Creating a Zen Environment for Relaxing at Home
Decorate Relaxing At Home

How to Create a Zen Environment for Relaxing at Home

March 18, 2024 at 1:43 PM PST

We all need a little zen in our life. From working to maintaining a social life to bills to relationships, children and pets, there are so many things on our plate that we deal with daily. Of course, it’s easy to de-stress by going to a yoga class or going to brunch with friends or taking a vacation, but how can you incorporate methods of de-stressing at home?

Making your home a relaxing space is important for your mental and physical health. At the end of the day, you want a space that makes you feel tranquil and at peace. You might be thinking about how to do this on a budget or what type of home decor or colors would fit with your aesthetic, which are all valid concerns. Having soothing decor, colors and textures in your space can impact how you feel and even reduce any anxiety and stress that you’re dealing with.

Take a look at these decorating ideas to learn how to create a relaxing room and environment at home.

Declutter Your Space

Declutter your space to create a relaxing space at home. Pictured: A living room

One way to create a relaxing room at home is to simplify and declutter your space. Start off simple but dusting and wiping down surfaces. Get rid of any clutter or items that you aren’t or don’t plan on using. Try to make sure the space is more open, with plenty of space to walk around, do yoga, pilates just relax and watch TV.

Neutral Tones and Calming Colors

Utilize neutral tones and calm colors to create a relaxing environment at home. Pictured: A living room with sage green decor

To create a relaxing room at home, neutral tones and calming colors are key. For neutral colors, shades of light brown, cream, tan and white work best. Utilize these tones in paint, furniture, rugs, shelving, desks and decor items. Colors like blue, sage green, burnt orange and light yellow are known for creating calming effects and are best utilized in throw pillows, blankets, vases, lamps and small decor items.

Natural Lighting

Natural lighting is the best way to create a relaxing space at home. Pictured: A living room with lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects when it comes to creating a relaxing room at home. Utilize natural lighting by opening curtains and windows. Use lightly colored curtails in shades of white or beige to have the sun peeking in when they’re closed. You’d be surprised at what some natural lighting and sunshine can do for your home and mental health.

Use Textures

Make your at home space more relaxing by adding texture such as pillows, blankets and rugs. Pictured: A living room with decor

Add texture to the space to make your relaxing room more cohesive. Decor items like blankets, rugs, bakers, pillows, tassel decor and artwork will make the space feel more textured and homey, plus you can have some fun experimenting with different styles.

Plant Power and Soothing Decor

Don't underestimate the power of plants and decor. This can turn any room at home into a relaxing space. Pictured: A living room with plants and decor

Don’t underestimate the power of plants. Yes, they are a great decor item and can make a great addition to any home, but they also have calming effects. Plants like lavender, jasmine flowers, chrysanthemums, snake plants and aloe vera reduce stress and anxiety. Some of these plants will even make your home smell good.

Soothing decor items are always the way to go when creating a relaxing environment. Candles and scented plug-ins are best for decoration and adding a wonderful scent to the space. Small decor items like vases, coffee table books, mirrors, collectibles, trays and other decor pieces will add to the flow of the space.


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