Creating A Room For Relaxing

After a long day at work, it’s wonderful to come home, kick off your shoes and relax for the rest of the evening. Of course, that’s not always easy when you have a family to look after and a house to tidy up! What you need is a room that doubles as a sanctuary. It should be a space that promotes relaxation and well-being. Here’s how to create it:


Clear It Out
Any room that offers the highest level of relaxation is going to be tidy and clutter free. You might have chosen your bedroom, the living room, or even the garden room for your sanctuary. Clear it out and make sure that there is nothing untidy in that space. It helps to declutter your mind if there is no clutter in the room. Consider storage solutions that offer every item a home out of sight (and out of mind.)




Create The Mood
Color is very important when you’re hoping to create that mood of serenity. Pastels and whites are ideal. Avoid heavy or busy patterns. Paint the walls and ceiling simply. A bold focus wall is fine, but try not to use overly energetic patterns on the wallpaper, rugs, or carpets. Using carpet might be better than other flooring types. Have a look at options like Carpet One floor coverings to give you an idea of the choices available. If you like to meditate, then carpet might be more comfortable too.


Relaxing Reclining
The seating in your relaxing room should offer all the support you need, but also be incredibly comfortable. Think about using a recliner chair. Some are rockers as well, so you can rhythmically ease your day away. If you like to relax in front of the TV, recliners can be ideal as they adjust the upright position to suit your viewing angle. Now all you need is a coffee table to the side for that big mug of herbal tea.


Lighting
Color therapy is wonderful for creating the right mood in the room. Lighting is equally as important. It’s best to position yourself next to a window as natural light is very important to our moods and hormone balance. After dark, consider soft lights with a warm glow. These might be colored lights like fairy lights. Candle light from scented candles is wonderfully relaxing too. Get cozy and comfortable in your relaxation room.




Sound
The sounds you hear in the evening when you’re trying to relax are also important. If you work in a busy office in the city, chances are you’re fed up with hustle, bustle, ringing phones, and traffic noise. Silence, however, is best enjoyed in short bursts. Instead, use calming sounds from nature like birds tweeting, gentle lapping waves, or a breeze through the trees. Listening to classical music like Nocturnes can be helpful to ease the day away too.


The room you create can be any shape or size. It can be used for any other purpose too. But when you’re ready to wind down after a long day, it should become your sanctuary for relaxation. How do you ease a tough day away?

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