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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.

How to Assemble a Soothing Me Zone in Your Home

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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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate, carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.

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.

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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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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.

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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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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.

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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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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.

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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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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.

Olivia is a psychologist, passionate writer, editor, an entrepreneur, a traveler and a conscious consumer who seeks healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into her family’s life. Thank you for your lovely post Olivia!

Smiles from Lisagirl

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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. It can accommodate your activities and needs, and protect it from outside intrusions. Make the space uniquely yours and let it cause your heart to sing and soul to hum, reconnect with your deepest self in your bubble of comfort and bliss. #home #selfcare #peace #harmony #selflove #wellness #happiness

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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate, carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate, carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.
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 colors, shapes, textures and indoor climate. Carve out a little section just for yourself and gain the much-needed sense of peace. Click to find out how to assemble a soothing Me Zone in your Home.

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63 responses to “How to Assemble a Soothing Me Zone in Your Home

  1. We are moving into a bigger space this summer and using an extra room for the man and i’s office! I’ll definitely use some of these tips for creating a space of our own even though we are sharing one room. Great read!

  2. Lovely article. My family has three women. My mother, my sister and me. Four, if you count my four-legged baby girl. The thing is we don’t have any personal space. But, I do think we all need a little space only for ourselves. I am trying to set up my home office as my personal space.

  3. I never considered creating a personal space in side of my home outside of my bedroom. This is a great idea for relaxing , reflecting and chilling. I’m scoping out a reading spot as we speak !My home is small but I can make it work!

  4. Lisa this is a great post, especially this time of year. Everyone need a little time to themselves to recharge and be great. I love when you say Good organization is the key to stress-free, easy living, that is the absolute truth, without organization life becomes chaos and you spiral,

  5. You’re so right! So important to have your own soothing place in the house. I am guilty of not improving mine and I do have an adorable loft for that. Will start working on it!

  6. Hi Lisa. Great post. I like how you identified and came up with a practical solution to a problem many people have. That being how to make room for yourself when you’re otherwise always having to compromise with others. I know that a lot of couples struggle to decorate in a way that encompasses both their desires. Having separate “me” areas is a great way to compromise without really compromising.

  7. The new home should be one’s haven in the home. It should reflect one’s personality and preferences and should always have all the amenities that one needs. First of all, ask yourself what makes you feel most alive.

  8. This is such a great idea! Every woman needs her own version of a “Man Cave”. A place where she can relax, recharge, reorganize, in peace. It doesn’t even have to be a whole room, but it’s so important to claim SOME space, that’s all yours!

  9. Having a sanctuary in my home is very important. My office is my sanctuary, where is allaboutmeandI can create and blog in peace, The rest of the home is mainly shared spaces and other designated areas. I love my space, it is bright and airy and takes advantage of vertical space.

  10. I already feel more relaxed just looking at these photos! 🙂 One idea along these lines I’ve seen before and really liked is the idea of turning a guest room closet into a reading nook or office.

  11. This is exactly what I needed right now! I’m actually wanting to make a smaller space that is really cozy for me to do work in and these were really good tips!

  12. I just love the sound of that, “a soothing me zone.” I don’t have that in my home…yet. I think my perfect “soothing me zone” will be free of laptop, phone, and television. It will be uber comfortable and full of books 🙂

  13. We moved two years ago and I’d already convinced myself the house is too small, because there’s no space for me in here. Going to try and re-arrange the living room tomorrow to give myself a new writing nook. Honestly, thank you for the nudge! x

  14. These are great ideas, Lisa! I always feel less stressed when I am organized. I’m going to try to implement more of these ideas for a “me zone.”

  15. Brooke

    Love these ideas. Its so important to have a “me” zone. Mine is my bedroom – super organized and everything I need to enjoy some “me” time.

  16. In our smaller home, I had a semi me-zone (or so I think). When we moved into this larger home, I imagined creating a soothing me zone and have made many attempts which have all fallen by the wayside:( This post & another quote I read) remind me of how important it is to take time from all the noise around us (online and off-line). We get so busy doing the next thing that we often forget to slow down and regain some peace and quiet. I agree, we should always have to wait for a bigger place home to make it happen. Thank you for the reminder!!

  17. Kim

    I set up a zen den in my home for meditation and journaling. I cleaned out a space, bought some new curtains and throws, saged it and I LOVE it.

  18. This is a great post and supports my beliefs. I need to be organized and clutter free. When I dont have adequate and organized space I feel stressed and overwhelmed. This is a perfect idea.

  19. I lived with roommates for 5 years and my bedroom was my sanctuary! I was able to create separate spaces – one for my office, one for meditation/relaxation, and my bed for sleep. It was great!! Now that I have my own home with my hubby it’s a lot easier to create our own spaces so that we can both have an area where we can retreat to, it’s so important!

  20. Oh my gosh so true. Right now we don’t have the space to dedicate a “me zone” per say. However, the shower is absolutely my “me zone”. Everyone knows that Mom gets an extra 5 minutes in the shower to de-stress. Otherwise, everyone will be miserable.

  21. I really need to set this up. Ideally, it would be great if ONLY I could go there!! However, our house is small. This is why I like to spend time outside as well with my pup 🙂

    • Yolanda, in a previous post “Relax at the Beach” I share ideas about creating a special space anywhere, you make it your time in the tub, or a corner of a room, just make your little sanctuary. It can be outdoors too, wherever you find peace.

  22. Oh I love this idea. We have just moved and I’m still trying to find my perfect spot to relax in and make my own. These are great tips. Thanks

  23. I have a “me zone” in my home and I love it! I go there when I need to reconnect with myself and focus on a project. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Hi Heather, our house is the opposite, four girls and one guy. My husband grew up with four sisters too, so he definitely needs his own space!

  24. I would love to have a soothing zone in my home! That is a good idea for clearing your head, because if I stay in the same space as my laptop, I’ll just be stressed and keep working!