Your home is your sanctuary for safety, comfort, and relaxation. When you get home from a long day, you want to leave the stresses of the day at the door. Part of being able to do that is creating an environment that is conducive to relaxation. The Danish have a concept called “hygge” (pronounced hue-guh), which is a feeling of comfort and contentment within your surroundings. This feeling reduces stress and can lead to a longer, happier life!
It doesn’t take much to build a serene atmosphere and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few helpful tips to turn your Morguard home into a tranquil oasis.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul. And when you are trying to relax, it is a good idea to lower the shades on those windows. Most people work in offices with harsh, bright light all day. It can cause a lot of strain on the eyes, and that can lead to stress. Try lighting your rooms with lamps instead of bright overhead lighting. It should be bright enough that you can see everything clearly, but not so bright that it feels like daylight indoors!
The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is one of the most powerful senses in building a comfortable ambiance. The sense of smell is strongly tied to our memory banks. A whiff of something familiar can bring back a flood of memories in an instant. Surround yourself with aromas that remind you of good times. Whether that is fresh baked cookies, a night in a forest of pines, or light and sweet lavender, there are candles and essential oils of for almost any scent.
Bring the Outdoors In
Houseplants are a simple way to bring us closer to nature. They also serve many valuable purposes. Plants can give a sense of responsibility and warmth just by providing a life to nurture. They can give an aura of natural beauty to an otherwise manmade environment. And they help by simply doing what they do best: turning our carbon dioxide into oxygen. An increase in oxygen can lead to a boost in your mood. So next time you are looking for a way to liven up your home and bring a feeling of peace and calm, look no further than the reliable houseplant!
At Morguard, we want to provide more than an apartment. We want to provide a home. With apartment communities across North America, there is a home near you waiting to welcome you. Find a Morguard community at our website, and find your way home.