Find a spare room--empty bedroom, walk-in closet, furnace room or bathroom if need be, and turn it into your serenity room. Darken the walls. Furnish the place with very little--a stand for candles, a small stereo, floor pillows. Heavy shades will enhance the mood. Install a lock on the door. Better yet, make the room off limits to anyone under the age of thirty, or shorter than three feet. Make that four feet. And no pets, either. One suggestion, unless cost is a factor, is an actual contracted remodeling. Look in the Yellow Pages or Online under quiet rooms, in-home theater construction or meditation rooms and peruse all the offerings. There are elaborate window shades, a product called QuietRock that is, drywall fabricated specifically for sound deadening applications. There are indirect, or mood lighting resources, even lighting that enhances the amount and kind of light if you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, in addition to noise pollution. . The same affect in reducing outside noise may be achieved by hanging blankets on the walls, and that may be a novel solution for couples. The wall hangings can be an art project, or a garage sale/antique store/self-spoiling expedition.
Cool colors will go well for bedrooms as they create effects of calmness and peace. Therefore, pick colors such as blue, mauve and green. For kitchen, you can even pick gray walls that will go well with the stainless steel in the kitchen. If you have study room or a library at home, it is best to paint them with colors such as brown and green while for dinning room fresh colors would look better.
Everyone's favorite is to get the windows covered. What to do? Well, as fashion comes and goes, so does window fashion. Nowadays it's the old that is making a come back. Heavy draped curtains from the ceiling down to the floor with a gold or silver venetian blind in the background, makes for a dramatic scene and is timeless.
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