How to Create a Calm Corner

May 23, 2023

Boy holding calm down bottle

Children need a safe, peaceful space where they can unwind, relax, and recharge. A calm corner is a designated area that offers relaxation and mindfulness for children. It is a safe space for self-reflection and managing big emotions. In this blog post, we will explore some practical tips on how to create a calm corner for your child:

Choosing the Right Spot

Find a quiet area in your home that is away from distractions and noise. Maybe a corner of their bedroom, a cozy nook in the living room, or even a dedicated space in a playroom. Ensure that it provides a sense of privacy, allowing children to have moments of solitude.

Creating a Soothing Atmosphere:

Designing a calm corner involves creating a soothing atmosphere that engages the senses. Additions such as fairy lights or a small lamp with a warm glow can create a gentle ambiance. Add calming colors to the space, like blues and greens, and decorate with nature-inspired elements such as plants or animals. These elements can help promote a sense of calmness.

Boy playing with sensory bottle

Comfortable Seating and Cozy Essentials:

Provide comfortable seating options, like a bean bag chair, floor cushions, or a cozy rug, to make the space inviting and comfortable for children. Encourage them to bring their favorite blankets or pillows for added coziness. 

Mindfulness Tools and Activities:

Mindfulness tools and activities can help children develop self-awareness and manage their emotions effectively. Consider including items such as a small meditation cushion, calming sensory bottles, stress balls. These tools can empower children to practice mindfulness and self-reflection in a peaceful environment.

Taking Ownership:

Allow children to personalize their calm corner, giving them a sense of ownership over the space. Let them choose items they find comforting and meaningful. By involving children in the process, they will feel a stronger connection to the calm corner, enhancing its effectiveness as a soothing retreat. 


Creating a calm corner for kids offers a sanctuary where they can relax, recharge, and develop emotional resilience. By incorporating soothing elements, mindfulness tools, and personal touches, you provide them with a safe space to unwind and navigate their feelings. 

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