This year has been one like no other, as most of us have been based at home since the end of March not really seeing anything other than our own 4 walls.
This is why as the days draw shorter and nights colder, it is more important than ever to create a safe and happy space for you and your family. Today we want to take a look at our home and think about ways to make it more cosy, relaxing, and a happier place to be.
Being at home for so long can be hard, but with these few tips you’ll be able to make your home feel renewed and create a warm and welcoming space for your family.
Create a bathroom sanctuary
The bathroom is a room that can often be taken for granted and neglected at home. If your bathroom is basic and clinically clean at all times, you are missing out on a real opportunity to create a relaxing experience for your family. To turn your bathroom into a spa like sanctuary, you’ll need a few things: scented candles, warm towels, bath bombs, and an orchid. Bringing these things into your bathroom will instantly warm the space up, and when you need a relaxing evening you can light the candles, pop in a bath bomb and enjoy your own company.
Bring the outdoors in
One way to make your home feel a little warmer and more relaxing is to bring the outdoors in. This year especially, enjoying outdoor space has been much more of a rarity and it can be sad to think that we missed out on so much beauty and colour during summer. Now that the days are shorter and colder, bring some life back into the house and fill those random empty spaces in your home with splashes of green, red and yellow. Plants produce oxygen and will actually help you feel more relaxed.
Hygge is a Danish way of living that encourages a feeling of cosiness in the home. This fall and winter, take the time to research Hygge a little and bring some of these ideas into your own house. One of the most important features of Hygge is to create a natural, calm atmosphere in the home during the evenings. This is done by lighting candles around the home in place of harsh fluorescent lights, and using this calm, warm light to ease you into a relaxed state ready for restful sleep. Try using warm, unscented candles to create this effect and see what a difference it can make to your home and your mental health.
Turn down the technology
Technology is an amazing thing, but excessively using technology at home can lead to sight problems, depression & hearing loss among other things. When it comes to your home this winter, consider switching off technology for a period of time each day and instead taking time to connect to your family.
Add festive touches
It’s close enough to Halloween to decorate your home, and once that’s out of the way with you can bring some festive cheer to your home. This year has been a weird one and there hasn’t been much to celebrate, but one thing you can do is bring festive spirit to your home. Start off with small things such as some battery powered fairy lights, pumpkins, and leafy garlands. As it gets closer to Christmas you can up the ante and create a winter wonderland for yourself and your family. Decorating the house for Christmas might seem like a small thing to do, but changing the look and overall feel of your home will make the world of difference to you this year!
Use our simple tips to create the most relaxing and happy space for you and your family this winter.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.