In Need of an Escape? 5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Perfect Secret Hideaway.


BY SCENE SHANG

 

IS LIFE GETTING TOO BUSY, or perhaps you’re just feeling like you’re in need of something inspirational?

Here are some ways to make your home feel like a perfect secret hideaway - your very own sanctuary to rest and unwind in.


1. A space to create


MENG Writing Desk
 

Carve out a space for creating. Perhaps a desk where you can write, practise calligraphy or other crafts. (Featured - MENG Writing Desk, ANGGUNG Chair)


Be it writing your unfinished novel or letters to loved ones, to making models or flower arrangements, make room (or even a desk) for a space to allow you to nurture your creativity.
 
Pen your poems and tales of love and adventure. (Featured - SERENITY Greeting Cards, Papercut Room Diffuser, Brass Pen)

 
All you need is a good desk space to get you started. Place the desk in a quiet part of your home, away from distractions such as the TV. If it helps, use a room divider or a screen to make you feel like you’re really in that secret hideaway, free to do and create whatever you like.

 

2. Fill your home with a relaxing scent


A scent can subtly make all the difference in a space. (Featured SHANG System, Orchid Island Papercut Room Diffuser)


A relaxing scent will do wonders to ease your tension - close your eyes and just let your imagination take you away to a quiet and restful place.
 
Infuse your room with a subtle scent that evokes the beauty of nature. (Featured - nature inspired lattices in Papercut Room Diffusers)



3. Let nature in with plants


SHENG Planter Series

Bring a slice of nature in with some plants. (Featured - SHENG Planters)


 
Time seems to go slower as you sit back and watch as a little leaf seems to be unfurling, or when a flower bud starts to bloom or simply when you enjoy the calming daily ritual of watering and caring for your plants in your very own home.
  SHENG Planter Aquamarine

BROWSE: Planters

 

4. A quiet nook for reading


Sit back, relax, read a book. (Featured - THE MAVERICK Armchair, Veins by the Rugmaker)


Books have that special ability to take you on a special journey - on adventures to faraway lands, to places you never thought possible across time, dimension and space.



 

Carve out a quiet nook, preferably near a window, where there’s light and a soothing view, and place a comfy armchair that you can snuggle into. Place a small side table next to the armchair, one that’s just enough to place a book and a mug (for your favourite drinks).

 

YUAN Loft Side Table
Reading companions - a sweet and sour mixture of rosemary and grapefruit makes the Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail, seen here in a Glass Mug - Blossoming Abundance on a YUAN Loft Side Table (Short) - LIU Hexagon.

 

 

 

5. Have a home bar


Safekeeping the forbidden. (Featured - MENG Bar Cabinet)


 

Drinks in moderation can certainly help one to relax and sometimes even get your creative juices flowing. If you feel like having some company, invite a few good friends over for an intimate evening soiree, in the comfort of your own home, away from the crowds and the rest of the world.

 


RECIPE: Sip into a Peace of Mind with the Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail


 

 


Creating a private space for you to retreat to and unwind in will do wonders for your overall well-being. May you find food for your soul, to feed your creativity and enthusiasm for life. 


 

Have your very own secret hideaway? We'd love to see how you styled it.

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