There's actually nothing better than coming home to a calm, stress-free space after a long day.
1. Stop buying flowers — get succulents instead.
Being faced with a half-dead orchid every month is just sad and stressful. "Flowers die quickly and easily collect dust and allergens," says Pollack. But succulents are super simple and low-maintenance, and they can even help purify the air in your home, Deleon adds.
Find more amazing houseplants that won't die on you here.
5. Group all your art and photographs into a "gallery wall" display.
"Consolidating your art into one wall or area helps your entire room look less busy and cluttered," Pollack says. It never hurts to have too much blank, free space on your walls.
Find tips on how to group your art here.
10. Or keep your walls a basic, clean white.
11. Decorate with earth tones and natural wood accents.
15. Store everything under or in your nightstand — not on top of it.
Since your nightstand is right next to where you sleep, Pollack suggests keeping it as clutter-free as possible. "Keep a nice lamp, your book, and a glass of water out, then store everything else below," she says.
Nightstands available from Ikea.
16. Or hide a power strip in your bedside drawer so your gadgets are hidden away while you're charging at night.
17. Hang gauzy curtains and roll up the blinds during the day to flood your rooms with natural light.
18. Or hang a dreamy tapestry.
19. Add some cozy floor and table lamps to your bedroom for customizable mood lighting.
21. Use essential oil diffusers to give your space a calming scent.
Deleon suggests lavender for the bedroom to help you relax and sleep. Another popular scent for the home is lotus, and probably anything works for your smelly bathroom.
Find out how to make your own oil reed diffuser here.