Creating a positive home environment

Home environment: woman relaxed at home sitting on the windowsill

The pace of living seems to be accelerating as the 21stcentury wears on and many of us, by the time we get home in the evening, need rest, calm and relaxation.

Home environment: woman relaxed at home sitting on the windowsillThat’s why more people are focusing on how to get the most out of their home environment. Making your home a positive, relaxing place to spend time doesn’t necessarily take much hard work, and the benefits can be enormous, both for you and your family.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is more than just an idea for improving your home, it is an entire philosophy. It is rooted in Chinese tradition, that is fundamentally based on the idea that energy – known as chi – must be free to flow through your home, and that by arranging your home in a certain way, you can boost the positive effects of this energy flow.

There are many ways to embrace the Feng Shui philosophy, and it is well worth looking into, but even minor steps such as arranging your furniture on Feng Shui principles, incorporating natural symbols and decluttering, can all have a positive effect.

The importance of light

The quality of light in a home can have a major effect on how it feels for the occupants but curtains offer you only limited control over the light. In rooms where you want to relax, that can be frustrating. That’s why one of the most effective tricks for living room decoration is to fit window shutters.

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With quality window shutters, you can have precise control over how much light enters the room, and they have the additional benefit of looking cleaner and more stylish than curtains. They also offer a degree of privacy and noise reduction that can help to make your home feel cosier.


Let’s face it, we’ve all probably got too much stuff cluttering up our homes, and when it builds up to the point where we can’t remember what the coffee table or the floor looked like, it’s probably gone too far! It can also work against any feelings of calm in your home, instead promoting chaos.

By taking a critical approach to every item in every room and throwing out anything that is not either essential or conducive to calm and relaxation, you can help to make your home a better place.

Go Green

No matter how environmentally friendly you think you are, modern living produces plenty of toxins and unhealthy atmospheric influences. One way to boost the quality of the air in your home and to make it a more tranquil, healthy place to live is to incorporate greenery into your living area.

It doesn’t have to be anything too elaborate, but whether you opt for fresh flowers or indoor plants, adding greenery is a great way to boost the health of your home and of everyone in it!


Many of us are looking for ways to tackle stress and live more healthy lives, and by taking steps to improve your home environment, you can go a long way towards improving your wellbeing. Hopefully these ideas will give you somewhere to start so you can create a positive home.