Pre-Holiday Grounding Rituals

It’s no secret that tensions start to rise as the holiday seasons approach. Maybe it’s the stress of hosting a large dinner party, or maybe the nerves of seeing distant friends and family. Whatever the trigger is, we want you to feel good going into the season and have the necessary tools to ground yourself before the madness begins!

Grounding Rituals
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Morning Stretching. Movement is one of the best ways to work out the kinks in life. Simply taking ten to fifteen minutes in the morning to stretch and move your body will start your day with positivity and wake up your mind for success.

Gratitude List. The act of writing is powerful. Words that are jotted onto paper are thoughts that go into the universe and soon manifest. One of the best ways to create positive energy around yourself is to make a daily gratitude list of ten things you are thankful for. These can be simple phrases outlining the things in life you appreciate. When you live with gratitude, your life becomes magical and it’s almost as if you have a bubble around you blocking out any negativity.

Fresh Air. When the walls feel as if they are closing in, step outside! The fresh air will jolt your mind into a new realm and release serotonin. You can take a walk around your street or even suit up for a run. Being outdoors, whether it is cold or hot outside, will help you to remember the beauty in our world– just keep your mind and eyes open!

Grounding Rituals
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Find Moments of Peace. Around the holidays we are usually surrounded by large groups. Family dinner parties, work events and various other obligations make finding quiet time difficult. For more introverted people, this can be exhausting. Finding a moment of silence can make all the difference in your day or night. A few methods could be stepping outside for a few moments alone or escaping to another room for five minutes. These few minutes of alone time will help to wind down the mind and reset.

Endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! These little guys are our natural energy boosters. Ditch the coffee and move your body instead! We release endorphins while working out, laughing and meditating. Ease your mind and radiate happy vibes.

Music. Ambiance is everything. Turn up tunes that make you happy. Dance around and do a little jig, or simply have it playing in the background. Songs that you love will be sure create a happy space for your day. It’s also a great way to set the mood for any gathering and ensure no awkward silences!

Create a Sanctuary. Make your home a sanctuary. Decorate your space with things that give you peace. Embrace color therapy and stick to an aesthetic that will bring clarity to your mind rather than clutter. What you include in your home is intimate and special to you, so make it your dream space!

Grounding Rituals
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Peach Tones For Fall

Peach tones aren’t just for the summer! Peach is actually an incredible transition color into the fall months. This color brings in feelings of peace and friendship. Warmth radiates from any pigment of peach and will keep your space fresh in the cooler, darker months. Feeling peachy yet? We love this cheeky color and hope to see lots of it this fall season– check out these peachy home spaces for inspiration.

Peach Tones For Fall
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Five Snuggly Blankets We Love This Season

As cooler weather starts to roll through, the fireplace is starting to roar and our cozy couch hangouts are just around the corner. We have rounded up the top five snuggly blankets for this fall season from enlightened shops we love.Get your hot tea ready and a nice novel because you won’t want to leave your cozy nook!

  1. Glacier National Park Wool Blanket by Pendleton
Snuggly Fall Blankets
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Pendleton uses quality wool guaranteed to keep you warm through the seasons. Pendleton blankets are ones that last years and truly become an iconic staple in your winter household. The National Park blankets honor our beautiful national parks, which is just another reason to donate by purchasing this blanket.

2. Miramar Organic Waffle Blanket by Coyuchi

Snuggly Fall Blankets
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This waffle blanket is made in Portugal with 100% Organic Cotton. With this clean fabric, you’ll feel cozy while having a minimalistic throw for your couch or bed.

3. Nublado Wool Throw by The Citizenry

Snuggly Fall Blankets
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4. Fine Merino Blanket by Tekla

Snuggly Fall Blankets
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This fine merino wool blended blanket is both functional and stylish. Tekla, based in Copenhagen, uses quality textiles that will bring life into your home. We love their range of colors, both bright and muted!

5. Handwoven Lenna Throw Blanket by Anthropologie

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Bold and warm! This handwoven blanket is a neutral charcoal to add some texture to your space. This is a chunkier blanket, without being overpowering to your space.

Time to snuggle up! We hope these blankets bring you warmth long into the fall season.

Five Minute Journal Ritual For Daily Clarity

Imagine waking up slowly, filling up a cup of coffee, nestling into your favorite chair and taking an hour of quiet time to journal every morning. As this is a nice thought, the reality of our modern day world is that time is NOT a luxury we all possess!

Whether it be early office calls, waking up your little ones or just feeling like your day has already gone haywire, the mornings can be a quick downhill slope! The one thing from the imagery above that we can apply to our everyday routines is journaling– maybe not for an hour, and definitely won’t always be quiet, but starting your day with a five minute journal ritual will provide clarity moving forward!

