Sometimes, our lives get so fast-paced, that we begin to find them chaotic. We are constantly doing, being, thinking, or on the go. However, it is important to have some responsibility-free time in our day, when we can rest and relax for a few minutes. Or just breathe.
And having that time is a lot easier and better in those nooks and corners of your home, where you can just sit, chill, engage in a peaceful or self-care activity, or take a comfortable nap. If your home doesn’t even have one such nook, here are some easy ways you can create such spaces in your home – any kind of home! Scroll.
By the window
If you want a cozy spot by a window, and are up for some sunlight gracing you, so be it. It would be great if there is a window seat built. Just make sure it’s a space where you can have some peace, with a soft breeze blowing and a good view outside to behold.
Place your favorite chair in front of the window, and put plenty of oversized pillows on and around it. Make yourself comfortable. You could meditate, read a book, enjoy a bar of dark chocolate, or just sit gazing out. Relax for as long as you want to.
A corner to read
What if you need some space to curl up with a book, or a magazine? That too can be achieved, making it a relaxing nook. Pick an empty corner in your bedroom, or any new spot you want to claim as your own. Place a lounge chair, a plush pillow with a pretty cotton pillow cover over it, and drape a luxurious cotton throw over its arms.
Keep a lamp close-by. You may have some things at home, that make you feel happy and soothed, right? Bring those elements into this space, and use it to spend some quality time on your own – reading and relaxing.
With the people you love
Sometimes, you may love to take a break from your busy life, by spending time relaxing with others. Maybe through a board game with friends, a movie night with family, or a casual dinner with someone special. And you need a cozy space for the same, perhaps?
Pick a spot you like – it could even be a slightly large, clean area under a staircase – and stuff it with colorfully striped floor cushions. Keep a small round table or an ottoman in arms reach, on which you can keep snacks, or glasses of wine. And ensure that each of you have a soft and smooth throw blanket, for an even more comfortable and luxurious feeling. If you want to make the aura more interesting, light candles! Scented or not, is your choice. With such a snug setting and the people you like, you can take your time to unwind.
Some relaxing is good – regardless of how young or old you are, how demanding your career is, how many chores you have to do at home, what your gender is, how many things are on your to-do list, and what somebody else thinks. Choose the right spots, put together comfy and cozy things and furnishings, create relaxing spaces in your home for those moments of recline, and cozy up!