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Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 7:45AM

Is stress relief and making time for relaxation on your list of New Year’s resolutions? You’re not alone—this year, many homeowners will try to eliminate stress from their lives by changing habits (or designs) around the home.


This year, why not focus on creating a stress-free zone in your bedroom or spare space? In today’s blog, we will be sharing a few ways to accomplish just that.
When designing your stress-free room, think about…


Space


The first thing you will need to consider when designing your stress-free room is the space itself. For the room to be effective in its goal of calming you down, it should be in as calm of a place as possible—so if your bedroom or other space is a bit removed from the rest of your house, even better!


Ideally, the room should be able to be a tech-free space when you need it to be, especially if constantly being on your phone or computer contributes to your stress—so trying to reshape your home office into an office/relaxation room hybrid may not be the best idea. Instead, focus on a room you can simply come back to and reflect, take a nap, enjoy a book, etc.—where your sole responsibility is to unwind. This will make the stress-free room more effective.


Color


When it comes to color choices for the walls and accents in your room, it makes sense to consider the usual calming colors such as shades of blue, purple and pale gray. These colors are known for creating a calm, relaxing atmosphere—whereas other, bolder colors may be a bit too “loud” for the purposes of your stress-free space.


However, we know that painting a room isn’t always feasible (especially for home rentals). If you need to have white or beige walls, consider adding touches of color in your furniture, bedding and accents.


Furniture


For your stress-free room, keep the furniture minimal by only including what you really need to unwind and relax, which could be your bed, a dresser for necessities, a bookshelf or nightstand, and other practical but simple pieces. Coordinating your furniture—by opting for all white pieces, for example—is another way to achieve a seamless, put-together look in your space… which of course contributes to relaxation.


Décor


While you don’t want to overcrowd your space with décor that can make the room feel busy, it may help to include a few personal touches that inspire relaxation. A few family photos, an inspiring art piece or other items can contribute to the calming tone you want to achieve. Extra items like accent pillows should be nice to look at as well as functional—pick pillows you can curl up with and enjoy!


Linens and window dressings


To add to a light, airy and relaxing feel, you may choose to use bedding, fabrics and window dressings in light colors. This isn’t just a smart design choice—by using items like sheer curtains, you will be able to achieve practical needs (privacy or softening of the sun’s light in your room) in a light and gentle way. After all, that’s what your stress-free room is all about!


The holidays can be stressful—so reward yourself with a newly-designed stress-free room that allows you to take a break and unwind.

Is stress relief and making time for relaxation on your list of New Year’s resolutions? You’re not alone—this year, many homeowners will try to eliminate stress from their lives by changing habits (or designs) around the home.

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