peace and quiet

We all spend a ton of time at the office, which means we’re quite tired by the time we come back home. That’s why having a living space that’s cozy, comfortable and peaceful is a must. If you don’t live in such a home, you’ll probably never manage to get rested. This will make you aggravated, angry, and stressed out. If you follow these steps, you’ll bring peace into your home.

Open your windows

Peaceful home

This is probably the simplest and oldest idea in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. Opening your windows as soon as you get up is great for you and can do wonders both for your physical and mental health. It will boost your motivation, keep you focused, and most importantly, help you wake up in the morning. However, it can help your home as well, on more levels than one. Colors play a significant role in the interior design and letting natural light in your home will help you understand how different colors work together and take your interior design to the next level.

Letting tons of fresh air and natural sunlight comes in through your windows is one of the best and easiest ways to make your living space nicer. This is just the thing you need when you’re trying to relax and recuperate after a long day at the office. Install those huge windows that will maximize your fresh air and sunlight potential, and keep them open all day every day.

Control the lighting for a peaceful home

This is another simple issue that can really go a long way, but the problem is that most people generally don’t think about it. We don’t consider the lighting setup to be the most important part of our homes, which is why we don’t even think about changing it and making it work in our favor more. But, if we did, we’d be able to forget all about our piled-up stress. Every room in your home should be properly lit. If you plan on designing a contemporary kitchen, you should pay attention to every detail in order to make it look amazing and modern.

While most people stick to one simple overhead light source, others scatter their light sources all across their living space. You can opt for smaller and subtler lamps that give them just as much light as their ceiling light, but in a better and more natural way. They also replace their traditional incandescent light bulbs with those new LED ones. They are equally powerful but more natural, subtle and eye-pleasing. In the end, they rely on natural sunlight coming through their windows, so don’t forget about that either.

Spa-like experience in your bathroom


Coming home from work, most people love hitting the bathroom, and it doesn’t matter if you prefer a quick shower or a long bath. This is something that will definitely make you feel better and bring you back to life. It’s a way to cleanse your body and leave your stress behind, so turning your bathroom into a spa-like space is what you need to do as soon as possible. Sometimes, investing in creating an amazing bathroom is just the change you need and this can be done very quickly if you find the inspiration and know exactly what you want.

Sort out your possessions

The problem most people have with their homes today is the organization – homes are getting smaller and smaller, the number of our possessions bigger and bigger, and these two tendencies can’t go hand in hand. So, in order to make everything work, you either have to keep moving to a new home every once in a while, or declutter your possessions and sort them out. And it’s the former idea that will also boost the serenity level of your home, so give it a thought. You need to go through everything and simplify your life at home.

Decluttering your home isn’t easy, but it’s something you’ll be able to handle if you know what you’re doing. Throwing away things you don’t need or use anymore, reorganizing them more effectively, and making the most of every inch of free space you have is really important, so start doing these things straight away.

Making your home more peaceful is a long process, and it comes in a number of stages. You need to make a plan, decide what you’re trying to do, and focus on your end goal. If you manage to do that, your home will become more peaceful and comfortable sooner than you think.

Being a parent usually means that you have to deal with ordinary things in a way you’re not used to. Having a curious and active child is both bliss and a curse, since they will be needing a lot attention and help from you to channel that. In addition, children who struggle with their emotions may have hard time calming down when they are angry, sad, or excited. This is the reason why come parents choose to give their children space where they can calm down.


Find the right place

You don’t need a lot of space to create a ‘quiet place’ for your child. Sometimes a quiet corner will do, or you can choose to give them a separate place like room beneath the stairs, or an old reading nook. It does not have to be spacious, it only needs to be safe and comfortable enough for your child to spend some time when upset. A nice and cozy corner will do just fine; it should be away from all the noise and bustle and closed off. Remember, your child should be alone with their thoughts.

What to have in there?

The space should not be too stimulating, it should calm the child down and help them relax, but still it should not be bare and sterile. A few cozy cushions and blankets for them to sit on or sleep in, and a box of things to help them relax. However, too many toys will have the opposite effect and the child might be too stimulated to relax. Instead, you could place a box of simple and useful things: a nice book for them to read, since reading can help them relax and forget about things they were upset with, a stress ball, a glitter bottle or a snow bowl (you can easily make these yourself if you have the time and the patience), and a soft toy they can cuddle.

Light and sounds

The environment is extremely important here and it should serve only one purpose: calming them down. Just as you should put only soft cushions, pillows, and blankets in there, so should you make sure the light is soothing as well. Simple fairy lights on the ceiling, lava lamp, or a lamp with adjustable brightness are all great choices (the latter one is the best if your child wishes to read as well). As for the sounds, you could put in a small iPod with calming music and teach them to turn it on and off (they will master it quite quickly). Classical music or compilations for meditating, studying, and sleeping will all be good.

When to use quiet space

There are many reasons you should send your child to quiet space for, but you should always send them in when you see they are struggling to keep themselves together: when they are really sad because, upset or even mad because they fought with their siblings, angry because they didn’t get what they asked for, etc. You could send them in to calm down and tell them you can talk about it when they are calmer. If your children are still little, quiet space is great to help them deal with all the excessive energy they have, especially if they stopped napping during daytime.


By providing your children with ‘quiet space’, you will give them an effective way to handle their emotions. Staying in a peaceful and quiet space will have a calming effect on them, and as they grow they will learn to calm down more easily.