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Creating a Calm Space

By Olivia Hughes

Whether it be at home or your workspace, we all know it is important to keep your space clean and tidy for a refreshed mind. Enhancing your space to be calming and enjoyable to be in is just as important (especially for those working from home)

Here are some of our tips on how to do up your little area to feel the ultimate relaxation:

Indoor plants:

Indoor plants are not only nice to look at but are also proven to boost your mood, productivity, concentration and creativity. With some plants such as Aloe Vera, Peace Lily, Snake Plant and Devils Ivy just to name a few having qualities such as cleaning the air, improving Oxygen levels which sends more oxygen to the brain leaving you feeling less fatigued and cloudy. 

Just to make it better these plants also take out the toxins from the air (important for those of us that work indoors).

Fragrant plants are natural air fresheners including Eucalyptus or even some roses from the garden to brighten up the space. 

Embracing the power of indoor plants helps create an atmosphere that gives a sense of feeling less boxed in creating an unmatchable environment with improvements that are sure to give you an overall boost!

Aromatherapy and air flow:

Aromatherapy is the use of plant extracts and essential oils for many different reasons such as relaxation, relieving stress, improving sleep quality and boosting immunity. The most common and easy way to use oils is with a diffuser, inhaling or directly to the skin. These are all important in a home or work environment. 

Mood and productivity boosters

  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary 

Sleep improvers

  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood
  • Chamomile 

Stress/anxiety

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Ylang Ylang

Essential oils are overall great to make your space smell great but also the added benefits above. They are a great alternative to a customisable scent that has multiple purposes.

Hand in hand is fresh air! Make sure to open a window or door to keep fresh air flowing.

Lighting:

Lighting can make or break a calm space, brighter is always better!. Bad lighting can cause fatigue, impact mood and lead to poor productivity creating an overall less healthy environment.

Tip: If you spend a lot of time away from the rays then try to make a habit of getting outside when you can for at least 30 mins per day!

If you’re finding yourself in a space that is not well lit then opt for pale shades. They will reflect the room’s artificial light to make the space look brighter and larger. 

Adding mirrors also makes a huge difference to the depth and feel of a room.

Little changes can make a big difference!

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