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Create a Sanctuary in your Home

Building sanctuaries in the home is important. Indeed, we should aim to make our entire homes sanctuaries and safe places for us to rest, relax and recuperate. But home life can be busy too, and with so many people choosing to work from home and  with that space also being home to children, the home can start feeling stressful all too easily. Here’s  what a sanctuary is and why you need one, along with a couple of examples of what they might look like.

Why you need a Sanctuary

Modern life is stressful. We all need time in our lives to relax, recuperate and find peace. A sanctuary is a place to do that. Mindfulness and meditation can help you cultivate a mobile sanctuary that is within you, but not everyone has time for that or the patience it can require. We should also try to make our entire house a sanctuary, for us and our friends and families, but often that is not enough either. What you need is a place to call your own, to be free of distractions, and relax. A place within which you can cultivate your mobile sanctuary, so that you can find peace wherever you are.

An Indoor Sanctuary

An indoor sanctuary should be incorporated into every house design you consider building. Ideally it should be free of technology but if that idea is too controversial a music player may be added. It does not need to be a whole room, although walls are helpful to delineate it from the rest of the house. A privacy screen or room divider can be useful in creating this separate experience. Put your feet up, listen to some classical music and drink some tea. It needn’t be a whole room that is only used for  one purpose.

An Outdoor Sanctuary

Picture a small fish pond, surrounded by ornamental plants and finished with a small bench on which to sit and ponder. You have just visualised an example of a sanctuary space. You could also use a shed as a sanctuary, or find a place to pitch a hammock. As we’ve already discussed, it is not the physical nature of the sanctuary itself that is effective but the state of mind it cultivates within you. Bamboo screens can be employed to cordon off a small section of the garden or a tree house could be built.

Contact New Living Homes for Help Designing Your Home Sanctuary

New Living Homes build some of the most pleasurable houses to live in. They are designed for modern living and include a substantial list of inclusions to start you on the path of finding sanctuary at home. Many of our display homes contain dedicated sanctuary spaces and we invite you to visit them and see for yourself. To arrange an inspection or talk to us about how our home designs can meet your needs, give us a call on 1300 366 766 or contact us online.


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