08 Mar Creating a Space for Zen In Your Home
Life is hectic. Kids, work, friends, activities, it seems like the list of things to do never ends. When you get home at the end of the day, you need a space to sit back, relax, and recharge for the next day. Most modern homes have space to relax, but often this includes casually watching TV or trying to kick back with kids running around the house or a spouse on the phone. To really recharge and wind down from the day, you need a space you can block out the world, focus on yourself, and get some time away from the world. To make sure you get the time you need to be your best self every day, a designated space to unwind and relax is critical. Read our tips for creating your own Zen zone in your new custom home design.
Let There Be Space
First and foremost, create the space for zen time. It can be a corner of your room, a designated relaxation room, or a full in-home spa for a full recharge. It’s hard to find time to relax when there is no space in the home to get away. When building your custom home, think about adding space in a quiet corner of the home to let the stress of the day wash away so you can focus on the things that matter most, family, friends, and loved ones.
Plenty of Natural Light
Bring in natural light to boost your body’s vitamin D. Natural light and increased vitamin D storage naturally soothes the body and helps defend against things like cancer, heart disease, depression, and weight gain. A relaxation zone is a great place to take advantage of plenty of sunlight and the benefits it brings. Design for large windows and consider adding a door to access the true outdoors from your secluded space.
Bring Outdoors In
On the topic of the outdoors, another great way to enhance tranquility is with the addition of live plants. Plants aren’t just great for decor, they also reduce carbon dioxide levels, increase humidity, reduce pollutants, and reduce airborne dust in the home. With the addition of the health benefits, bringing plants into the room is an obvious choice. Consider this while planning your custom home. We can help you design the space with built-in shelves and natural light for plants to prosper.
Nothing adds to stress like a disorganized home. When you get home from a stressful day full of notes, emails, phone calls, and meetings, the last thing you want to deal with at the end of the day is a messy home. When designing your custom home, help yourself de-stress with plenty of places to organize and store things around the home, so that when you do get home, you can reflect on the day in peace.
A Stash of Soft Blankets and Pillows
There is nothing like cuddling up with a soft blanket and pillows at the end of the day. Soft plush materials make relaxation time much more comfortable and helps you release the stress of the day. When designing your custom home, think about adding custom built-in storage for pillows, blankets, books, and more to help you reboot after a hard day of work.
Technology Free zone
One of the biggest sources of stress for many people is the interconnectedness we all face day to day. It’s hard to relax when you are constantly connected to emails, work, tasks, and social media. To maximize your relaxation time, create your room to be completely tech-free. Leave the cell phone outside of the room and think about ways to support your technology-free space. While it might not be for everyone, you can make sure your zen space is distraction free by eliminating electrical outlets in the room. No tv, no radio, no distractions.
At the end of the day, you just need the time and space to wash off the stress of the day and spend quality time at home with the people you love. We can help you bring tranquility and peace to your home throughout every room with strategic design. Ready to start planning your own custom space? Reach out to one of our design professionals to get started!