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7 Ways to Create A Relaxing Space

I am such a homebody! Nothing is better than coming home from a long day and putting on comfy clothes and relaxing in my favorite space.

Even if you're not really a homebody, I think we all crave a place that makes us feel cozy and comfortable so we can decompress at the end of a long day. Your space is super important to your well being, if your space feel overwhelming, you're going to have a tough time relaxing. So if you don't have one already, you should create a peaceful and calm space where you love spending time. It might be just a corner of the room or your desk area, or if you're lucky it can be your whole


How do you do that? I've come up with 7 ways to create a peaceful space around you.

1. Declutter - Clutter is the enemy of calm, so start by decluttering.Get rid of anything that doesn't need to be there. Put stuff away and out of sight, or actually purge and get rid of things.You'll be amazed at how great that feels. Click here to get my "3 Steps to Less is More" flyer.

2. Warm, layered lighting. Use warm colored bulbs instead of cool blue, and layer your lighting from various sources. You'll want some overhead light, some ambient light from an undermount, a lamp, or maybe some fun string lights.

3. Add plants and flowers. They add life and warmth to a space. Whether they're real or fake doesn't matter, the greenery just makes us feel good.

4. Add texture. This will be in the form of rugs, throws, and pillows. If you have 5 pillows on a sofa, you should have at least 3 different textures to really make it cozy and comfortable.

5.Add window coverings. Curtains can really soften a space and make it feel cozy and relaxing. If you add curtains, go big. They should go almost to the ceiling and all the way to the floor. You can even extend them beyond the window to make the window appear bigger.

6. Add accessories, art, and mirrors. Again, think big! Accessories should be larger than a cantaloupe to feel intentional, curated, and cozy. Smaller items just feel like clutter. All of these things help to soften the space so it's not vast and echo-y.

7. Scents and sounds. Imagine you're getting a massage. They have a great candle burning or a relaxing oil diffusing and some amazing music playing softly. This is the relaxing feeling you're going for, so grab that candle and find a fab playlist to help you chill.

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Use what you have! slb design co specializes in staging and redesign consultations using the furniture and accessories you already to create a space that buyers (or you) will love. We all have enough stuff, but aren't sure what to do with it. A consultation is an effective and affordable way to get a designer's eye on your space and know exactly what to do next.

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