9 Products You Need to Create a Calm Space

9 Products You Need to Create a Calm Space

A calm space or room is meant to be an environment that supports self-calming efforts with its therapeutic atmosphere.

Having a calm space is great for individuals who are easily overwhelmed, and have anxiety, and for children. A calm space is also great for anyone who simply wants to have a place dedicated to winding down after a long day or collecting their thoughts.

Keep reading to learn which nine products you need to create a calm space.

1) Plants

Studies show that just twenty minutes around plants is enough to make us feel at peace.

Plants release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, which is the opposite of what humans do. Therefore, putting a few in a room allows us to breathe clean air because every breath is being filtered and recycled back into our environment.

Many plants can provide aromatherapy benefits as well, especially flowers and herbs like chamomile, ginseng, and passion flower.

2) Tabletop Fountain

Tabletop fountains are aesthetically pleasing and create a peaceful atmosphere.

The sound of running or trickling water is soothing because its repetitiveness creates a rhythm our body naturally follows. Following this rhythm calms the mind and regulates our heart rate.

Fountains also provide humidity to a room which regulates energy levels resulting in decreased anxiety.

3) Mood Lighting

Mood lighting can be natural sunlight coming through your windows or warm lights, which are characterized by a color temperature below 3300° Kelvin.

Natural sunlight is calming because the sun’s rays trigger the release of serotonin (the hormone responsible for happiness).

Warm light triggers the release of melatonin (the sleep hormone) and glutamate (an excitatory neurotransmitter that calms the mind and body).

String lights and pink sea salt lamps are both great options for adding peace to a space.

4) Comfortable Seating

Comfortable seating is essential to your calm space.

If you have every part of your space setup with relaxing items but are sitting in an uncomfortable chair, you might walk out feeling more stressed than when you walked in.

When you sit on your couch, chair, floor pillows, etc., you should feel relaxed and as if a weight is being lifted off your shoulders. Flexible seating with a back is generally considered comfortable for most.

5) Artwork

Looking at artwork is very cathartic and often brings a sense of peace to those gazing upon them.

Having art pieces on the wall also brings color and beauty to bland walls, making it a more enjoyable environment to be in.

A psychological experiment showed that when therapy patients completed their session in a room with art, all participants reported a decrease in stress levels.

6) Bluetooth Speaker

A bluetooth speaker or some other music-projecting device like a radio should be added to your calm space.

Listening to music lowers the body’s cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone we release when under stress and feeling anxious.

Listening to music not only reduces negative hormones but boosts our mood by triggering endorphin release as well. Endorphins are responsible for feelings of happiness and euphoria.

7) Dab Pen

If you are a cannabis consumer or want to start using the plant for relaxation, consider placing a dab pen in your space.

Choose an indica strain to load into your pen since it has calming and sedative effects. One hit of the dab pen should be enough to mellow you out.

If you don’t want to get high, you can smoke a THC-free flower or use other THC-free products like CBD edibles or topicals.

8) Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils promote calm and relaxation and are often used in therapy to keep anxiety low.

The molecules in essential oils travel through our nose and stick to our olfactory membrane, which contains specialized nerve endings called olfactory receptors. These nerve endings then carry signals to the olfactory bulb, which processes the aroma and triggers either a positive or negative emotional response.

Using your favorite scents in an essential oil diffuser will lift your mood. The most calming oils are lavender, bergamot, and lemon balm.

9) Noise Canceling Headphones

For many, a calm environment is a quiet one. Unfortunately, if you have kids or pets running around, traffic outside your window, or noisy neighbors, finding quiet can be difficult.

A good pair of noise-canceling headphones can eliminate the sounds around you and provide silence.

Many people choose to play mantras, guided meditation audio, or white noise through their headphones to help them relax.