Ohm sweet home

yogaYour home is your safe haven, a respite from the hustle-and-bustle of a hectic world and a soft place to fall. When your house is on the market, you’re selling more than just the physical structure, you’re offering the feeling of comfort and calm.

One of the most popular ways to achieve this environment is to create a yoga room. With over 20 million Americans currently practicing yoga, this amenity will surely appeal to many potential homebuyers. Creating a zen den of your own can be one of the simplest — yet most valuable — updates you can make to your home. Take a deep breath and consider the following tips.

An open space in a quiet place. You won’t need a great room to do great things with your home yoga room. Any small niche in your house will do. Carving out a corner of a bedroom, office or basement is all you need to get started.

Sweetness and light. Choose a calm paint color like blue, gray or green to set the tone of your space. Then, make sure you can adjust lighting so that it’s not too bright.

Choose a comfortable mat. Yoga mats are reasonable and easy to find. Purchasing a mat that can be rolled up and stored when not in use will free your space from clutter. Adding some fluffy pillows will complement your comfort zone.

Good scents and sounds. Adding aromatherapy candles or essential oils will fill the room with calming fragrances that will enhance the peaceful environment. Finally, add small wireless speakers to play meditative music from your computer, iPod or iPhone.

Once your yoga room is ready, make sure to take some time to enjoy it! Hopefully the positive energy you invest in this room will translate into good real estate karma!

 

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