We understand how stressful things can get, especially in today’s fast-paced, high-energy world. For many of us, it’s important to have a space at home to relax in and unwind, a place to “chill,” so to speak. Otherwise, the stress can accumulate in our bodies to the point that it could physical and mental problems like anxiety.

So if you’re looking to carve out a space in your home to be your own de-stressing spot, here are some ideas to make it feel more relaxing and more zen.

  1. Buy an indoor fountain. If you want to make a particular space in your home feel more welcoming and relaxing, then there’s no better way than to have an indoor fountain installed in that are. Not only will the mesmerizing sight and sound of moving water help distract you from the day’s stresses, it can also help you focus and bring your thoughts inward while blocking out the outside world. This can definitely help with meditation or calming self-introspection. As for what particular model of fountain fits this purpose, an indoor wall fountain or a desktop one should prove suitable, especially for smaller spaces.
  2. Invite outdoor light in. While no one can argue that fluorescent overhead lighting is cheap, efficient, and affordable, it’s also very harsh and could result in you feeling more alert and awake and, in turn, There’s a reason why they’re used mostly in offices and workplaces, after all. Make your home feel a bit more relaxing by letting in outdoor sources of light. Open windows, draw back your drapes or curtains, and open your blinds. You’ll immediately feel much more relaxed without that harsh lighting straining your eyes, especially when the golden hour arrives.
  3. Reduce clutter. Surrounding yourself with the things you love is always a great way to relieve stress and make a space feel more accepting and safe. However, too much of a good thing can actually become a source of stress in itself. This especially gets worse when we get home to a cluttered mess at the end of a hard work day. Straighten up your room by organizing your things, and putting clutter in storage to dispose of or donate. If you can’t let go of your trinkets, try spreading them around the house and keeping them organized.
  4. Introduce plant life. Plants can give any space a splash of natural color, as well as naturally purify the air. This can help immensely towards stress relief and relaxation. Flowers will always be a good choice in this regard. Their natural beauty can soothe and impress and their mild floral scent can also be a form of relaxing aromatherapy.
  5. Surround yourself with pillows. Sometimes, the oldest tricks are the best tricks. If you’re feeling tired and run-down after a hard day, fill your chosen space with a bunch of oh-so-soft pillows. The key here is to “bury” yourself in them, enveloping your body in a cloud of softness. It works better than you think, and it may even lull you to sleep much more quickly.
  6. Look into temperature control. If you’re finding your indoor area too stressful, it can be because of the cold or the heat. Make sure that your home has adequate temperature, especially in the spaces you relax in like your living room and bedroom. If not, you can remedy this by adding fans or space heaters into your personal area. Bundle up or dress down accordingly as well!

With these ideas, making your space more zen will be a piece of cake. Just remember to mix and match as you see fit, and always go with what feels natural to you.