Ideally, all moms would have a “Be Kind to Mom” Space at home — a separate room where husbands and kids aren’t allowed. Obviously, not everyone has such a sanctuary, but here are a few tips on how to carve out some Mom space in any home.
Start by locating a spot in the house where you can get a bit of privacy. For some this might be the bathroom. If that’s the case, invest in some scented candles and Lucite necklace stands. Set aside some space on the counter where you can display all the things that make you feel lovely. Make the time to take a hot bath. One of my favorite tricks: bring in some orchids and steam them in the shower with you. A few small touches and any bathroom can feel like a spa getaway.
If you’re lucky enough to have a dressing room, take full advantage of it. I’ve filled mine with happy things — framed artwork that reminds me of my years in Paris as a student, and drawings by my kids. I love how the cowhide rug feels on my bare feet.
For some moms, your space might be a little reading corner in the living room that you can make cozy and welcoming. Invest in the perfect chair, then pair it with a little vintage table where you can set your tea. Add a great cozy throw and not-too-bright-lighting, and you’ll feel miles away from the craziness of everyday.
And if you really can’t find a space to carve out, then create a mobile sanctuary. There are several companies that make great drawers set on casters. Fill the drawers with pretty things and make any small space in the house your own with a mobile mom sanctuary.
How about you? Do you have any special mom space in your home? What would you include in your mom sanctuary if you had one?