Create a Space Customized to Your Needs
My husband and I are big on having a personal space (not necessarily a bedroom) to go to to unwind, be alone, have a minute of silence, or whatever.
My husband’s go-to spot happens to be two spaces, the garage and the workshop in our basement. He usually goes to work on his latest motorcycle or art project. I hardly want to work hard on a project to “unwind”, but to each is their own.
I have created a space that works perfectly for my needs. I work hard between my family life, professional life, and fun life. I am going ’round the clock!
I needed to create a space that spoke to my inner soul, calmed me down, made me feel comfortable and allowed me to peaceful in my surroundings.
I visit my space every day, sometimes twice, and still feel love it!
The first thing my space required was a view of the outdoors. We happen to have a nook in our kitchen that is surrounded by windows, mostly facing south. The light that comes into my nook is god-like. The views out the window are awesome as well. Between the birds, the passing deer and the privacy our 60 foot white pines, I have quite a bit of scenery to soak up.
My space also required my favorite calm-down drink, coffee. I hooked up my coffee machine and all my fixin’s on a sweet IKEA table that attaches directly to the wall, accommodating three tall bar stools. I finished the space with a few of my favorite indoor plants and a crafty mirror I made to tie in some color to my space.
Here are steps to making your own crafty mirror:
- Purchase a wooden framed mirror. (I bought mine at IKEA for less than $5).
- Rip pages out of your favorite magazine or use a fancy paper of your choice. (I used an IKEA catalog). Do you see my theme?
- Roll the paper into straws and tape shut with clear tape.
- Hot glue the taped side of the paper down to the wooden frame.
- Make a pattern that suites your mood or matches your space.
Everyone needs a break from life from time to time. Refresh your soul and take a break. Go to your space and space out.