Healthy Home

How to Create a Healing Environment at Home

How to Create a Healing Environment at HomeOne of the first things to do, when you want to remove stress from your life, is to create a healing environment at home. It’s a well-known fact that stress affects both your physical and emotional well-being. So, to feel your best, you need to remove the negativity associated with a hectic lifestyle. The good news is… it’s probably not as difficult as you think. Keep reading to learn more.

Let’s face it, a healthy environment makes you feel safe and helps to eliminate feelings of sadness, worry and helplessness. It’s void of noise and confusion which, over the long term, can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and even strokes. You may not be able to control your environment at work, but the task is certainly achievable at home. Consider the following tips to help you get started. Continue reading

Wool Rugs: Adding Warmth and Beauty to Your Home

Wool Rugs: Adding Warmth and Beauty to Your HomeWool rugs are commonly used in homes as elements in décor or as the focal point for home decorating. They are durable and provide a softness some other types of rugs can’t. There are many benefits of having a wool rug you may not have considered if you’ve thought about purchasing one.

With the emphasis in living green and doing what’s good for the environment, you may be surprised that many of the rugs available today are synthetic. Many of them are made from petroleum products and have chemicals which could even endanger your family. Wool rugs, on the other hand, are made from natural fibers. They can also be easily cleaned up with soap and water, unlike synthetic rugs which must be cleaned with more chemicals.

Another benefit of wool rugs is that they are naturally flame-resistant. Because they’re made with natural materials, they are also non-toxic and non-allergenic. Continue reading

Decorating with Dried Flowers and Other Living Things

Decorating with Dried Flowers and Other Living ThingsWhen decorating your home, there are many ways to bring life in from the outdoors. A great way to bring the outdoor elements in without having to worry about upkeep is by drying things out before using them in your home. Everything from flowers, herbs, fruits, and veggies can be dried out and used in this way. It brings life but keeps things simple and easy, since these items no longer have to be watered or cared for.

Here are some ideas if you are interested in decorating with dried outdoor items.

Flowers

Flowers are probably one of the most popular dried items to decorate with. They are very well known in Victorian-style décor, but can be used anytime and anywhere. To dry the flowers out, keep them on the stem and hang them upside down until all moisture has left them completely. You can then keep them on the stem, or use the flower alone. Continue reading

Reasons to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Reasons to Bring the Outdoors IndoorsDecorating one’s home is all about bringing your personal style to your space. There are many ways you can create a cozy atmosphere where you live, and there are many options to choose from. When you are making your own personal nest, you might want to consider bringing some of the outdoors into your own space. It can be as simple as buying a few plants, or as elaborate as creating an indoor tropical oasis. There are many benefits to doing so, and we will discuss some of them.

Mental Health

Indeed, research shows that bringing the outdoors in is a great way to strengthen and improve your mental health. Although the benefits of the outdoor elements are many, it is easy to overlook them when we are busy and simply don’t have the time to get outside as often as we should. Continue reading

Natural Lighting in Your Home

Natural Lighting in Your HomeWhen you are trying to create a soothing ambience in your home, consider choosing natural lighting whenever possible. There are many ways to bring beautiful outdoor light inside, so choose what you like the most or use all of them to enhance the look of natural light.

Skylights

Skylights are a must-have for the natural light enthusiast. Having these windows on the ceiling in your home allows for the greatest amount of natural light to enter your home. There are large and small skylights to choose from, and you can have them installed in your home even if they were not there when the home was originally built. Continue reading