12-steps to transform your home into a haven

Written by SM Team

December 15, 2023


Our home is everything. It provides us with a sense of belonging, comfort, security, and stability. Within its walls, we create memories, learn about life and express our personality by showcasing our unique style. Home transcends shelter – it is a vital element of our wellbeing, providing comfort and joy.

Our surroundings directly impact whether you live in heaven or oblivion. Our home deserves to be a showcase of your style. Plain beige furniture, blank walls or your office desk intruding into your bedroom space can cause stress. You deserve to feel blessed each time you perch on your sofa.

It’s easy to transform your living space into a sanctuary of tranquillity and comfort with practical and personalised approaches to make your home a haven. Decluttering, creating ambiance and a little care and attention to decor will cultivate an environment that nurtures relaxation and well-being.


“The ache for home lives in all of us. “A safe haven where we can be ourselves without fear of being judged” – Maya Angelou

12-steps to transform your home into a haven


The key is to create an environment that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation for you.



Remove unnecessary items and clutter to create a clean and organized space. Keep only the items that bring you joy or serve a practical purpose.

Comfortable furniture

Invest in comfortable furniture, such as cozy sofas and chairs, to make your living spaces inviting. Add soft, plush cushions and throws for an extra touch of comfort.

Soft lighting

Natural light improves your mood and boosts your mental performance – so natural light and sunshine is best when doing ‘all the things’. However, soft, warm lighting creates a calming atmosphere – ideal as the sun descends for the night to come. Table lamps, floor lamps or string lights are perfect while dimmer switches control the intensity of the light.

Natural elements

Bring nature indoors with plants or flowers. Their life and beauty boosts your sense of wellbeing. Natural materials like wood and stone are also strong and soothing in decor elements.

Personal touch

Display personal photos, artwork or sentimental items. Surround yourself with things that bring you joy and mean something to you. A dedicated space for hobbies or activities will also be a space for boosting your mood.


Pleasant scents trigger positive memories and evoke feelings of happiness and relaxation Candles, essential oil diffusers and incense infuse your home with lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus for instant relaxation and wellbeing.

Soft colors

Colours dictate how you feel when you walk into a room. Vibrant hues can energise and evoke excitement, while softer, more muted colours bring out feelings of calm and relaxation Soft blues, greens, and neutrals create a serene atmosphere.

Snug bedding

Invest in high-quality and comfortable bedding. Your bed should be a place of rest and relaxation. Arrange pillows and throws to make your bed visually appealing and inviting.

Quiet spaces

Designate quiet areas where you can retreat for relaxation or meditation. Use rugs, curtains, or wall hangings to help absorb sound and create a quieter environment.

Technology-free zones

Create spaces in your home to disconnect from screens and technology. Implement a “no devices” rule at certain times to reconnect with your inner self.

Routine and rituals

Establish calming routines or rituals, such as a morning meditation or an evening wind-down routine. Consistency in your daily habits can contribute to a feeling of security and tranquility.

Soundscapes and music

Use ambient sounds or soothing music to create a tranquil atmosphere. Consider adding a small water fountain or using a white noise machine to drown out distracting noises and promote relaxation.


Your home should be your sanctuary” – Oprah Winfrey

Do you need to transform your home into a haven? Book a Free 20-min discovery session to get you on the path to tranquillity and peace.

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