5 Ways To Create A Calm Home

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Do you find yourself chanting this mantra several times a day:

“Serenity now, Serenity now!”

{Don’t we all these days?!}

If you are feeling the chaos of life, we need to talk. As important as it is to make visual statements in your home, the ta da! moments we all seem to strive for, it is also very important to create places of calm to counteract the chaos of life. The more you have going on in your life, the more this will resonate with you. Having a home that reflects serenity can truly give you a sense of peace. In today’s world, that is more important than ever.

Here are five ways to create a calm home

1. CLEAR THE CLUTTER

The best way to create serenity is to clear the clutter and visual chaos. When your home is filled with stuff, be it clutter, piles of papers, dirty dishes, projects, or even too many accessories or an abundance of furnishings, your eye has no peaceful place to land. You want to allow breathing room for your own sanity!

Most of us could do with about half as much stuff in our house and things would feel a lot calmer. If you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, grab some grocery bags and run around the house filling them with clutter. You can attack each bag later, and enjoy a calmer home right now.

2. ESTABLISH ROUTINES

If you struggle with a lack of routine, disorder, or just general chaos in your life, I highly recommend the Fly Lady as a great online resource. I first stumbled upon her site about 7 years ago and she was a lifesaver for me! I was not good with routines and easily felt overwhelmed with a new baby and two other children to care for while working from my teeny tiny home. I could not figure out how to do it all, but Fly Lady came to the rescue. Her methods will really help you to focus each day on your routines to combat chaos.

3. CONSIDER A SOOTHING COLOR SCHEME

In your decor, you can do a number of things to create a more visually serene environment. Including getting rid of excess stuff, some people just feel better in their home with more soft and soothing color palettes. It is amazing what a difference a color scheme can make in how a room feels, so be sure to consider this if you are a highly stressed person. If you just want to feel at peace, with nothing jarring your eyes, soft colors and faded or muted fabrics will make your home the oasis you are looking for.

4. CREATE A SPA BATHROOM

While most of us can’t justify a regular trip to a spa, we can “get the feeling” of one in our home. Creating a spa-like environment to shower, bathe, or pamper yourself as you get ready each day or evening can make a real difference in your attitude! I love having a luxurious faucet, a big bowl of fragrant soaps, jars filled with bath salts, and fluffy towels ready for after a bubble bath.

5. PRACTICE DAILY SOLITUDE

Give yourself permission to enjoy peace & quiet every day! Create a small corner where you can think. Find a comfy chair, soft lighting, a candle, and have your favorite books or magazines at the ready for some quiet time. Spend a little time every morning in solitude and you’ll be much more equipped to face the day. In fact, just seeing your quiet corner can lower your stress level during the day!

The outside world can be a stressful place, but with a little effort in our homes we really can find that calm we all need! 

(Originally published in 2009 but every New Year deserves a little more calm right?)

About Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room.

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Comments

  1. 2

    I’m definitely in need of a good spa bathroom. Nothing calms me more than a trip to the spa, so why not re-create it in your house? :) Thank you for making me calmer.

  2. 3

    Cute ideas. We are slowly fixing up our house.