Creating A Zen Space In Your Home

It doesn’t matter if you have been in your home for a while, or still looking through moving companies to find the best choice. You deserve to have a space that is filled with calm and zen. Somewhere that you can read a book for a while, stretch, do yoga, take a nap. The stuff that makes you feel good and gives you a sense of tranquillity and supports your mental health too. 

So here are some tips to help you get a zen-like calming space prepared in your home. 

“You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace”.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Natural and Simple

When you think of cool and calm, you will most likely think about natural materials and in a simple design. You can create both a sense of warmth and cleanness by using woods, wicker, and stone. On face value, they might not seem all that cosy, but complicated designs can take longer to be comfortable in. 

When adding pillows and throws to your sofa, try to opt for different sizes and shapes. 

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Natural Light

Natural light plays an important role in our moods and our mental health. There is a lot to be said for a more ambient warmer lamp in the evenings. This can make your zen space feel small and cosy. 

However, natural light is king and queen in most cases. Try to make sure that you are seated relatively close to a window, and keep the window dressing light over the summer. If you can’t seat yourself near to a natural light source, there are light bulbs that can mimic natural light. 

Candles can be the perfect addition to your evenings too. 


The smell of your space should be something that you find calming and rejuvenating. Natural scents from candles, reed diffusers and essential oils can infuse the area with delicate or strong smells depending on your preference. Lavender, jasmine, rose, and lemon are great options to brighten the space and brighten your mood. If you use the space to work in from time to time, then lemon, orange and peppermint are great for concentration. 


There is plenty of research on how great plants are to have in and around your home. They aid your concentration and clear the air around you. There are some studies that suggest that houseplants can lower your anxiety, increase attentiveness (because you need to care for them) and even lower blood pressure. 

Ideally, place a few in a well light area around your zen space and maybe even a few larger ones. 

Try to have pictures or quotes that give you a calm and happy feeling, something that motivates and inspires you. This will help cement your zen corner into something safe and uplifting. Try to think about the things that make you feel good, and add them in and around your space. Keep in mind that you need somewhere comfortable to sit and unwind too. 


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