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Transform your home into a relaxing oasis

Jessica Ackerman, designer and staff writer for WallDecorandHomeAccents.com, is quick to share her expansive knowledge of wall decor and designs.

Make your home an oasis

After a busy day at work or at school, most people truly look forward to coming back home at the end of the day. As such, you should try to make your home a relaxing and welcoming place where family members can rest, rejuvenate and have fun together. No matter what your decorating preferences might be, it can be advantageous to transform at least one room of your home into a relaxing oasis. If the prospect of coming home to your own private getaway sounds appealing, here are some decorating ideas you can use to make it happen.

Patio oasis

1Make things personal

It's important to understand that what's relaxing to one person might not be relaxing to somebody else. As such, it might not be possible to make a single room of your home into an area that will satisfy every family member's needs. It can be helpful to have a family meeting so that you can discuss everyone's personal preferences. Then try to figure out a way to meet as many of these personal needs as possible. If you simply cannot find a way to add everything to a single room, why not create several oasis areas throughout your home? In fact, you might even be able to use your outdoor environment as one of the locations. When the weather is nice, a secluded area of the yard or a quiet corner of the patio could be the perfect spot to rest and relax.

2Wall sconcesVersatile lighting options

Having the right level of light can be very important to the enjoyment of your leisure activities. In the media room, the ability to dim the lights by using a remote control can really add to your overall enjoyment of the room. If reading is your favorite relaxing activity, place a good reading lamp beside your favorite comfortable chair. Candlelight can also be very conducive to relaxation, such as in a bathroom spa, the bedroom or the living room. If you don't want to clutter your tables and countertops with candles, candle sconces can be the perfect solution.

3Relaxing furniture choices

When selecting furniture pieces, try to make them a good match for your favorite relaxing activities. For example, if your family decides that listening to music is one of their favorite ways to relax, you might want to create a media room. Add plenty of comfortable chairs, as well as a table area that can be used for snacks or other family activities. In the living room, a comfortable sofa or loveseat combined with several chairs can provide a setting where everyone can rest, relax and enjoy time together. In the backyard, a comfortable chaise lounge or a hammock might be the perfect choice.

4Family togetherness versus personal space

When designing your home oasis, it's important to understand that while some activities are fun to do as a family, other times it's simply more relaxing to spend time by yourself. Adding features that make it easier for family members to enjoy a bit of "me" time can be a great way to enhance the enjoyment of your home. Cozy reading corners, headphones for listening to music or relaxing spa features in the bathroom are all great ways to ensure that everyone in your family will find it easy to enjoy a bit of alone time whenever they feel the need for some.

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