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What Is a Morning Room?

In Victorian homes in the 18th and 19th centuries, there was, along with the dining room, kitchen and bedrooms, what was called a “morning room.” This was a room in the house where, typically, the lady of the house would prepare for the day ahead. While “morning room” is an out-of-date term, the idea of dedicating a space for morning preparation can still be applied to modern homes today.

How to Decorate a Morning Room

Dedicate a space in your home for morning meditation to gather your thoughts and make the day’s plans. First, choose a space with lots of windows – you’ll want the natural light to flood in and wake you up! Then, bring in some comfortable seating. (One of the best ways to use a morning room is for the things you want to do but don’t need to do; Use this space to carve out some downtime before business.) If you want to follow the Victorian way, make sure to include a desk – and use it every morning! You can also bring in some inspiring art to clear your head or infuse the air with an energizing citrus scent. At the end of the day (or, in this case, the beginning of the day), this space is all about early-morning peace, quiet and good vibes.

Morning Room Decor

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