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I'm sure you're already familiar with the term mindfulness, the one who tries to curb our frantic life and make us Enjoy every minute.
Well now, that pleasant word has been introduced into our homes giving way to mindful home. Its objective? Value every second we spend in it, whether with family, with friends or alone; While we eat, sleep or read. It will seem a lie, but if you put into practice these simple ideas, you will get your home filled with calm, joy and positive energy.
Some of the tips that we suggest here will already be present in your home, because we insist on them in each number, how to fill it with light, color or plants, but others will be a discovery. If you want happiness to meet at home, take good note of them. You will start to see the decoration with other eyes, as an anti-stress therapy That will make you feel much better.
The external order reflects the internal balance. Apply this premise to your home and always keep some infallible areas impeccable: the dining room table, the desk or the kitchen so that the first impression they give is beneficial and not chaotic.
Maybe it's a good time to clean up and get rid of everything that is superfluous that brings nothing to everyday well-being. Simplify, get rid of what you don't use, give it to friends or sell it on platforms like eBay or Wallapop. And leave room for new things to enter your life.Bet on white
The colors give us good feelings and, the absence of them, too. If you want to experience inner peace, stay in a clean environment or give luminosity and spaciousness to a dull room, white is the best option.
Use it on doors, frames and friezes of lamas at medium height that you can combine with wallpaper with delicate motifs. Total white lovers love it, because it goes well with all styles.
To those who think it is boring, tell them that nothing is further from reality, it has many nuances: cream, ivory, broken ...Practice a sustainable way of life
Reusing old furniture and giving them a second chance produces a strange satisfaction; Above all, if it is you who carries out the project. Before saying goodbye to an old piece, take a walk on Pinterest and you will see everything that can be recycled from everyday objects: turning drawers into shelves, a bookcase in a headboard, pallets in a fantastic sofa structure for the terrace or interior or some tree trunks as stools. Wool rug Gita Pastels (€ 495) and washable cushions, by Lorena Canals.
Synonymous with happiness, color is the best ally to express moods. Successfully introducing it to interior decoration is easy if you put the rule of 60-30-10 into practice. That is, 60% predominant color, 30% secondary color and 10% accent color. This way you will make the room look balanced and harmonious. Once the colors have been chosen, you can combine them by analogy with tones of the same range or by contrast, opting for an opposite color series.Socialize your kitchen
It has always been the soul of the home and, for some time now, this area of the house has become the axis of family life. In it we not only cook, we also experience recipes with our children or we turn it into an informal meeting center with friends. It would be convenient, if the dimensions allow it, to dedicate a space in it for the office. Fill it with light and life. Practice mindful eating in the kitchen (eat consciously) and enjoy a good stew or a cup of tea, without watches or mobiles.
Since when do you not think of yourself? If you like to restore furniture, knit or make your clothes or, simply, you need to take a relaxing bath without noise, surrounded by candles and soft background music, it is time to find a time for it.
Performing activities other than our daily work comforts, opens the mind and serves to disconnect. If any hobby makes you happy, take it out and reserve an area of the house. Set a day of the week to dedicate to you, let time flow and not influence. The rest ... can wait.
Are you looking forward to the good weather to condition your terrace and make life outside? Leaving without leaving home is a luxury you can sign up if you want to feel good. And it is not necessary to have a terrace of 20 meters, a simple balcony can give you the best game, with enough space to place a table and two folding chairs will be enough. Even if I don't have a big party, I do have breakfast and romantic evenings. A good plan…
And when you don't use it, it will be your mini garden, where to grow your favorite flowers or a small urban garden based on aromatic herbs. Open the window, close your eyes, take a deep breath and smile at life.
The photos of your children, the vacations of the last summer or, looking back, a familiar image of when you were little or the precise moment in which you met your current partner ... Gather all those photos that give you high with just seeing them and place them in strategic places: on the desk to make you smile a difficult day, in the fridge while you savor a steaming cup of coffee and, if you have children, pin them on your moodboard next to the list of exams so that the study is more bearable . Works! Checked.Disconnect in your corner
You will feel better at the end of the day if you make this simple gesture. Get in your favorite chair, stretch your legs, take a deep breath and leave your mind blank. At first it will cost you, but eventually you will get it. Relax for a few minutes while controlling your breath, as if it were a meditation exercise. Make this disconnection before going to sleep and help you fall asleep better. If you accompany it with the subsequent taking of a relaxing tea, you will enhance the sedative effect. Seat Relax, from La Redoute Interieurs.Put your green house
Living surrounded by Nature brings happiness but, unless you live in the countryside or in the mountains, you can only aspire to it by making a weekend getaway. The solution in our townhouses is to fill it with plants and flowers, better natural than artificial
(as long as you are not allergic). You will be able to purify the air, eliminate harmful substances and you will feel better. And what are the best places to put them? At the dining room table as a center, in a corner away from the heating and next to the window, in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
It is in Denmark and its director is Meik Wiking. Your name may sound like you, because it destroyed a year ago with his book Hygge, that word that made us so much value the little things that surround us. Now he has launched Lykke (happiness in Danish) to show us that we can be happy anytime, anywhere. Lykke, from Meik Wiking. Dome books (€ 16.95).Colored cups
Dishes with dog faces, lobster-shaped bottle openers, mini stoneware casseroles in pastel tones, wooden tables that simulate painter's palettes or rainbow-colored coffee cups ... Dress your kitchen and your table of fun elements that make you enjoy when preparing a meal together or when you sit in the office to savor it. You will share not only rich dishes, also a pleasant conversation and many laughs and you will feel that you are a little happier.