It can be tricky to create a zen space in all the chaos of our busy lives, but your home is a sanctuary away from the world. Life can get hectic but you can create a little escape within your walls. Here are a few tricks to create a haven within your home.
Create a Calm Corner as a set place to go read, play an instrument, write down your thoughts or work on your knitting. You can just section off a space in any room or take over that unused bedroom. It's just a small retreat for you away from the rest of the house. This allow you to focus inward rather than on everything going on around you.
Thought Out Layout
Create a wall out of tall bookshelves and use them for storage. Be sure to angle the shelves towards you in your little space to keep you yarn or books accessible. If you want to create walls, adorn the back and sides with fabric.
You may want to follow your homes style but you can also try something different for your little spot. Perhaps a Japanese style room with a Bonsai tree. Or a Moroccan theme with jewel-adorned pillows and elaborately patterned drapes. It's all yours so its up to you!
It doesn't have to be a large space but comfort is key. A small desk, a basic table or simple side chair. Perhaps an area rug to mediate... or nap on. Draping fabric can make ceilings seem lower and darker fabrics can make its nice hideaway. Hanging drapes on your windows can also filter light, making it softer and more relaxing. A few candles can work wonders for a soothing glow.
You don't need to keep ear plugs handy! Just cushion your zen space with accessories that absorb sound like thick rugs, plush pillows or draping velvet fabric.
Cut The Clutter
Keep it simple and display a few treasures carefully selected by you. Too much is distracting and you can always rotate items throughout the year for different seasons. Small boxes can store things way as well when you may not need them, like pens and notebooks for writing.
Naturally freshen and brighten your space with plants and flowers. Air fresheners can contain toxins including phthalates and VOC's. These are known for their allergens and potentially cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde.