Finding the time to “rest” in our harried world is a huge challenge for almost all of us. But when you find those precious snippets of time to take a break, do you have a space in your home in which to recharge? I’m talking about a quiet space that’s not necessarily the bed…
I’m fortunate to have a home office that I am (ever so gradually) revamping into a Mom Cave. With a blended family of teens and young adults, a teaching job, and running a small business, I discovered how important it’s become for me to have my “own” space — an out of the way corner where I can read, watch HGTV, blog, or just simply escape the madness for a bit.
Here’s where you can find me… I’m working on upcycling a thrifted hassock as a small ottoman, so I can truly and literally put my feet up.
In the interest of full disclosure, I share my Mom Cave with my work-from-home husband (who spends the majority of his days making sales calls) and the kids when homework or projects warrant it. But the aesthetic of the space is all mine — the colors, the fabrics, the art and accessories that speak to me. But you don’t have to have an entire room at your disposal in order to carve out a bit of restful space for you to recharge your batteries.
How about some eye candy to inspire you?
Commandeer a corner of your family room or living room to make your “nest.”
Make sure there’s a comfortable chair and your favorite afghan or throw pillow to make it cozy.
Have your favorite books nearby.
Natural light is an added bonus. Daylight just makes us feel good.
Blend some fabrics or accessories that make you happy into the decor of the entire room — even if it sets your space apart from the rest.
Consider small spaces, like an alcove off your master bedroom or the corner of a guest room.
Don’t limit yourself to indoors! If you have usable outdoor space, make it your own!
I hope you’ve found inspiration to create a peaceful spot in your home for yourself. Even a few moments here and there in a restful space can do wonders to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.
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