14 Tips for Making Your Home A Sanctuary

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Making your home a Sanctuary is important as it should be a sacred place, a place that provides safety or protection from danger or having a safe place to retreat to.

There are many reasons why you may want to make your home a sanctuary.  You may be seeking refuge from the outside world, the noise, the chaos that’s piling up.  Want to spend more time at home with family or just turn “off” for a while.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to have a peaceful and welcoming space, there are some things you can do to help achieve your goal. 

“It’s time to make your home a sanctuary!   A place where you can relax, recharge, and feel at peace.”   It’s important to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others.

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Making Your Home A Sanctuary

  1. Don’t think you need tons of money.

While you might want to have a sanctuary that is just as beautiful and functional as possible, it’s important not to think that this means spending tons of money.  

Just because something costs more money doesn’t mean it will be better for your home or the people within it, so make sure you take some time before making any big decisions!

Spend your money once so buy only what you love.

  1. Remember to be grateful for all you have. 

It is important not to take the things we are blessed with in life for granted.   No matter how big or small the space you are living in as there are people who would love to have a place they could call their own.  It might not always be the most ideal situation, but it is still better than nothing!

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So make sure that you show your gratitude each day.

This helps you feel more connected to those around you as well as ourselves too!   Also it helps keep our mind at ease as it’s easier to think about things like gratitude rather than all of the pressures and stressors that may be on your mind.

  1. Start off slow, there is no rush.

If you want your sanctuary within your home to be everything that you have dreamed about, then it’s important to start off slow and there is no need to rush the design process.

This means taking some time each week or day in order to create something that is just right for you, while also being sure it meets the needs of everyone else within the home!

Starting small with just one room and making sure that you have time throughout the week or day in order to keep everything clean and organized before moving on to the next area of the house!

No matter how great the sanctuary may be, it’s important to know when enough is enough.  

Having a place where everyone within the home feels safe and secure, while also not overdoing it with certain décor items or accessories that can put too much of a strain on your time!

  1. Don’t let the outside world influence your house.

It is important to keep your personal life and your opinions from affecting those around you or how you feel about where you live because what matters most is that everyone feels safe, relaxed and comfortable as they come onto your property. This can be done by keeping certain things out of sight out of mind.


Make sure that there are no distractions. While being able to create an area in your home that is calming and peaceful can be nice, you want to make sure that there are no distractions everywhere. 

This includes electronic devices or anything that could cause stress for the people inside of the space if it’s not used properly!

  1. Make sure your home is energy efficient. 

Having an energy efficient house can help you save money and it also makes the environment a better place by reducing our carbon footprint! 

You will be happy knowing that even though you are saving on utilities, all of the appliances and fixtures in your home are still working efficiently to help keep costs low.    

  1. Keep your house organized. 

Keeping your home organized helps you feel safe, calm, and relaxed within the space that you live in because everything has its place! 


It also makes it easier for everyone to find what they need quickly without spending too much time looking around.

Make sure that things that you use everyday are within easy reach.

While you might want to make the sanctuary as beautiful as possible, it’s also important that things are easily accessible and functional. 

If something is not working or if there is a certain aspect of your space that isn’t living up to its full potential, then take some time to sit down and rethink what can be done to make it better!

  1. Clean your home regularly.

Keeping everything in order and clean can help you feel calm when coming back to a space that is welcoming and organized! 

Set aside time for cleanliness in your sanctuary.

Just like taking care of yourself or spending time with others are important aspects in creating your perfect sanctuary, it also holds true for regular housekeeping! 

You may want to spend some extra time each week doing a deep cleaning throughout the house.  Starting on those jobs that hasn’t been done in ages or needs that extra elbow grease (as it may take a couple of goes).

It is up to you and what feels right and your time, but it is important that your home looks its best so you can always have a space where everyone feels at ease!

Plus, it will make the environment more pleasant for guests who come over and allow them to be surrounded by peace and beauty with no worries or clutter in sight.  

This way they too may leave feeling refreshed and ready to go back out into the world.

  1. Be intentional about your space.

Remember that you are responsible for making sure that there is no chaos within your home, but also that there is no chaos when it comes to the space that you create in your home. 

