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Our lives are getting busier and busier, with places to be and people to meet. At the end of a busy day and a long week, most of us choose to unwind in our living space: catching up on a favourite tv show, watching a movie with a loved one or just simply lying down on the sofa. The living room is a space that we retreat to, away from the noise and busyness of everyday life. For this reason, it is important to create a loving, relaxing living space that promotes peace and calm.
Here are a few simple steps to make your home a peaceful and calming one to reside in.
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1. Make use of natural light.
Vitamin D is not only great for you physically, but just as good for your mental health. Natural sunlight does wonders to your spirit, so when home, make sure to pull up your shades and let the light in.
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Physical clutter itself manifests unconscious mental clutter. If your living space is filled up with old receipts, past bills and any other items that you no longer use, be sure to clear them out. Less clutter equals less distractions; decluttering not only clears your space, but also your mind.
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3. Surround yourself with things that spark joy in you.
Once you’ve decluttered, you should be left with only things that spark joy within you. It is the little personal touches that transforms a house into a home, and your living room is the opportunity to reflect this. Lay your favourite books and photo albums on your coffee table, display your much loved family heirlooms and any other trinkets that make you smile from within.
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4. Bring the outdoors in.
Indoor plants make for incredibly soothing additions to your home, both visually and aromatically. There are so many ways to incorporate a little green into your home, you’re sure to find just the right one for you. Not the greenest of thumbs? Not to worry. Go for plants like aloe vera, that still refresh your home but not as easy to kill.
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5. Keep it cosy with blankets.
A blanket is the ultimate best friend on a cold winter’s day, especially during tv marathons and chick flick re-runs. When not in use, keep your blankets nearby in an ottoman that doubles as storage.
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6. Choose calming colours.
According to Chinese wisdom, shades of blue slow down one’s heart rate, help one heal and relax. Other stress-reducing colours include muted greens and pale greys, manifesting serenity, calmness and ease. We couldn’t agree more; at Brosa, we love our neutral colours as they are not only easy to decorate with, but incredibly easy on the eyes.
Crafted to match almost any interior through its adherence to neutral shades, our Manhattan collection is a celebration of the calm and peaceful tranquility of the living space. Made of soft touch fabric, the loft style inspired chair is comfortable on the skin, promoting peaceful and comfortable living. The sofa is available as an armchair, two-seater and three-seater across a wide spectrum of colours: porcelain blue, classic cream, french beige, stone grey, cloud grey, night black and moss green.
To help you embrace your inner calm through welcoming relaxed furniture pieces into your home, we are currently offering free shipping storewide. Be sure to take advantage of this limited offer, as well as our $30 off offer if you are making your first purchase with our Manhattan armchair and sofa.
The living room is the place where you come home and unwind, and so it should be the relaxing space that you need it to be: free of noise, cosy, calming and filled only with the things that give you joy. We hope the above tips have helped you envision the space you want your living room to be: peaceful, calming and true to you.