There’s no doubt you moved to TheCloisters of West Tawakoni for the serene lake view and peaceful country setting. Here are some decorating tips for incorporating that serenity when decorating your new space.
One way to bring that sense of serenity from the outdoors into your apartment decor is by choosing calming colors. Get inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the lake or countryside by using cool tones like blue or green to display in wall hangings, accessorize with cushions or pillows, window treatments, or incorporate them in your furniture. Cool soothing colors will help you calm down after a long, stressful day at work.
You may not have permission to paint the walls, but there’s this really great peel-and-stick wallpaper that can be easily removed to change with your moods. You can also starch your favorite fabric to the wall to add some color to your life that won’t leave a sticky residue when you need to remove it. Find your favorite pattern and shake it up every now and then.
Color may be one of the easiest tools for manipulating mood within a space, so experiment and have fun.
In calmness there is comfort. When choosing your apartment furnishings, go with furniture that makes it easy to relax: Cushy chairs and sofas, soft fuzzy throws, oversized pillows, and cushions. Comforting pieces will welcome you after a hard day and help you unwind. Stick with soft textures and avoid hard lines.
Find wall art and knick-knacks that you find enlightening and place them strategically around your new space. Natural wood or ceramic will add to your calm vibe.
A naturally lit room boosts productivity, improves mood, and creates an overall tranquil atmosphere more so than an artificially lit environment. Use mirrors and lacquered surfaces to bounce natural light around the room. Lighting can also add a touch of softness to your chill spots. A nice floor lamp over an overstuffed chair is a great way to relax in the evening with a glass of wine and a great book.
Texture always helps to create a richer experience of a space. It particularly helps create a cozier space because it engages your sense of touch and requires your brain to slow down and engage – no one can resist touching something fluffy and soft!
We can’t always be out in nature, but we can bring nature indoors. Nature is known to have a calming effect on mood, so why wouldn’t you get some inspiration from right outside your doorstep? Use window treatments that allow you to see outdoors and let some sunshine in! All that glorious light will surely bring tranquility into your new home.
Bringing plants indoors will also create a calming feeling. Whether they are real or fake, there’s just something about plants that creates a zen space. Real plants add lushness to your design scheme, and according to a study done by NASA, plants eliminate toxins from indoor spaces, thus re-oxygenating your home.
Adding natural textures like wood and stone and neutral colors like taupe and moss can also create a place of quietude and equanimity.
As a place where you often escape after the stress of work or the hectic woes of life, your home needs to evoke a serene atmosphere and help you recharge from the day. Welcome to Cloisters, you are home.