Your sanctuary is that place where you go to get away from it all. The things there in the room feel familiar to you. They create a hit of dopamine, a hormone that promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being. You can create one easily in a nook, or room of your home. Here are some ideas.
All you really need is someplace to sit or kick back and relax. Lighting is important too. That’s why candles sell so well. They add ambiance to any room. For most, it’s a relaxing vibe. If you have a porch, that can be an excellent place. You can hang up a hammock and sway with the breeze. In fact, a porch swing can work too. Here are some other places you can create a relaxing sanctuary in your home.
• Book nook
• Back porch
• Window seat
Don’t forget the she-shed. Many women today want a relaxing spot to get away from the kids as men did for years. Think female man cave, only this one probably has more flowers and candles.
Sliding Barn Doors
Now that you’ve found the perfect spot, it’s time to decorate it. When you add interior barn doors to your home, it becomes more casual and feels calm. It’s unclear what the reason is, but adding small things as an accent helps calm the mind and create a sense of well-being. It’s very popular these days. Many new builds include them instead of regular doors. They create a very country look, reminiscent of the days of the ’80s. Given how popular the ’80s were, it’s little wonder why they’ve grown to be so popular.
Of course, you need curtains to make it feel just right. You can even use them to curtain off the seating spot. It’s perfect to sit and read or meditate when you need to get away from the stress of the week. Imagine having a spot like that to escape to when you need it.
Place flowers in a vase of water to add a nice scent and a vibe of serenity. Some people make this part of the relaxation ritual. Taking out the old flowers, emptying the water, and adding the new flowers that you picked from your garden. If you don’t have that, then maybe that can be your relaxing sanctuary in your home. Back in the day, men used to go out to the barn to escape everyone. Maybe a garden can be your spot. Remember the Secret Garden? Flowers make it all come together in a very feminine way. You might even create a legacy for your family.
Pictures really create a sense of the familiar. For some people, having them around fosters an environment that adds a sense of belonging. Add some of them to your little sanctuary to connect emotionally and enhance that dopamine. Create personalized frames for even more ambiance. That’s all it takes.
As mentioned above, adding a hammock or swing to a porch creates a relaxing place to chill at the end of the day. It’s often used in homes as the place to be after the evening meal. Create a sense of daily relaxation by adding some special seating to use on a daily. Personalize it in a way that says it’s all yours. Snuggle in that seat and relax with a good book.
Lifestyle of Relaxation
You created a lifestyle that feels more relaxed. You’ve added those little things that make it all feel familiar. It makes an amazing place to get away from it all and breathe. In today’s world, that’s important. It’s a whole vibe to have this in your daily routine. Like going to the gym to work out, consider adding something like this to your day. See how much it helps your life to improve. You might even improve your health.
It can be something as simple as a big pillow in the corner of a room. A book nook is often a place for many people to get away from the hectic day and read a good book. Open the window and watch the sunset as you unwind from the day. Add all those little things that make it yours alone. Take a deep breath—relax.