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5 Ideas for a Calm and Peaceful Space

Discover how to turn an ordinary area into a relaxing haven

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

The Lenten season is the perfect time for praying, meditating, or simply spending time alone. However, even if we have a long weekend away from work, it can still be difficult to find peace and tranquility. After all, we can easily be distracted by our social networking accounts, the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, or our important progress report due on Monday.

If you would like to have a quiet corner at home, here are our tried-and-tested tips for creating a serene and soothing space:

Appreciate the view

Since the sight of nature can help you feel relaxed, you should choose a part of your home with a spectacular view of the outdoors.

However, if you aren't surrounded by towering trees and flourishing plants, you should consider a room with plain white walls instead. 

Bring the outdoors in

Whether you want to complement a lush garden or you want to make up for the lack of one, you should still have a potted plant.There's a reason why succulents, cacti, and other plants are suddenly so popular—they can definitely breathe life into your space. They can also inspire you to spare a few minutes everyday for prayer or meditation.

Go for comfort

You can also furnish the space with an inviting fully-upholstered divan or another light-colored seat that you wouldn't mind sitting on for an extended period of time. You can't go wrong with neutral shades and comfortable pieces.

Pick the right scent

Ever wonder why hotels, spas, and resorts smell so good? We think that this is because a well-chosen scent can immediately improve the feel of any space.

For your own quiet corner, you can light a few aromatherapy candles or spray a room fragrance that appeals to you. 

Let go of your phone

Turn your prayer and meditation nook into a no-phone zone! Leave your gadgets somewhere else and focus on having a meaningful moment.

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