If a lot of your free time is spent at home, no matter how pleasant the place is or how much you love your partner, family and pets, cabin fever can start to set in, and all of the trials and tribulations of everyday life can start to take their toll on your wellbeing. That’s why it makes sense to create a haven of relaxation within your home’s four walls. Here are some quick tips to help you do just that:
Choose a Quiet Place
Relaxing spaces are almost universally quiet. Sure, you might have some soft music playing or be able to hear the sound of the rain falling, but anything more than that, and it stops being relaxing! So, first and foremost, choose a quiet area of the home to create your calm space. If you have attic space, hiring a company who provide loft boarding and ladder installation to turn that into your relaxation room is good, as is building a summer house in the garden. However, any area that’s relatively shielded from the hubbub of family life will do.
Keep it Minimal
Once you’ve identified a relaxing area of the home, you’ll want to set about either decorating it or increasing its calming vibes. The best way to do this is by embracing minimalism. Keep the walls relatively free of clutter and use calming colours like whites, blues, and pale greens, which will soothe you and help you to keep your calm, and more importantly, remove anything from the space that doesn’t need to be there.
Make it Comfy
It’s hard to relax; I’m sure you’ll agree if your surroundings are uncomfortable.Lumpy cushions, hard mattresses and unforgiving wooden chairs should not be in your relaxation space! Everything in that room should be soft, comfortable and forgiving on your body. Beanbag, full body pillows, comfy couches and chairs you can sink into will help the stress to drain away.
Soft Lighting is Key
In your relaxation room, you don’t want to be confronted by harsh lighting that not only makes it difficult to enter a relaxing frame of mind but can also cause headaches. No, what you want is the kind of soft lighting you get from candles, fairy lights and a decent reading lamp.
Ensure it Smells Good
Speaking of candles, when you’re buying them for your relaxation space, make sure you buy ones that have been naturally scented with relaxing essential oils such as lavender. When you light them, they’ll make you feel instantly calmer, and you’ll never have to worry about the kind of bad smells that can drive you to distraction.
Add Some Nature, Naturally
It has been proven that the presence of plants and flowers has a calming effect on the human body, so it makes sense to pick a few of your favourites for your relaxation room. Since it will be quite minimalist, they’ll add some pretty decoration to the space too. If you’re a notorious plant killer, stick with succulents, that need very little nurturing to not only survive but thrive.
Now sit down, put your feet up, breathe deeply and RELAX!