If you’ve been needing some much-deserved peace and tranquility, the first step begins with designing your space. When it comes to Connecticut home renovations, we tend to focus on general spaces that could increase the value of our property. While it’s a valid thought to keep in mind, it’s time to consider turning your space into one that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Investing in a home wellness studio can improve, among other aspects, the quality of your day-to-day routine. Consider your spare bedroom that could be turned into a dimly-lit oasis filled with greenery, a solid yoga mat and therapeutic essential oils. What’s more important than giving yourself a healing and uplifting environment at the end of a long work day?
As it goes with any long-term decision, consider the commitment that comes with renovation. Frank and Sherry Fontana of FYI Network’s “Downtown Shabby” say there’s a few questions you should keep in mind before dividing head-first into a studio project. “Besides managing your budget, manage your expectations,” Sherry tells House Beautiful. Her best advice: “have a realistic outlook on the process and set benchmarks for all the stages.” Once you’ve figured out a well-constructed plan, you can move forward with tying in an aesthetic personal style for your ideal space.
Balance the yin and yang in your home
A wellness studio should revolve around the spiritual energy (otherwise known as feng shui) of the room. A professional designer can help you come up with the right concepts that coincide with a peaceful state of mind. Amber Lewis of Amber Interior Design suggests bringing nature into your space for a deeply grounding effect. “You get to soak up everything about the outdoors, but from the inside,” she explains to Good Housekeeping. “It truly is an oasis!”
Surround yourself with nature’s colors
When discussing options with a professional designer, keep in mind a color scheme that easily soothes your troubles. As someone who grew up by the ocean, I like to live amongst shades of the deepest azure. Use the space to bring the outdoors in through layering different color hues on the walls. Contrasting a bold and light wall will widen up the space in any room, giving you endless space for more yoga mats and diffusers. Painting the walls is a simple (and cost-effective) way to breathe new life into your personal wellness studio.
Make it easier to spend some “me” time
Having a designated space that’s for you and only you will help you focus on the importance of self-care. Consider your wellness studio to be your resting place. Surround yourself with essential therapeutic oils and dip a toe into the world of aromatherapy. If you’re up to trying something new, try incorporating CBD oil into your wellness routine. Experts can’t stop raving about it’s antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties that can lead you to a healthier life. “We’re seeing many spas and yoga studios beginning to incorporate CBD based products into their services to promote relaxation and relieve sore muscles. While it’s become a popular trend, as with any new treatment, we would encourage anyone trying something new to speak to a professional they trust,” says Marc Lewis, editor at Remedy Review.
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