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Posted July 29, 2012 by Sean Blackmore in Home Improvement
 
 

Easy tips to create a relaxing experience at home



In our fast-paced and chaotic lives, we’re always seeking ways to relax and de-stress from the day. For some, that means watching a favorite TV show, having a nice glass of wine, or even a message at the spa, but we often forget about our homes and the impact of its design on relaxation.

Kelly Edwards, designer and lifestyle expert and Waterpik suggest the following tips for creating relaxation -inspired home decor:

Kitchen
The kitchen is often called the heart of the home, so it’s wise to invest in kitchen materials that are better for you and your family. Caesarstone and Silestone countertops are hypo allergenic, non-porous, resistant to stains, ultra strong, and will always look elegant and amazing.

Consider using streamlined high gloss laminate fronts on cabinets for a sleek and clean look and use pull-out drawers behind each cabinet for more storage space. Remember, being organized can make anyone feel less stressed.

Bathroom
The bathroom is the start and end to your day. By simply changing your shower head, you can turn a regular shower into a true relaxing, spa-like experience. The stylish Waterpik EasySelect shower head, for example, has a spray selector located right on the handle, so you can change the spray settings from circular massage to full body coverage without having to reach through the water stream.

Use monochromatic colors to sooth you from the moment you walk in and opt for striking marble or glass tiles. By installing a glass shower enclosure, you’ll be able to show off the gorgeous tiles, update the look of your bathroom and make the room look larger.

Living Room
A natural material like grass cloth wallpaper is a great way to add color and texture to your walls in your living room, it has a very relaxed and sophisticated appeal to it. Paint the walls a color that conveys the feeling of relaxation like light shades of cream, white, green or greige (a combination of gray and beige).

Mix in a few natural elements like wood chairs and tables, cozy blankets, and fresh flowers, and you’ll have a place that will feel comfortable to come home to every day.

Bedroom
Pick colors that are easy on the eye, like the blues and green, to evoke a sense of “rest.” Change harsh overhead lighting for architecturally interesting lighting elements such as library sconces; place one on each side of the bed for the perfect reading lights.

Trade out your old worn-out shades for some natural wood blinds or bamboo shades and follow the look up by adding soft curtains to block out the light for a restful night’s sleep.

For any space, a non-cluttered area will help you achieve a relaxed state of mind at home. Keep in mind that being comfortable doesn’t mean being trendy; simply create your own style and just do what makes you feel your best.

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Sean Blackmore

 
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