Serenity room - what is it, and how do you design one?
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And today, we will talk about one of the house areas, which, despite being of enormous value for every home, hardly gets the credit it deserves, and in fact, many have never heard of it before - the 'Serenity Room.'
We assume that simply hearing the concept's name will likely give you a general idea concerning its essence.
'Serenity Room' is a distinguishable Design-wise physical area within the house, usually in the form of a classic room, which serves as a unique space for relaxation, for body and mind as well. A home space away from the daily hassles where you can disconnect and recharge yourself.
Design-wise, there is a lot to do to maximize what this room can grant you mentally. And in this article, we will learn precisely how.
And as always, later in the article, there will be a refreshing infographic presentation and a video summarizing its content for you.
'Serenity room - what is it, and how do you design one?.'
1. Total separation.
The first thing you must do in order to create a 'Serenity room' is understand that it will require a clearly defined and separated physical home space.
By the way, one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. It is pretty obvious since, intuitively, the first thing that probably pops into most people's minds when issues like mental peace arise is complete physical separation.
As mentioned above, it will help you with your need for space away from the daily hassles where you can disconnect and recharge yourself.
Designate a physical space in your home for your serenity room. It doesn't have to be something big or fancy. Even a tiny place will get the job done. The guiding principle is complete structural separation from the house's "other" parts.
If you can afford it, soundproof walls will be great. Suppose you're not - it's all good - Just make sure you have a separate room, as mentioned. And if it also burdens you financially, don't sweat about it. A quality sliding door/High-quality curtain and other room dividers are also good.
Here you can see some examples of such. The guiding principle is just to create a structural separation - whatever works best for you.
A separate room is a must!
Okay, now that we've established such a room. What's next?
2. The right stuff (for you).
"It's all about the accessories," an ancient Chinese scholar once said.
Okay, okay, no Chinese scholar has ever said such a thing. You are absolutely right, we just made up this quote, but the guiding principle is still valid - the objects/furniture/stimuli, etc., which will contain the serenity room, will have a particularly significant role concerning his ability to provide you with the desired peace of mind.
Therefore, The second thing you must do after creating the space mentioned above is fill it with the 'right stuff.'
But here comes the tricky part, although you might be tempted to think that it is effortless and these accessories/stimulations are the same for all people, well-they are not.
There are those for whom a bean bag And a simple yoga mat are enough, and there are those who also need visual aids such as specific wallpapers along with particular music to be played in the background. On the other hand, some are interested in complete emptiness - they don't want to see anything! Just give them white walls and an empty room - and they are good.
There are lots of home accessories - use the ones that give you peace of mind
The examples can change, but the guiding principle remains the same - there are objects/accessories/wallpapers - (physical and abstract) that can grant you the sense of tranquility sought for the room in question - the 'serenity room.' And as mentioned, It's a subjective matter. Each of us pretty much knows what these objects are for him. What kind of object can instill peace in him, and what are the ones that don't.
3. Entry restriction.
Another great tool that can help you establish a serenity room in your home is entry restriction.
For many people, peace comes as a result of social isolation (limited in time, of course). It turns out then that a serenity room must be one that will allow you that social isolation in question.
'How?' you must be asking.
Well, it can be done by a variety of relatively simple means.
Simple as it sounds, the first one is a simple sign on the back of the door - "No entry when the room is in use."
I'm trying to relax at the moment - stay out (please)!
The second thing you must do in order to preserve the effectiveness of the entry restriction method is to create a discourse on the subject.
Talk to those who spend time with you in your home (family and friends) and get them on board regarding the issue of the serenity room and the goals of restricting entry that you are trying to establish.
Once you make them understand and engage them in the matter, you will see that the "disruptions" and the sudden/uninvited entrances into the room of peace will naturally decrease.
Restricting entry at the times you have decided on will allow you the necessary isolation, which will be able to grant the required effectiveness to your serenity room.
And by the way, don't feel even for one moment that you need to apologize or something about restricting entry.
One of the goals of the serenity room is to preserve and upgrade your mental state. And what you are doing by restricting entry is actually prioritizing your mental needs.
Protect your peace, and don't apologize for doing so!
Those who love you will understand!
Another thing, by saying 'the right stuff,' we don't just mean putting the "good" things within the serenity room but also avoiding the "wrong" things to get inside.
The best example of these 'wrong things' is Technology in (almost) all its forms.
Nothing will hinder your search for peace of mind more than technology.
Therefore, once you enter the room - keep your phone out!
The phrase 'keep it simple' seems to have never been more relevant.
The room's interior design should be as clean and straightforward as possible - No screens, large furniture, or anything else distracting.
As for what to include - as stated and mentioned - it depends on your preferences within these guidelines.
4. Fragrance and sounds.
Donna Karan once said:
"Smell is the primordial sense, more powerful, more primitive, more intimately tied to our memories and emotions than any other. A scent can trigger spiritual, emotional or physical peace and stimulate healing and wellness."
And as most of us well know, the same goes for music.
Last but not least on our to-do list regarding establishing a serenity room is the issue of fragrance and sounds.
Nowadays, the scientific correlation between these stimuli and our mental states is well known.
Here too, it is a matter that is quite subjective. It would be best if you found a way to figure out the aromas and sounds that best benefit your mental peace and bring them directly into the serenity room you are establishing.
Put in some peaceful scents and sounds
In conclusion, we hope that this article - 'Serenity room - How to establish one in four simple steps?' - will help you in your efforts to set up one.
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