There’s no better time than the present to start making your home a true haven from the rest of the world and a place where you can step away from what’s going on globally and relax from the stress that everyone is feeling. But in order to successfully do this, you’re going to need to create a space that’s soothing to you and allows you to take your mind off of what’s happening in the world around you.

To show you how this can be done, here are three ways you make your home more relaxing. 

Choose A Calming Color Scheme

One of the best ways to make a space feel more relaxing is to implement a relaxing color scheme.

According to Toby Nwazor, a contributor to the Huffington Post, neutral or earth-tones tend to help people feel much more relaxed than bold, bright colors. So if some of the rooms in your home are painted with bright colors or are using a lot of bright colors in the rest of your decor, you might want to consider getting a more neutral or natural color of paint to help the room feel much calmer.  

Keep Clutter To A Minimum

Depending on your personality, having a lot of clutter around your home might make you feel stressed or anxious. However, even if you don’t recognize this on a conscious level, people tend to feel more relaxed, even subconsciously, if they aren’t surrounded by unnecessary items all the time.

So if your home has a little too much clutter right now, you should try to either remove this clutter completely or find a way to increase your storage space and keep your items out of sight. If you do want to have some loose items out around your home, Jessica of Freshome.com advises that you only set out things that will soothe or inspire you, like family photos or plants and flowers. 

Vary Your Lighting Options

The lighting within your home can have a big impact on the overall mood and ambiance of your space, making it feel more or less calm. 

To have the optimal calm lighting, Jessica Bennett, a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens, advises that you bring in a lot of variety as far as lighting your space. For example, if you can have overhead lighting, task lighting, undermount lighting, lamps, sconces, and more, you’ll always be able to have your lighting to exactly suit your wants and needs in order to make your space feel calm. 

If you’re wanting your home to feel more calm and relaxing, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you achieve this within your space.