How to Make a Calm Home

5 Top Tips for Creating a Calm Home

In a world that often feels overwhelming, the quest for tranquillity begins at home. By incorporating sensory design elements, you can transform your home environment into a space that nurtures the soul.

Here are our 5 five top tips to get started:

Embrace the Power of Neutrals: Step away from bold, vibrant colours and embrace the soothing allure of nature’s palette. Warm biscuit, rich ochre and deep toffee shades, combined with the warmth of wood, create a calming backdrop that instantly relaxes the mind. We are naturally drawn to earthy tones that echo the hues of nature, fostering a sense of groundedness in the home. Finish the scheme with some foliage that breathes life into the the scheme.

Harness Natural Light: Natural sunlight has a transformative effect on any space, infusing it with warmth and vitality. Opt for sheer curtains or blinds that allow sunlight to filter in, warming every corner with a gentle glow. The strategic placement of mirrors can further enhance the brightness of a room, creating the illusion of spaciousness and airiness.

Embrace Minimalism with Purpose: Decluttering isn’t just about tidying up; it’s about creating a mindful living environment that promotes mental clarity and emotional well-being. Streamline your space by removing unnecessary items and instead choosing a select few items that are carefully selected and chosen with intention and meaning. Embrace the beauty of simplicity and let each object in your home serve a purpose.

Connect with Nature Indoors: Biophilic design celebrates the innate human connection to nature, incorporating elements such as indoor plants, botanical prints, and natural materials like wood and stone. These elements add visual interest to your space, purify the air, and evoke a sense of tranquility and harmony.

Design Serene Retreats: Carve out dedicated spaces in your home where you can retreat, recharge, and rejuvenate. Whether it’s a cosy reading nook bathed in natural light or a tranquil meditation corner filled to the brim with cushions, throws and aromatic candles, prioritise areas that invite moments of quiet reflection and self-care. Personalise these spaces with soft textiles, meaningful decor pieces, and soothing scents such as bergamot that are known to calm the senses.

By incorporating these sensory tips, you can cultivate a sense of peace that resonates throughout every room. If you’d like to learn more about sensory design, take a look at my book, The Sensory Home.

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    Meet Pippa

    Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

    She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.