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Instead of scrolling through your email or socials first thing in the morning, replace this time with a journal and pen in hand. It’s okay to be lying in bed, or folded halfway over your breakfast bar. Allow your mind to stay quiet for just a bit longer. And if you’re feeling antsy or like your day just has to begin, write down these feelings! Write anything. Just the act of taking your pen to paper will provide your nerves and mind a calming sensation.

Beginning to write is scary for some. You do not need to attempt to write an award winning novel first thing in the morning. Jotting down how you feel, dreams you may remember from the night before, or just a simple list of ten things you’re grateful for that day will pave the path to clearing your head! No word is too small, no sentence too wordy, it is your journal. For your eyes only. Want to doodle? Go for it! The sole purpose of this five minute journal session is to simply turn your focus inward, resulting in a clear mind.

Five Minute Journal Ritual
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Nobody is perfect, and some days even just five minutes feels impossible. Try your hardest to stick with the five minutes no matter how daunting it may seem, but really, if you write for three minutes or even just two your mind will thank you! As you dive deeper into your practice, consider writing out intentions for your day. This could be as simple as writing “I will be happy today!” or “Today my production levels will be high, and I will get x,y & z done!”

As mentioned above, anything you write is welcomed and encouraged as this is a space for you, in your own time. Even though it is just a small ritual, journaling is a way to take hold of your day and clear the headspace needed to navigate the craziness of our modern world.

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Adding a Touch of Color to Your Space

Colors change the essence of the environment.

With a bright white or neutral backdrop, adding colorful artwork, throw pillows, plant life, or pieces of furniture will add spark to the space. Vivid colors are bold and can be used to emphasize, contrast or create rhythm. Each color represents and invokes its own mood, creating a vivid feel.

With color, you can cultivate a balanced atmosphere in your home. Light and color exert influence automatically, and determine how people perceive the area around them. Every color, each with its own frequency, is a form of energy.

Take a peek at how some of these selections utilize accents of color to create mood and meaning in the space!

Jungle Tones
Jungle Tones

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Burnt Sienna Sofa
Burnt Sienna Sofa

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Golden Yellow
Golden Yellow

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Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms
Rainbow Tassels & Pompoms

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Blush and Copper
Blush and Copper

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Feminine Bursts
Feminine Bursts

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Marigold + Magenta + Teal
Marigold + Magenta + Teal

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Turmeric & Teal
Turmeric & Teal

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Vivid Throw Pillows
Vivid Throw Pillows

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Gold and Turquoise
Gold and Turquoise

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Triple Tone
Triple Tone

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Colorful Carpets and Curtains
Colorful Carpets and Curtains

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Aqua and Textures
Aqua and Textures

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Teal, Blush, & Plants
Teal, Blush, & Plants

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Seafoam Dining
Seafoam Dining

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Blues and Earth Tones
Blues and Earth Tones

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Boho Patterns
Boho Patterns

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House Plants
House Plants

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Learn more about Chromotherapy and how to utilize color in your modern home!

Coffee Table Books for Your Collection

Your coffee table is often the centerpiece of your living room, and everything that adorns the surface will be the focal point.

The books that you choose to display atop your coffee table will serve as greetings for your guests, and can also serve as a kind of vision board for your current dreams and inspirations. Choose wisely which wisdom and inspiration you wish to convey. Perhaps you are one to simultaneously skim through several novels, or perhaps you more enjoy flipping through volumes of photography or poetry. Keep a collection of every variety; cookbooks, style, travel, poetry, photography, or history. Whatever your fancy, be sure to take a little time every day to read!

Here are a few of our favorites!

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Shop Barnes & Noble

 

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Shop Biblio

 

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Shop The Forest Feast

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Transforming a Space with Mirrors

Mirrors are wave reflectors of visible light, and can illuminate any space.

The earliest mirrors in 6000 BC Turkey, were made from polished obsidian. In Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, polished copper mirrors have been dated back to 4000 BC. Metal-coated glass mirrors were invented by Sidon, or modern-day Lebanon, and appeared in the first century AD.

Long have mirrors been a way of reflecting light onto your face, and pouring illumination into any space. In ancient Egypt, tombs and chambers were illuminated using an ingenious system of series of mirrors reflecting light from the ground surface. Mirrors are used in scientific apparatus, enabling the function of telescopes, cameras, lasers, and industrial machinery.

To create depth and spread light in any space, place large or a series of small ornate mirrors along any wall, and utilize the natural light of the home to reflect brightness into any corner. See how these modern homes utilize mirrors to brighten up the environment!

