As more and more people strive to find peace and harmony in their often chaotic and harried lifestyles, a few simple and easy tricks can help create a haven in your home for enhanced mood, less stress, and better sleep. Whether you are meditating, practicing yoga, reading your favorite book, or drinking coffee sitting in comfortable silence, home relaxation is key to recharge your soul and settle your mind at the end of a busy day.
Follow these simple steps to create a relaxation room in your home that invites tranquility and peace.
#1 Explore Color
Color impacts you in many ways, especially your mood. Bright colors invite energy so you should look for neutral or pastel tones to complement your relaxing furnishings. For a more quiet, relaxing atmosphere, tranquil blues, greens, and greys lend to soft, quiet moods. Soft blues welcome warmth and harmony while whites and beiges help make a small space appear larger.
#2 Choose Comfort
Choose chairs that convey comfort and relaxation. To create a space that looks and feels softer, calmer, and more relaxing, add throw pillows, soft blankets, and a cozy rug that invites you to curl up and unwind from a hectic, crazy day.
#3 Feature Flowers
When designing a relaxing, calming home, flowers and plants are incredibly soothing. They stimulate us both visually and aromatically and help clean and re-oxygenate indoor air. Having fresh flowers around you brings the outdoors into your home allowing you to slow down and breathe deep.
#4 Conquer Clutter
Clutter is distracting and immediately gives one a sense of chaos and disorderliness. Clear away clutter on tables and countertops. Organize daily papers and mail by having a designated place for every item with chic organizers to help keep chaos and clutter under control. Use stylish coffee and side tables to display items that soothe and inspire you. Once clutter is removed, your mind opens up and stress begins to drain away.
#5 Relaxing Scents
When you walk into a room that smells amazing, you react positively. Our sense of smell impacts relaxation, but not everyone reacts the same way to the same scents. You should find a signature scent that reminds you of your home and will help you leave all stressors behind when you walk through your front door. Search for a special scent (such as a favorite candle or essential oil) that encourages relaxation for you.
#6 Natural Materials
Natural beauty is all around us and these same elements in nature can be used in a home relaxation room. A fountain with water running is a soothing sound that brings a sense of peace to many. A sheepskin throw over a chair, smooth rocks, or cork bring earthy texture into a meditation room. Find a comfortable, neutral sectional that invites you to curl up and nap or sit quietly and listen to the sounds of water or meditative music.
#7 Natural Light
Natural sunlight is ideal to boosting one’s spirit. When air is trapped inside your home behind closed windows and curtains it becomes stale, creating disharmony and discourse. Open your curtains to allow natural sunlight to stream in and fill your rooms. Open the windows, if possible, and breathe in the fresh air.
#8 Positive Thoughts
When associations with things in your home are negative, these reminders can drain and exhaust you. Remove negative thoughts so you can create a serene space. Think of memories that bring a smile to your face and find items from these memories that will remind you of good times and uplifting people (such as mementos and picture frames). Place them around your home to boost, nurture, and inspire you.
We each have unique needs and look to our homes to create that relaxing, soothing, and tranquil escape from the frenzied pace of our days. With these relaxation and meditation room ideas, create your perfect escape and find some time for you.