Take some time before moving forward with a certain plan or design and think about what everyone would love, while also thinking carefully about how this will impact each person’s daily life within their own personal areas of the house!

Be sure to have a comfortable space for working, relaxing and sleeping. 

Every member of your home should feel as though they have their own personal sanctuary within the different rooms that you live in! 

Even if it is just a simple area where everyone can sit together or get some alone time, it is important to have a space that feels just right for everyone.

Everyone deserves to have their own personal area they can go and relax. Whether there are certain décor items involved or not, being able to have this type of space can help you feel more connected to yourself and others, while also being able to keep a mental break from the rush of life.

  1. Have fun decorating your home! 

Be sure to have fun with it, there is no need to treat it as if this means tons of stress and hassle.  Instead, take some time each day or week in order to enjoy what you are doing so that the work involved doesn’t feel overwhelming at all!

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, there is no need to feel as if this means everything has to be perfect first go.  Instead, take some time in order to learn from your mistakes and make adjustments as you go along so that each sanctuary is a little bit better than the last!

By having the right décor can help enhance the peaceful atmosphere of any room in your home.  

There are so many decorating tips I can give you but it’s an article all on it’s own, but the main thing to remember when you are decorating is make sure to select items that feel right for the space and go with your own personal style!

  1. Cook in your sanctuary. 

This will allow you to spend quality time with family members or friends who come over for dinner, while also allowing the aroma of food wafting through your home create a sense of comfort and relaxation. 

So, don’t forget about cooking up meals at home either when you are prepping for dinner or entertaining guests.

Try some new recipes out of one of the cookbooks you already have.

I do recommend any Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients recipes.

  1. Don’t forget about your furry friends!

Having pets in your family is great because they too deserve a space where they can feel safe and loved just like everyone else! 

Make sure that their area is clean, comfortable, welcoming and spacious so they feel right at home too.

They’ll sure thank you for it.

  1. Do not forget the garden! 

Having an outdoor space that you can enjoy is one of the best ways to make your home feel more like a sanctuary! 

Depending on the size you have, you can make an area just for drinks on warm evenings or hosting dinner parties in nice weather.

A garden bed always looks nice when it’s full of plants and no weeds, or  plants in pots is another alternative.

  1. Don’t forget to relax!

The last thing you want when it comes to your home is for there be stress involved.  

Making time for yourself, as well as those who are around you, is crucial in achieving your goal of having a peaceful sanctuary from the everyday stresses of life.  

You may want to have a special place just for yourself, or maybe you would like to share your peace with others by creating memories together.   Either way, it is important that everyone has their own space and time to unwind!

When you want your home to be a sanctuary, then there is no reason for this not to be something enjoyable.  Take some time in order to de-stress and unwind without feeling like anything else needs to get done before enjoying the moment!

  1. Make sure everyone knows what the rules are 

You want everyone in your home to feel like they belong while also feeling safe, which means each person should know exactly what the boundaries of their space are. 

Whether this means they can decorate their space however they want or if it means certain rules have to be put in place, it’s important for everyone within the home to understand what is acceptable and unacceptable so there is less stress involved!

It is very important that everyone has their own space within your home that they can go to unwind and de-stress!

Do the heavy lifting last, so you can invite some friends around to help you, then create an inviting atmosphere for both yourself and your guests by lighting up some scented candles or incense, playing soft music in the background and serving a cheese and crackers and maybe some bubbly.

With the hectic pace of life, it can be hard to find time for yourself.   Your home should not only be a place where you spend your days, but also one that is uniquely yours and makes you happy while providing solace from the outside world.

When you live in an environment that makes you feel safe and at peace, it’s easier for the other people who inhabit this space with you to do so as well. 

When your home is a Sanctuary, you can spend quality time with your family at home this is important because you have a chance to truly talk and listen to each other.

It’s never too late to make changes in your house so make it a fun exercise for everyone involved then it becomes more like an oasis in no time.  There are more easy decorating tips for you.

This doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated; all it takes is some thoughtful rearranging of furniture and decluttering your living spaces until they start feeling like a sanctuary.   

The tips I’ve shared should help get things started – What are three ways you plan on making your home into a more peaceful space?

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