Your home should be a comfortable oasis. After all, it’s where you unwind each night, refresh yourself on the weekends and start your day on the best note possible each morning. Here are seven easy ways to add a little bit of extra comfort and calm to your space to make your home the most relaxing haven possible.
1. A New Blanket
Get yourself the softest, snuggliest blanket you can find to upgrade book reading, movie watching or drinking coffee on weekend mornings. Alternatively, weighted blankets are great for relaxing your mind by way of your body. It’s recommended to choose one that’s about 10 percent of your body weight to get the full benefits.
2. Naturally Scented Candles
Set out some coconut- or soy-based candles (which are considered better for your lungs than traditional candles) throughout your home—living room, bedroom, bathroom. Scents like lavender, chamomile, and jasmine are recognized for their calming properties, but relaxation is all about personal preference, so choose scents you enjoy.
3. Calming Colors
The Harrison’s residences have been intentionally designed with a soft, calming color palette. Complement the shades of white and gray with blues and purples, or your favorite color.
4. Tea Time
For tea drinkers, sipping on a warm cup of tea is one of the most comforting activities. Upgrade your at-home tea time with the essentials: an electric water kettle, a new mug, plenty of loose-leaf or bag teas to choose from and local honey or organic sugar for sweetness.
5. Spa Products
Those who find joy in self-care activities like long baths and face masks may want to consider stocking up on their favorite products for impromptu spa days. Things to always keep handy: a bath tray, hydrating or detoxifying face masks, bath salts/oils/bubble bath, massage tools and essential oils.
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7. New Bedding
Nothing is as powerful as a restful sleep for helping your mind and body relax. Improve your wind-down routine and sleep quality with a brand new set of sheets, a new mattress or mattress topper, an ergonomic pillow or—as stated above—a weighted blanket.