Our homes are designed to impress, not to unwind, in this age of McMansions and great rooms with big-screen TVs. You have to shift your visual perspective to create a comfortable sanctuary for you and your family.
Reduce the chaos in your kitchen
Sensory overload is expected in the kitchen. The kitchen is a space full of smells, sounds, and bright colors.””Walk in and see how each sense is being engaged. Look for ways to balance the five senses if they are overloaded. Wilson suggests that you can paint it a soothing color, give it some soft textures like throw pillows and cushions, or change the music to soothe your nerves.
Sylvia Sepielli is an award-winning consultant who designed the Mii amo spas in Sedona and Ojai in Ojai. She also created Spa Grande at Wailea Resort in Maui. It might be time for you to make separate kitchen areas for different tasks if the children work at the same place as you are cooking dinner or checking your laptop.
You will not see it in a spa, where every square inch is carefully planned and executed, but you may see it in your home. Spinelli says that the most common example of an unutilized home gym is”The classic one” People purchase exercise equipment but don’t like looking at it, so they put it in an unattractive place they won’t use”
Another typical example is a too formal dining or living room sitting gathering dust while waiting for the china-and crystal dinner party that rarely comes. Spinelli states that your home should be a place where you can live the life you want. You should have a space that allows you to exercise and chat with your husband while reading or doing other things. She speaks from personal experience.
Spinelli and her husband transformed one room in their house into the”Renaissance Roo,” a gym-library-office space where the entire family can do their favorite things together. She says,” It works perfectly for us.”
Consider whether every room in the house is meeting a real need. Repurpose any space that isn’t serving a real market. You can have a conservatory or an art gallery, a library, or a yoga room. You can imagine the space that you would love and take it.
Upgrading the view
It seems that every room at a spa has a view. Because there was a designer who made sure that it did, McAdams states that every window should frame a picture. You are giving those unpleasing visuals more weight in your life if you look into the framed view of your neighbor’s house, treeless driveway, or alley.
He suggests that you try to match the atmosphere of the room with the view. You can place a window-box herb plant in front of your kitchen window. Hang sheers to soften your statement from your bedroom. Or strategically position a lounger in your yard so you feel like you are living in a resort every time you see it.
Positive cumulative effects will be created by the feeling of seeing something positive every day. Cary Collier states,” You have made a little bit of magic for yourself,” And those little moments add together.”
Don’t be dim
It doesn’t matter if it’s in the basement, small powder room, or narrow hallway; almost everyone has a place in their home that is too dark, dim, and lacking natural light. McAdams states that layered lighting combined with a mirror is a great way to darken windows. The reflection makes light sparkle and move. It replicates the effects of sunlight. It is impossible to underestimate the relaxing and welcoming impact of well-lit spaces.
It should be comfortable.
Are your comfortable spaces inviting? Do you have enough? Collier states,” I believe we all have a place in our homes that everyone rushes to get,” Collier adds. Collier says,” You should have at least one of these places.”
Layering is the key to this trick. We keep adding layers until we find a better way to make the bed feel. Wilson explains that each bed has silky sheets and several pillows with varying firmness. Wilson also mentions cashmere throws and a pillow-top mattress.
You don’t have to stop at the sofa, bed, or guest room. Wilson states,” Your home should have many comfortable spaces” We found these beautiful throws that we could place at the feet of each bed and decided not to keep them in the bedrooms. We put them everywhere around the spa, on chairs, and in waiting areas. They were a big hit.