Selfish Pleasures in Home Decor

A lot of times when talking with friends or loved ones, they will express how their life is going. People seem to have very full lives with a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it all in. Weekends and holidays are way too short and vacations do not come soon enough. The pace of life becomes a comfortable type of ‘stress’ with minimal if any, room for ‘me’ time. After being stretched in so many directions from job, family, and personal obligations-it would be great at the end of another long day to enjoy the opportunity to relax-other than just when your head hits the pillow at bedtime.

You can create your own tranquil sanctuary with a few simple tips and ideas. A happy renewed soul is good for you when have an environment that is beautiful and uplifting. Some people have a favorite comfortable sofa, chair, or chaise where they can just lay back and unwind from the day. You can carve a special place in your bedroom, living room or family room that is conducive to getting re-charged. Make the bedroom more sumptuous by using comforting bedding, soothing colors and lighting on dimmers to set the mood. Intensify your senses by adding soft candlelight, soothing music and billowing fabrics on the windows and in bedding. For further indulgence, surround yourself with beautiful pieces of artwork on the walls and some flowers, books, and a carafe set on nightstands. Be the guest you would welcome in to your home and enjoy some self-hospitality at home everyday.

In the bathroom, you will want to have soft, luxurious towels and a spa basket filled the type of goodies that make you happy–such as bath salts, bubble bath and scented soaps. Decorate the tub area with scented candles, luscious green ferns and a bath pillow to lay your head on for a long-awaited warm soak. In the living room or family room, make sure you have soft throw pillows, soft lighting and an uncluttered, unobtrusive furniture arrangement, use soothing colors in your decor scheme such as neutral taupe, relaxing green tones or warm caramel brown tones.

It is the little things that count when you put yourself first. You deserve a calming, peaceful and welcoming sense of pleasure in your home decor. Sometimes we all need to enjoy the good life; eating good meals, spending time with family and friends and finding one spot in your home where it’s perfectly okay to be selfish.