Much like we need to de-stress after a long week, our homes can also feel the brunt of busy family life and become untidy, cluttered and unkempt. In the Feng Shui philosophy, our homes are a reflection of us, so they need to be a relaxing, tidy and comforting space. In order to ‘de-stress’ your home, why not start by giving it a deep clean this summer?
Dust, vacuum and clean all surfaces. You could even go that extra bit further and organise wardrobes, drawers and bookshelves. Cluttered rooms can equal a cluttered mind so having everything neat and organised is great for de-stressing.
You could also try lighting scented candles or using essential oils and diffusers. Scents such as rose or sandalwood are grounding and calming.
Throw back the curtains or open the blinds, clean your windows inside and out and let in more light into your home where possible. This not only makes the house look more inviting and cheerful, but natural light can also boost your mood.
A fresh coat of paint is great for brightening up a drab room too. Use natural, light colours such as Autentico Chalk Paint’s Velvet wall paint ‘Dusty Miller’, a gentle grey/blue or ‘Yellow Roses’, which is a soft yellow, to give the illusion of space. You can even add cheerful accessories and revamp plain lampshades with pretty fabrics.
Add mirrors to encourage more light and reflection and dot some interesting natural art around the place to bring yet more of the outdoors inside.
Having houseplants and flowers dotted around the home can be great for helping people to de-stress, detox and they can filter out chemicals from the atmosphere.
They also help improve air quality, relax and revive you mentally and physically, and can help reduce dust, which saves on the housework.