Your home should be a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But realistically, that doesn’t always happen. Whether you have children, a spouse, or roommate, collecting the time and space for some rest can be difficult. Sleep calmly. Our skilled designers have these tips to help you create a peaceful space in your home.
When trying to create a quiet space in the house, consider turning unused spaces into a mental vacation destination. In this luxury apartment in San Francisco, we turned an underutilized hallway into an elegant home office. Dark wood provides a calming space for concentration, and the placement of the office guarantees some peace and quiet.
Table for one
When creating a quiet space, you want to let the rest of your household know that this is your time to yourself. And there’s no better way than doing without extra chairs. In this Sag Harbor loft, we put a single chair in the patio. With a clear glass ceiling, it’s perfect for stargazing, solo.
Choose an unconventional location
When creating a quiet zone in your home, choose an unconventional location where the rest of your household won’t know where to find you. In this Westchester family home, we placed a small Katy Skelton bench on the top of the stairs. It overlooks a vegetable garden and is secluded from the rest of the house, making it the perfect quiet place.
Off the beaten path
Less pedestrian traffic means more peace and quiet. So if you are creating a quiet space in the house, choose an area that is off the beaten track. At this Greenwich, Connecticut property, we shot a windowless closet in a beautiful home library. With soft velvet chairs and a pressed gold blanket, it’s perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.
room with view
A window is ideal for creating a calm and relaxing environment. Located in Central Park West, this penthouse sits above the city noise and offers city views perfect for relaxing. Just make sure your window is soundproof.
If you’re trying to create a quiet room in the house, go for dark or neutral colors. It will create a calming environment where you can relax with your own thoughts. For this men’s cave on the Upper West Side, we painted the walls a soothing and sensual royal blue.
A quiet room that is hidden within sight
You can’t always hide in the attic. So if you’re trying to create a quiet space, go for something counter-intuitive. Consider the foyer for a little mental break. This Connecticut colonial style foyer is the perfect place to get away from the rest of the family. The blue sofa doesn’t hurt either.