Friday, July 29, 2016

Creating a Personal Space That's Relaxing

In case you don't follow me on Instagram, we have moved!  We are super excited to start the process of building our dream house.  Being the planner that I am, this is so much fun for me.  I am already getting together my ideas for our new house.  My main, overarching desire for our house is that it be personal and relaxing.  I want our friends and family to come over and have fun.

Here are a few tips on how to create a personal space that is relaxing!

Keep It Comfortable

Regardless of what the weather is like outside, if you want to be relaxed indoors, you need to have the right heating and cooling system in place. If you don’t, you’ll feel too cold in the winter and you’ll sweat in the summer. But in addition to making sure your heating and cooling system is functioning properly and is energy-efficient and modern, you can also incorporate some fun design elements, from heated towel rails, to designer radiators and a lot more, from companies like Warm Rooms.

Keep the Space Uncluttered

Take it from designers who are well versed in what it takes to create a meditation room that works: clutter is your enemy. You simply can’t relax and restore your mind and unclutter your thoughts if you have clutter in your physical environment. Plus, clutter is distracting, so you definitely need to organize your relaxation space and keep it open, airy, and clean.

Bring Nature Inside

Whether your relaxing space has plenty of windows that allow loads of natural light in to help your body and mind feel rejuvenated and calm, or you’re able to bring some plants into the room to serve as d├ęcor and natural air purifiers, the key is to bring Mother Nature inside. Think about how good you feel when you’re on a hike in the woods with your friend, or how fantastic you feel when you’re lying on the sand at the beach. These are examples of just how healing and restorative nature can be, so if you want to create the same vibe inside your home, you’ll need to bring some natural elements into the space.

Choose Soothing Colours

Red isn’t the colour that you want to use in a room that’s meant to relax you. While it can serve as a great colour for an accent wall, red is far too stimulating to be found on all four walls in a room. Instead, stick with colours that are known for soothing and relaxing you. Many people find that blues and greens are particularly relaxing and can even help reduce anxiety, and that may have something to do with the fact that blues and greens are found throughout nature.

Play Relaxing Music

To bring a whole new element of relaxation into your room, you can play some soothing music that will help you focus your mind on notes rather than on troubles. Light some candles, turn the lights down, and sit in quiet meditation as you let your cares fall away.

I hope you've found some tips and inspiration for creating a space that’s ideal for relaxing and resting, and you’ll likely never want to leave, because it will make you feel great.

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