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Who doesn't want to have a room just for unwinding?

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We’re all familiar with boudoir photography—soft and intimate portraits usually of women in appealingly comfortable poses. For many, these photos are empowering ways to celebrate their bodies and indulge their feminine side. But the rise of boudoir shoots have left us wondering, what really is a boudoir?

As it turns out, it’s a private room traditionally used by women for bathing and dressing, much like a walk-in closet attached to a bathroom.

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But most importantly, a boudoir is a sanctuary—a space where you can unwind and get the peace and quiet you deserve after a long day. The word boudoir actually derives from the French verb bouder, ‘to sulk,’ meaning that it’s a room where one retreats when they just want to be alone, sulk, and hopefully feel better after.

If that sounds good to you, we’ve got some tips for creating your own boudoir below:

Use a divider or screen to create your own private space



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We all dream of having a private room to ourselves, but the reality is that more often than not, there’s not enough space to do that. Don’t worry! A folding screen can give also you the privacy you need. Prop it up in a corner of your bedroom and voila, you’ve got a place to call your own. You can get a divider-screen like this locally at About Home Furniture, 412 Shaw Blvd. cor. Torres St., Mandaluyong City. 

Put up mirrors

Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, which means you won’t have a hard time finding one that will fit your space, budget, and personality. A full-size mirror is particularly useful if you’re going to use your boudoir as a dressing area.

Get comfortable 



What better way to relax than to sink into a plush armchair with a good book and a cup of tea or coffee? This chair from Urban Abode features a modern hummingbird print that will remind you of refreshing days spent outdoors.

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Add some personality



Your boudoir doesn’t have to be exclusively for primping and preening. Since this is primarily a place of relaxation, you can bring in items that help you unwind. For some, that would be books—but materials for hobbies like needlework, crafts, and many others will also fit here.

Try aromatherapy



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Calming scents like lavender or chamomile will make the perfect final touch to your boudoir. Try Happy Island’s soy candles, which come in a variety of scents and sizes. Not a fan of candles? Essential oils will also do the trick.

With these tips, we hope you can find the time and space to make your own boudoir. Relax. You deserve it!

Source: Mind Body Green, Dengarden

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