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How To Create A Serenity Room In 10 Steps

Do you ever feel like you need some time to yourself? Some time to relax and de-stress? If so, then you should consider creating your own Serenity Room. A serenity room can be a great way to improve your mental health and create a cozy space in your home where you can escape from the world. 

What is a Serenity Room?

A serenity room, also known as a mental health room or emotional scape room, is a quiet, customized place in your home that you can escape to. It's a space where you won't be disturbed, and it's somewhere you can go when you're feeling stressed, sad or anxious. The idea behind serenity rooms is to create an area of serenity and peace for yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different ways that you can create your own safe space for feels. Let's get started!


1. Choose a quiet space in your home

Room with open window and natural light facing trees.

A serenity room should be a quiet space where you can get away from the noise of everyday life. You might want to choose a room that isn't close to your bedroom or even one that is secluded in another part of the house, such as an attic or basement.


2. Use a light or neutral color pallet

room with white walls and a stainless steel chair and wood table.

When choosing colors for your serenity room, it's important to use light or neutral colors. This will help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere in the space. Popular color options include gray, beige, blue, white, and green tones.


3. Remove all distractions

serenity room space with a blue chair facing a large window

The serenity room should be a place where you can get away from all unnecessary distractions, including TVs, phones, and computers. Instead, bring your favorite book, or any other relaxing activity you enjoy, like painting, writing, crochet, or crosswords!


4. Dim the lights

Side table with a plant, a digital clock, and a burning candle.

To create a calm atmosphere, avoid using bright, white artificial lights. Instead, consider dimming the lights or using candles. This will help you feel more serene and at ease in the space.


5. Incorporate nature elements

 Two flower vases pm top of a media console

One of the best ways to relax is incorporating natural elements into your serenity room. You can do this by adding stones, seashells, crystals, plants, flowers, or a water feature. Alternatively, you could hang pictures or paintings of natural elements you like, forests, mountains, and the ocean.


6. Incorporate natural, warm materials

Beech wood countertop with multiple plants on it.

Incorporating natural materials, like wood and rattan. Wood surfaces like small countertop areas for decoration or plants or even a wood accent wall can add a touch of warmth and make the room feel cozier.


7. Add cozy textures and fabrics

Large orange pillow on a rug on the floor next to a potted plant.

Cozy textures like fleece blankets and plush pillows will make your serenity room even more restful. You could use softer fabrics like wool rugs, velvet curtains, or silk sheets throughout the room.


8. Add comfortable furniture

hammock on sun room surrounded by plants.

When choosing furniture for your serenity room, it's important to select comfortable and inviting pieces. Sofa chairs, recliners, and chaise lounges are all great options for relaxation. Another underrated relaxation space is a hammock. They are available in multiple shapes and fabrics, so be sure to explore this alternative as well!


9. Explore aromatherapy to create a soothing scent

incense and mint leaf on a windowsill

Aromatherapy is a great way to create a soothing and relaxing scent in your serenity room. You can introduce a smell to your room by using plants, essential oils, diffusers, incenses, or candles. Some popular scents include lavender, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.


10. Play your favorite relaxing music

Turntable with a potted plant next to it.  There are small crystals, records, and books next to to it.

You can play your favorite relaxing music in your room to help you relax and decompress even more. This could be classical or instrumental, or environment sounds and white noise like rain, wind, or the ocean, but whatever works best for you is what matters!


Bonus: Add your own personal touches

Seashell, beansprout, and tree photo on a windowsill.

While we can suggest some popular ways to create a calm space, you know what brings peace to your body and mind more than anybody else. One of the best things about having your own serenity room is that you can make it completely personalized! Add photos, artwork, decoration pieces, or any other items with special meaning to you. You can also go with a theme or specific decoration style, like Boho, Modern, Rustic, or Coastal to name a few. This will help to make the space feel more like home.


While serenity rooms may not be a cure-all for anxiety and stress, they can help you feel calm and relaxed. So take some time to plan out what type of serenity room would work best in your home - and then start building it!

We hope that these tips have helped you get started on creating your own serenity room. If you need more ideas, be sure to check out our Pinterest board dedicated to serenity rooms!

1 Response

Henrine Parker

Henrine Parker

March 03, 2023

Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Will be creating a serenity room in my home soon. These ideas helped to confirm some that I already had in mind and provided new ones. Very, very helpful!

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