3 Ways to Make Your Living Room More Relaxing #Home
Any living room should be a place of joy and relaxation. After all, when you’ve had a long & tidied all the toys away(!), you want to be able to have a place that will help you relax, not a place that will stress you out even more.
Your living room is a sanctuary for you and your family. The problem is that finding a way to actually make your living room more relaxing can be kind of challenging in itself!
Here we have three ways to help make your living room more relaxing
One good way to make your living room more relaxing is by adding the proper lighting into the mix.
When you go sit in your living room you don’t want to be blinded by the lights, but you also don’t want to be sitting in the total dark either. The trick is to have the proper lighting that will help you relax while also still allowing you to see things clearly.
Invest in a good dimmer. Dimmers will allow you to brighten or dim the bulbs in your living room to suit your needs and wants. There is nothing worse than trying to read a book in the dark or watching TV when the room is too bright. Having the proper lighting can definitely make a huge difference.
Or what about soft glow bulbs, not those way too bright white fluorescent bulbs that can put a serious hurt on your eyeballs?! Things like relaxing lava lamps will undoubtedly help too, especially because that cool lava like goop that floats around is totally mesmerising!
2. An Aquarium
Some people add an aquarium into the mix of things, as they can be very relaxing thing to have around. Some love the gurgling noise which filters, especially cascading waterfall filters make. It can sound like a relaxing rainstorm that can lull you right to sleep – if you like that kind of thing!
The faint glow and gentle lighting of an aquarium can also add mood lighting – it’s not too bright, but bright enough to provide some illumination and let you see the fish.
I know many people who say watching the fish swim around the tank is about as soothing and relaxing as it gets, and as fish & an aquarium don’t take too much effort to maintain it’s an inexpensive option to add mood to a room. All that’s really need is a tank, a light, a filter, some fish, plants, and maybe even a protein skimmer too . As a City girl surrounded by so much nature, I think I’ll leave my fish outside in the pond!
3. The Furniture
It sounds obvious, but another good way to make sure that your living room will relax you is to add in the proper furniture for you. Furniture can make a really big difference but it’s all about personal taste and comfort.
Sitting down should be relaxing – it’s why people sit down, after all! So, you shouldn’t give in to sitting on something that’s going to cause you pain for the sake of style. To be fair, you might like a rickety old wooden chair as opposed to a couch, but it has to be up to you. Remember, it’s your living room so it should be your choice!
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The bottom line is that you need to find a way to make your living relaxing and the three above ideas are definitely good ways to go about it. Remember, your living room is a place to relax, not a place to be annoyed. So, do yourself a favour whether you’re investing in dimmer switches, a fish tank, or an added Chaise Longue, make sure you do it your way!
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.