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Homebuyers-guideFinding serenity: The art of cultivating Zen in your home

Finding serenity: The art of cultivating Zen in your home

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our homes should serve as sanctuaries, providing a haven where we can unwind and find respite from the demands of the outside world.

Creating a Zen sanctuary within the confines of your living space can take various forms. Whether it’s dedicating a cosy corner in your bedroom for meditation or revamping the entire colour scheme of your house, your options are boundless.

With the right decor and products, your home can be transformed into a serene space, allowing you to recharge and rejuvenate your spirit. A tranquil home not only reduces stress but also fosters mental clarity.

Here’s a guide to help you create a space where you can unwind, meditate or simply be.


Incorporate these stylish storage essentials to declutter your living environment. Decluttering helps create a sense of self-efficacy and can also reduce anxiety.

Muji Polypropylene Wide Storage Box, Medium,Translucent (S$23.00)

Available as a pack of two, these sturdy storage bins are supported by metal frames and a wear-resistant edge at the bottom. For the meticulous organiser, they include detachable transparent labels for easy identification. Use them for clothes, towels, toys, pet items or fold them flat when not in use.

MAX Houser 3 Tier Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer with Garment Rod (S$19.13; usual price: S$23.38)

Sink into the plush comfort of this wide, curved-bottom chair, perfect for reading or watching a movie. Made with premium faux fur, it supports up to 120kg, folds for easy storage and is simple to spot clean with warm water and a mild detergent. Available in seven colours – grey, beige, black, blue, green, white and pink.

NaKeah Rocking Chair, Upholstered Chair Lounge Recliner (S$259.99)

This USB-powered aromatherapy diffuser operates quietly and can run for three to five hours continuously, or eight to 10 hours on mist mode. When it runs out of water, it automatically turns off. It also doubles as a night light with seven calming LED colours. Place it on your bedside table for maximum effect.

Aroma Diffuser Colorful Flame for Home (S$33.99)

If you’re new to aromatherapy, start with this set of essential oils with ingredients sourced from farms with a commitment to regenerative, earth-kind practices. This set contains lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, orange, peppermint and tea tree essential oils, all steam-distilled for maximum potency and purity. Lavender promotes relaxation, lemongrass calms and soothes, while peppermint enhances mental clarity. Mix and match to create your perfect blend.


Bring the outdoors in by introducing some indoor greenery. Plants are known to support mental and physical health, as well as boost indoor air quality.

Live Monstera Deliciosa Plant (S$27.00)

Adorn your tabletop or shelf with a chic terrarium, perfect for nurturing succulents, moss, ferns, cacti and other small tropical plants. This house-shaped glass terrarium, measuring 9.8×7.9×5.9 inches, exudes elegance with its sleek black accents and charming swing lid. A terrarium also helps keep your living space pristine as the soil is contained within the enclosure.

Amootek Tabletop Fountain (S$87.68)

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