In our hectic, fast-paced lives, it’s important to set aside time to recharge. Mid-day naps are precious and rare and we often turn to caffeine as a quick fix. When the work day is finished, we retreat to our homes. Unfortunately, there are often chores to be done and our homes have a tendency to be more chaotic than tranquil. While making it a habit to pick up and put things in their rightful place can make quite a difference in the disorder, including tranquil decor can appeal to your senses and positively impact your mood while you chip away at your to-do list.

Bring Nature Inside

This doesn’t necessarily mean signing up for a house plant that requires its own care manual. There are low maintenance options that anyone can manage to keep alive. Consider purchasing a Peace Lily, an easy-going plant that is proven to significantly improve air quality. Succulents are another option that also require very little care and are a trendy solution to bringing natural elements inside.

Consider Textures

In order to create a peaceful and inviting space, it’s important that tranquil decor consider textures. Our natural woven shades are a very popular product because they are available in a variety of textures including tortoise, bamboo, grass cloth, matchstick and rib cords. If you prefer blinds, we carry 100% genuine basswood and faux wood blinds, both in a variety of stains and colors. When it comes to decor, choose natural elements that appeal to you most, whether it’s unfinished wood or sleek marble. Invest in interesting pieces that make you take a second look, rather than additions you will learn to tolerate.

Control Lighting

Having the ability to control the amount of light allowed in is key to tranquil decor, as natural light is a powerful mood lifter. Keep in mind that room darkening window treatments are best for bedrooms, while unlined window treatments belong in the living room. After all, a den of darkness isn’t often associated with happiness. Simply by adding new window treatments, you can take a room from dreary to inviting.

Bring Nature to Your Senses

The scent of your home can also have an effect on your mood. Purchase a diffuser and choose oils that have a calming effect or invest in candles that you mentally associate with relaxation. Instead of saving the purchase for when you expect company, occasionally treat yourself to fresh flowers. Place them by the front door so that you see them as you come and go.

At ABC Blind & Drapery, we take pride in helping you imagine the possibilities. We love being a part of the process in turning your house into a home, which is why we strive to give you quality options. At the end of the day, we want working with us to mean that you will have one less thing to worry about in your busy life.