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How to Create a Relaxation Area in Your Home

Story Highlights
  • Start by creating an ambience
  • Balcony
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom

In this busy, hectic world and the corresponding lifestyles that we lead, it is essential to have an area in your home just for relaxing and recharging.

This is crucial for both your mental and physical health.

If you don’t have a spot for unwinding after a long, tiring day, you could suffer from serious problems such as depression, anxiety, physical pain and alienation.

To avoid this, take a look at some ideas for making your own, personal, relaxation area(s) in different rooms in your house:

Start by creating an ambience

(1) Colors

Have you ever wondered why interior designers suggest particular colors for particular rooms?

Well, it’s not without a good reason!
The colors of the walls influence our emotions as well as our mood.

Natural tones and pastels, hues of green and blue improve our mental lucidity as well as act soothingly as they represent the colors of nature.

The color of your furniture should also be natural to blend in well with the walls and bring a peaceful tone to your home.

(2) Light

Light (such as natural light) is the next key factor.

Everything looks better with lots of natural light. Your eyes prefer it as it creates a calming atmosphere and it isn’t harsh for your eyes.

You can increase the amount of natural light in your home by adding glass windows to your doors thus allowing more natural light in.


If you enjoy spending time outdoors, then this is a perfect relaxation area for you!

You can put some comfy furniture on your balcony where you can enjoy the warm spring sunshine while sipping your morning coffee, or a cool glass of wine in an evening breeze watching the sunset.

Some people also relax by taking care of flowers, so you can decorate your balcony with some pretty and colorful flowerpots.

In that way, you won’t just be enjoying the sight but also the wonderful smell they bring about.

Living room

The living room is usually the centre of our home. We do all kinds of activity there: watch TV, get together with family and friends, drink coffee, play board games and so on.

Even though this room is quite versatile in its use, you can make a small part of it just for unwinding.

If you have big windows in your living room, consider adding a mattress or cushions and some decorative pillows where you can lay back, read your favourite book in natural light and enjoy the view.

Another option is putting a massage chair. Yes, indeed!

In some countries (such as Australia), it is a growing trend. Heck, people have been purchasing these super-comfortable massage chairs in Sydney.

People go crazy for these visually striking and technologically-advanced chairs because they not only aid your health by giving you rejuvenating massages but they also fit perfectly into almost any living room.

This a great investment and it will pay off in no time. Just imagine coming home from a tiring and exhausting day at work straight into this chair.


Kitchen is the room we spend lots of time taking care of our health through the preparation of meals for a balanced diet. But we can also add a few details to it to make it a more relaxing and calming place.

Consider adding a few plants by the window or on the kitchen counter. It will bring nature into your home.

And if you want those plants to be useful to you in your diet, think about planting your own mini herb garden featuring basil, parsley, mint, dill and chive. Tending the herbs and plants is relaxing for some people and the sole sight of them is soothing.

You can also decorate the walls by hanging some motivational and inspirational posters.


Another place where we take care of our body is the bathroom.

It is the place where we nourish our skin and hair and thus tend to spend quite some time there.

With relatively little effort, you can make your bathroom into a small spa. You can add a few decorations like decorative sand, shells and scented candles.

You can put some shelves on the wall and fill them with different products for skin and hair care. You can splurge for some body peelings, scrubs, masks and massage oils as well.


The bedroom is the oasis of relaxation so you should give your best to make it look as serene as possible.

The most important piece of furniture in our bedroom is of course – the bed. Make sure you have a comfortable bed because otherwise, you can have sleep troubles.

Besides the quality mattress, you also need high-end sheets. The sheets and pillowcases should be in bright colors complementing the rest of the shades in the room.

You need to feel comfy, safe and happy in your bed to be fully refreshed in the morning and ready to face any challenges life puts in front of you.


There are no rules about how to make a perfect relaxation area. You can be creative as much as your budget and space allow you.

Think about what you would like to do after a long and tiring day, what you would enjoy the most and what you would find reviving because in that way you will be able to come up with a perfect combination for you.

And when you finally organize a superb relaxation area, you will wake up each day as a new person ready to confront all the obstacles in your life.

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