It can be so easy to get lost in the busyness of everyday life. Between work, studies, raising kids, and everything life throws at you, it can be hard to take a minute for yourself. That’s why everyone should have a special space in their home to read, meditate, relax, or do whatever makes them happy. They say home is where the heart is, after all.
Here are some tips on how to create a relaxing self-care space right in your home:
Have a Designated Area
It may be difficult, but finding a designated care space in your home is an important step. It should be away from other people in the house and shouldn’t include any of your school or work things. Remember, this area must be pure bliss, but it doesn’t have to be an entire room. A small corner or reading nook can be easily transformed into a spot that welcomes peace and tranquillity. Some popular choices for self-care spaces include areas near a window with access to natural light, which is good for your mental and emotional health.
Choose Calming Colours
When decorating, choose colours that soothe and calm you. How you feel when you walk into this area is extremely important. If you’re aiming for warmth and comfort, try to use browns, oranges, and beiges to create that atmosphere. Light blue promotes calming, while green has become a go-to choice for many, as it reminds many people of grass, trees, and nature, which inspires peace.
Keep It Green
Speaking of green, plants can play a crucial role in creating a relaxing self-care space. Being near house plants creates a connection to nature and can improve your mood and provide feelings of relaxation.
Some indoor plants that we recommend include the following:
- Snake plant
- English ivy
- Bamboo palm
- Aloe Vera
Many plants can help reduce stress and anxiety, which is a must-have in your self-care space but make sure it’s in an open and airy area with lots of light for your green friends.
Light It Up
As we hinted earlier, lighting is a key factor in creating a care space. Avoid those nasty fluorescent lights you see in office workplaces, and go for something that invokes a more laid-back vibe. We recommend experimenting with string lights, twinkle lights, and various lamps with shades that can dim the light exposure. A mirror on the wall can help light bounce around the room or space, as well. Along with natural light from a nearby window, you may notice that your lighting setup improves your mood and boosts your vitamin D levels.
Time spent in your home should be comfortable, especially where your self-care space is involved. The first step to ensure your spot makes you feel relaxed is your choice of furniture. Furniture is essential if you want to sit or lay without feeling those aches and pains.
Some excellent furniture choices include:
- Yoga mats
- Floor cushions
Adding throw pillows or soft blankets can increase the coziness and make you feel peaceful.
Lastly, many items in your self-care space can help you feel relaxed, but that will depend on what you want. Many people choose to accessorize their spaces with plants, while others opt for stones with calming properties, like amethyst.
Some other choices include scented candles, like tea tree, lavender, or eucalyptus. If you’re a reader, you may place various books in your self-care area or little knick-knacks that make you happy. Remember, it’s your space. You can decorate it however you like.
From our Winnipeg Body Sugaring team, we want you to know that you deserve a space to unwind and have some much-deserved time to yourself. We hope you found this guide helpful.