Pinch me, please!
It’s hard for me to believe that it’ll be two months since my heartmate and I moved into our home. While most days feel like time is escaping us, looking back today makes me realize that we’ve lived through two full months of weekday morning routines, countless meals over the breakfast counter, and a number of weekend backyard cleanup projects.
And yet we’ve made only marginal progress on the decor of some of our rooms. But we’re in no rush, and I like to take my time with these things. To make sure the look ends up just as I had envisioned it. Is that weird?
In this YouTube video, I share a little sneak peek of some of the rooms throughout our home. From the kitchen to the living room to even our meditation room the top floor (that one is my favourite!).
After sharing that video, and some other snippets on my instagram account, the meditation room seems to be many of yours’ favourite, too! So I’m excited to share this quick room reveal progress update with all you, and to share some of the great finds we’ve added to help tie in the calm, bohemian, earthy theme of the room!
- Rug: IKEA (Valby Ruta)
- Palm tree: Home Depot
- Pillows and pillow-covers: IKEA (assorted)
- Amethyst & Citrine Crystals: Happy Soul Toronto
- Candelabra & rocking chair: vintage
- Table: handmade by my heartmate
- Salt crystal lamp: Amazon
Like I said, I like to take my time when it comes to the decor of a room. Myself and my heartmate are by no means, interior designers. And while I like to believe I have somewhat of an eye for design, it takes me some time (and lots of trial and error) to get there!
Some of the plans I have for our meditation room include:
- A hanging chair
- Floor “poufs” to sit on (at a higher level off the ground)
- Burgundy colour paint for some accent walls
- A buddha head to place under the table, surrounded by candles (I’m not buddhist I just like the vibe, lol!)
- Ceramic & pottery vases
- And finally, 1-2 lounge chairs
Having large plants in this room was very high on my checklist. Plants have always had an uplifting effect on my mood, and there are countless health benefits to keeping and tending to live plants around the home (and to hosting life in general). Now I even sleep with a large plant right next to my face in the bedroom at the head of the bed – a blog post for another day, perhaps!
We’re fortunate that a lot natural light floods into this room from the two skylights. We’re channeling that sunshine straight into our plants to help grow them and make this room a happy and bright, yet calm and serene place.
What else do you think we should add to this room?
I’ve been scouring Pinterest day and night for inspiration on meditation rooms. Let me know what you think this room might be missing in the comments below! I’d love to hear!
The next post I share from this room will (hopefully) be the complete final product! I’ll share before and after photos, and even the photo of what the room looked like when it was staged as a bedroom with furniture from the staging company before we bought! You’ll have to let me know which you like better, and I’m kinda hoping it’s the after! >_<
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick