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Regardless of how many people you’re living with, everyone deserves a soothing personal shrine for unwinding and relaxing. There is a time and place for everything, including solitude. Our living environment subtly, yet constantly influences our mood and psyche with colours, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Therefore, feeling like you are a stranger in your own home is a recipe for stress and depression. To avoid this predicament, carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace.
A soothing new home within a home.
Many people reluctantly abandon the vision of their dream space. They resort to compromising on furniture and decor because of their partners and family members. Well, even if the lack of space is an issue, there is a way to create a soothing retreat for yourself. We cannot afford to let life become hectic and out of control. Namely, with a bit of creativity and planning, it is possible to squeeze an astonishing amount of things into a space as small as a wardrobe or a pantry.
So, the first thing you should do is take a look around your home and figure out where exactly can you fit a spot dedicated purely to you. There might be a place that serves as a dumping ground for excess clutter and unused items and belongings. If not, know that empty, off-sectioned corners are ideal candidates for your small haven. Likewise, hidden and awkward areas such as the one beneath the stairs could prove useful. Older homes have nooks and crannies built-in the attic, so check that out as well. You can make yourself a soothing space anywhere in your home.
Setting the stage for a soothing space.
Good organization is the key to stress-free, easy living. Kick off the process of decluttering the space. You will be surprised by the great new possibilities that ensue in the wake of this effort. You’ll be able to see your home in new, pristine light. Even without walls to guard you, there are tricks to define and separate your zone from the rest of the household. Take the example of a simple rug under the chair or a tall bookcase. Other subtle barriers involve solutions like curtained glass walls.
That does not solve the problem of noise, but at least you are free of other distractions and can achieve a clear head space easier. Besides, you should try to position your zone away from noisy appliances and engage in some soundproofing. Find accessories and furnishings that absorb sound. At the same time, do not create an impregnable prison: ensure that you are getting ample light, preferably the natural one. Sunlight and fresh air are instant mood-enhancers, so having access to them is always preferable.
Transcending and resetting boundaries.
Another way to make a difference is to maximize the use of your vertical space. Create a stylish nook where you can curl up with your favourite book. Utilize a spare wall for some floating shelves and hang a mood board. Put a personal stamp on the space and furnish it with your favourite things. Fill the area with items that evoke positive memories and bear meaning. Select a statement wall and put some oversized art or your DIY creations. Alternatively, go for a stunning arrangement of photos with custom framing. You can also check out Lisa’s beautiful gallery wall inspiration here >>3 Easy Designer Gallery Walls.
In case your budget allows it, you could also convert a loft, part of a garage, or attic. Then again, seclusion can be fostered in quiet corners by the windows or alcoves, and areas that are a bit secluded. Need a home office? No problem, find a place for an anti-fatigue mat and standing desk in the corner with an accessible outlet. Diminutive furnishings like small writing desks fit small spaces and also, you should think multi-purpose and kill two birds with one stone any chance you get. Modular furniture is certainly a great investment.
No excuses: make it happen, assemble a soothing me zone in your own home.
To create a sanctuary in your home, you have to plan and design with a clear intention. Assemble a soothing area that speaks to your sensibility and sense of style. Let it also accommodate activities and needs, and protect it from outside intrusions. Escape that feeling of being trapped and weighed down. Make the space uniquely yours and let it cause your heart to sing and soul to hum. You will finally mute the outside world and reconnect with your deepest self in your bubble of comfort and bliss.
Smiles from Lisagirl
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