Home should be your haven, a place where you come to relax, unwind and feel at ease. Most of us are lucky enough to have a comfortable home. But clutter and unwanted objects in the living room can create negative energy and cause stress. These living room ideas will lend tranquil energy to your space. You’d be surprised at how quickly your room can be transformed with a burning candle, a quick tidy up, or a flood of light.
These elements can breathe new life into your home, leaving you feeling calmer, free to binge-watch Netflix, read a book, or do whatever your heart desires!
So, how can you create a peaceful space in your home?
Living room ideas to style your peaceful space
Use fairy lights
Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas time! They can brighten up a space, night or day, and are not only calming; they’re magical. In the same way as a burning candle, a twinkling, soft glow of light is much more relaxing than a harsh overhead light in the living room of an evening.
There are many different styles of lights to bring warmth and tranquillity to your home. Wrap-around styles can be added to your bed frame, around window frames or bookshelves, while hanging string lights can be strung across a bare wall as a centrepiece. Or, hide lights behind curtains for a magical look inside and out.
Tip: Get creative by using submersible lights. These can look purely magical added to the bottom of a vase of flowers or in an outdoor pond.
Or, add fairy lights to a jar and you instantly have a transportable table lamp. Take it to an outside table, the beach, or an evening picnic.
Add a burning candle
Or if you prefer unscented candles, these can actually help to deodorise a room, as well as having many other handy uses around the home.
Soy candles are another option that are growing in popularity as they tend to be long-lasting, create less soot, and are a natural and renewable energy source.
Candles have been used for centuries in traditional ceremonies and rituals. If you begin to use candles in the same way, you’ll start to associate candles with relaxation activities like meditation, mindfulness, journaling or yoga. The simple lighting of a candle will trigger those feelings and encourage you to be a little more mindful. Using candles instead of artificial lights closer to sleep time is also beneficial, as blue light from electronic devices can be disruptive.
Tip: Combine fairy lights with candles to achieve a brighter glow. Side note: you can never have too many candles.
Add some artificial flowers
If you haven’t had much luck with real plants in your home, artificial flowers are the perfect alternative. Artificial flowers can lend the finishing touches to a calm and tranquil space and bring some much-needed colour and brightness to a neutral room.
When using artificial flowers, you may want to use a thick vase that isn’t see-through, to negate the need to use water. Adding them to a flowerpot or metal bucket can give your space a more rustic, farm-style or vintage look.
If flowers aren’t your thing, artificial plants paired in nice pot covers can make for a more masculine look; perfect for minimal, sleek styling and even office spaces.
It’s worthwhile spending money on artificial plant styles to ensure they look like the real thing and, after all, you won’t need to replace them anytime soon!
Tip: Don’t overcrowd your space with too many flowers. Ensuring that there is lots of open space will leave you feeling calmer, whereas clutter and overcrowding will have the opposite effect.
There you have it; three living room ideas to create a more peaceful and relaxing space. If you keep your living room clutter-free and fill your space with positive light and energy, you’ll be feeling more Zen faster than you can say “fairy light”, and your home will be transformed into a much calmer space.
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