5 Ways To Transform Your Living Space Into A Personal Oasis

A personal living space is an ode to all your great interests and loves in life. Unless a homeowner is a professional interior designer, it can sometimes be difficult to translate one’s vision to reality. However, a curation of simple touches can often make all the difference and help one transform their space into a place of peace and inspiration to serve as a backdrop for all their great endeavors and achievements in life. 

Let Nature In

Using nature for décor is incredibly powerful. Foliage in the form of planters, vines, and small flower pots can change the vibe of any space. The space will feel fresher and larger and there will be plenty of oxygen being created.

New research has shown how having little plants in your bedroom and living area like the snake plant or a money plant can even positively impact your quality of sleep as they purify the air. If you have trouble keeping real plants alive then faux varieties are just as good visually although they do not have the rest of the benefits. 

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The part that nature plays in your décor may be determined by season as well as the underlying theme you have designed the house with. That being said, foliage and plants seem to blend into every kind of interior design concept whether it is vintage, modern, or in-between. Plants symbolize life and joy and most interior design concepts can benefit from them being included. 

Many nature lovers take it one step further by having fountains inside their homes if they are large enough or having self-made ponds with goldfish.

Outdoor space utilization in terms of using nature for décor is also an amazing way to create an oasis of relaxation where you can read a book or converse with friends or even have a BBQ or dinner with family. 

Create A Private Sanctuary 

A personal oasis by definition is a place where you can enjoy some peace without being disturbed or intruded upon. For that reason, you can lay down some rules such as limiting device usage if you live with other people or children and plenty of visual stimulation such as beautiful works of art and books strewn about all the time. Creating a personal movie theatre is a brilliant way to enjoy your love for movies and to share it with other people especially if you have a bar or popcorn machine ready! 

Creating reading nooks to snuggle into after a hard day at work can be incredibly relaxing as can having a small vegetable garden to grow your own produce. A spa room especially outdoor ones is always a treat to have in conjunction with or even without a pool. At the end of the day, your interests will dictate what your living space needs in order to classify as a personal oasis. Some people love music, others love movies, some are more in tune with nature, and so forth so look for what imbues you with a deep sense of harmony with yourself. 

Recycle And Cleanse

Sometimes our lives end up getting very cluttered especially as it relates to difficult experiences in life. For most people, certain personal effects like clothes or décor items can be a reminder of painful memories so they might end up getting triggered on a daily basis. A good purging of personal belongings at least once a year can mean you are letting go of past trauma and inviting new experiences and joy back into your life. The Marie Kondo method is particularly helpful for people who struggle with hoarding objects and belongings. The purge is on a physical level but it can have a domino effect on your mental health and help you feel lighter. When you purge items you have outgrown or no longer need, you open up room in your life to include décor and belongings in your home that spark joy and rejuvenation every time you look at them or use them. 

Part of creating a personal oasis is having décor and artwork you have made yourself or as a project with friends and family so customization is your best friend. Upcycle vintage décor pieces like vases or tables so that you have something entirely unique in your home. You can watch videos online for endless inspiration regarding creative home projects that will personalize and uplift your space.

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Wall Paint For Inspiration 

While designing your space you may overlook the color of your walls. Designers will oftentimes suggest a plain creamy ivory or seashell white to open up the space and make it look bigger but plain white walls rarely have personality and character.

Do not be afraid of including statement or accent walls in your living space or bedroom especially if you are following a color palette or theme. 

Wallpaper can be used for an accent wall too and can look very stylish especially if it is hand-drawn or vintage wallpaper.

The interior house painting cost can depend on the height of the walls and ceiling but many people do paint their homes themselves and it allows them more freedom to do murals and artwork on their walls in the process. 

Color-Oriented Dopamine Décor

Dopamine décor is an interior design concept that uses colors, textures, and styles depending on what comforts and creates happiness for one particular individual. It is a hyper-personalized style of interior design that seeks to boost mood and productivity along with fighting depression. Dopamine décor usually employs bright, happy colors but it can be any color palette that appeals to a person or one they have fond memories of. Wall paint is a huge component of dopamine décor and residential interior painters can mix shades and textures to achieve the look you want. 


If one’s home could be called by any other name, it would definitely be ‘personal oasis.’ Unfortunately in the hustle and bustle of the modern world, people spend less and less time at home and suffer with anxiety problems due to a complicated work life. Taking the time to redesign your living space and convert it into an oasis you can enjoy every day, is always worth doing. 

Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

Senior Content Creator

Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering jewelry, accessories, and trends. She’s also works with services, home décor. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the environment, crafts and natural products over the years helps her continue to be a top expert at Wooden Earth.


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