Essential Items for a Chill-Out Space

Do you want to create a chill-out space but you don't know where to start? Here you will find the items you will need to create a space for relaxing.
Essential Items for a Chill-Out Space

Last update: 26 May, 2019

We all like to come home after a hard day’s work to relax. And what would be better than relaxing in your special place? In order to create a five-star chill-out space, there are a couple of essential items that you’ll need.

The size of your home doesn’t matter – there will always be a nook or a cranny where you can go to relax, while away the evenings with a book or practice yoga or Pilates.

These relaxing spaces are becoming increasingly common. They are part of the leisurely way of enjoying life, leaving behind stresses and worries and appreciating the little things. 

In this post, we’ll show you what items are essential to create the perfect chill-out space.  

What is a chill-out space?

Before we show you what items are essential in a chill-out space, we should first explain what these spaces actually are. Chill-out first began as a musical style, which was characterized by the harmony of its pieces. “To chill out” is also a synonym for “to relax”.

As time passed, chill-out became not just a “relaxed” musical style, but it also became a trend in interior decoration. A chill-out space is therefore warming, welcoming and perfect for relaxing at any time of day, both alone and with company.

In interior decoration, this trend is known for its low furniture, embossed poufs, sofas and cushions, its rugs and its light colors that promote relaxation.

Nowadays, many restaurants, bars, and beach snack huts are decorated using this style. However, chill-out spaces can now also be found in our homes

It is becoming increasingly common to find spaces in our homes, no matter how small, dedicated solely to relaxing. These spaces could be in a separate room. They could be in a corner of the living room or of the garden, on the terrace or on a glass balcony.

Essential items for a chill-out space

Chill-out spaces have very similar characteristics. The person who uses the space will evidently leave their mark on the way it is decorated, adding elements that reflect their tastes and personality. Nevertheless, here are a couple of items that we consider essential for any chill-out space.


Rugs are the perfect addition for any chill-out space. They bring a great deal of warmth and comfort. They also allow you to take your shoes off without getting chilly feet. Combined with poufs or large embossed cushions, rugs can make your space extremely cozy. 

Coffee tables

One core feature of chill-out spaces is that the floor is the main means of support. If due to preference or health issues, you prefer not to sit on the floor, low pieces of furniture can become useful.

Coffee tables are therefore perfect for these spaces, as they are practically always almost at ground level and so they can never be too tall. As the name would suggest, they are also ideal for placing drinks or books on, for example.

Lamps and/or candles

Lighting is also an important aspect of these spaces. Warm light helps us to relax and makes spaces more welcoming. A good chill-out space will, therefore, have ambient and warm lighting.

You can use lamps and candles to create this type of light. You can simply light or turn them on, and then turn off your main light to enjoy your chill-out space. 


We love the idea of incorporating a mini bar into your chill-out space. It’s also worth bearing in mind that there are various types of mini-bar, depending on your taste and your available space.

However, if you’re not keen on the idea of a mini-bar, you can introduce anything else that you find relaxing and that ignites your passions into your space, such as reading, practicing yoga or Pilates, or doing arts and crafts.

All of these items are essential in a chill-out space. They will make your space unique, personal, relaxing and somewhere you can practice your favorite hobbies. Creating a chill-out space in your home isn’t difficult and it has nothing to do with the space available in your home. You can adapt the space you have to accommodate somewhere where you can relax.