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Call it zen or hygge or just plain cozy, we look to our homes to be a welcoming refuge, especially during the current times. From creating a reading nook to setting up a bathroom “spa,” we’ve rounded up the best projects to help you carve out a tranquil space in a stressful world, no matter what size your apartment or home.
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Create a reading nook–or a lazy lounge
|When a chair has both “cashmere” and “womb” in its description, you know what you’re in for. And this mid-20th-century icon has good looks and a sunny disposition.|
|This cozy velvet knot throw pillow is both a stylish accent and a comforting presence.|
|This shag rug makes any corner a laid-back oasis.
NuLoom Alexis Greek flokati shag rug, 3’x 4′; $79.34 at Amazon
The Scandi secret to comfort, anywhere.
Natural 100% New Zealand Sheepskin, single; from $51.00 at Houzz
|These plush aromatic spa-style relaxation slippers sure do look cozy.|
|This modernist rechargeable LED light will keep your favorite corner glowing softly–and go anywhere you take it.
Carrie portable LED table light from Menu; $195.99 at Wayfair
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Turn your bedroom into a zen zone
|Something light and breezy to wrap yourself up in.|
|Get that cashmere cozy feeling for a fraction of the price.|
|This light therapy lamp has a natural sunrise alarm clock and dimming sunset and sounds to improve sleep and energy.|
|This Moroccan rug is soft underfoot.|
|Get a candlelight glow without safety or environmental concerns, in a variety of soothing hues.|
|Lavender and chamomile aromatherapy spray for linens, rooms, and body. $14.99 at Amazon|
Cozy in the kitchen
|Home is where the hearth is–and this freestanding wood stove is compact enough for a compact space.|
|The simplest comfort food.
“The New Porridge: Grain-based nutrition bowls for morning, noon and night;” $11.02 at Amazon
|Watch the time pass in the calmest way possible.|
|You probably know that the scent of lavender is calming, but did you know you can bake with it and add it to tea?|
Tranquility in the bath
|Add your favorite book, tea, glass of wine, etc., to bath time.|
|This super popular diffuser comes with a starter pack of 10 essential oils so you can get your aromatherapy game started ASAP.
Aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil set, $44.95 at Amazon
|The bathroom is the perfect place for air-purifying plants.|
|Really relax into that bath.
Ergonomic bathtub cushion for neck, head, and shoulders. $29.95 at Amazon
Surrounded by sound
|Add music to your meditation.
Set of 7 colored frosted quartz crystal 8-14 inch singing bowls; $549 at Amazon
|These earbuds allow you to surround yourself in a personal world of sound. They’re water-resistant and come in three colors.
Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Headphones, $199 at Amazon
|When you need some soothing sounds at bedtime.|
|Fill your ears with relaxing sounds.|
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