If you want your home to look absolutely beautiful, there are so many things you can do. However, one of your top priorities should be a healthy home, especially if you live with your family. Looking after yourself and your family by ensuring a perfectly healthy and beautiful home environment is crucial.
So, what can you include in your home to ensure that it’s both beautiful and healthy? Read on for 12 suggestions!
An Aromatherapy Diffuser
Aromatherapy is a technique that has been used for years and years now. Depending on the type of oil you choose to use, you can feel relaxed, let go of stress, feel happier – whatever you think you need. Each oil has a plethora of benefits all their own. An aromatherapy diffuser diffuses the oil around the room, allowing you to breathe in the incredible benefits and make your home smell amazing to boot! This means you can avoid candles, which may give off a relaxing atmosphere but can actually be really bad for your health. Many of them have been proven to be toxic!
Investing in an aromatherapy diffuser will mean you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy for years to come, and they can make pretty looking decor elements, too. Many people who enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy even like to have them in each room of the house!
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Himalayan salt lamps come in all shapes and sizes, but for them to be as beautiful and as beneficial as possible, you need to ensure that they are genuine. Make sure you always get yours from a reputable retailer by reading reviews first. When you have a genuine salt lamp, not only will you have a beautiful addition to your home, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the benefits. These salt lamps work to purify the air, and they have been shown to improve mood, sleep, and much more. You might even find that your allergies and illness symptoms are reduced.
Again, this is something you could place in every home if you want to ensure that you’re enjoying the full benefits of salt lamps.
Anything But Carpet
Carpet can be very toxic to a household, as it traps all kinds of dirt, grime, and allergens in between the fibres. It can cause terrible allergies in your family, can make your home smell, and cause lots of other issues. You’re better off selecting a floor thats made from real wood or stone, although they can be expensive. Laminate is an inexpensive option that can still look amazing and makes home cleaning easier!
Lots Of Texture
Having texture in your home gives it character and stops it from looking dull. You’ve probably been in one of those houses that has a ton of cushions on the sofa and bed even though they couldn’t possibly use them all. That’s what adding texture is all about! You can add texture in other ways too, such as layering up throws on your bed. Don’t worry about bed bugs, as this doesn’t increase your chances of having them in the house. Providing you keep your home clean and you keep an eye on your pets, you should be able to keep pests at bay.
A cluttered home is bad for the mind. Many studies have proven that a home with more clutter is more stressful to the owner than a home with less clutter. This is true in cases where the clutter doesn’t mean anything to the owner. If it’s pictures of family, friends, and things that actually mean something, then it doesn’t have a negative effect on the owner at all – it can be quite positive!
That being said, it’s still a good idea to keep clutter at bay. You’ll spend less time tidying up and be able to enjoy your home more. You’ll also keep your home looking more modern. See if you can clear something out of your home that you no longer use each day. Give things to charity, see if friends want them, and even consider selling them on for more cash. You’ll feel so much better when you adopt a more minimalist approach to your home.
Indoor plants are another great way to purify the air, plus, studies show that simply having them in the house makes us feel happier! Include lots of plants in your home – in fact, include plenty of plants in each room of your home. Not only will you enjoy the beauty and health benefits, you can add texture to your home as mentioned earlier. If you include large leafy plants, you can create an incredible bohemian look! Check out pinterest if you need some inspiration to help you style your plants.
Feng shui is an ancient practice that works with the energy of your home and the items in it to create a better flow. You might think that this is a load of rubbish, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! You don’t have to follow every single feng shui practice. Just take a look at them and see which ones suit you. You might just find that your home is laid out infinitely better, and that you feel better in your home.
There’s a reason so many people believe in the energy that a home can hold, and feng shui is all about working with that energy to create a more beautiful, healthy, balanced space.
The windows of the home are imperative to the beauty and health. Windows are one of the first things you see when you visit a home. If they are old, cracked, single glazed, and just not doing their job, your home will be at risk of intruders, drafts, bugs – the list goes on. Modern windows will look far more beautiful and keep your home far healthier. Make sure you consult with a proffesional if you’re having your windows completely made over, as you don’t want to risk anything going wrong. Windows aren’t cheap, so make sure you take your time to make the right decision.
Safety Lights Outside
Safety lights outside can light up the walkway to your home and make it look more magical when spending time out there at night time. However, there are more benefits to installing these lights outside of your home. Arriving home in the dark is never pleasant, and it can actually be dangerous depending on the kind of area you live in and who’s around. You could be giving thieves and intruders opportunities to hide if you don’t install these lights outside of your home.
Minimal Electrical Appliances
Having too many electrical appliances in the house can interfere with your mood, sleep cycle, and other aspects of your health. The light that they give off and the way they change the atmosphere can be detrimental to health. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t have any electrical appliances in the home, just try to keep them to one room. You definitely shouldn’t be having any of them in the bedroom – not even a TV! If you want your home to be beautiful and healthy then you need to be smart about your appliances. Himalayan salt lamps can help to reduce some of the effects, but you can’t cancel them out.
Smoking in your home and allowing others to smoke in your home is a bad idea. The smell of smoke sticks around for years, so if it comes to selling your home, you may struggle to find a willing buyer. Smoke also tints things yellow! It ruins the beauty of your home and makes your home unhealthy for children and pets, even if you smoke in a separate room. Those toxins and that nasty smell stick to everything, so you’re better off avoiding this dirty habit altogether.
Your Own Compost Heap
Having your own compost heap can be a great way to repurpose old egg shells, tea leaves, coffee grounds, fruit, and more. You can put any organic, natural matter into your compost bin or heap, mix them with water, and you’ll have a nutritious soil enhancer. You’re also doing what you can to reduce landfill waste, which is amazing! A compost heap might not do all that much for the beauty of your home, but it’ll help the health and beauty of your garden and the planet.
If you want to have a beautiful, healthy home, whether you live alone or with your family, it’ll do you good to pay attention to the 12 tips mentioned here. Many of them will improve your home, your mood, your sleep, and your health overall. You should notice that your home is a happier place and that you are a much happier person.
Test them out and see what they can do for you – then leave your thoughts below. Can you think of anything that we missed off the list? Leave a comment.