Creating Your At-Home Sanctuary: A Guide to Tranquility

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Creating Your At-Home Sanctuary: A Guide to Tranquility

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, creating a retreat within your home can significantly improve your well-being. After a visit from sanctuary-expert and a dear friend of Cheryl’s, Lisa Kahn, we are feeling inspired and wanted to pass along our knowledge on how you can bring sanctuary to your own personal space! As the incredibly talented Lisa says, “​​everyone deserves to live in their own sanctuary.”

1. Setting the Foundation:

Begin by identifying a space in your home that can be dedicated to relaxation; the key is to choose a space that resonates with you. Clear away clutter and create an open, inviting canvas for your sanctuary. Don’t have an entire room you can dedicate to becoming a sanctuary? Have no fear. Any corner or part of an existing space can be easily transformed into your own personal oasis.

2. Calming Colors and Soft Textures:

Bring calming colors into the space that resonate with you personally. Soft, muted tones such as gentle blues, greens, or neutrals can evoke a sense of tranquility. Incorporate plush, comfortable textures with throw pillows, blankets, and rugs to create an oasis that is not just visual, but tactile as well.

3. Natural Elements:

Bring the outdoors in by incorporating natural elements. Potted plants, fresh cut flowers, or natural materials like wood and stone are all great choices. Crystals or geodes can also be a great choice and are said to have natural healing properties. Natural decor helps foster a connection with the outdoors.

4. Mood Lighting:

Lighting plays a pivotal role in creating a soothing atmosphere; steer away from harsh lighting, particularly overhead lights. Opt for soft, warm lighting through floor or table lamps or candles. Dimmable lights can help adjust the ambiance to suit your mood.

5. Personalized Retreat:

Make your sanctuary uniquely yours by incorporating personal touches. Display photos, artwork, or items that hold sentimental value. Surrounding yourself with familiar and beloved items can enhance feelings of comfort and peace.

7. Aromatics:

Choose aromas that inspire mindfulness and relaxation. Consider an essential oil diffuser and rotate through different natural oils. Peaceful aromas can promote an even higher sense of relaxation and differentiate your sanctuary from other spaces in your home. Lavender has calming properties, eucalyptus is good for stress relief, and lemon is great for concentration.

Your at-home sanctuary is more than just a physical space; it’s a state of mind. By intentionally curating an environment that promotes relaxation, you are nurturing your well-being. Embrace the journey of creating your at-home sanctuary, and may it become a retreat where you find solace and reconnect with your inner peace. To learn more about creating your own personal sanctuary and recharging your batteries, we encourage you to visit Lisa’s website or her social media pages for more inspiration!

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