Life is stressful, the hardship of work, the daily commute and the stresses of relationships can all be testing at times. There is so much stress away from the home that it only makes sense to make the home as relaxing as possible.
There are several ways that you can do this. Temperature has been shown to be very important, however this is subjective to the individual. What may be warm and comfortable to some is hot and stifling to others. Try to set a happy medium for everybody.
Time spent unwinding is another important factor. If you spend your relaxation time watching tv, you may not be getting the full benefits of your downtime. Studies have shown that certain television programs can result in increased heart rates. It is far better to relax with a book or by listening to music. Music especially has been proven time and time again to have relaxing properties. Just make sure that it is easy listening and not thrash metal.
A recent study showed that artwork or pictures positioned around the home resulted in an increased feeling of well being among test subjects. A persons choice of image is also subjective, but images that are deemed as relaxing in nature such as landscapes or nature help the most. An easy way to obtain artwork for your home is to purchase canvas art prints. These not only look good but are also cost effective.
With life seemingly becoming more stressful by the day it is important that we unwind to our full potential. It will also help us to be more refreshed to face the rat race the next day.