Lounge

Lounge in the lounge like a lounge lizard!

You have got home late from work, you are stuck inside due to bad weather, you are entertaining friends and family; let this important space in your life help put you in the right frame of mind. Remember it is called a lounge for a reason!

You control this space; this is your home. Put things in order and do simple daily chores so this space makes you feel happy and relaxed everyday.

I am no ‘Feng shui’ expert yet I reckon a few simple tricks; can make you feel as good as any ancient China man or woman!

The living room is where we come to think, to slow down the world for a second.
– Jason Winston George

Bring the outside in!

Personally, I think we feel most relaxed whilst outside in nature. Inside, we can do our best to replicate and bring the outside in!

My outside lounge

So how can we do this without knocking down a few walls? Well for a start open those curtains at sunrise and do not close them until sunset. Remember the natural rhythm that we are naturally attuned with.

Clean the windows at least once a week both inside and out. Open the windows when ever you can and let fresh air blow as free as a prairie. Also why use artificial air fresheners when you can open the wind to the real thing!

If you consider our caveman forefathers; after finding a cave, the next need we would strive for is a fire! Now if you do not have a fireplace because you live in a 15th floor apartment; you can still simulate a focal fireplace with modern technology. Personally, when I am alone in the lounge; I turn on our faux fire instead of the television. Watching a flickering flame relaxes me every time without fail. For relaxing off the ‘relaxometer’; put on some calming classics and pour a warming whisky too!

Our faux but fantastic lounge fireplace

Watch this space for ideas on how to make your lounge a place to relax…

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