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There are enough reasons for stress in life, and while we often cannot influence the outside world, it is easy to make changes inside. If a spa is not enough for you and you want peace to reign in your life, you can change your interior decoration. Now let’s see what elements of the interior will help you relax and establish an emotional connection with the living space.
What color do we associate with the word “nature”? If you only have to choose one, chances are you’ll choose green.
Surrounding yourself with nature’s associations indoors is a surefire way to reduce the level of ongoing stress inherent in people living in busy big cities.
Followers of chromotherapy claim that the color green calms the nervous system, helps the body fight insomnia, reduces headaches and even lowers blood pressure. Maybe the statement is overstated, but the soothing effect of green shades is pretty accurate.
In 2022, shades of green have become favorites for many paint brands. The trend is towards all-natural variations from dark “forest” to translucent “fog”. Absolute hits are a dusty shade of sage and warm olive.
You can safely allocate a lot of visual space to green shades: they will take root well on walls, textiles, upholstered furniture and kitchen facades.
Have you noticed that there are no indoor plants in our selection? Indeed, living greenery only seems like a hardcore stress reliever in pictures, in the real world, green pets can become a source of not only joy but also sadness if you are unable to provide them with appropriate care.
We have a genetic love for fire within. In the cave “apartments” of our ancestors, it was a vital source of heat and a primitive analogue of television. Only here, near the fire, in the heat, where the wild animals could not enter, could one feel safe. This feeling has passed through the ages. Therefore, living fireeven having lost its utilitarian function, takes root perfectly in our interiors in the form of bio-fireplaces, so pleasant to look at.
Decorative fire does not have to be “alive” in the literal sense of the word; electric fireplaces with imitation of a flame will perfectly cope with the anti-stress task.
And if you can’t incorporate a fireplace into your interior, don’t underestimate the decorative power of simple wax candles that can be lit for more than just a romantic dinner or a sudden power outage.
And living water
There is an opinion that people who live near water sources are calmer and happier than those who see water only in bathtubs and puddles.
To test this theory, you can try to get a “tank” inside. The main competitor for this role is the aquarium: here is the healing power of “living” water and the soothing process of watching fish float by.
Another way to harness the therapeutic power of water is to use a water wall or bubble columns. In this case, the water is in motion, which, as you know, can be observed endlessly.
The more pleasant things to touch inside, the more comfortable it is. “Touching” textures make it possible to get closer to the living space and draw more positive emotions from it every day.
A night on smooth, cool cotton sateen sheets is likely to be more pleasant than sleeping on electrified polyester. Don’t skimp on textiles that interact directly with your skin.
The sofa armrest can be pleasant under your fingers, the decorative pillow can beckon a hug. And instead of cold laminate, bare feet can meet a soft carpet that imitates the texture of grass or river pebbles flowing in water. Orren Ellis can provide a wide assortment of quality furniture.
There is a rumor that real estate agents specially make coffee before showing the apartment because its aroma invigorates and intrigues. Smells can really affect emotional mood. Citrus is believed to invigorate and increase concentration, lavender calms and aids sleep, and the smell of freshly cut grass increases stamina and relieves stress. In addition to the pure scents that nature offers us, we are free to choose from complex fragrance compositions that evoke pleasant associations.
You can set your favorite aroma around the house using sachets, diffusers, aroma lamps and aroma candles.
It is not only a fashionable interior trend, but also a way to make the living space more relaxed.
After all, it’s not in vain that when we say “smooth something out” we mean to reduce the level of stress or conflict in a situation.
The soft geometry of space is another way for interior design to approach nature because in nature right angles are exceptionally rare, and the fluidity, softness and ingenuity of lines are Standard.
Arched shapes, smooth curves of the backs of armchairs and chairs, fashionable half-moon sofas, plastic lamps, floral ornaments – all this can add to the interior anti-stress arsenal.
Designate a place in your apartment for relaxation and silence. It is desirable that it is not where you sleep, watch TV or work.
Depending on your lifestyle, this could be: a reading chair next to your personal library, an impromptu minibar, or a meditation space, as long as the place evokes the feeling of “and let the whole world wait”.
A glazed loggia is ideal for the role of such an oasis, and in the summer also an open terrace or balcony. You can create a relaxation zone with a few rugs, a few pillows and some garlands. Add patio furniture, light some candles, buy some trendy colored wine glasses, throw a blanket, put some music on and chill out.