Can there be anything more invigorating than taking a stroll along the sea? You can feel the soft breeze against your face. The fresh air fills your lungs, taking away the stress and the pressure of a long week at work. The quiet sound of the wave hitting the bay puts your mind at rest, with every wave that crushes your thoughts become clearer. Or maybe you’re more of a woodland type? Perhaps you crave for the cheerful songs of the birds in the trees and the sweet smell of the green leaves. Ultimately, there is no denying that it’s when we’re in nature that we feel our best. Why is it so? The presence of nature is naturally soothing to the mind and can significantly help to decrease stress too. But more importantly, it’s the sensation of fresh air that attracts most people to the countryside. While you may not be able to build your home on a private beach or on top of a forest tree, you can certainly make sure that your home keeps the best of nature: Fresh air. Here’s how to make it happen without breaking the bank!
It might sound like a lame piece of advice, but keeping your home well ventilated can make a great deal of difference in your mood and health. Indeed, indoor air needs to be renewed regularly to ensure the environment is resistant to indoor pollution, from dust mites to moisture. While there may not be immediately visible effects from a saturated indoor environment, most people gradually experience loss in concentration, headaches, fatigue and mood swings as a result of prolonged exposure. Consequently, you need to ensure you implement the best possible strategies to keep your indoor fresh, starting with a professional laminate underlay solution to let the air circulate under your floor. Admittedly, the easiest and cost-friendliest option is to follow the German ventilation habit of opening your windows at least for one hour each day.
Houseplants that clean the indoor air
The presence of plants in your home can measurably improve the quality of your indoor air. Indeed, houseplants reject oxygen, which immediately helps to change the quality of the air around. But, more importantly, the reason why we like to go outdoors to refresh our minds is that the density of air pollutants is tiny. In your living room, every item from the paint on the wall to the chair in the corner releases toxins. Thankfully, you can bring air-purifying houseplants to tackle the issues. Aloe vera, for instance, can reduce the presence of harmful particles in the air.
Create a cozy outdoor area
Last, but not least, if your home has got a garden, don’t miss out on the opportunity to create your haven of fresh air with these improvement ideas. The addition of a tree can not only attract more wildlife and natural elements, but it also immediately soothes the mind. You’ll also find that simple garden design tips, such as adding a water feature can take you back to your beach reverie.
The ultimate function is a home is to be a place of relaxation and peace. Sometimes, only the most simple things can do, something as simple as fresh air can transform your home for the best.