For most of us, home is the place we look forward to coming back to after a busy day at work, or a trip abroad somewhere. It’s the place where we feel most comfortable, and a place for us to rest, reflect, and recharge.

For todays post I wanted to talk about creating a calm environment in your living space, and a few tips how to do that without spending a fortune.



Since having my own home, I’ve really enjoyed coming home from work and lighting a few candles around the house. It signifies the end of the working day for me, and a chance to fully relax and have time to myself doing what I please.

I usually get mine from places such as Homesense or TK Maxx, they always have a huge selection of different scents and brands to choose from.


Picking up a fresh bunch of flowers makes such a difference to my mood, and I love having them around the house. They definitely cheer me up being the first thing I see on a morning.

Unfortunately we don’t have any local flower markets here so I just try to pick some up from the supermarket every now and again, although it’s very tempting to get them weekly I must say, especially because they are a pretty good price!


I dream one day of having a cosy little reading nook, curling up with a book one afternoon overlooking a great view. Although that may be a while off yet, I still love creating little areas of the house that feel welcoming and inviting.

It could be a nice armchair with gorgeous blanket, or a little side-table filled with your favourite products in your bedroom.


We all go about our day having our own small rituals, most of the time without even noticing it. I always make my tea leisurely and potter around the kitchen, spend a decent amount of time over my evening skincare, or laze around in the tub using a body scrub.

These are all moments I look forward to and I really think they make a big difference to your wellbeing.

Moments of calm are sometimes hard to come by, but they are always there if you look hard enough.

How do you create calm at home?

  • Courtney Hardy

    These are good things for sure. I love candles, lots of blankets, and flowers.

    • Little things always make a big difference don’t they? 🙂 xx

  • Fresh flowers make SUCH a difference to my mood – I always think it’s quite amazing what an impact it has. A cosy little reading nook is exactly what I dream of having too 🙂 xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • I’m loving through it vicariously through Pinterest!

  • Amy Eade

    Yes to a cosy little reading nook! I’ve started taking more time over my skincare in an evening now even if I’ve been on a late shift and I’ve found it really helps to just get me in a sleepy calmer mood!
    Amy xx

    • I feel like it’s one of my favourite parts of the day! xx

  • Shannon

    I’ve always wanted a reading nook! It’s so important to have a space that’s just for relaxing and unwinding. It is a must after a long week or busy day at work.

    Shann Eileen |

  • Georgina Grace

    Nothing beats coming home after a long day! I definitely agree that flowers can really make a room; I would fill the house with them if I had the chance. I also really like to open windows so that I can hear the birds and let the fresh air in – I find it really calming!

    Georgie, x

    • Yes I love that too! I have to open the blinds as soon as I wake up! x

  • Decorating my home and making it as beautiful as I can is my favorite thing to do. I definitely use all of the things you mentioned. I also love to add pillows on every bed and I’m trying to grow as much plants as I can. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • There’s nothing like a fresh bunch of flowers for the home! I love creating a clean and clear space for a bunch of flowers, they definitely do brighten up my mood 🙂 xx

    Kayleigh |

    • I feel like I need more than one vase to switch it up a little!

  • I love having fresh flowers and I am the same with candles, I find them so calming xx

  • I love creating a calm home environment. I like the idea of lighting the candle at the end of the working day as sometimes it is so difficult to relax after working from home all day. xxx