Let’s face it, life in the 21st century is high pressure; places to be, people to meet, racing against the clock, in what is usually an uphill struggle. This constant pressure is best handled if you have a calming ambience at home that helps you to rewind and relax; if you would like to transform your living space and make it a place for rest and relaxation, here are a few things that you can do.

  1. Floor level lighting – Research tells us that subtle lighting promotes relaxation and a couple of floor-level LED lights will produce a warm and inviting glow. Install dimmer switches for the ultimate in illumination control and switch off ceiling or wall lights in favour of ground level lighting, for a really cool ambience that encourages calmness and serenity. The lounge and bedroom are the 2 rooms where floor level lighting is suitable, while placing a few in the garden is also a good idea.
  2. Scented candles – Check out Melbourne’s finest scented candles that come in so many varieties and there’s no better way to create a relaxing ambience than aromatherapy. The list of scents is long and includes chocolate, strawberry, jasmine and sandalwood, to name but a few. Search for a supplier online and order a selection pack and experience a range of exotic scents that are guaranteed to lift your mood. Incense sticks are yet another way to introduce exotic fragrances; this will remind you of that holiday in Thailand when you walked through temples and first experienced incense.
  3. Background music – Pipe music throughout the house, which is a simple enough project and the system can be controlled by a mobile app. Change the background music at the touch of a screen and create playlists that loop continually, helping you to unwind from a hard day at the office. When you have a few friends round for the evening, you can up the volume and put on some upbeat songs, while listening to the radio in the morning will keep you informed about current news. If stress is an issue in your life, here is a blog about finding better ways to cope with stress.
  4. Create a water feature – Call in an interior designer and ask them to design a water feature; waterfalls are very popular, as the sound of running water really does have a calming effect and the feature can be turned on or off with a wall mounted switch. If you have a set of tools and are good with your hands, search YouTube for ‘how to create a water feature’ videos. It isn’t as difficult as you might think to build a water feature and you can order everything you need from a single online supplier. When you get home, make it a rule to turn off all digital devices for 30 minutes, slip into your favourite soft chair and enjoy the calm and serene ambience you have created.
  5. Fragrance diffusers – This is an excellent way to make your living space a place of relaxation; the online supplier has a wide range of diffusers, all at affordable prices. Fragrances include jasmine and lime, sandalwood, lilies, gardenia and white rose. Try a few and you are sure to discover a fragrance that hits your sweet spot and when you arrive home after an ordeal at work, you can kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine and take in the relaxing fragrance.

As you can see, there are many ways that you can make your home a warm and inviting place; there are online suppliers of top-quality products that are designed to enhance a relaxing ambience. There are lots of resources online to help you make changes to promote good health & well-being within your home.

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