate areas of your home, the bedroom should invite you to escape from your busy schedule while still feeling sophisticated. By creating a peaceful bedroom space you will ensure that your day ends on a soothing, luxurious note. Whether you prefer neutrals or pretty pastels, incorporate colors that resonate with you and make you feel good. Maybe keep screens out of the bedroom and opt for some plants and books instead. When all else fails, splurge on high-end sheets!

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