Creating A Relaxation Space In Your Home

I’ve always dreamed of having a room in my home where the floor is covered in a sea of pillows and blankets, and nothing else. While a room like that is out of the question in my current one-room apartment, I still think it’s important to create a space that’s dedicated to relaxation. This kind of environment is calming for the soul, and it also promotes creativity. You don’t need much – just some pillows, blankets, and a couple other decorations that make you feel at ease. Clear out a small corner in your home – preferably by a window – and set up camp.

First, lay a colorful blanket on the floor and top with some pretty pillows. The blanket I used is actually our Tie Dye Raw Silk Poncho – and the pillows are actually cat beds, which will be available on our site sometime this week!

Bohemian prints

Hang a printed sheet or tapestry from the wall. Shown here is the Tie Dye FP Blanket.

Bohemian decor

Add some delicate touches that you love. I used our lavender and gold feather wishing bottles, as well as a jar filled with twigs. I had to add the little bottle cap birdcage that I made a while back. I love this thing!

Wishing bottles

Tiny bottle cap birdcage

Since I wanted this to be a creative space, I also incorporated some acrylic paint and a paintbrush. I’d love to hang out in this space and just let my imagination guide the paintbrush.

Creative space

As a finishing touch, I hung one of our giant handmade dreamcatchers because I am absolutely in love with it. I love the beautiful fabric strips that hang down.

Bohemian relaxation corner

Colorful fabric strips

Do you have a relaxation space in your home? Describe it for us!

Bohemian creative space

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Photos by Brigette

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10 years ago

love the space you created…in the summer I do a similar cozy nook on my back porch. lots of candles, chimes, pillows, plants, hanging chandelier and my hammock. That dream catcher is a MUST – love it!

10 years ago

What a cute little birdcage.
Such a nice addition to the space.

10 years ago

I have always wanted to create a space like this in my house, as well….But I live in a one bedroom house and I’m not sure if i’d have the room either. I know my cats would love it!!

10 years ago

i really need such an relaxation place. you created a beautiful space!!!
i think a relaxation place on the balcony is amazing for spring and summer nights!

10 years ago

I love it!! Makes me happy = )

10 years ago

I have a big, messy house with lots of people in it, but my bedroom is a haven of relaxation. Lots of books, fairy lights, rugs, cushions, bohemian prints, Indian blankets, dream catchers, incense….love it.

10 years ago

I love this post and how you are able to put such abstract and intangible thoughts into words and images. I work from home and used to have my desk in my bedroom. My subconscious must have known I needed the kind of space you’re describing, because suddenly I just decided to move the desk out into the kitchen — which is a awkward, but now there’s nothing physically or emotionally blocking me from having a sanctuary to fill with pretty things. In place of my desk I moved in a vintage armchair with a side-table to keep books close at hand on. I love all the crafts you’ve documented here, and am absolutely inspired to make a dreamcatcher for my space.

10 years ago

This is a beautiful little space. Perfect for dreaming, reading, creating.

10 years ago

In the corner of my bedroom I hung up thin white sheets to create a space and I hang up thing that inspire me on the walls. I also put a bunch of pillows and a red blanket so I can sit there and read or just think.

10 years ago

Your creation is very good. I really love a messy relaxing corner place in my home. A lovely cute adorable rug also make the interior messy but relaxing and very comfortable.

10 years ago

Your creation is very good. I really love a messy relaxing corner place in my home. A lovely cute adorable rug also make the interior messy but relaxing and very comfortable.

10 years ago

Wow, it’s really nice to see our carpet post is on the top list! Thank you so much for creating this & for having our blog there.thanx all

10 years ago

This is just amazing. Thank you for the tips!

10 years ago

Really amazing! Beautiful idea for using space.

Thanks for sharing!

10 years ago

Your relaxation space looks great! I just love the color palette used! Feeling inspired here!

10 years ago

WoW! That was really wonderful.=D

10 years ago

I use to have a space with pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals on the floor. I loved to read there. However, I found out soon after that this attracts spiders lie crazy, so needless to say I don’t have that space anymore.

7 years ago

Your relaxation space looks great! I Lovely….I Love such king of space!!