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POSTED ON 03/04/15 | Share This Post
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Tips to Create a Stress-Free Home

Washington, D.C. is a great place to work, filled with opportunities for professionals. Our Cathedral Commons residents know that it can also be a perfect place to live, where a short commute and a quiet neighborhood are attainable.

Cathedral Commons may be close to your place of employment, but it’s also nestled in an idyllic and serene neighborhood where boutiques and fine dining are still within walking distance. Nearby gardens, parks, and stately homes complete the tranquil feel of the neighborhood. There are many ways to appreciate the respite that your Cathedral Commons home provides. Here are just a few tips to create a stress-free home:

Go For a Walk

The Cathedral Heights neighborhood is the rare place in DC where you won’t bump into large crowds of people and commuters in a hurry. When you get home from work, go for a walk or run through tree-lined streets, past historic properties. Enjoy the fresh air, blue skies, and abundant greenery.

Head to a Park or Garden

A busy day at work can definitely take its toll. Unwind with a trip down the street to the neighborhood dog park, or the gardens at the National Cathedral. You can also garden in your own private space at the neighborhood’s Community Gardens. Head to the Cathedral Commons courtyard if you’re looking for some tranquil space within your home.

Light Scented Candles

Nearby shop Dalton Brody has elegant white pillar candles that look clean and classic, and have refreshing scents like Cotton Creek and Honeysuckle Rain. Light a candle with your favorite fragrance as you sit down to enjoy a warm cup of tea or glass of wine after a long, hard day. If you love the coziness of your gas fireplace, add the glow of a warm fire to your evening.

Pick Relaxing Colors

Believe it or not, the colors you use to decorate your apartment can have an impact on how relaxed you feel in the space. Lavender is not only a soothing scent, but also a perfect color for calming a worried mind.

This Huffington Post article recommends decorating with blue curtains, paint, and accessories to reduce tension and encourage calm. Make sure you use a gray-based blue, rather than a vivid, bright tone.

Find a Relaxing Space for Yoga, Meditation, or Reading

Head to the Fitness Center for yoga, or the resident Club Room or Library to read and gather your thoughts. CorePower Yoga and the Yoga Fusion Studio are nearby, but you can also enjoy yoga in your own spacious apartment with an exercise DVD.

Take a Bath

The bathrooms in our properties are beautiful, featuring custom Carrara marble vanities and linen-tiled floors. For a soothing detox bath, mix a handful of Epsom salt with half a cup of baking soda and 10 drops of lavender oil. Then sit back, close your eyes, and savor the peace and quiet.

Life doesn’t have to be full of never-ending stress, even when you work hard and have a busy schedule. Our residents are reminded of this every day, when they come from work and are able to take advantage of living in a haven within the city. Learn more about this relaxing place to live today.

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