5 Tips for Creating a Peaceful Oasis

Posted in Decorating Solutions, Home Improvements, Interior Design

With the craziness most of us face on a daily basis, setting up a peaceful at home oasis should be a top priority.  This space will quickly become a haven for relaxation, away from the madness of the daily grind.  For some, the space will be in the kitchen where many a delightful meal will be prepared while for others, the bedroom or bathroom will serve as the perfect spot.  Should you be short on space, rest assured, we have some tips for you as well.

5 hints for setting up the space:

  1. Paint is an inexpensive way to change the feel of a space.  Soft calming colours are an excellent way to achieve a relaxed environment.  However, if bright colours are a personal source of comfort and calm, don’t be afraid to put them to use.
  2. Incorporate accessories and relaxation tools into your newfound oasis.  Candles, music or soft elements such as a cosy blanket and a favourite book are perfect tools to achieve a peaceful environment.
  3. If the weather has you down, pick works of art or photographs that can help transport you to warmer climates.  Alternatively, in warmer summer months, cooling winter imagery can be the perfect decorative element.
  4. Soft lighting should be incorporated whenever possible.  Lower watt bulbs and candlestick type lighting fixtures are an excellent way to achieve low level lighting.  Natural lighting, when available is also an excellent alternative to artificial lighting.
  5. In the cold winter months, attempt to surround yourself with elements of warmth.  A favourite blanket, plush throw rug or a fire place can do wonders to lift your spirits.

When space is at a premium, identify a spot that helps you achieve a sense of calm and relaxation.  Options may include a favourite chair, window seat or simply curling up in bed.  While your space may have to do double duty, it can quickly be put into action to help you escape the stresses of daily life.  Rest assured it is not the amount of space, but the setting and environment that will allow you to find your own set of peace and tranquility.

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