Five Ways To Create A Sanctuary At Home!

Jun 26, 2012 | Sensory Goodness

Sanctuary.  Even the word is relaxing. We all need to unplug, and we all need space to do that without interruption.  HERE are a five excellent ideas to get your home more “sanctuary-like” by next week!

Calming colors.  Shades of blue, grey and my personal favorite, silver sage, can take the “heat” out of a room if you tend to get anxious or wound-up with tension.  If you are always cold by nature, shades of earth tones or warmer neutrals can bring you some fire and earth to be fortified and stable.

Fountains. The ultimate in creating a sanctuary vibe, fountains are as effective as their size.  I caution people from adding giant fountains to their home without consulting a professional- they can not only do physical damage to your home, they can also get an area of your life moving so powerfully that you are unprepared for the results!  That said, you can’t go wrong with smaller fountains, and if adding a big one is on your agenda, let me know!

Music. Your favorite music should always be on hand and ready to roll.  That said, deviate from your go-to popular tracks and opt for classical or other rhythmic music that is instrumental to give yourself an orchestral zone-out time.

Plushness. Have at least one thing you can sink into to sit and zone out.  It can be a beanbag, a chair, a sofa or even a pile of pillows…but make that spot your own & revel in that space to sink in and shut off.

Nature magnets. Bird feeders.  Sage bushes.  Lavender plants. Draw in nature to your windows or a patio to infuse your life with more nature.  Lavender bushes will attract butterflies.  Sage, too.  A bird feeder can be a wonderful way to outflow to the universe AND bring birds to your backyard.  Magnetizing nature brings in tremendous amounts of good vibes!

And… you can create a full-scale sanctuary today starting with all that you have… and it’s simple, affordable, go-at-your-own-pace and so intensely cool I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share it!

Your Guide To DIY Feng Shui is here!!!, and it’s so exciting I just can’t sit still!

Get started on your own de-cluttered, feng shui’d home and life now… and watch the magic happen!!! xoxo Dana


  1. Lily S.

    That waterfall is amazing!

  2. Marcy

    I love these suggestions. Wonderful article!

    I’ve tried to do most of them in our house. I got some small butterfly attracting plants, but they didn’t make it through the summer, so I need to get some more.

    We wanted to get a fountain for a long time. We finally got two this summer. One was intended to be outdoor, but we didn’t have a place outdoors to put it so we kept it inside. Its natural rock shaped, about 2.5 ft by 2 ft, and I say, right after we put it in the career area, our career started to zoom ahead so fast I almost wondered if we could handle it. But I wanted it really bad, the zooming, so we’re riding the fountain waves and keeping going.

    I should get a bird feeder. Fantastic idea.



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