How to Design a Living Room to Be More Relaxing
Ready to make your living room more relaxing?
Entering your living room should be a respite from the stress of the outside world. Your decluttered, organized space should provide a space of calm that beckons you to snuggle up on your couch or chair and engage in a little television, reading, or peaceful alone time.
With a few tips, you can put together the perfect living room that your guests will be complimenting for weeks to come. Read on to learn how to design a living room space that feels relaxing.
Create a Calming Color Palette
Selecting colors that are soft, subtle, and inviting will bring a sense of peace.
Use calming neutral tones like whites, beiges, and grays and combine them with accent colors like pale blues, greens, or warm yellow that can be found in furniture, throws, or accent pillows.
Paint the walls a light color and bring in brighter furniture that helps tie in the neutral tones. Incorporate a variety of textures, such as velvet and linen navy blue curtains and soft throw blankets that will add warmth and comfort to the room.
Make Room to Recline and Unwind
Choose fluffy couches and armchairs with a wide range of support options, giving people the ability to choose a seat based on their preference for sitting upright or fully reclined.
For an added layer of comfort, consider acquiring a recliner or a couple of rocking chairs. Place the seating in a way that gives plenty of room to move and relax. Add soft and cozy pillows and blankets to snuggle in during cooler evenings and nights.
Incorporate Plants Into the Design
Adding plants can help to reduce excessive noise and create a more peaceful atmosphere for lounging or entertaining. Place a few large plants near the corners to provide visual interest and soften the room.
Smaller plants on side tables and windowsills are also great additions to brighten the atmosphere and bring a bit of the outdoors in. Houseplants can help cleanse the air and have been proven to have calm and even healing effects.
Utilize the Power of Aromatherapy
Utilizing the power of aromatherapy can add an extra touch of relaxation when you design a living room and help you de-stress.
Natural essential oils of lavender, rose, chamomile and sandalwood have been used for centuries to help reduce stress, evoke calm, and induce relaxation. Diffuse the scent with more on extra-large diffusers, or add a few drops of oil to a fragrance warmer.
Place the warmer in the living room or near your favorite relaxation spot. Alternatively, lightly spray an aroma mist on the walls or in the air. Make sure to freshen up the place at least once a week.
Design a Living Room the Right Way
By incorporating some or all of these tips, your living room will be ready to provide a peaceful and calming atmosphere.
Choose the design elements that will work best with your unique space and design a living room that is not only relaxing but also stylish and inviting. Get ready to relax in your new living space.
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