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Exercise, Yoga and Wellness Rooms

Exercise, Yoga and Wellness Rooms

Exercise, yoga and wellness rooms are wonderful additions to your home and health and wellness practices, providing structure and impetus when your own discipline might be waning.

Your biggest challenge in getting and staying healthy is consistency. So, in order to be consistent with health and wellness practices such as meditation, yoga and other forms of exercise, it’s wonderful to add a dedicated room, just for that purpose.

 

Yoga and Wellness Rooms

 

Repurposing the Space

Finding space for a dedicated exercise, yoga and wellness room

Let’s talk about how to repurpose spaces in your home to make room a dedicated exercise, yoga and wellness room or, if you already have one, what you need in the room to make the most of it.

Can you carve out a sunny corner of a formal living room that is seldom in use? Or can you claim the guest room as your own? What about repurposing a sewing or crafts room? Perhaps it could be put to better use as a wellness room?

Whether it’s a room of your own or the corner of an unused formal living room, find a space to call your own and have any items you need such as hand weights, a rebounder, a Yoga mat, etc. nearby in a basket, closet or armoire for easy access. If everything is close by and in attractive containers, you’ll be more likely to use them.

 

 

Meditation tools

 

Equipment 

Treadmill

Stationary bike

Rebounder

Two-, five- and ten-pound hand weights, two of each.

Yoga mat

Stability ball

Hand towels

Full length mirror

Light dimmers

Lighted table mirror for facial massage

Air filtration/humidifier units

Kettle ball/s

Virtual training/fitness apps

Flat screen Stereo

Inversion board (wonderful for age reversing the internal girly parts. And jowls. No one wants to keep their jowls.)

Foam rollers

Weighted ankle and arm bands

Mini refrigerator for water and fresh juice

Lighted scented soy candle

Fresh plants and flowers

Jump rope

Resistance bands

Armchair and ottoman

Lap blanket

End table

Table lamp

Beautiful baskets for storage.

Music/built in speakers

 

 

Colors and Fabric

The best colors for exercise, yoga and wellness rooms

Choose soft, cool colors that minimize feelings of heat. Use soothing textures and minimal color contrasts.

My go to colors for yoga and wellness rooms are celadon green, soft grayish taupe, light flesh tones, creamy whites and muted grays that soothe the eye and alleviate tension.

These colors help you feel healthy and grounded. You can carry them throughout the space with paint, trim color, flooring, window coverings and accent seating like an armchair and ottoman.

Pale stained wood finishes are lovely too. Currently our color and wood trends are leaning toward gray but gray has enjoyed so much popularity that it will look dated sooner than later. Choose a soft taupe wood finish instead.

For chair, ottoman and window treatment fabrics choose subtle, faded natural fabrics like washed linens and soft textured chenille’s.

 

 Biophilic design feature 

 

Plants and Flowers

Flowers are so soothing. I know the ideal is to have fresh flowers week after week. But do you? If you do, bravo! If you don’t, I found a wonderful interim solution for my own home. I simply buy a beautiful vase or piece of pottery and fill them with fresh flowers, potted flowering plants (which last longer than cut flowers) or potted greenery.

For times when you don’t have fresh flowers and live plants, keep a selection of faux greens and flowers to choose from. That way your vases and pots will never be empty. I especially love the look of boxwood and cream or chartreuse colored hydrangeas.

Go for only high quality faux floral and greens.

Next Steps

What about your self-care space needs to change in order for you to feel inspired to take excellent care of yourself first thing in the morning, every single day? Start a Pinterest board, notebook and/or digital note and keep track of inspiring pictures and ideas.

 

The Wellness Home Checklist

 

Thank you for stopping by Joy of Nesting today! 

Wellness Design is a huge topic! Creating a healthier, more beautiful lifestyle in your home is easy when you have my pretty little, easy to skim download, the Wellness Home Check List that gives you quick, at-a-glance details on the many aspects of wellness design.

Here’s that link again. Bye for now!

For more on yoga and wellness, check out Joy of Nesting’s, “Your Exercise Sweet Spot: how to create time and space for yoga, workouts and meditation”!

