Young woman sitting on the floor at home and meditating

by Catherine Palmer

Let’s face it: we are living in times where relaxation is considered a luxury. Because of our busy lifestyles, we barely have the time to get some rest and recharge our batteries for the days ahead. Creating a sanctuary in your home is a great way to ensure that the time spent in it has a positive effect on your mood and that it helps you cope with everyday stress. That means creating a personal oasis – making your home a happy place where you will truly look forward to coming back at the end of the day. Take inspiration from these simple ideas to make your home a blissful sanctuary.

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Nature-inspired materials

Update your living room and create an inviting and relaxing space. Play with materials, textures, and patterns – add a soft fluffy rug, a comfy pastel velvet chair or a soft couch. Find your inspiration in nature and use natural materials such as wood, wool, and leather to complete the new Zen-inspired look of your home.

Make spending time in your living room area even cozier with a knitted throw or your favorite blanket, make yourself a warm cup of tea, and leave your worries at the door. It would be a great idea to create versatile shelves that can hide all of your electronic appliances because they are the main source of distraction. That way you could relax, maybe even practice mindfulness without distractions, and you could focus on finding your inner peace that can help you stay calm in stressful situations.

Soothing colors in a clutter-free space

Focus on a neutral color palette for walls and flooring, and add small accents in your favorite color shades to liven up the space. Decorating with colorful bouquets will give a touch of romance to your lovely home and inspire you to appreciate nature around you. Surround yourself with the things you love and get rid of all the unnecessary or unused items that are just using up space. You will feel better in a de-cluttered home that has a positive vibe.

Minimize the number of material possessions, furniture, and excessive belongings – everything you don’t really need and open up the space. Let the energy flow freely and inspire your own positivity. Avoid over-crowding your shelves with decorative items; instead, add just a few decorative accents and keep it minimalistic (less is always more). Now that you have enough space, you can create a small reading nook near a window and really use it!

Connect with nature to find your inner peace

Use whatever pleases your needs to create a relaxation sanctuary that will motivate you. Get rid of the curtains or replace them with almost see-through ones, and let more natural light inside. Soaking up morning sunbeams will boost your energy levels and you will feel fully energized to deal with your busy schedule.

Place a lot of leafy house plants all around your home to inspire your connection to nature. Creating an indoor garden will help you focus on achieving your inner Zen and make your home a place of peace and tranquility. Decorate with plants, rocks, tree branches and other outdoor finds to make an inspirational interior design that will make you feel calm and happy.

Oasis in a garden of peace and tranquility

Speaking of, don’t stop with the indoors, expand your oasis to your backyard as well. When it comes to creating a sanctuary in your outdoor area you really can do whatever you want, so let your imagination run wild! You can combine all kinds of materials, reuse old furniture or give it a different purpose, play with colors or decorate with lights, basically whatever makes you feel good.

Also, you can create a romantic garden simply by playing with different lights such as hanging pendant lights or you can add vintage mirrors (flea market find of course) to create a magical wonderland-inspired oasis. Hang wind chimes on tree branches to enjoy soothing sounds that wind makes.

Build a perfect relaxing sanctuary in your outdoor area with comfy seating, colorful pillows, outdoor rugs and knitted throws. Install pergolas and awnings to make semi-shaded spots for your seating and decorate them in a way that will inspire you to spend more time outside, listening to the sounds of nature, let them ease your mind.

These are all simple ideas for creating your own sanctuary, a piece of heaven in your home and garden. As we all know a house becomes a home only after you put your heart and soul into making it perfect for you and your family. So, don’t think too much, just do whatever feels right. After all, it is all about you and creating your own happy, relaxing place!

 

Source: https://blog.sivanaspirit.com

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