Your home is your castle, or so the saying goes and your living space should be a place where you feel relaxed and comfortable. Most homeowners like to carry out improvements on a regular basis, which adds value to the property, plus there are little things you can do to enhance and warm the ambience. Even if you are an active person who doesn’t spend much time at home, multiple lockdowns certainly take their toll on people and if you would like to alter the ambience in your home, here are a few ideas.
- LED Lighting – LED light strips come in a range of colours and for the exterior, you can affix these strips around window frames and they can even be hung on trees, for a Disney-like effect. Floor level light fittings also improve the ambience and they can be installed throughout the home; talk to a local electrician who would be happy to quote for installing LED exterior and interior lighting.
- Custom Designed Aquarium – If you happen to live in NSW, check out the stunning creations from Fantasea Aquariums, one of the few custom fish tank specialists in the state. Imagine how an in-wall aquarium would look in your living room! The experts can design a unit that blends perfectly with the surroundings and with attention to detail, your new aquarium will be a major feature of the property. The specialist company would be happy to pay you a home visit, when you can both sit down and look at the many design options. They can take your concept and turn it into reality, plus they can usually work to the client’s budget and offer a long warranty on their product.
- Indoor Plants – There’s nothing like natural greenery to make the home a soothing and relaxing place and the list of tropical species is indeed long. Google can help you to learn more about caring for indoor plants and you can choose suitable species to decorate your home and make it a more pleasant living environment. Plants clean the air and tending to them brings with it a pleasant feeling that most gardeners would understand. If you would like more seclusion in your garden, here are a few tips.
- Scented Candles – Aromatherapy makes good use of essential oils and you could order a selection of scented candles and place them around the home. Another option is to light a few incense sticks when you get home after a hard day at work. Dim the lights, turn on some relaxing background and run a hot bath to help you relax and unwind when you return home.
- Soft, Pastel Colours – If your décor has seen better days. Why not repaint using soft colours that are easy on the eye? There are a lot of soft colour groups and paint technology has reached the point where any colour can be mixed. Light shades are best if you want to create a soothing ambience and neutral colours compliment a minimalist look. If you, or someone you know is feeling the pressure of multiple lockdowns and stay at home rules, you can receive free mental health counselling from a government supported group.
For the winter, installing a wood burning stove in the living room will give you a warm, cosy ambience and there will be a local company that services your area. We spend a lot of our time at home, especially during the pandemic and we hope that by using the above tips, you can transform your home into a soothing and relaxing place where you can recharge your batteries after a hard day at work.