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What would you put in a room to make it a really relaxing/zen space?

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Scion286 Sun 12-Jul-20 16:30:09

We’ve recently put an extension on our home, only a small room-7ft by 11. It’s going to be a room for DH and I to use as we’ve got a house full of teenagers.

Due to lockdown we could only get white paint. I was planning on redoing it but i really like it. It’s quite calming-oak furniture and lots of cushions and plants.

What else could I put in there to make it really relaxing? Bit of a spa vibe?

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Fluffycloudland77 Sun 12-Jul-20 16:43:50

The spa near me is all shades of choc brown.

Shutters are always good, heated throws are amazing. You need one of those neom scented candles that spas use.

TwilightPeace Sun 12-Jul-20 16:45:23

Some kind of water feature thing?

TwilightPeace Sun 12-Jul-20 16:46:00

Oh and one of those steam diffuser things you put aromatherapy oils in.

QuestionableMouse Sun 12-Jul-20 16:46:01

Fairy lights (white ones)

I have a couple of strings in my bedroom and the love them.

Nice plush rug.

CompleteBarstool Sun 12-Jul-20 16:47:09

A plug-in ultrasonic oil diffuser so you can use essential oils and blend them according to your mood.

Notcontent Sun 12-Jul-20 16:51:46

Keep it white and uncluttered. Nice house plants in nice pots.

MulticolourMophead Sun 12-Jul-20 16:55:24

Agree with the oil diffuser, or perhaps incense sticks (I use these a lot). Fairy lights could be relaxing, my DD has some that are a very pale pastel pink rose shaped, and they give off a low light that isn't in-your-face bright.

whichteaareyou Sun 12-Jul-20 16:55:50

A crystal salt lamp

theconstantinoplegardener Sun 12-Jul-20 17:34:43

A fish tank? Watching fish swim is very relaxing. Although you would need to do the necessary care and maintenance of their environment.

What about a lava lamp?

Bluewavescrashing Sun 12-Jul-20 17:36:48

Hanging egg chair. So relaxing rocking in one. Loads of cushions too.

dementedma Sun 12-Jul-20 17:39:08

Fairy lights or salt crystal lamp. Beanbags. Fishtank or water bubble column if you dont want care of fish. Lots of tealights/candles in holders

QuestionableMouse Sun 12-Jul-20 18:15:43


A plug-in ultrasonic oil diffuser so you can use essential oils and blend them according to your mood.

Just be careful with these if you have pets that are in the room. Some of the oils are quite toxic to animals.

I just use water in mine and it is still lovely.

Scion286 Sun 12-Jul-20 18:18:10

Thanks everyone, great ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of.

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CompleteBarstool Sun 12-Jul-20 18:28:00

A hammock would be lovely too.

You could always put a couple of anchor points in so that it's not up all the time but so you can just hook it on when needed. We use caribiner clips for our garden hammock

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