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Furnishings Can Be Comfortable and Calming

Admit it! We are stressed to the max and multi tasking has become second nature to most of us. Now more than ever, we are on a quest to make our home a refuge where we can relax and rejuvenate. You may be shocked to know that there are strategies to home design that help can you find that peace and tranquility that you are looking for.

When you are purchasing furniture, look for pieces that create a soft and gentle living space. This concept especially applies to larger items like sofas and chairs. Seek out pieces that have less structure, soft and sensuous fabrics, more rounded edges instead of square corners. Don't be shy about getting comfortable on a piece of furniture in the store before your buy it.

In our bedrooms, soften the bed with an upholstered headboard, add a variety of pillows and a comforter that brings you joy every time you snuggle in after a long day. Dimmer switches can be added to lower the lighting and create mood.

Consider adding other elements to boost a feeling of peace and tranquility of your home. Make use of natural materials and colors. They automatically reset our brains by returning our thoughts to nature which always restores us mentally. Calming paint colors create a canvas for our furnishings and accessories. Translucent window treatments allow essential sunshine to enter our space.

Don't overlook the power of scent as a design element. Scent is one of the most powerful senses and it is most often overlooked in the design field. Use candles, fresh flowers or a variety of other products to introduce your favorite soothing scent.

Use these tips to make you feel calm and rested in your home.

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