Create room to relax

January 19, 2023

With many of us working from home, it’s more important than ever to find your “zen”.

Whilst many homeowners have created a study area, if you’re leading a busy life, the need for your own personal space may have been overlooked. If you have young children, it can sometimes be difficult to go out too, so it’s a great idea to create a relaxing space, just for you.

Zen Space

These days, the term “zen space” is well-known. With origins in Buddhism, zen literally means meditation. Ideally, zen space has no distractions or anything causing stimulus. It’s a perfect place to reflect and relax, perhaps practicing mindfulness or Yoga.

When creating your own zen space, try aiming for minimalist styles.

• Add simple décor and soft colours that give you a sense of peace. Different tints of the same colour are a good idea, whilst earthy tones are both grounding and stylish.

• A soft rug made with organic materials is ideal for creating a sense of comfort.

Thick curtains create a sense of privacy and seclusion. If you’d prefer blinds, try wood or wood-effect, and avoid ones with shiny surfaces.

Furnishings with soft lines will add elegance and simplicity.

• Enhance the atmosphere with a natural fragrance, such as lavender or essential oils.

House plants will create a sense of serenity and nature to the space. Try a plant with large green leaves, such as a rubber plant.

• Avoid triggers like clutter, calendars, clocks, and devices.

• Try a meditation app, or soothing music to relax.

If you can’t dedicate an entire room, find a comfortable, quiet spot instead. You may have a cabin or a summer house you could use, tucked away at the foot of the garden. If you’re more of an outdoorsy person, you could try adding a pond or fountain beside a garden seating area, where you can find your zen in the soothing sight and sound of flowing water. 

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