There’s no place like home. It’s your refuge. Well, it should be anyways – a place to relax and rejuvenate after dealing with the stressors of daily life. That’s why I highly recommend having a Zen zone at home.
What is a Zen zone? It’s a space for relaxation or meditation in your home or garden. Winding down from a hectic day is key to having a restful night (hands up if you desperately need one) – something that’s essential to optimal learning, memory, and brain restoration and functioning. If you have a dedicated room to wind down – great. If not, don’t worry. A little space on your patio or a corner in a room can work just as well.
Tips for Creating a Zen Zone at Home
No matter the size of your relaxing space, here are a few things you can do to help set the mood.
- Bring Nature to You: If an outdoor space or Zen garden isn’t an option, consider adding a colorful bunch of flowers and/or greenery to your space. There’s something mood-boosting about nature, and houseplants can bring fresh air into your space to help set a rejuvenating vibe.
- Neutral Palette: To create a sanctuary-like ambience, neutral colors work best. Use different textures to create visual interest and add in warm hues such as faded yellow or gold to keep your space cozy and inviting.
- Pops of Color: Your haven should also inspire happiness and positivity. To help achieve this, throw in some brightly colored accessories such as pillows or artwork. Cluster them together to form a focal point to help focus the mind.
- Lighting: During the day, throw back the blinds and take advantage of natural light coming in. In the evening, light up the dark space with gentle, warm lighting for a calming mood.
- Keep Your Family Close: Surrounding yourself with pictures of loved ones and happy memories adds warmth to a space and can make you feel good.
- Clear Clutter: I know I’m not the only one who feels stressed when surrounded by clutter! When decorating your Zen zone, take a minimalist approach. The less stuff you have to deal with, the easier it is to keep tidy; which equals less stress.
Your Perfect Zen Zone
If you’re looking for a way to relax and rejuvenate, why not create your own Zen zone at home? By following the tips above, you can easily transform any space into a place of peace and tranquility. And who knows, maybe after spending some time in your Zen zone, you’ll be ready to take on whatever life throws your way. So tell me, what are some ways you like to relax? Let me know in the comments below.