When COVID-19 happened, the public had to stay at home due to widespread lockdowns. At first, this seemed to present more opportunities to de-stress and bond with the family. However, as the events surrounding the pandemic developed, this actually meant doing life and work in one place for many.
Truth be told, working in your own home may have even exacerbated your stress levels. Your abode, which used to be your refuge from work-related stresses, has eventually become the very place where they happen.
The good news is that you can create your own hiding place in your house, even without adding another structure. With the right materials and sufficient preparation, you can transform a spot or corner into an area that can give you a quick escape.
Here are some ideas worth exploring as you plan for a haven you can retreat to.
1. A Quiet Reading Nook
Finding at least a little peace and quiet in the place where you wake up, prepare food, eat, work, and do household chores may be hard, but it’s not impossible.
If you’re someone who loves to sit down with a good book, creating a quiet reading nook is a great idea. To get started, find an unused closet or a spare bedroom or study. It could also be a small corner, as long as it is somewhere not easily interrupted by the noises in your house.
Then, think of the furniture you want to use in that space. Make sure your chair is comfortable enough and that your table is just big enough for your book, a cup of your favorite drink, and a lamp.
Having this space will make it easier for you to find and enjoy a private time.
2. An Inviting Bathroom
Enjoying a luxurious bath in peaceful solitude can be one of the most relaxing things you can do at home.
To achieve a truly relaxing and comforting bath, there are steps you must take. First, you will need to make sure that your bathroom is aesthetically pleasing and welcoming. You may add indoor plants to the space and even install an inspiring overhead lighting fixture to set the mood. On top of that, you can use scented candles to make your bathing experience even more luxurious.
Having a stereo inside can also allow you to enjoy calming music as you soak in a splendid bath and step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even just for a moment.
3. A Hobby Room
You may not realise it, but you may have been spending the past few months laser-focused on your work. On top of that, you’re likely working longer hours than before, leaving no time for other endeavours.
A room where you can practise the things you love may be just what you need to de-stress and refresh your mind. Whether you love to write, paint, dance, or play a musical instrument, it helps to find a dedicated place in your home to do your hobbies.
Find a room that is away from distractions and has an inspirational outdoor view; then, decorate it as you need to. Ultimately, don’t forget to use it! Make sure to find time for your hobbies, no matter how busy your days can get.
As the pandemic continues to rage on, it may take longer for the world to fully reopen. This may mean that you will have to continue staying inside your home as much as possible. Several months of being cooped up inside may make you restless and even suffocated. Fortunately, there are ways for you to create a place you can retreat to inside your home. Be inspired by the ideas mentioned above and find your hiding place!
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