How to Transform your Living Room into a Relaxing Haven

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The living room is usually synonymous with style, class and luxury, because it is pretty much the center of the household. It’s where you display your most prized possessions because this is where you entertain your guests and where your family gathers for reunions. But one thing that is necessary along with these aspects, is to keep the living room just as comforting and relaxing as it is luxurious. This is why we’re going to give you a couple of tips to help you transform your living room into a relaxing haven. 

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Get A Few Comfortable Chairs
Comfort doesn’t equate to boring anymore. There is a world of furniture being made to offer maximum comfort along with looking incredibly amazing. To give your living room that relaxing allure, you need to think about investing in a massage chair, which comes in all kinds of materials, designs and colors. You should also consider getting an Eames style chair – these chairs have a classic yet modern and unique look to them, they stand out and they are incredibly relaxing. If you put one in a corner by some natural light, you can’t really even go wrong. There are also a number of accent chair designs that are sold by the piece. These chairs are gorgeous and are extremely comfortable to sink into.

Use Earthy Colors
The colors that you use in the living room to define the entire theme. So if you want to go for a relaxing and calming theme, then the best way to go is to use earthy colors throughout. Any color in a muted tone will work just fine. Beige, white, or gray- anything that is not too bright will work. That’s not to say that the tones have to be entirely uniform throughout- you don’t want to risk making the room look dull either. So while the overall theme should be calm and neutral colors, you can always add a pop of color to give the room texture and keep it alive at the same time.

The Flooring
Ideally, having wooden planks on the floor would be perfect to create the complete haven, but if you don’t have that, then you can always go for adding a rug with a dark or neutral color, or a Persian rug to give an oriental feel, which will keep it classy but will also add a sense of relaxation because the colors and patterns are usually intricate and soothing at the same time.

Get Zen-themed Decor
If you don’t know what a zen theme is, then think of Asian-style decor with straight lines and smooth curves and an overall minimalist feel to the design. Anything that is zen themed works off of the premise that less is more, so get centerpieces like a Buddha or large vases, or items made out of bamboo, for example.

Light Fabrics
When going to for a relaxing look, think about using light fabrics for your curtains and also on the side tables. Light fabrics tend to give an airy feel and move with even the slightest hint of wind, which is bound to give you a sense of relaxation.

Greenery

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There’s nothing more soothing than being able to bring in the best part of the outdoors, inside. Be sure to get a couple of plants to place inside the living room. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they’re also known to be soothing. You can really play around with the options here, because you can get the really big plants to place in corners so that they don’t overwhelm the arrangement of the room, or you can look into getting a bonsai or other smaller plants to place on your coffee table or side tables.

Subtle Lighting
When it comes to lighting, this is really one of the main factors that can transform your living room entirely if you do it right. Focus on accenting the natural light coming in during the day. The best way to do this is to play around with your furniture placement. Don’t have furniture obstructing the light coming in, and also have the lighter drapery to allow the light to come in, even when they’re drawn. In the evening, you want to stick to subtle, low lighting scattered around the living room in the form of either small LED lights in the ceiling or lamps that give off warm hues.

Serene Smells
When transferring the sense of relaxation, you want to appeal to all of the senses, so don’t forget to focus on the way the room smells. Having scented candles or incense lit as these scents are always used for relaxation. Stick to candles that give off aromatherapy scents for a proper effect.

Indoor Fountains
Indoor fountains come in all shapes and sizes, and you’re bound to find one that would fit perfectly into your living room. The sound of running water can be very soothing and relaxing and it will also look beautiful and mesmerizing.

The living room doesn’t have to have a standard look, and it doesn’t have to be cluttered with a million and one items. If you’re aiming to have a living room that gives off a sense of zen and relaxation, then all you need to do is strip it down, simplify it, and follow the tips that we’ve provided here. It’s all about the little touches and how you work with the placement in order to affect how the lighting falls on to each piece of furniture and decor. You will want to mainly focus on your color palette to ensure that the theme stays simple and that the majority of the palette focuses on neutral colors. Relaxation is brought on by appealing to the senses, so things like colors, smells and how much visual stimulation there is does make a difference. By keeping the items minimal, you won’t be overwhelmed, and having a fountain to give you the sound of soothing water along with a beautiful smell of either candles or incense is bound to do the trick.

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How to Transform your Living Room into a Relaxing Haven
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The living room is usually synonymous with style, class and luxury, because it is pretty much the center of the household. It’s where you display your most prized possessions because this is where you entertain your guests and where your family gathers for reunions.

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