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February is National Heart Health Month, and it’s important to establish a calm and relaxing home base to help relieve the stressors of day-to-day life. While some elements of chaos are unavoidable, crafting a safe space within your home is a great way to strike a healthy balance. Keep reading for a few tips to optimize your health within your home.
A decluttered living room.

1. Decluttering

Untidy environments can often increase stress for most people (WebMD). Take the first step toward crafting a relaxing space by decluttering your home and removing unnecessary furniture, clothing, and décor. Start by assessing each room and parting with items that no longer serve a purpose. This process can be liberating, allowing you to create more space for the things that truly matter.

2. Furniture that Accommodates Your Lifestyle

The furniture in your home should be aesthetically pleasing and cater to your lifestyle and favorite activities. For example, if you enjoy watching movies with family, ensure you have a decent television and plenty of comfy seating to accommodate weekly movie nights. A comfortable and well-arranged living space promotes relaxation and engaging in hobbies you enjoy, positively impacting your overall heart health.

Family having dinner at a nice kitchen table.

3. Neutral Colors and Thoughtful Décor

Create a visually calming environment by opting for neutral colors and avoiding loud, distracting décor. Soft, muted tones create a serene atmosphere, promoting relaxation and stress reduction. Thoughtful decoration choices, such as soothing artwork or simple ornaments, can enhance the overall ambiance of your home.

4. Make Chores Easier

Simplifying daily chores is a great way to maintain a stress-free environment. Implement organizing hacks to make chores easier and more enjoyable. For example, hang plenty of hooks in key areas like the entryway and bedroom to keep essential items within easy reach. Utilize bins and baskets to organize items neatly, and establish dedicated stations—such as a drink station—to streamline your morning routine.

5. Incorporate Indoor Plants

These aren’t just decorative. Indoor plants are mood lifters and air purifiers rolled into one. Adding a few green friends like spider plants or aloe vera can transform the feel of your home. Greenery is beneficial to reduce stress levels and enhance overall mental health.

Mug on clean counter with flowers.

6. Maximize Natural Light

Increase the natural light in your home to create a brighter and uplifting atmosphere. Exposure to natural light has numerous health benefits, including improved mood and better sleep. Arrange furniture to maximize sunlight exposure and consider sheer curtains to allow light to filter through while maintaining privacy.

7. Create a Zen Spot

Create a Zen Spot in your home by adding a corner for meditation, reading, or unwinding with a cup of tea. This little spot can be your sanctuary for daily tranquility. You can also display personal mementos and meaningful items you’ve accumulated throughout your life so you can look at them daily.

woman drinking coffee in clean house.
8. Keep Things Cozy

Our homes are a respite from the rest of the world, so making it as comfortable and cozy as possible is essential. It’s worth investing in comfortable sheets, pillows, and an excellent mattress to guarantee a good night’s sleep, but comfort also goes beyond how things feel physically. Creating a relaxing bedroom or other space with soothing colors that can be somewhere you go to get away from it all and truly feel peaceful can go a long way.

As your real estate guide, The Angelos will help you find the perfect space for a happy and healthy future. From purchasing the perfect space to remodel recommendations, reach out to us for all your homeowner questions and requests.