We all need somewhere to go and escape life’s troubles now and then, and for the vast majority of homeowners, we’ve got a perfect place right in our back garden. In fact, the whole of our garden is a fantastic opportunity to escape reality for a few minutes. But most people would argue that their garden is not practical for relaxation, or maybe the weather isn’t nice enough yet, but if you find yourself struggling with life’s stresses all too regularly, you need to take advantage of this space at the back of your property. So, how can you do this?
Set Up A Sheltered Space
The weather shouldn’t stop you setting up a space where you can go and be yourself. Cost doesn’t have to be a factor either, but if you have the finances, investing in covered decks, so you’ve got a patio area that is sheltered from the rain, is a fantastic idea. Or, if your finances aren’t in particularly rude health, you can set up a shed space. Of course, with a shed, the size matters, as you don’t want to relax in somewhere that is too claustrophobic. Once you’ve set up a sheltered space away from the elements, you can start to decorate the area as you want. Maybe you can take the opportunity to set up a sound system to play soothing music, or pepper the sheltered space with cushions and blankets, and make it enticing enough for you to go chill out.
Experiment With Relaxing Colors
As the garden can feel like an exposed area, especially if you’ve got neighbors on each side, you need to make the area as inherently yours as possible. You need to put yourself into a relaxing mindset, and this can be done by decorating the space with colors that relax you. In a meditation garden, there are so many different colors on display, and the flowers are high enough that you feel enclosed, away from the stresses of your everyday life. Picking large flowers or plants, such as Japanese Peace Lilies, is a cheap and effective option. Going for size helps to camouflage any remnants of reality, such as disgusting gray brick walls. It can be so difficult to switch off, so you need somewhere that immediately transports you into a relaxed frame of mind. The key to doing this is to disguise your garden completely.
Create A Bare Space
On the other hand, people can feel overstimulated with various amounts of color, and these people can benefit from a quiet and relatively empty space. If you are prone to quiet contemplation, you need somewhere that is away from the majority of the garden. And for some, a bench, facing away from the garden, is a simple and effective option. If you’ve got a tree at the end of your garden, maybe you could consider a tree swing. It conjures up feelings of summers from your childhood, but it’s also a simple way to relax.
The constant bombardment of information in our everyday lives means we struggle to relax. So, create a space that is designed specifically for this.