Your apartment is your home, your safe haven, your place to unwind and relax from the stressors of everyday life. But, depending on where you live, apartments can also be busy places. From noisy neighbors to traffic, there are many factors that can impact how you feel in your home.
But the good news is that you don’t need to live out in the countryside to find a sense of peace in your space. Here are three simple, renter-friendly ways you can feel more peaceful in your apartment.
Hang a blue shower curtain or painting
According to a 2017 Paint Colors Analysis by Zillow, homes with blue bathrooms sold for up to $5,400 more than expected. That’s no coincidence. The color blue is often associated with calm and serenity, evoking emotions like security and tranquility. Fortunately, you don’t need to have a bathroom renovation to get the same effect. You can evoke a sense of calm with a blue shower curtain or blue wall art. Art is a wonderful way to improve your space and is a growing industry. The global market for art is valued at $64 billion. Investing in it for both your bathroom and to hold a valuable piece of art isn’t a bad decision!
Have a designated workspace
A growing number of people are working from home. While this is great for productivity, working from home can make it difficult for you to unwind when you’ve clocked out for the day. To make the transition from work to home easier, create a designated workspace in your apartment. Don’t use that area for anything else. And definitely don’t bring your work with you to bed.
Become a plant parent
If you’re looking to make your apartment a more tranquil place, try adding some plants. According to The Huffington Post, a study conducted by Dutch researchers found that hospital patients with indoor plants in their rooms experienced lower stress levels than those without them. Consider choosing green, leafy plants such as snake plants, jade plants, and spider plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, avoid choosing succulents as your go-to easy plant. It’s surprisingly easy to kill a succulent because they’re often over-watered. Choose shrubs or plants that love sunlight and need frequent watering like roses.
When you’re looking to integrate mindfulness into your home and focus on your wellbeing, it’s good to have a space that makes you feel at peace. By following the tips above, you can make your apartment a more relaxing home so you can focus on being your best self.