Friday, October 13, 2017

How to Create the Perfect In-Home Getaway Space for Peace and Calm

How to Create the Perfect In-Home Getaway Space for Peace and Calm
When life gets busy, you don’t always have the option of getting away. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need it. With all the things on your to-do list, meals to make, homework to help with and dishes to clean, you just wish you could be whisked away to an island all by yourself. 
The good news is that you can have the alone time you seek but doing just a few simple tweaks in the home that say, “unavailable; peace needed” to all that come near. 
Install a sauna for two. These are inexpensive and give you a space to rejuvenate in peace. Bonus? Most kids don’t enjoy it so you’re likely to not be bothered. 
Have a peace corner. This  can be a space where you have your favorite prayers or meditations as well as a journal to write your thoughts. Perfect for when overwhelm hits and you just need a place to get centered and let things go. 
Put a lock on your bathroom door. Sounds obvious but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t have one or don’t use the one they have. Give yourself permission to escape and not be bothered. You deserve it. 
Install a home stereo system with blue tooth and speakers in your most visited rooms. This way, you can put on the calming music you need or the wild and energizing music necessary to get your through the night. 
Dimming lights are also a must. Because bright lights only add to stress. Dim lights help encourage a calm environment. 
Have you used an essential oil diffuser? These are so helpful as they provide aromatherapy to take you away in your mind to tropical beaches or lavender fields with just a few drops. 
Create a reading nook. Make sure that you have a space to comfortably read and escape. Be sure to decorate well with pillows, blankets and little stand for tea. Make it known to your family that when you’re in this space or any of the above mentioned that you’re off limits and they need to let you be. 
Sure, this isn’t the end all, but it helps you feel at home when you simply can’t leave it. For additional ideas and support, contact us at Unique Home Building and we’ll get you on your way home!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From Summer To Fall: Simple Decor Tips That Encourage Peace and Togetherness

From Summer To Fall: Simple Decor Tips That Encourage Peace and TogethernessIt’s that time of the year when everything changes. The leaves are changing, the temperature is cooling, kids are back in school and you’ll likely find yourself looking around your home wanting some color and mood changes too. That’s understandable and easy to do. So today, we’re going to share with you some simple summer to fall decor tips that not only go with the season, but encourage peace and togetherness for everyone in your home. 

Fall is a time of the weather getting colder and spending more time indoors. But after the craziness of summer, it’s likely that you’ve collected some dust and clutter around the home. 

As you head indoors, these cluttered dusty spaces can feel very overwhelming. So before you make any major changes, be sure to go throughout your home and clean out the corners and rooms that have been collecting dust, odds and ends. Clean the surfaces, put things away, get rid of what you don’t need and then move on to design and decor. 

To get a new look that’s simple and yours, collect a few of your favorite autumn colored knick knacks and cluster them in corners of your home, on window sills or the mantle. Add an extra touch by throwing in some mini white or yellow pumpkins to the mix.

Speaking of pumpkins, one of the best ways to bring that autumn glow to your home is by grabbing some gold spray paint and painting those mini pumpkins around the home. (my favorite!). 

The above can also be done with little mason jars and be used to store cinnamon scented pinecones or tea lights for added warmth and glow. 

Another favorite idea is to have a couple reading corners around the house; like a window seat or old chair. Have books, coloring or journals nearby for enjoying. But the best part is to make sure the areas have cinnamon or pumpkin scented candles close by, so as you enjoy your cup of tea in the reading corner, you’ll be lost in an autumn world of warmth and comfort. 

Bring the flair to your dinner as well. Use the same above tips to decorate your table with fall aesthetic. Simply choose pumpkins, tea lights and candles as decoration on a table runner! 

As you can see, this is easy to do and sets the tone for a warm and inviting home for you and those you love. 

For more tips like these or to plan your next big home project, reach out and talk to our contractors at Unique Home Building today!