1. START WITH A DECLUTTER
This might not be the news you were hoping for but it's impossible to create a truly soothing space if it's full of clutter, crowded with furniture, and generally looks untidy. So before you can even think about putting your soothing decorating ideas into practice you'll need to clear the space of clutter.
2. INCORPORATE SOOTHING LIGHTING
Good lighting choices are an essential part of any room scheme, as most interior design experts will agree. When you're looking for lighting ideas to promote a sense of calm and relaxation in a soothing decorating scheme, it's even more important to get it right.
3. FILL A ROOM WITH CALMING TEXTURES AND COLOR
It's important to get the paint ideas right to create a calm space. Think about what are the most relaxing colors to have around you and which colors give a safe and peaceful vibe. Paler, softer colors are the best choices here, so steer clear of vibrant hues. Reds, vivid oranges, and zesty yellows and greens are all stimulating colors and to be avoided in soothing decorating schemes.
4. FOCUS ON MAKE YOUR MOST USED ROOMS SOOTHING
If you only choose three rooms in the house to focus your soothing decorating ideas, make it your bedroom, bathroom and living room. These are the spaces where you will get the most benefit from a calmer scheme since they're the rooms generally used for relaxing. That way, if you don't want to turn your back on vibrant colors and patterns altogether you can use them elsewhere in the home – perhaps in the kitchen or dining room.
5. Harness The Soothing Powers Of Plants
Don't underestimate the power of plants to bring calm to a room. Decorating with plants is a well-documented way to increase the sense of well-being in a space, and of course, add life to the room. Designer Kristin Marino agrees, saying: 'Plants and fresh flowers bring a touch of nature indoors, adding a sense of tranquility.'
6. ACCESSORIZE TO CREATE A CALMING SANCTUARY
Whether you're putting together soothing decorating ideas, or ideas for a more lively sociable space, the finishing touches are equally important in each case. In most instances it's the accessories and extra details that provide those finishing touches and they require just as much consideration as the color scheme or materials.