Wall Sized
Wall Sized

 

Reflected Light
Reflected Light

 

Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern

 

Light Window
Light Window

Modern Meets Antique
Modern Meets Antique

Creating Depth
Creating Depth

Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass

Rustic Portal
Rustic Portal

Modern Oblong
Modern Oblong

 

Modern Beanbags for Luxury Floor Seating

Sitting on or nearer to the floor will help you bring grounding energy to your body and your environment.

Beanbag chairs are a way to enjoy the luxurious, lounging element of floor seating, while still enjoying some support to the spine. In a beanbag chair, you are allowing some additional extension to your lower body by having less strain on the psoas muscle, therefore helping to maintain a higher level of circulation in a seated position.

“Floor culture” has been widespread across Asia for centuries. In Korea, sitting on the floor was a way to stay warmer due to the ondol, or underfloor heating systems. In India, sitting on the floor while eating is part of the Ayurvedic lifestyle, aiding in digestion, circulation, and portion control.  In Japan, there is at least one room of the house with washitsu, a traditional style room that is adorned only with woven tatami mats across the floor, a simple low table, and some floor cushions. In modern times, we enjoy floor seating as a means to feel more cozy and comfortable in our own homes, and when welcoming guests. With an array of contemporary designs to choose from, one can maintain a modern look in their home, while still offering a relaxed and inviting aesthetic.

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite modern beanbag chair selections!

 

Earthy Charcoal
Earthy Charcoal

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Subtle Geometric
Subtle Geometric

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Dark Knit
Dark Knit

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Linen Textile
Linen Textile

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Woven Linen
Woven Linen

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Clean White Down
Clean White Down

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Grey Wool
Grey Wool

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Triangle Lounge
Triangle Lounge

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Faux Fur Nest
Faux Fur Nest

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White Leather
White Leather

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Boho Knit
Boho Knit

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Dark Wedges
Dark Wedges

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Floor Seating Dream

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Soft Faux Fur
Soft Faux Fur

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Earthy Nook
Earthy Nook

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Cozy Lounge
Cozy Lounge

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Twin Knit Set
Twin Knit Set

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Velvet Corner
Velvet Corner

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Learn about how to maintain a clean and minimalist environment in your home in Cleanse Your Home, Cleanse Your Mind.

How to Decorate Large Rooms

When designing the interior decoration of a larger space, it is important for the room to feel cozy, while maintaining the flow of openness. Here are some tips on making a large room have the perfect balance!

 

Large Room, Large Furniture

Depending on the shape of the room, or where windows are placed, you may easily divide up areas of a larger room with and L-shaped sectional. In addition, you may even compliment your sectional or sofa with an oversized ottoman.

Oversized Ottomans
Oversized Ottomans

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Dividing with Sectionals
Dividing with Sectionals

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Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces

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Moon-shaped Sectional
Moon-shaped Sectional

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Area Rugs

The perfect way to create environments for lounging in a larger room are to align your furniture atop an area rug. Use the rug to define the borders of a particular zone for sitting or laying.

Coastal Blues
Coastal Blues

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Area Rugs and House Plants
Area Rugs and House Plants

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Chaise and Area Rugs
Chaise and Area Rugs

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Creating Spaces
Creating Spaces

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Making a Large Room Cozy
Making a Large Room Cozy

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Cairo Rug by Bunglo
Cairo Rug by Bunglo

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Day Beds

Placing a day bed or chaise lounge chair in the center of a large room can be the perfect divider between different areas. If your living room and dining room are conencted in the same large space, separate them with the bold placement of a larger piece of furniture.

Hanging Day Bed
Hanging Day Bed

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Day Bed to Divide
Day Bed to Divide

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Twin Chaises
Twin Chaises

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Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds

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Japanese Screens

A wooden or paper Japanese screen can be used for shade, privacy, or be a means to section off different areas within a larger space. Create a reading nook, or separate your dining area from the main living space by placing a screen between the two environments.

Privacy Screens
Privacy Screens

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Delicate Divider
Delicate Divider

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Vintage Screens
Vintage Screens

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Modern Screens
Modern Screens

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Accent Walls

If you’d like to tone down the openness of a large room, or simply give it a little warmth and character, try adding an accent wall showcasing your favorite pigment. Use a color that is calming and comforting, but makes a statement nonetheless.

Deep Accents
Deep Accents

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Floral Accents
Floral Accents

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Teal Accents
Teal Accents

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Marble Accents
Marble Accents

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Incorporate Tall House Plants

A perfect way to fill a large room with warm, earthy energy is to place taller house plants along the edges of your furniture, in corners, or on side tables. Try a potted ficus tree, a majesty palm, or Madagascar palm to fill out your environment with forest vibes.

Exotic Elements
Exotic Accent

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Earth Tones
Earth Tones

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Jungle Entryway
Jungle Entryway

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