Your home should be your place of escape. A place of rest and relaxation. That’s why we’ve compiled 7 of these great ways to turn your home into a relaxing zen space.
Light flowing cotton can be very calming. It can be incorporated into your sheets, your curtains or even drapery along the roof; any accents you might like. This light and natural fabric can make a home feel softer and more relaxing.
Natural materials such as wood and stone complement soft cotton and bring nature into the home in their own way. Utilise this material in your surfaces like tables, chairs and desks to feel grounded at all times.
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While you’re working with nature, you can’t forget the sun. We all know that artificial light from computer and phone screens can be bad for us. Natural light from the sun is the polar opposite, bringing life to everything it touches. Wherever possible, bring sunlight into your home. Keep the windows open and avoid placing heavy furniture in front of them. If you don't have large windows, adding skylights is a clever space-saving way of feeling the warmth of the outside right in your own home.
Since artificial computer screen light isn’t good for us, try to remove it. When creating your relaxing zen home, attempt to hide any gadgets out of sight. This includes their power cords and accessories. TV cabinets that can hide your big screen and contained charging stations or natrual looking charging towers for phones can keep these necessities out of sight but close by.
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If you’re trying to create a zen space in your home, think of a spa. When you walk into a spa they don’t have bright red walls with heavy black accents. A relaxing space can benefit from appropriate colours. Light whites, greens and beiges are common colours that don’t strain the eye.
Think of your home like your brain. When you’ve got too much on the brain you can’t focus or relax. Your home is the same. If there’s too much clutter your home won’t feel relaxing. Finding clever storage options can keep your home feeling zen. Keep the accents minimal with only a few small elements in each room. Apply this to the furniture as well. Your bedroom, for example, should feature your bed as the focal point without excess distractions.
A few accents of green will make your home feel more natural and fresh. Don’t go overboard and make your lounge room a greenhouse, but a couple of plants can bring life into your home. A fragrant plant can bring a room to life before you even see the plant. Choose your plants carefully though, as some are better indoors than others.
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More consistent than fragrant plants, flickering candles are a staple ingredient of relaxation. Steer clear of heavy scents and try to stick to scents known for relaxation such as lavender, jasmine or vanilla. But, if there’s a smell that you absolutely love and find relaxing go ahead and experiment.
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