Creating an at-home wellness space

June 21, 2022

Creating an at-home wellness space

For many of us our home is our sanctuary, even more so given the upheaval of the past year or so. It’s a place where we eat, sleep, relax and love, but also a place of refuge from the unsettled times that lie just outside our front doors. If you, like many of us, have found solace in a meditation or mindfulness practice over the last few months, perhaps now is the time to create a dedicated wellness space for exactly that, where you can tune in and drift away whenever you feel the need.

Your home is a carefully curated collection of dedicated spaces, so if meditation or yoga is part of your daily routine, then allocating a wellness-focused space for it makes great sense. And while it is possible to meditate or practise yoga anywhere, it does help to have a go-to space in the home, especially if you are new to the practice. Creating a designated space at home that is calm and free from distractions can really help the mind stay focused, and if you regularly practice in the same place you will begin to associate that corner of your home with a calming energy.

Set aside a special corner – or even a room –  for a place to foster calm, with comforting surroundings and thoughtful design details that will have you finding your zen before you even know it.

At-home wellness – Take Your Meditation Space Outdoors

It makes perfect sense to take a meditation practice outside when the weather is behaving, as there is nothing better than soaking up the sounds of the birds and the wind whistling through the trees. You can design it however you like, just be sure to include waterproof, outdoor-friendly pieces and materials.

No space is better defined than with a rug, and the neutral, linen tones and brown hues of our Studio One Outdoor Rug in Light Grey make it a stellar choice. This outdoor rug will define your space but won’t overwhelm it, and as it is made of polyethylene fibres in a tight knit, it is both durable and strong.

Declutter your space and your mind

When it comes to a wellness or mindfulness space, for many of us less is more. For your own dedicated space at home, incorporate simple cushions and perhaps a small stool alongside some items special to you such as crystals, candles or similar. Our Gazzoni Reclaimed and Rope Teak Stool is a wonderful choice, and suitable for so many different spaces. Beautifully constructed from reclaimed teak, it has a lovely worn in feel and golden hue, giving it the vibe of a vintage piece you have had in the family for years.

If you’re looking for a bolder style, the teak Outdoor Ottoman from the Havana Collection is a standout piece inspired by Mid-Century modern design. The Sunbrella cushion made to fit exactly on the top of this teak ottoman also allows it to be used as part of a set, if you find yourself needing impromptu seating for an extra guest.

Alternatively, our Studio Collection of round poufs are perfect for defining your outdoor or indoor wellness space, and very easy to move around. They come in both large and small sizes, and are a beautiful mix of Moroccan meets boho luxe in a perfect package for your home. Featuring an incredible weave of polypropylene rope in a stunning pattern, and filled with high end Quick Dry Foam® the superb Studio Three Round Pouf offers comfort, opulence and ease with it’s simple design, and they look beautiful placed inside or out.

A neutral palette

While bright, bold colours can be fun and uplifting, there’s something about gentle, neutral hues that induces a feeling of peace even on the busiest of days. And even though your eyes will most likely be closed while you meditate, it’s important to feel relaxed in the space as soon as you sit down, and many people find pale, neutral shades are the most calming. However, others may feel more cocooned and at ease within a darker palette, and at Design Warehouse we have some beautiful pieces that can adapt to meet either desire.

A divine piece to relax and reset on is the Logan Single Arm Sectional, which is beautiful when used as part of a deep seating set but also a treat on its own. The natural synthetic wicker frame is light and fresh, complimenting the loose weave and giving it a transparent quality that feels light and whimsical. In addition, each piece from the Logan collection is made from materials that are weather-safe and with the proper care will last for many years.

Mood lighting and greenery

At-home wellness, the Gazzoni Outdoor Teak Deep Seating Sectional

When you are deciding where to create your new wellness space, think about what kind of light allows you to drop in and focus best. Natural light is wonderful, and you may want to choose a space which faces the sun to take advantage of beautiful dawn or dusk light. Or, if you prefer dimmed light indoors, opt for a space with curtains and use candles as your light source. Other than lighting your space, candles, along with incense, aromatherapy oils and smudge sticks, add new layers to your practice.

Our Blok Concrete Candlesticks are perfect for this purpose, as are our Raw Concrete Bowls, which are an elegant addition to the home and look beautiful with a floating candle or fresh flowers lowered carefully into place.

Living plants are also a beautiful, organic addition to your wellness space if you have room, and our Sienna Raw Concrete Round Planters filled with succulents or palms bring the feel of a leafy oasis to any designated self-care area.

And chill

Remember, the whole point of meditation is to remove stress from your life, so don’t create extra stress by trying to perfect an over-the-top, elaborate wellness space. Think minimal and calm, and you’re half way there.

If you’re planning on creating a peaceful at-home wellness space for your home or have more questions about any of the above, don’t hesitate to call us or drop into our Parnell teak furniture showroom today. Our pieces come fully assembled and can be picked up, ready to go from our distribution centre. Alternatively, we can ship your new pieces to anywhere, using our astute delivery service. For more information please call our dedicated team of professionals – we’d love to help, or for more inspiration see our Instagram feed

Design Warehouse has been manufacturing and supplying luxury outdoor furniture to architects, designers, landscapers, hotels, resorts and private residences for over 25 years, so when we say we know what’s best for outdoor style… you can rest assured that we have the knowledge to back it up.

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