Whether you realize it or not, there’s a certain vibe that greets you when you walk into your home. Your experiences there, combined with the sounds, smells, and colors create feelings that can linger long afterward. You want to create a home that inspires warm, loving, playful, and peaceful experiences. A place where your love can grow; a safe space to explore. A place you and your love will want to spend time together.
Here are a few simple tips to create a calm and peaceful home:
Clear the Clutter - Clutter is a physical and emotional manifestation of chaos, the opposite of the Zen feeling you need. Papers piled high, stacks or piles waiting to be put away, things that need to be thrown away, or things that shouldn’t be there at all put a strain on your mind, keeping it from flowing the way it should. Schedule out some time to put things in order. The next time you walk into your home, you’ll feel lighter and freer.
Color Yourself Calm - Certain colors have a calming influence on us. Take some time to consider what colors bring a sense of peace to your woman’s mind. You may not want to paint a room or a wall, but you can still introduce her favorite colors with a few objects like accessories, art prints, a throw tossed on the back of your sofa, or a bouquet of her favorite colored flowers that sit in her line of vision.
Remove Bad Mojo - If stressful or negative things have happened in your home and you just can’t seem to shake the memory, let the renewing power of nature give you a hand. Having live plants in your home have been shown to provide many benefits. They clean the air naturally, increase productivity, help reduce noise levels, and boost creativity. The sun is also a natural healer. Clean the window, open the blinds, and let the sunshine in! Download nature sounds like running water, birds singing, or waves crashing and play them softly in the background. Their soothing sounds will help put you both at ease.
Pump up the Positive - Bring in mementos that remind you of the best parts of life. Family pictures, a shell you found on the beach, or a favorite fragrance are all simple reminders that although life can be busy and hectic, home is a place to decompress, remember the good times, and create new memories. Connections to meaningful places and people nurture our souls and help us connect more deeply with those we love.
Swing for the Senses - Find small but significant ways to stimulate all of your senses.
Sight - Have something pleasing to look at nearby. It might be a fresh bouquet, a colorful print, a found object, or a piece of art.
Smell- Smell is a powerful memory trigger. Adding a lush, pleasing aroma to your home can be a sensual way to create the right mood. A scented candle that reminds her of a favorite vacation, a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser, or fresh flowers can fill your home with beautiful, natural aromas.
Sound - There are lots of great nature sound playlists available if that’s your jam, but classical music or other genres might be just the thing to spark creativity, playfulness, or romance.
Touch - Play with a balance of textures in your home. Balance out the smooth, silky surface of your sheets with a velvety blanket. Place a soft shag rug on the floor. Pull some warm towels from the dryer after a shower.
Taste - Flavoring her water with a slice of citrus, sipping velvety wine and nibbling on dark chocolate, or cooking new recipes together might be just the thing to keep your creative juices flowing!
The home is a place where you rest and rejuvenate, but it’s also a place to be creative and have fun. Make it a place that inspires you and your sweetheart. The more peaceful and inspired you are, the easier it is to spark romance. Finding ways to zen your home doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. And the rewards will be well worth the effort to your heart, your soul, and your love life.