In today’s ultra-stressful and busy world, having a space where you can relax and unwind is a must. And if you can create this in your very own home, all the better! Whether you want to call it a man cave or a chill-out zone, there are a few common components that you need to get started. Obviously, right at the top of the list is some space! Maybe it is a spare bedroom you rarely use, a garage you don’t need or an attic or basement in need of conversion. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Make Yourself Comfortable

Your most important furniture item will be a long, low sofa where you can kick back and relax. If you still need it to double up as a spare room, a sofa bed is the ideal solution to this problem. Dot a couple of beanbags around the place too. Even if you don’t use them, they help to create the relaxing ambience you are looking for! In the middle of the room, you could place a nice thick, soft rug which feels great under your feet. And you will also want plenty of storage space as nothing is worse than clutter when you are trying to unwind.

Decorate in Calming Colours

When you get your paintbrushes out, you want to be going for something which is calming and soothing. A few potential options include a tranquil blue, sage green, grey or taupe. Next, you could try adding a couple of houseplants which have been shown to have a calming effect on people. Complete the scene with a peaceful wall mural of a calming ocean or a lush green forest.

Entertainment Options

When it comes to entertainment, it all depends on your own personal preferences. Wireless bluetooth speakers are a nice addition so you can pump out your favourite tunes. A lot of people enjoy simply watching TV or playing some video games so a big widescreen television and games console are obvious choices. And you could even create your own bar area complete with a beer fridge. Essentially, think about what you love doing to relax and create a room that meets all these needs.

Get the Lighting Just Right

The final point we are going to talk about is the lighting. You don’t want anything too harsh or obtrusive as this is going to have the opposite effect to the one you are going for. Floor lamps are a nice option to give you some low-level lighting. And if you plan on using the space for reading, you will want something flexible which can shine a direct light on your books. If you want to go for a jazzier option, you could try a disco ball to really roll the years back!

Creating a chill-out space is a very satisfying experience, and these four tips give you just a few ways in which you can do this.

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