Life is is crazy and sometimes you just need to get away. But family, work and animals need you, so what are you supposed to do when you just can’t get the break you need? The solution is actually much more simple than you may realize; create your getaway in your home. This is one of the most common complaints I hear from people when they’re ready to redesign or build their homes. They want to know how they can have a home that feels good and also gives them space to be alone and unwind.
So what makes an in-home sanctuary? Many things. We’ve compiled some of the most common things people do and want to create that special place so you can look through and see which ones feel right for you.
Where to have it.
When choosing a space, make sure it’s comfortable. It can be a corner of a room with a special chair or even a whole room. But make sure that wherever you place your space, that you place it away from the TV. Televisions and movies are distracting and can be stress inducing when you need peace and quiet, so choose a place that lets you keep that noise at arms distance.
Things to have in your special place.
Make sure that the things you keep in your special place make you feel good and calm. Have plants around; big ones and small ones. Maybe keep a little fountain or essential oils diffuser. Depending on how big your space is, you could have a corner that stores pillows, yoga mats and even blankets, to keep you comfortable and invite you to rest. Candles are a good addition to create a spa like or rest inducing environment as well. Other things you could also include could be books, journals, pens and coloring pencils or markers.
Things not to have in your space.
There are also things you don’t want to have in your space because they take away from your ability to really relax and let go. I already addressed staying away from tv, but the truth is, you want to keep most electronics and especially computers out of this zone. The only exception should be music. Also keep stress triggers out. For example, if finances are stressful, don’t have bills or deadlines visible from your getaway space.
Lastly, I’ve found that having a chocolate and tea station or stash is a great little addition to your space. It helps to create it as a little place to even go spend 15 minutes if that’s all you have.
As you can see, it’s not that complicated. You can create a whole room or just a section of your home. But of course, we recommend the room! For additional ideas and support, contact us at Unique Home Building and we’ll get you on your way home!