After a hectic day in a noisy world, you want to come home to a peaceful and quiet environment. A cluttered environment depletes your energy while an organized and quiet environment rejuvenates you. Reducing the noise in and out of your house is just the first step in making your space peaceful. Here are more ideas on how to make your home a more peaceful place for you and your family.
1. Plan for Clutter
Clutter accumulates fast when you have no plan in place to deal with it. You will keep running into things that are out of place, especially if you have kids. Start by cleaning every room and clearing all the clutter before implementing your plan. Create spaces in every room where you can keep clutter. For instance, the kids’ play area should have a container for their toys. Allocate space near the entrance for shoes, coats, and umbrellas. Do not wait until the clutter accumulates to organize your home.
2. Organize all the Rooms
You cannot have a peaceful home if organization and cleanliness end in the living room. Many homeowners will paint the walls and doors in the living room, kitchen, and hallway and ignore other rooms. That is good enough for your guests, but your energy levels drop every time you walk into a disorganized room. Clean all the rooms and teach your kids simple organization skills. Start with the rooms that you have ignored for a while.
3. Pick the Right Colors
A home may feel chaotic even after clearing the clutter and physical noise if you have the wrong color combination. Picking the right color combination for your walls, ceilings, and doors will help you create a relaxing atmosphere. Paint colors have different effects on your mood and energy. Choose the colors for each room depending on the mood you want to create. Learn the effects of different colors before you start painting.
4. Control the Noise
Play soothing music in your home especially in the evenings and early mornings when you need to clear your mind. Avoid placing more than one noisy decorating item indoors such a waterfall or fountain. Switch it off in the evening or anytime you need a quiet environment. Explore modern décor solutions for your home such as acoustic plaster spray that absorbs unwanted noise in your home. Create a technology-free zone where your family can relax without noise from mobile devices.
5. Bring in Fresh Flowers and Plants
A few live plants in your house will change the atmosphere and bring in natural beauty. Another way to bring in that beauty is placing fresh flowers in every room every day. If you have a garden around your home, pick some flowers and place them in strategic places in the house. The smell and beauty of fresh flowers will rejuvenate your mind.
A few changes in your home will create the calm and warm space that you desire. Identify the sources of noise, clutter, or chaos and then deal with each source at a time. Sometimes removing some of the decorating items is necessary to reduce the noise. Involve your family when implementing the changes and encourage them to leave each room organized after use.