Bringing Beauty, Comfort and Joy into Your Home

Bringing beauty, comfort and joy into your home. These three little adjectives have powerful connotations when applied to your home.

And, while they may not be on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need’s, they will allow you to thrive at home and in life in general, rather than merely struggling to get by. 

 

 

 

 

6 Steps to Bringing Beauty, Comfort and Joy into Your Home

 

  •          Assess what you love about your home’s style and what you don’t love.
  •          Identify your style preferences; lifestyle; short- and long-term dreams and any unique needs you have.
  •          Determine how your home is currently functioning and not functioning for you.
  •          Devise a decorating, remodeling or building plan for the look you want and the lifestyle you lead.
  •          Choose colors and textures that appeal to all your senses.
  •         Create one ideal floor plan or furniture layout. When done correctly this one thing will enhance your sense of stability and security.
 
 

 

 

 

 

What Beauty, Comfort and Joy Looks Like in the Home

To help get you started, this is what beauty, comfort and joy looks like in my own home.

I love my home. I love relaxing there; working there; taking excellent care of myself there. Practicing Yoga in the den. Making my big raw salads and fresh green juice every day. Riding my stay-bike. Dancing barefooted on my rebounder to my favorite podcasts or music. My home supports all of my endeavors from building my businesses, to coaching my design client’s, to entertaining family and friends.

Decorating

I’ve decorated it with a mixture of heirlooms and many new pieces and sentimental things collected from loved ones and extensive travels. There is original art, plants and professional photography of my family lining the hallway, in what I affectionately call my Rogues’ Gallery.

There are several wonderful libraries of hard bound books we’ve collected over many decades. The colors and textures are so soothing to my arthritis. And the large-scale pieces like the big hutch in the formal living room and the breakfront in the dining area add anchoring effects or the term I coined called Perceived Stability to my senses which can get a little frazzled with stress, chronic pain or arthritis.

Kitchen Tools

And lastly, the various kitchen tools and appliances I need to stay healthy including my Breville juicer, Cuisinart and my pretty red VitaMix blender.

 

 

 

 

Sheila Bouttier above.

I also love the way my home runs so smoothly and allows me to fit so much more joy and work into my days. I couldn’t accomplish nearly as much in a messy home or in a home without systems. My home has always been a great source of joy and stability. 

Living in a home that’s not only beautiful, but one that supports you has become increasingly important to your physical health, your relationships and your emotional stability. 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Home is so Important to Your Health and Wellness

 

Home is where you:

  • practice your most consistent wellness practices occur.
  • have control over what foods and tempting treats you keep on hand.
  • prepare healthy meals and connect with loved ones.
  • manage your finances, investments and even your business much of the time.
  • don’t have to fix your hair or drive somewhere to workout.
  • go to rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself.

 

Every one of these is huge, but any change, even if it’s an improvement requires an opening of the mind to new ways. So, though status quo may feel safer to you right now, committing to a better lifestyle at home will serve you in most if not all of the many facets in your life.

 

Light filled breakfast room.

 

Ideas for Bringing Beauty, Comfort and Joy into Your Own Home

 

  • Potted Indoor Plants
  • Fresh Cut Greenery from the Garden
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Faux Greenery/Topiary/Flowers
  • Baskets
  • Books
  • Throw Pillows
  • Throws/Lap Blankets
  • Favorite Things/Heirlooms
  • Mementos from Mate/Family/Travels
  • Framed Pictures/Portraits
  • Candles/Scented Soy/Plain White
  • Building a Morning/Evening Fire
  • Calming/Energizing Music
  • Clean/Clutter Free Home
  • Investing in Artwork
  • Home Design or Renovation
  • Home Organization
 
 
The Wellness Home
 
 

If your home isn’t supporting you the way it is, are you ready for a change? Get some help via my complimentary premier design and wellness download, The Wellness Home and learn my 5 simple steps to a beautiful, restful interior for women who value their home and wellness. It’s the prettiest little book and a quick read with super easy design solutions that help you lead a beautiful, healthier lifestyle at home. Get yourself some help post haste!

That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Shiree’

For my at-a-glance must have’s for giving your home a wellness makeover, check out my “Design Help, Wellness and a Little Woo Woo”!