Light and laidback

Your home is your refuge. It's where you can feel safe and relaxed when life gets overwhelming. Certain decorating choices help foster that sense of peace, and how you decorate a space can have a huge impact on how you feel while you're in it. A well-designed space filled with items you love can be calming and relieve stress, while cluttered rooms can have the opposite effect on your mood and mental health. Want to design your home into your personal laidback sanctuary? These decorating ideas will help you create a soothing; stress-free environment you'll enjoy every day. Read on:

A bunch of flowers, an arrangement of branches, or a few houseplants can all bring a breath of fresh air into a room.

Chaos breeds anxiety, so think of getting organised as prepping for calm to come.

Nothing brings clarity or highlights the intricate design details of a room like a stroke of natural light. 

For a punch of happiness and positivity, add in a few brightly coloured vases.

Layer on cozy textiles, such as cable knits, velvet, and suede, to give your decor a relaxing look and feel.

The soft glow of candles adds a sense of ease to any space, so use them generously throughout your house.