Stress levels are running high for just about everyone especially with finals week fast approaching. The world can also be so hectic and crazy that coming home to a peaceful room is much needed. Creating a comfortable environment can be really important to relax and de-stress. There are many quick ways to instantly transform your room into a personal sanctuary!
Research has actually proven that bright and highly saturated colors actually arouse our minds. Whereas, colors that are cooler with lower contrast actually have a calming effect on our minds.
To achieve a calming space, focus on decorating or painting with neutrals. When it comes to neutrals, it is not always the stereotypical “boring” grey or tan that may have come to your mind. Other calming colors also include blues, greens, and purples. There are so many different tones to choose from.
Having indoor plants not only spice up a room instantly but they are also proven to provide various health benefits. They eliminate harmful toxins in the air because they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
Research from NASA shows that indoor plants actually reduce up to 87 percent of toxins in the air in just 24 hours. Indoor plants also improve concentration, reduces stress levels and can boost moods. Plants like orchids, succulents and bromeliads are perfect plants to build a little indoor garden.
There are certain scents like lavender and jasmine that are proven to have a soothing effect on people. These scents will not only have your entire room smelling fragrant but will also calm your nerves and decrease stress levels.
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to aromatherapy. You can choose to light a candle, spray some room spray or spritz some lavender on your pillow. Oil diffusers are inexpensive and allow you to choose from so many different oils.
Less is More
Clutter can instantly create a stressful and hectic looking environment. Try going through everything and throwing out anything that you have not worn or used in a long time. You will instantly feel better just looking around your room and not seeing clothes on the floor or random water bottles floating around.
Also keep in mind when it comes to decorations, less is more. Having too many things hanging on the walls or laying around can actually be distracting. Try just finding some minimalistic or motivational artwork to hang up on the walls.