Did you know that having a calm, peaceful home environment is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress?
Of course, creating a welcoming environment is easier said than done. If walking through your front door brings more anxiety than relief, you’ve got some work to do.
We’re here to help. Read on to learn how to make a welcoming environment you can’t wait to come home to.
1. Adopt the Hygge Lifestyle
Pronounced “HYOO-guh,” hygge is a Danish word that encompasses everything cozy and comfortable. It’s popular in Nordic countries with long, dark winters, but you can enjoy these simple pleasures no matter where you live.
A hygge home might include:
- Warm, soft blankets
- Fluffy throw pillows
- Soft accent lighting
- Candles or a fireplace (or both)
- Fuzzy socks, slippers, and bathrobes
- Warm beverages (herbal tea, mulled wine, hot cocoa)
Do you feel cozy and content just thinking about these things? Bring layers of soft textures and warmth to your home by adopting the hygge lifestyle as your own.
2. Add Some Life to Your Home
Did you know that having a pet is terrific for your physical, mental, and emotional health? Nothing creates a welcoming environment like getting a pet and having it greet you when you arrive home.
Look up the price of a Presa Canario puppy or another family-friendly breed you enjoy. If you’re not much of a dog person, consider a cat, a bird, or a tropical fish tank. Even a few houseplants can go a long way in creating a welcoming environment.
3. Maintain a Comfortable Temperature
Few things make us as uncomfortable as feeling too hot or too cold. With the abundance of modern ways to regulate indoor temperature, there’s no reason to suffer through a hot summer day or freezing winter night.
“Room temperature” falls between 68 and 72 degrees, but individual preferences vary. Some people may prefer sleeping in a room much cooler, while others aren’t warm unless the thermostat is near 80.
The point is: Find your personal comfort level and keep your home at that temperature.
4. Focus on Pleasant Scents
There’s a powerful connection between our nose and our brains. The scents we’re surrounded by can have a direct impact on our mood, emotions, and memories.
To create a welcoming environment in your home, fill it with scents that make you feel peaceful and happy. You could … Read the rest