Many studies show that city-dwellers are among the most stressed people in the world. Mounting exposure to bright lights, traffic, people, and noise can each affect your ability to cope with daily stresses. It may possibly lead to more serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease and strokes too. Living close to your neighbours or being stuck on a crowded tube every day will eventually awaken a need for quietness within you. One way you can go about this is by turning your garden into a tranquil refuge.
Your garden should be a place you can enjoy regardless of the weather. A log cabin is a great way to achieve this. It can be a haven of relaxation if coupled with a few tips. In this article, we’re going to guide you on how to turn your garden, even if it is a small space, into an oasis of escape from the mayhem of city life.
Everyone has different ways to destress. This should be the primary consideration when setting up your space. If you’re a person who enjoys reading, ensure that there are a few books or magazines readily available. If you prefer meditating with the assistance of an app, you may want to have a Bluetooth speaker system and incense in your space to enhance your experience.
Go Neutral and Natural
Regardless of the size of the log cabin you create, decorate it with neutral tones. These invoke an intrinsic sense of calm, and make the space look bigger. If you feel the need to add some colour, blue is a great option as it is traditionally soothing. Large windows, or even sliding doors, will not only allow for natural light to flow in but fresh air too.
Few things are as relaxing as the sound of a babbling brook or gently falling rain. Consider installing a water feature or birdbath in your garden. It will not only be an element of relaxation for you, but the beautiful birds that visit your garden will bring a sense of enjoyment as well. If you have limited space, you may want to try a small, electric water fountain.
Many flowering plants are available from your local nursery. When planning a garden retreat, opt for plants or shrubs that emit relaxing fragrances. Lavender, myrtle, and geranium are popular varieties for small spaces. If you have a larger garden, consider a jasmine creeper or a lemon tree. Indoor pot plants bring the outdoors in, so include some greenery in your space.
Too much furniture will make a space look small and cluttered. Invest in a cosy, natural-looking rug, such as a shag carpet. If your space is large enough, buy a comfortable couch, to stretch out on. Add some colour by incorporating a few throw cushions made from natural fibres. A hammock is another great addition to a garden of rest.
Reducing financial stress by letting space online has become more popular in recent months. If you have sufficient space to add to your log cabin as time progresses, you may want to consider offering your oasis of paradise as an Airbnb to other stressed city-slickers. You may also decide to use the space as a guest room when the family visits.
Whatever you decide, we’re sure that these ideas will be of use to you.