The ability to feel at ease is what relaxation is all about. Each person’s perception of relaxation can differ wildly, enjoying some alone time reading a book or being surrounded by friends.
It can be difficult to find tranquility and relaxation in our lives. One way to unwind is through creating spaces in our homes that are calming.
At Ambience we believe in creating the “experience of a space” and that “great design should feel as good as it looks”.
Here are some elements that can help create an experience for your senses as you unwind + relax:
Scent can contribute to the mood of a room. Fragrance can be incorporated with candles, potpourri, scented oil diffusers, incense or air fresheners.
Music helps restore and relax the mind unlike other visually stimulating technology, such as television. Have your favourite soothing music playing in the background or download our Create Ambience Music Mix, our free gift to you for setting the mood right in your space.
Choosing the right furniture is a key component in creating your comfortable, relaxing environment. Grouping of furniture pieces can add warmth to a space.
Inspired by nature, earth tones can give a space a sense of relaxation and calmness. If you’re looking for some inspiration to start creating your own relaxing space, here are some calming colour furniture picks we think are a perfect addition to your home!
Blue relaxes your mind and reduces tension. The right blue will be soft, neutral, and restful. This sleek & glossy ceramic Longlands Side Table is a unique addition to your space, bringing the feeling of a serene ocean into your home. (And if you’re in need of more ocean in your space, the Shaldon Sea Foam Table Lamp is also another great addition!)
Green symbolizes nature and is visually soothing, creating a refreshed vibe. The Dalian Accent Chair, a mid-century modern armchair, promotes natural elements through its wheatgrass color, organic shape & natural wood dowel legs. If you’re looking for a ‘pop’ of green color, The Greenock Table Lamp is a perfect accessory for your home. (Also available in other colors!)
Violet brings inner balance and peace. The luxurious natural Glenella Cow Hide is a soft yet sturdy addition to your relaxing space.
Grey is a cool neutral that can provide a very soothing and cooling presence. This bold and simple Telluride Gray Bed includes natural wood elements and is also available in a light latte color, perfect for a good night’s sleep. The Jingara Table Lamp is a simple elegant accessory which can be added to any space in your home.
Pink brings calm and peace and can soothe the energy in a room. The Cherbon Sofa includes an elegant soft pink upholstery finish ideal for your living space.
Colour is one of the first elements that people respond to and is an integral part of any design project whether painting walls, installing flooring, upholstering furniture, or selecting art. Our Human Responses to Colour Guide will show you how colour can influence mood and behaviour and has a full range of emotional effects.
Clear the clutter and organize your space. Clutter is distracting and can make a space overwhelming. The easiest way to create a stress-free environment is to simplify your space by being organized and minimalistic.
Creating that relaxing space can have a very different outcome for each individual. Become aware of your surroundings. It is important to recognize how a space works best for you.
Get started on your relaxation space with some of our tips!