How to Set Up a Relaxing Zen Den
While the concept of zen dens has been around for a few years now, there’s a growing interest in creating this relaxation zone in new homes in Lakeville MN. Whether it’s a whole room or just a comfortable corner, there are ways that you can create your own space to slow down, relax, unwind, and recharge.
Many of our home designs feature flexible spaces, such as lower recreation areas and potential extra bedrooms, providing space for you to create a room or a nook dedicated for your zen den. Even if it’s just a comfy chair in a quiet corner where you can read and relax, you’ll appreciate this space that takes you away from all of the technology and demands on your time and energy. Each person’s idea of a zen den is different and it really depends on how you envision it and what works best for you. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, or just a good book or even a puzzle, focus on what works for you and where in the home you can create the appropriate space.
You don’t necessarily need a dedicated room, unless you live with kids and pets and need a separate area to give yourself the needed privacy. Still, even a corner of a master bedroom could be dedicated to your choice of zen activity.
Ideally, have a space that you don’t have to pick up and close up after using it. It should be there ready and waiting for you at all times. For example, if you choose yoga, try to find a place where you can leave your mat and any other accessories available whenever you need them. If you’re not in a dedicated room, you can always set up an attractive screen to hide the area when not in use.
Whenever possible, choose a room or a space that gets plenty of natural light. This is a major boost to your mood and can have an impact on your energy and overall well being. Therefore, it’s helpful to know when you’re most likely to use your space so you can choose an area based on when it gets the best light. If natural light isn’t always going to be an option, try to use floor lamps and wall sconces placed at eye level to give you a more relaxing and softer light than overhead lights.
Finally, don’t forget to give yourself some comfortable furnishings. Soft, plush cushions, rugs, chairs and throws make it easier to relax into your space and feel comforted and cocooned. Try to keep decorations to a minimum; clutter makes it harder to clear the mind. Consider placing one piece of artwork in view that inspires or relaxes you so you have a place to focus and clear your thoughts. Try to limit technology as much as possible, other than perhaps calming music or guided meditation apps if that works for you the best.
As you choose among the new homes in Lakeville MN, keep in mind areas that will work for your own zen den, be it a corner of a room or a whole room to yourself. Our homes offer a variety of layouts to provide you with plenty of options to create your own zen retreat. Check out the virtual tours of our move-in-ready homes to get a head start on choosing your perfect space.