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How To Turn Your Space Into A Serene Sanctuary

Relax, reflect, and take a breather as you relish a calming atmosphere

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Photography: Pexels (Main Photo) | Jilson Tiu

We all look forward to the weekend not just because we don't have to report to work, we also get to enjoy the things we love. Aside from allotting time for your hobbies or catching up on sleep, you may want to maximize free days by taking a break from social media and relishing the peace and quiet at home. Achieve a calming haven where you can forget your worries with these tips from interior designer Claudine Medina:

1. Pick an area to call your own snug spot.

Is there an area at home that makes you feel extra relaxed and calm? "It can be a quiet corner in your room, the living area, or if you have a good view of the outdoors. You can set up a meditation or prayer nook in the balcony, too. What's important is that you're comfortable and you feel cozy in that spot," shares the designer.

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2. Bring in plants and scented candles to add a soothing vibe.

Plants and flowers will remind you of the outdoors while adding a refreshing feel of nature at home. There are stores you can follow on Instagram to make shopping for indoor wonders easier. "Scented candles, essential oils, or an incense burner can give a peaceful aroma to a space. Aromabotanical Philippines (@aromabotanicalph) sells beautifully packaged scented candles you can check out," Claudine says.

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READ: 5 Aromatherapy Must-Haves for a Calm and Peaceful Home

3. If you want to create a prayer nook, you can create a mini altar.

Claudine suggests displaying your favorite statues or pieces that symbolize your affirmations and help in your prayer and reflection. "You can also put crystals in your meditation console. These are said to promote relaxation, help clear your mind, and ward off negative energies in your home. Quartz is the most commonly used crystal in meditation," she adds.


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4. Invest in quality pillows and throws.

A set of fluffy pillows and quality throws can help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Reflect and meditate in a spot completed with snug seating, cushions, and blankets.


5. Prepare a playlist that gets you in a happy, calm state.

Whether you prefer listening to a music player or filling your home with lovely tunes, prep a playlist that can help you meditate and soothe your senses.

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6. Treat yourself.

Whether it's a cup of coffee,  a mug of hot tea, or a slice of your favorite cake—a snack in your personal corner can surely help perk you up. "Vintage Accent PH (@vintageaccentph) sells one-of-a-kind tea seats that can also be used as decorations," says Claudine.

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Do you have home-related questions and concerns? Get in touch with interior designer Claudine Medina through email at claudinemedina[at]me.com or mobile at (0917) 830-0897.

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