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Indoor Decorative Accessories To Reduce Stress

Posted by Doug Gardner on

According to the website, approximately 77% of adults in the U.S. experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Some people assume stress is nothing more than mental anxiety, but this statistic suggests otherwise. Stress can lead to a wide range of physical symptoms, including high blood pressure, weakened immune system, trouble sleeping, and increased perspiration. The good news is that you can naturally reduce stress levels by incorporating the right decorative accessories into your home.


There’s a certain sense of relaxation associated with candles. If you suffer from stress on a regular basis, try incorporating a few candles into your home decor. You can place them on the fireplace mantel, coffee table, end tables or practically anywhere else you please. The sight of a slow-burning flame along with the fragrant smell emitted by a candle will naturally reduce stress levels in your home.

Even if you never actually light your candles, they will likely still provide a sense of relaxation and tranquility that aids in the reduction of stress.

Calming Colors

Colors play a direct role in the overall mood of a room or particular area. Some calming hues include teal, baby blue, light green, champagne, dusty pink, beige, pale gray and lavender. Decorating your home around any of these colors will set a positive, relaxing mood for family members to enjoy.

Generally speaking, try to avoid the use of black, dark gray or dark brown colors when decorating your home. These colors may seem insignificant, but they can bring down the mood in a negative way. There’s nothing wrong with using small accessories which contain these colors, but the overall color palette of your home should be based around the calming hues mentioned above.

Indoor Water Fountains

If you’re really looking to reduce the stress levels inside your home, you should consider purchasing and installing an indoor water fountain. There’s simply nothing that compares to the soothing, tranquil sounds of water flowing from a fountain. Whether you’re a man, woman, young or old, an indoor water fountain will create a sense of nostalgia that brings back memories of flowing rivers and waterways.

These are just a few decorative accessories and techniques that are known to reduce stress levels inside the home. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other accessories not mentioned here. After all, you never know if something works until you try it for yourself!

How to you cope with daily stress? Let us know in the comments section below!