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30 Must-Haves for Your Emotional Support Room

A candle sits on top of books, a woman drinks coffee over a blanket, and a chair hangs from a ceiling.
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Saying life is stressful seems like a gross understatement lately. With everything from career pressures to, you know, the general state of the world, it’s important to have somewhere you can retreat to and recharge. Enter, emotional escape rooms.

If you’ve never heard of this design trend, it originated on Pinterest. The idea is to create an oasis in your home that provides an escape from the stress and pressures of day-to-day life. It doesn’t have to be an entire room, either—a small, dedicated section of a bedroom or the corner of an office or den will work, too.

Sound good? If so, here are 30 cozy must-haves to create your own emotional escape room or space.

Seating

Three chairs sit in living spaces.
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Whether you want to use your emotional support space for reading, meditation, or binging Netflix shows, comfy seating is a must. From oversized loveseats to hanging hammock chairs, there are a lot of ways to get cozy, but these are some of our favorites:

Better Homes & Gardens Papasan Chair with Fabric Cushion

Snuggle up with a cup of tea in this fluffy Papasan.

Lifestyle Solutions Lexington Armchair

Grab a book and a blanket because this oversized beauty is perfect for reading.

Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair

Fainting from exhaustion will be a lot more comfortable in this bean bag.

Best Choice Products Wicker Egg Chair

Add some string lights and you've got a truly whimsical retreat.

Lighting

A neon sign is shaped like a moon and cloud, twinkle lights cascade down a wall, and a light projects a galaxy onto a wall.
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Cozy spaces rely a lot on ambiance. For those times when you need to check out and take a break, the right lighting can instantly transport you. From creating a galaxy getaway to simple desk lamps, these lighting options can create any vibe you want in your emotional escape room:

BlissLights Sky Lite

Bring the entire galaxy to your room.

3D Moon Lamp by Mind-glowing

Perfect for your desk or nightstand.

TACAHE Corner Floor Lamp

When you need a pop of color in the corner.

JTLMEEN Cloud and Moon Led Neon Light

Perfect for napping or meditation.

Pillows

Pillows line a bench, a woman uses a desk pillow, and throw pillows are on a couch.
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It’s important that you’re able to lounge in comfort and peace in your emotional escape room. And, of course, the best way to do that is with a perfectly cushy pillow:

ComfortSpa Reading Pillow

Provides the perfect reading position.

Intelligent Design Azza Floor Pillow

Pull up a pillow and have a seat.

Cushie Pillows

Think of this as an adult squishmallow.

Cup Cozy Deluxe Pillow

Never spill your drink again.

LapGear Designer Lap Desk with Phone Holder and Device Ledge

Perfect for doing some journaling.

Décor and Accessories

A faux fur rug is on a floor, a candle sits on books, and a wall is adorned with constellation wallpaper.
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The little things in your emotional escape room matter, too, so don’t neglect the details. Everything from fragrance to aesthetics can make your space feel more serene. Here are some of our favorite décor pieces and accessories to keep you feeling calm, cool, and collected:

Earnest Living Essential Oil Diffuser

Indulge in some aromatherapy with this stylish diffuser.

Paddywax Candles Hygge Collection Scented Candle

This gem comes from a hygge collection. Need we say more?

UODBUYO Mini Humidifier

This will look adorbs on your nightstand or desk.

Novogratz x Tempaper Frost Constellations Removable Peel and Stick Wallpaper

If you really want to up the relaxing ante.

Blankets

Blankets are thrown over chairs.
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No matter what kind of climate you live in, it’s difficult to resist a throw blanket. From ultra-fluffy fleeces to the kind you can wear, a quality throw will not only look beautiful in your emotional escape space, but it’ll also make those late-night reading sessions even comfier.

You’re sure to find just the right blanket for your room somewhere on this list:

Tuddrom Decorative Extra Soft Fuzzy Faux Fur Throw Blanket

So soft, you'll think you should pet it.

THE COMFY Original

Stylish? No, but it'll be the comfiest thing you ever wear.

YnM Weighted Blanket

The perfect way to relax after a tough day.

Abound Chunky Knit Blanket Throw

Nothing says cozy like a chunky knit.

Longhui bedding Acrylic Cable Knit Sherpa Throw Blanket

If you're perpetually cold, this Sherpa will take care of that.

Vremi Electric Blanket

It's like relaxing under a freshly dried load of laundry.


We all need a break once in a while, so why not create a soothing oasis in your own home? Whether you’ve been on the edge of burnout lately, or you’re just trying to practice more self-care, an emotional escape room could be just the ticket.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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