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.
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.
Two-, five- and ten-pound hand weights, two of each.
Full length mirror
Lighted table mirror for facial massage
Air filtration/humidifier units
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.)
Weighted ankle and arm bands
Mini refrigerator for water and fresh juice
Lighted scented soy candle
Fresh plants and flowers
Armchair and ottoman
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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”!