It’s understandable that we all can feel a little overwhelmed by the endless flow of information and distractions that we’re subjected to on a daily basis. So when it comes to your home sometimes seeking refuge for a mental reboot can become a necessity.
Ignoring our phones for a couple of hours every night and fully switching off or even meditating are basic things that will set the right mood for relaxation but we mustn’t forget about how important is to create a space where we will feel comfortable enough to let go of all the stress.
When it comes to designing calm and soothing zones across your home you need to remember that certain elements will differ dependent on your preferences. Some people will find a minimalist space very relaxing while others may consider it cold. Likewise, some people will have in mind a more solitary approach to help them unwind but others may prefer to have friends and family around, and that will require redistributing the space. Either way, it’s important to put in practice some essential concepts like unity and flow that will create a much needed balance throughout your entire home.
So with this in mind here are some interior design solutions that will definitely help you zone your home to create calm.
Tone it up!
Get inspired by colours – close your eyes and try to remember last time you felt really relaxed. Places and smells can inspire different colour palettes and bring us back to happy moments. If you’re looking to get a comfy reading chair for example, you can choose between a wide variety of leathers and fabrics with great colour combinations that not only match your interiors but also your mood.
A good example is the Tokyo Chair from Stressless. This chair features a slim back with a comfortable and soft padded cushion allowing you to embrace total comfort. They have a wide variety of colours and, combined with the well known Stressless features, you’ll get a contemporary looking recliner without compromising on comfort.
It may not sound important but textures can be absolute game changers. Take your time to identify what materials really make you happy and create unique combinations that not only satisfy you visually but also by touch and feel. The Heritage Constable Snuggler from Tetrad offers a beautiful mix of textures and patterns to create a relaxed and casual yet luxurious setting with maximum comfort. With feather filled seats and scatter arrangements, this snuggler is a worthwhile investment with a timeless sophisticated look.
Treat your toes with an upmarket yarn or cotton mix rug to bring extra warmth to any living area. Rugs can help to achieve visual harmony within lots of living spaces dividing and defining areas to create a consistent balance throughout the room. The Antiquarian Collection from Louis de Poortere is a beautiful range of distressed-by-age rugs inspired by the Azeri Persia. Featuring a large central medallion, rosette shaped with a stair patterned perimeter and with detailed boughs, leaved twigs, stalks and flowers, these rugs are the perfect addition for any relaxing corner.
Get your best rest
A good nights sleep means you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the day ahead – with a clearer mind and a rested body. Choosing the right mattress can obviously on have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep, and it’s also important to consider things like body movement or temperature regulation. A mattress like the J Marshall from Vispring has been specifically designed using only premium natural materials to ensure moisture-wicking, breathability and a good temperature for the maximum comfort and a great night’s sleep.
Remember that your relaxing space is totally unique to you, and finding out how to choose the right elements is a big part of the journey to a balanced life. Get to know what you love and why you love it – this will bring you a sense of achievement when looking around at the space you’ve created.
At Ponsford, we’re proud to supply luxury furniture choices that suit a variety of individual styles and tastes. Discover more by exploring our website or, alternatively, visit our showroom here in Sheffield to speak with one of our interiors experts today.