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Our Tips for Creating a Calm and Soothing Environment in Your Home

At Alder & Tweed, one of our greatest joys is seeing our projects bring together friends and family. When done correctly, a beautifully curated space can create a calm and serene environment for families to enjoy each other’s company. Your home should be a place where you feel happy and relaxed, so here are some easy steps you can take to make your home a haven.

Having a beautiful space to live in creates serenity

As passionate interior designers, our team understands the importance of creating a space that not only serves as a house, but as a home. A home should ignite feelings of peace, happiness, and relaxation. By designing a beautiful home, you can block out the noise from the outside world and enjoy doing what you love, with the people that you love.

Choosing the Right Color Scheme

Color is key to making to making your home more relaxing. The paint colors you choose can have profound effects on your mood. For a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, try warm whites, creams, and beiges. Implementing soft blues and greens works to reduce anxiety and adds a subtle pop of color. For an elevated yet relaxing look, stick with natural tones.
Eliminating Clutter Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Clutter in the home is like a physical representation of a to-do list. A messy home is closely linked to, and often the cause of, stress and anxiety. Having a tidy and organized home not only looks beautiful, but can improve your mood, increase productivity, and relieve stress.

Photo Courtesy of The Identité Collective

Pop a Plant in Every Room

Bring the outdoors in with potted plants and floral arrangements. An extra pop of life and color could be just what your home needs to freshen up. As with simply being in nature, being around plants improves concentration, memory and productivity. House plants also clean and detoxify the air, helping you to breathe easy.

Styling a room with a plants or flowers is s stunning way to make your home a relaxing environment.

Tap Into Scent

Scents are powerful—a simple smell can trigger memories or evoke certain emotions. Studies even show that enjoyable scents are directly linked to relaxation and stress relief.

A cozy Alixx candle or a clean Diptyque candle will make your home smell and look amazing. A beautiful diffuser – like this Lime Basil & Mandarine diffuser by Jo Malone – are sleek, modern, and smell delicious

Photo Courtesy of Alixx Candles

Photo Courtesy of Jo Malone

Photo Courtesy of Diptyque

Comfort is Everything

From cozy bedding to throw blankets, relaxing and livable homes prioritize comfort. A common misconception about luxury interior design is that you must compromise comfort for beauty. However, this is not the case. A home can be comfortable, livable, and high-end all at the same time. Cozy linens, furs, and luxurious throw blankets are elevated ways to make a home more comfortable. This Hermés Avalon Throw is an Alder & Tweed favorite. It’s luxurious material is cozy enough to snuggle up in, but beautiful enough to display.

Photo Courtesy of Hermés


Photo Courtesy of Clem Around The Corner

Your home should be a haven. We hope that these simple steps will help you to create a home that helps you de-stress and relax. For more interior design tips and inspiration, check out our other blog posts!

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