Relaxation Day Home Decor to de-stress and enjoy year around
Recently I was inspired to write about relaxing indoors and what an indoor relaxation area would look like i my home. Actually, my thoughts were about having a room with relaxation as the objective. What would be in it, things like that. First I had to laugh because my ideas of interior decor usually revolve around an easy chair, a large screen TV, a table to sit the remote, books and a beverage on. I guess you could say I have a simple style. With National Relaxation Day approaching, I decided to give it a bit more thought.
Simple is where it suddenly gets complicated. You know, married with children. My wife does the majority of the interior design and she does it very well. I would not change anything in any of our rooms. Our house has 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, an eat in kitchen, 2 baths and a small game room (where we send the teenagers when we really want to kick back and relax). I just don’t have the room to turn any of our rooms into a Relaxation Room. But how many families do?
So setting up a room is out of the question. Re-designing is also out. I like the rooms just the way they are. Where do I go when I wish to just be alone, to relax and think? Yes, the obvious is one of the bathrooms, but that is usually short-lived. I prefer to head out-doors. Lucky for me, we have about 3 and a half acres of property, enough to wander around and check in on the various animals we have. And during bad weather, I always have my shop to play in.
Ah, my workshop. The one area I can indulge myself. I like to take big pieces of wood, cut them smaller and into various shapes and assemble some …thing. After sanding, prepping, and painting I present it to my wife; she always sounds and acts thrilled but we never seem to display the work I’ve done. It usually gets put into storage; I have never really figured out where that is. That is OK, I’ve some more boards. Over the years the shop has evolved into a kind of catch-all place. I have work benches, tools and sometimes a vehicle I am working on in there. My assorted dogs are welcome and when I can I have a pool table set up. With a dart board and a decent stereo, I am pretty much set-up.
This is getting to be more complicated as I go along. Let’s just go back to simple and start from there. I decided to just focus on adding one item that I think would add to a relaxing atmosphere to almost any room of my, or your, home. My research into home decor led me to Arhaus and I decided to use some of their products as my talking points. But first, let me say that I am not affiliated with Arhaus and I will not receive a commission or any other type of compensation from Arhaus.
These are some of the accent types that I would choose to add to my relaxation room. Keep in mind, I made selections based on my style; simple and easy to move to various rooms. There are a lot more selections available. And now, let’s get started on finding that one element to add.
- Mesa Tealight Holder and River-Stone Tealight Holder
- Seated Buddha
- Driftwood Vase and Driftwood Centerpiece Log
- Feather Study Print 3 and Seaside View Print
Let’s start with fire!
I don’t (but wish we did) have a fireplace. One of the next best is candles. And what to place them in. We already use incense and essential oil burners at home. Usually we have quite a few tealights and because of the simplicity and natural elements the Mesa Tealight Holder and the River-Stone Tealight Holder caught my eyes and held them, even after looking at the other selections. Insert a tealight and light it, you have a ready-made focus point to meditate on the day’s accomplishments or to allow the dancing flame to relax away the stress of the day.
The Seated Buddha almost speaks for itself. A silent reminder that the workday stress and worries can be put aside, allowed to pass. And a great focus point for you while your daughter explains away the big dent that has magically appeared in your truck, or while listening to your son explain his sudden need for a loan of $50 dollars even if he did get paid today.
The Driftwood Vase and the Driftwood Centerpiece Log can be used for all the normal uses. If you practice visulazation, leave them empty and exercise your mind with images of having them filled with your favorite flowers. Or mentally write down the daily stress and tensions, tear them into little pieces and put the scrape into one of them. It will never get full. Even imagine one filled with notes to yourself of all you have to be thankful for. That one is overflowing, maybe even buried under all the blessings. Imagine that!
Prints, family pictures, and other wall hangings are throughout our house. No particular rhyme or reason for one to be exactly where style other than the space is available and it suits our taste and the look we are going for in any of our rooms. I like the Feather Study because of the natural characteristics and the Seaside View because of a long and successful career in the Navy. Both could easily join our other wall hangings, in any room.
Today we have taken a brief look at 7 products from Arhaus. These are representative of their Home Decor section and do not cover their entire range, just some ones I noticed and that held my attention. As I mentioned, I am not affiliated with Arhaus in any way. I am affiliated (I would receive a commission if you followed my link and then made a purchase) with Serenity Home Decor. Serenity (if interstted, use the link in my right sidebar) offers a very large selection of products as well. As always, I recommend you to do research, find the quality product ant the best price for the item you want. After all, relaxation is what we are looking for. And don’t overlook yard sales and thrift stores. Amazing how many wonderful items can be found for a fraction of the cost.
There is still enough time to do the research and find your newest relaxation aid before August 15 National Relaxation Day. Did anything catch your eye, or perhaps cause you to think “Yeah but not quite that, I would go with….?” Do you have any particular room or furnishings that you immediately go to after a stressful day?
I would enjoy hearing your comments and thoughts, and questions are also welcomed I will respond as quickly as I can. Just keep in mind how I have decorated my shop!
Walking the Path of Peace,