If your home isn't a relaxing haven, these suggestions could help bring peace and tranquility to your living space.
Declutter and organize. Start by removing as much clutter as you can, then work on organizing the rest. Designate a cupboard, drawer or basket for paperwork and files to keep them off your counters. Add hooks and storage bins near the entry door your family uses the most to provide a convenient spot for jackets, hats, backpacks, and shoes.
Rearrange your furniture. If you keep bumping into a toy chest or having to walk around a coffee table to sit on the sofa, it might be time to rearrange the furnishings in your rooms. Try a few different configurations as you decide which provides the best flow for your household.
Choose calming colors. Painting rooms soothing wall colors such as light gray, white, beige, or light blue can help create a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Bring the outdoors in. Potted plants and freshly cut flowers are a great way to add tranquility to your living space. Flowers don't have to break the bank either. Just purchase one bouquet and divide it among small vases placed throughout your home to provide a touch of serenity in each room.