Wellness isn’t restricted to what you physically do—it can also be shaped by your space. Self-care in the home is a rising trend in home design, from yoga studios to meditation rooms, and everything else in between. Luckily, there are some quick fixes for instant zen.

New developments have taken notice of this trend, with the latest complexes offering rooftop outdoor escapes, state-of-the-art gyms and exercise equipment like Peloton bikes, and rooms for group fitness classes like yoga. These health and wellness centered amenities are going to be a must for affluent buyers, so sellers should take notice. 

To compete with these new developments, sellers can consider a couple of options to upgrade their property. Think of adding a home gym, particularly in a basement, or upgrading your landscaping to emulate a zen garden—think of ways to create personal spaces in a home where a buyer can relax and unplug. This could be something substantial, like space for a studio or hobby room, to something small like a cozy reading nook. 

Even if you aren’t selling, you can make your house a self-care sanctuary with a few updates. A quick fix can be investing in comfy pieces, like pillows, a new duvet, or fluffy towels. Add some greenery to your spaces, fake or otherwise. Plants cleanse the air, and boost your mood and creativity, according to Psychology Today. Plus, houseplants are still having their design moment, so your space will remain on-trend. And make sure your space has some pieces that are sentimental for you. This way, it’s easy to practice gratitude and can be soothing. 

Designing your space around self-care and wellness is not something you need to rush. It takes time! Take some small steps and before you know it, you’ll have your own sanctuary at home.