Darleen Holladay
Darleen Holladay
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  • Flower Mound, TX
Asked on May 17, 2017

What can I do to turn my study into a retreat for my quiet time?

Cori WidenMarcieC. D. Scallan


5 answers
  • How about a few potted plants and some candles? Pick a color or theme that relaxes you and slowly start collecting things that give you joy and place them in that room. "Shop" your house first, I bet you will find things you already have - pillows, a pretty throw, a comfy chair. And arrange or rearrange until you have a room that is soothing to you.
  • Beverly Corbin Pourciau
    on May 17, 2017

    add some low lighting, a chaise lounge chair or big comfy recliner, candles, even some relaxing music.
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 17, 2017

    Photos of your family and friends at happy times and places. Candles or scented oils are important . Smells and sounds are associated with memories . Perhaps even a small indoor fountain or Zen garden . Enjoy your retreat !
  • Marcie
    on May 17, 2017

    Simplify the room first. Take out as much as you can! Then, go for a calming color scheme - blues and greens are great for a quiet, peaceful feeling. Decide how much you want to put into this makeover - do you want to paint? Buy or re-do furniture? I strongly suggest that whatever level you decide to do for this makeover, make a plan and have a focus. Then whatever you do, it will all blend together, and be peaceful.
  • Cori Widen
    on May 18, 2017

    I totally agree by simplifying first! I also always feel like having books around makes me feel relaxed - think about what items in your home give you that homey feeling, and see how you can incorporate them into your study. Another thing that can help is warm lighting. Good luck!
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