It can be hard to find peace and quiet, even in your own home. What’s the feeling you are hit with when you walk into your home? Calm or overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ list? Your home either nurtures you or depletes your energy, leaving you exhausted.
Allocating spaces to rest in, play in, and work in can help you unconsciously move from one activity to another with ease. Designate areas in your home for various activities. This creates an automatic cue to your subconscious informing you that it is time for a specific activity. This will help to create a space that supports balance and harmony.
With some simple tweaks you can make your room or any room in your home a space where you can unwind after a long day, perfect for spinning some tunes on the record player.
Begin with the colour palette
Creating a serene listening space comes down to capturing a feeling. Imagine what it would be like to lie on the bed while listening to rain softly rapping on the windowpanes or perhaps sipping margarita by the pool. Go for a palette that’s both inviting and cool. Paint your entire room a neutral shade, matching the walls to the ceiling to make it feel more spacious. For the decor and bedding, choose a complimentary shade.
Go for minimalist musical setup. Don’t fill up your listening space with speakers, records, DVDs, etc. lined wall to wall. Keep the collection elsewhere and just grab a few records for each listening – relaxing session. This set-up is perfect to capture the feeling of ease you feel on a laid-back vacation.
The plant life
Bring indoor plants into our room. It will add a lot of life, beauty, and serenity. On the plus side, you get extra helpings of clean air inside your home.
Scents can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Depending on the mood you want to to create, you can opt for woodsy scents (especially in winters), or ones that bring back memories of living in particular place or vacation.
Lastly, physical clutter can contribute to clutter of the mind, so when creating a serene listening space, try to think about what adds to the feeling, and what adds clutter.