25 great ways to turn your apartment into a calming home

Posted On Tue, April 28, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, April 28, 2020 By In Features, Products, Shop

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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.

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing. 

Create a reading nook–or a lazy lounge

Cashmere Womb Chair and Ottoman 2-Piece Set, Dijon 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.

Cashmere womb chair and ottoman; $1,209 at Houzz

This cozy velvet knot throw pillow is both a stylish accent and a comforting presence.

Floravogue large knot pillow; $30.99 at Amazon

This shag rug makes any corner a laid-back oasis.

NuLoom Alexis Greek flokati shag rug, 3’x 4′; $79.34 at Amazon

Natural 100% New Zealand Sheepskin Single, 2'x3', Taupe  

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.

Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers; $48 at Uncommon Goods

Carrie 9.65 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

Interiors and lifestyle guru Athena Calderone’s new book takes a look inside the dreamiest homes.

“Live Beautiful” by Athena Calderone, $36 at Amazon

Turn your bedroom into a zen zone

Something light and breezy to wrap yourself up in.

Three-piece cotton duvet set, $69.99 at Amazon

Get that cashmere cozy feeling for a fraction of the price.

Faux cashmere fringe throw blanket, $25.99 at Amazon

This light therapy lamp has a natural sunrise alarm clock and dimming sunset and sounds to improve sleep and energy.

Philips light therapy alarm clock, $112.89 at Amazon

This Moroccan rug is soft underfoot.

nuLOOM Venice Moroccan shag rug, 3′ x 5′; $71 at Amazon

Get a candlelight glow without safety or environmental concerns, in a variety of soothing hues.

Set of 9 battery-powered candles, $21.99 at Amazon

Lavender and chamomile aromatherapy spray for linens, rooms, and body. $14.99 at Amazon

Cozy in the kitchen

MF Fire Nova Tower Wood Burning Stove (Black) Home is where the hearth is–and this freestanding wood stove is compact enough for a compact space.

Nova Tower wood stove; $3,244 from Houzz

The simplest comfort food.

“The New Porridge: Grain-based nutrition bowls for morning, noon and night;” $11.02 at Amazon

Seals 30-Minute Hourglass Wrought Studio Finish: Black Watch the time pass in the calmest way possible.

Black Seals 30-minute hourglass; $29.99 at Wayfair

You probably know that the scent of lavender is calming, but did you know you can bake with it and add it to tea?

Organic lavender flowers; $10.99 at Amazon

Tranquility in the bath

Add your favorite book, tea, glass of wine, etc., to bath time.

Bathtub Caddy & Laptop Bed Desk; $46.69 at Amazon

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

Snake Plant: Laurentii - 4 The bathroom is the perfect place for air-purifying plants.

Snake Plant: Laurentii – from $33 at The Sill

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.

Bluetooth eye mask, $24.99 at Amazon

Fill your ears with relaxing sounds.

SNOOZ white noise sound machine; $79.99 at Amazon



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