Home is a place where you relax and wind down after a long day at work. Regardless of what happens outside your house and through the day, you want to come back to a place that is welcoming and gives you enough space to rejuvenate yourself.
This is why relaxation areas are an essential part of every home and here are some ways to blend it into your home design.
Choose white for your walls
There is a subtle relation between colors and the human mind. Each color is believed to trigger a particular emotion in us and make it dominant as long as we keep seeing that particular color.
Going by this theory, white is the perfect color to relax and be calm. Consider flat white walls, white furnishings, and decor. If it feels too bland, you can add some shades of warmth such as gold or faded yellow to get a relaxed atmosphere that also looks attractive.
Fireplace gives you a sense of warm feeling, especially if you sit there with a cup of Kona coffee after a long day. The hearth of the fire and the grandeur of the fireplace itself give you a sense of calm and can be a great stress buster. Consider decorating the fireplace with a blend of your favorite things to make it more personalized and to help you connect with the things that add meaning to your life.
Add soothing sounds
Have you ever heard the sound of natural running water in a calm environment? If you have, then you know how sounds can create a soothing effect on your mind. If you haven't, try a fountain that mimics this flow of water, so you can sit beside it and close your eyes for a few moments of absolute serenity.
Like sounds, scents are another aspect that gives you a calm feeling. Scientifically, the receptors in our nose connect to that part of the brain that is in charge of our well-being. This is why the fragrance of baking cinnamon makes you feel hungry. Likewise, introduce flowery scents like lavender and chamomile at home to get a calming effect on your mental stress and worries.
View of the outdoors
Make sure you have a large window or French doors that have clear glass, so you can always get a glimpse of your backyard. The changing seasons, colors of trees, natural movements like wind and small beauties of nature can help you connect with nature and take you away from the harsh realities of everyday life.
If you don't have a backyard, keep a set of pots on your balcony or driveway, so you can see flowers bloom and bees swarming around it.
Redo your bathroom
Your bathroom is your solace, as this is where you get to soak yourself and wash down all your worries with a warm shower. So, make sure your bedroom is aesthetically designed and appeals well to all your senses.
Thus, these are some ways to blend a relaxation area into your home design.