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.
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.
Patio Watcher Hammock Chair Hanging Macrame Swing
Bring the outdoors in.
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.
Jennifer Taylor Home La Rosa Tufted Accent Chair
Comfortable and luxurious.
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.
Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light
Add a waterfall of light.
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.
Just Artifacts Decorative Round Chinese Paper Lanterns
Creates an instant happy vibe.
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:
MADIZZ Pack of 2 Soft Plush Short Wool Velvet Decorative Throw Pillow Covers
Add some plush pizzazz to that chair or sofa.
ComfortSpa Reading Pillow
Provides the perfect reading position.
Intelligent Design Azza Floor Pillow
Pull up a pillow and have a seat.
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.
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?
NICETOWN Pitch Black Solid Thermal Insulated Grommet Blackout Curtains
For when you really want to escape.
Ashler HOME DECO Ultra Soft Faux Sheepskin Fur Rug
Like walking on a cloud.
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.
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.