In our busy, over-scheduled lives, we could all use a bit of quiet. While most professionals don’t have time for long meditation sessions every day, we can all find a slice of five to fifteen minutes here and there. Creating tranquil spaces in your home allows you to step away for a bit of serenity at any time. Here are a few ways to bring pockets of serenity into your existing rooms.
Perhaps the most important part of creating a tranquil space in your home may not be what it has, but what it doesn’t have – mobile devices. If necessary, place a small table outside of your quiet space when you can deposit your phone, tablet, and other devices. Disconnecting, even for just a few minutes, can help you relax and unwind.
Bright, sunny rooms are invigorating but sometimes you need a little darkness to quiet your mind. Block or reduce natural light with light blocking curtains on large windows. Since everyone’s preferences are different, adjustable interior lighting that you can dim with a switch or remote makes it easy to find the level of light that is perfect for you.
It’s amazing what we can hear when we slow down. Sounds from across the house or even outside travel far more than we realize when we are busy with our daily lives. You’ll never be able to eliminate all the sounds in your space, but taking steps to reduce the noise can make a big impact. If you are building a separate tranquil space, consider adding soundproofing to the walls. When using an existing space, you can play white noise through speakers or a white noise maker designed specifically for this purpose.
Find serenity in your own home, even if only for a moment or two, with spaces designed to help you slow down and breathe. The addition of these nooks can help your home feel like a vacation home every day. If you are interested in selling your home, thoughtful tranquil spaces will also be attractive to prospective buyers. If you are considering placing your home on the market, give us a call at Walt Danley Realty today. Our team of exceptional real estate agents will gladly answer any questions.