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The Whole Home: It’s important to think about the home holistically and we do it all

Are you living your best life in your home? Does it allow you to live a balanced, healthy, beautiful life that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit? Your home is your space, and a holistic home connects you to your space and determines your own art of being.

Here’s how to make the most of your holistic home.

The Intention of Your Décor

Decorating with intention is the heart of the holistic home. There is the physical aspect that correlates to the body. You incorporate certain healing design elements, position your furniture just so, and organize your space for the free flow of energy. The atmosphere of your home, the Feng Shui, and the energy of the soul within correlates to the spirit. Choose natural, flowing fabrics and warm, natural colors. Less is more so make every piece count.

Declutter with Functional Beauty

Clutter inhibits the flow of energy and negatively impacts your wellness. Find functional pieces like comfy sofas and cozy day beds that create warmth and comfort in your space. Functional furniture that serves more than one purpose saves space and is less wasteful. Think a murphy bed that turns into a desk when it is folded up or an ottoman with storage capacity. Give the items in your space meaning.

Celebrate the Soul of Your Home

Let the soul of your home shine. I should be clean but lived in with a cozy, homey feeling. You should be able to live in your home, in ever inch of the space. You should be able to breathe, not feel restricted or trapped. Fluffy, colorful pillows and chunky woven blankets make you feel right at home. Every piece of furniture should work in the room. It doesn’t have to match but it does need to work together and it should serve a purpose.

Create a Welcoming Entryway

Create an entryway that draws people into your home. A clean design reduces clutter and brings people into the living area where no chairs have their back to the door. If there is adequate space, provide a bench and shoe rack or bin so that your guests can remove their shoes before coming into your home. A few plants give the feeling of life and the upholstery should be durable, easy to clean, and a soft, welcoming color.

Make Your Home a Sensory Experience

The holistic home engages every one of your senses, so you are a part of the space, not just in it. Find scents that are pleasant and calming for you such as lavender and lemon balm. Choose natural colors that evoke peace and calm and select lighting sources that work with both natural and artificial light. Windows with linen or cotton coverings allow soft, filtered light to come in and gently illuminate your space. Natural fabrics that are pleasing to the touch and calming natural sounds like a babbling brook will give your home the tranquility and balance that you are looking for.

Because that is the core of a holistic home.

Let Valley Drapery and Upholstery help you create beauty and balance in your space. Our skilled, knowledgeable staff will help you achieve the holistic home that your spirit craves. Contact us today to get started.

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