How to Create a Home Retreat
With a busy lifestyle, it can be hard to relax. The stress of the day carries over into the evening when many go from one job to another at home. There must be a space that you feel insulated from all your responsibilities for just a little while, where you can take a deep breath and relax. You need a home retreat.
You don’t have to have a huge home to find a place to make your retreat. Look for something away from the busiest part of your home. It can be a bathroom, a corner of your bedroom, a nook in the kitchen, or a spot on a porch. It can be shady, or it can be sunny. The point is to look for a place that is quiet where you can feel removed from the madness.
When possible, you want to bring nature into your interior design. Even 20 minutes of being connected with the outdoors can reduce your stress levels. Place your furniture near windows that you can open or where you can watch the rain. Observing birds and wildlife or merely watching the wind blow can give you a mental break and slow your heart rate. Try some house plants to increase your sense of zen as well as your air quality.
No matter where you make your destress zone, be sure you the furnishings promote relaxation. From a porch swing to an overstuffed couch to a chair that you can snuggle into, be sure that your choice of furniture makes you smile as soon as you see it. If you exhale with relief when you think of being on or in it, you’ve found the right piece. It could be a chair with soft cushions, a plush chaise lounge or a rocker, but it must be something that makes you feel pleasure.
Wherever you find your haven, you can use texture to make it comforting. When your retreat is in your bathroom, find plush towels and a silky robe to feel pampered. If you create your refuge in a corner, have a warm, soft throw where you can snuggle down and read or nap. You can introduce a wide variety of textiles with throw pillows from silky to furry, as well.
When you are ready to create your home retreat, take your ideas to someone who can guide you to the perfect pieces for your space. Station Furniture not only has the furnishings, but they the design professionals to help you with décor tips to create your ideal mini resort. Contact us today to get started.