5 Evergreen Ideas for Creating an Intentional Living Space

5 Evergreen Ideas for Creating an Intentional Living Space - Lauren Sauder minimal home, minimalism, slow living, simple living, declutter

Creating an intentional living space is all about building a place where you can feel warmth indefinitely. These spaces often excite all your senses as you find rest + relaxation. With a moment of reflection (and possibly a touch of rearranging) your can transform your home into a meaningful space. Below are 5 guidelines I love considering when creating an intentional living space in my own home.


5 Evergreen Ideas for Creating an Intentional Living Space - Lauren Sauder minimal home, minimalism, slow living, simple living, declutter

5 Evergreen Ideas for Creating an Intentional Living Space

1. Keep only useful items.

Look around your space and decide what items are there for function and what items are there for decoration. Take a moment to appreciate your useful items then think about your decor items. Do they truly reflect you and your personal values? Do you need to keep every single item? The most powerful way to create an intentional space is to love each and every item in the room.

2. Be mindful of the placement of furniture.

Consider the layout of the room and decide if the set up makes the best use of the space. Think beyond what is functional and reflect if the space takes the most advantage of natural elements, like the sunlight. Filling a space with natural light is the best way to bring warmth into a home and create an intentional living space.

3. Include scents.

Scents are a great way to stimulate more than just your visual senses. My favorite way to add a touch of warmth to the air is to diffuse oils. They don’t spread harmful chemicals into the air and I really enjoy the white noise they add to an environment. Some of my favorite scents to diffuse are rosemary and eucalyptus.

4. Add artwork.

Original art is the best way to add personal expression to a room. When choosing artwork for a space, choose pieces that excite you, remind you of a memory, make you think of a place, or reflect your values. Don’t forget to think about the way you choose to display original artwork. There are so many different ways to display artwork that can help add a unique, personal touch to a room.

5. Choose natural materials.

Natural materials are the best way to help add warmth to a space, but also bring the outdoors in. Consider choosing a few plants as decor items or pairing classic woods together. This can drastically improve the look and feel of a space, while also helping to keep the room feel more unified. The more similar and natural the materials, the less cluttered and more intentional a space will feel.

Building an intentional living space is about creating an environment that reflects you and your values. It invites all your senses to find rest + relaxation. How will you begin to build an intentional living space?