With busier and more hectic lifestyles, we find ourselves wanting to slow down the pace and enjoy a relaxing home atmosphere. Most of us are unable to put much attention toward creating this, so a conscious effort is needed to achieve that calm and peace. If your apartment can provide a tranquil and relaxing vibe, then it can go a long way toward improving your attitude. Let’s have a look at some simple hacks that can make your apartment more relaxing. Using the right colors Painting your apartment with the right color combination is very important. Colors can affect your mood a great deal; some have great soothing properties. Natural tones are a good option. Tranquil greens, subtle beiges and whites, grays and blues are good at creating ambient and calm surroundings. Always make sure that furniture is never placed against a backdrop of bright and vibrant colors, as that may go against creating a calming ambiance. Doing periodic decluttering Being surrounded by clutter will fill your mind with chaos. Disorderly and cluttered arrangements of items add to stress and confusion. Replace unnecessary items with useful and calming ones. Soothing items, like fresh flowers, nice photographs/portraits and plants, are good replacements; and they also act as brilliant décor items. So go ahead and cut the clutter. Adding aromatic items The pleasant aroma of room fresheners, flowers and aromatic plants can make your surroundings relaxing. Since humans are very sensitive to smell, a disagreeable odor can affect our mood negatively. On the contrary, a pleasant smell will always have a positive impact on our mood; therefore, adding aromatic items to your apartment will help make your living space more relaxing. Creating positive vibes Add items that bring you pleasant feelings, like photographs, inspirational figures or things relating to good memories. Reliving good times, smiling and getting inspired will bring serenity and help ward off “down” moments. Correctly choosing and placing furniture With a little knowledge of calming surroundings and focal points, doing this will become easy for you. Select an intimate setting for placing your furniture. For a relaxing ambiance, select white or neutral colored furniture; for an energizing space, use bright and loudly colorful furniture. In both scenarios select textures that are soft to your eyes. Stunning textures will not allow you to relax.