BY SCENE SHANG
UNWIND AND RECHARGE in a restful retreat at home. It’s easier to practise self-care in a safe, nurturing space that soothes the senses. Your style choices can serve as helpful reminders to stick to healthy habits and refine your path towards wellness.
Read on for some tips and timeless designs from us on how to turn your house into a private oasis.
1. Display Keepsakes For A Morning Of Gratitude
Start the day with love and positivity. Practice gratitude every morning by reminiscing happy moments in the past and think of at least one joyful thing in the present. Recharge in a space that makes you happy; have a few sentimental tokens as reminders of sweet memories to lift your spirits.
Heritage pieces tell a sentimental story. Mini Windows II - Blue immortalises Peranakan architecture.
TIONG BAHRU Desk SGD$1040
Inspired by the richness of Chinese culture embedded in traditional Feng Shui articles, the Ji Jian Wu Collection designed by Lin Qiuxia presents a contemporary take on these objects that bring prosperity and blessings.
Ji Jian Wu SGD$168.00
Mini Windows II - Blue SGD$570.00
2. Take Up A Reflective Hobby
Disconnect, allow your creativity to flow in a space with minimal distractions. Looking inward and expressing your thoughts and feelings helps you be more intune with yourself so that you lead a purposeful and grounded lifestyle. Try painting or writing in a quiet space that is calm and peaceful. Use natural elements and neutral colours for an open feel.
Tip: Other than sight and touch, don’t forget your sense of hearing. Listening to slow, calming music will help soothe your nerves. It’s easier to be vulnerable with yourself when you feel safe.
Looking for recommendations? Here’s a fresh, chill mix to play in the background while you destress with gentle hobbies: Relax At Home with SCENE SHANG
3. Make Room to Reconnect
Focus on what’s important; the things and people that matter. Choose furniture that help create spaces for quality time to nurture your relationships with loved ones. Consider stools; simple yet convenient additional seating for groups of any size to gather around a comfortable table.
Furniture Care Tip: Moisture and heat can cause damage to any finish. Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth. Do not place hot items directly on the wood surface.
The exquisite XUAN Table is handcrafted entirely in Singapore and fits every contemporary need — as a slim console, a triangular cosy nook, or a mahjong table complete with drawers.
XUAN Table SGD$5888
Sustainable hyacinth weaved over a rattan frame makes a beautiful foot rest or a seat.
We also love the TENG Stools for their various sizes and stackable, space-saving design.
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4. Cleanse and Declutter
Rest in a neat and tidy home with comforting touches. Spring cleaning can help to free up more space and reduce stress. Make chores easy with storage solutions in natural materials and textures to help you feel more relaxed. Try some beautiful and convenient baskets, drum stools, and poufs for a cosy, clutter-free space.
ART DECO Cane Basket with Lid - Natural From SGD$89.00
ART DECO Cane Tray with Lid - Grey SGD$69.00
Handmade by skilled artisans using sustainable materials - UV-treated and waterproof synthetic fibre. Great as a side table or spare seating, suitable indoors and outdoors, and comes with a lid so you can use it as storage!
5. Boost Your Mood with Aromatherapy
Fill your entire house with calming scents, use the Eggshell Smart Diffuser.
Fill your oasis with relaxing fragrances so you find peace and fully engage in every activity. Aromatherapy calms your nerves, improves your mood, and helps you get better sleep. Choose scents that enhance the vibe such as soothing lavender, invigorating lemongrass, or a blend.
Smart app control through your phone to turn your diffuser on before you get home for a whiff of pure relaxation on the very first step. Runs continuously on energy-saving power for up to 36 hours so you get undisturbed rest.
Eggshell Smart Diffuser SGD$129.00
A legendary, woody blend of bergamot, cypress, nutmeg, cedarwood and sandalwood, specially concocted for your homes to be saturated with warmth, love and new memories.
White Pagoda Essential Oil SGD$29.00