Zen dens: Here's how to create a more harmonious home

And breathe - here's how to bring harmony into your home (Getty Images)
And breathe - here's how to bring harmony into your home (Getty Images)

Does your messy, cluttered home stress you out - however much time you seem to spend Marie Kondo-ing or styling it? You're not alone. 

Luckily, IDSystems have come up with some easy ways to help you to create a more harmonious feeling in your living space. These tips will hopefully improve both the look of your home and your quality of living - and in fact, if you're really lucky, they might even boost your property value. 

Connect the outside with the inside

Wide bifold doors are just one way to bring the outside in (Image: IDSystems)
Wide bifold doors are just one way to bring the outside in (Image: IDSystems)

Creating the perfect balance between the indoors and the outdoors is essential when it comes to a harmonious home. Bifold doors into the garden, which open up completely, are a fantastic way to achieve this - and if you don't have an outdoor space, you can't go wrong by filling your space with houseplants or even on-trend green paint shades. 

Hanging big nature scenes on the walls, whether paintings or photographs, can also help to connect your interiors with the inspiring natural world outside. 

Glass corners

Totally open glass corners can create a uniquely harmonious vibe (Image: IDSystems)
Totally open glass corners can create a uniquely harmonious vibe (Image: IDSystems)

If you're in the lucky position to be extending or renovating your home, you might want to consider installing a completely open glass corner - an innovative, modern design decision which will maximise space and fill the rooms with light.

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Frame the landscape

A big picture window will give your home a sense of harmony, but it's not the only option (Getty Images)
A big picture window will give your home a sense of harmony, but it's not the only option (Getty Images)

Picture windows (essentially, large windows which don't open up) are great ways to get light flowing through your home and to open up a sense of space. They also help to bring soothing nature into the home. 

Alternatively, if installing new windows isn't exactly an option, you could try hanging big mirrors near your largest windows to try to reflect the outdoors into the inside - and to create as open an effect as possible. 

Don't be afraid of dark colours

Dark walls can be surprisingly soothing and calming (Getty Images)
Dark walls can be surprisingly soothing and calming (Getty Images)

Pale, neutral palettes are classic for a reason, and always look calm and soothing. Nevertheless, don't be afraid of dark shades because you think they'll make a room look smaller - the opposite can often be true. 

Dark colours actually give the illusion of depth, thus often making the room look even bigger than it actually is. Blues and greens, however dark, always feel calmer than rich and fiery shades such as red.  

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