When people think of creating a relaxing home or garden environment, they often think of adding a water feature or doing some feng shui. But if those aren’t possible or you’re looking for other creative ways to make a statement, there are many other ideas on how to integrate stress relief and relaxation into your home. And you’ll definitely be expressing yourself while you do it.
Bean bags and hammocks are great, non-traditional seating. They offer comfort and affordability, and inject some fun. Sized to fit one or two people, bean bags can not only add some casual style to a room, but they can be purchased with foam or filler that will conform to your body the longer you sit in it.
This provides excellent comfort and enhances your relaxation. Hammocks are especially durable and can be used both indoors and out. They’re even better than a bed to sleep in, as they distribute your weight more evenly, reducing pressure points on your body.
While you’re relaxing in your hammock, why not try some aromatherapy as well? Aromatherapy is the use of essential plant oils to improve your mental and physical well-being.
Essential oils are the true essence of the plant, so they’re much more concentrated than and different from perfume oils. Used properly, aromatherapy is very beneficial. Different oils can be used for different purposes, such as stress and anxiety relief, decongestion, and even beauty.
If you’re just looking to add some nice scents to your home, scented candles and incense are a great way to go. They come in a wide variety of scents, so you’re guaranteed to find something to please even the most demanding of noses. Consider a reed diffuser instead of a candle, too.
Reed diffusers work by drawing concentrated oil up through them. Air movement distributes the scent throughout the room. They’re a great and hassle free way to get long lasting scent.
If you want to some music, consider a CD of relaxation music. Whether you want something to wake up with, meditate to, or got to sleep with, there’s guaranteed to be an album full of soothing music out there.
The music can also provide simple background music during a party or other get together. With this on in the background, everyone is sure to benefit. Wind chimes also provide beautiful sounds. As they come in many different types of construction, each one will have a unique sound.
To add some character to your garden or other outdoor space, try some outdoor seating. A hammock works great, but a bench is another idea to consider. They can be placed on a patio or out in the garden, among your plants. Don’t just look at your garden, become a part of it too!