We loved Abby's recent post about using a friend's home to decompress (sometimes you just need to get away from it all). In addition, it's important to have a spot in your home (besides the living room) that's cozy. Often times, the television and a considerable amount of foot traffic makes for a distraction-filled space (and there's nowhere left to retreat)...
Find a corner of your home in a low traffic area where you can quietly read a book or think quietly. It doesn't take a ton of space--a chair, some pillows and a reading light is sufficient. We love Alison's cozy spot at the end of the hallway. A recently recovered chair and a humorous cross-stitched pillow makes for a comfy zone. To us, the soothing pea green back wall mixed with the fun texture of exposed brick reminds us of our time spent on the east coast.
Apartment Therapy readers, in your home--do you have a spot besides the living room that is your retreat away from it all?
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