My Breathing Room

bay window

We all need breathing room every now and then. What if that breathing room could be an actual room? I’d love to have an extra room in my home, where I could escape to. A place where I could calm my nerves when needed, or just to relax after a long day.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted a room with a bay window. The idea of propping myself up on the ledge, with a notebook and a pen in hand, sounds ideal to me. Add a piano in the corner and that room would instantly become my personal refuge.

Best of all, the room wouldn’t need any decorations or furnishings. The window ledge wouldn’t even need pillows or a cushioned surface. I’ve always enjoyed sitting on hard surfaces, such as kitchen counter tops, the arm of a couch, and the floor. I find the most comfort, in the places that many people would think to be the most uncomfortable.

When the Daily Post asked what three items I would want in my magically added breathing room, my answer was easy. A notebook, a pen and a piano. If the room were to magically appear, then I assume that it would be built with a bay window, since that is the main focus of my dream room. Otherwise, what kind of magic would that be?

So with the bay window already added, all I would need would be a notebook, a pen and a piano. With those three items, my breathing room would be set.

Until then, I’ll stick to the beautiful outdoors. Besides, with the exception of winter, that’s the best breathing room of all. It’s the largest too!


This post is a part of the Daily Post prompt: Breathing Room

ย An extra room has magicallyย been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than threeย items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

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28 Responses to My Breathing Room

  1. lunatique77 says:

    A lovely breathing room you have there! I am also most comfortable on the floor. I also agree with notebook pen – I’d just exchange the piano for a bottle of perfectly cooled white wine ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I’m enjoying the unconfining conditions of the great outdoors more and more.


  3. bay windows are the bomb! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. suzjones says:

    I have a breathing room. It is filled with my sewing machine and projects, the ironing pile, the ironing board and a comfy sofa. It is the one that I feel calm and at peace in. It is also my meditation room that has been sadly neglected of late.


    • mewhoami says:

      Your room is ideal for those, like you, who relax with the help of projects and crafts. That’s what’s important, is finding what works for you. I, on the other hand, would run out of that room with a red flushed face, angered by failing at my project. haha. I’m not the crafty type.


      • suzjones says:

        I have two rooms filled with craft stuff then ๐Ÿ˜‰ No, this room just has a beautiful ‘vibe’ to it. I can meditate in there. Nap in there. Write in there. Or just be myself. I think that is what makes it special. The projects? They’re just an added bonus. lol


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  6. Easter Ellen says:

    I like your breathing room with the bay window. Lovely


  7. missmurphyj says:

    Aren’t bay windows divine? Reminds me of the dream home I’ve always imagined! A lovely post ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. DailyMusings says:

    love this! I also love a window seat, but do not have one. For the time being I pull up a chair!


  9. stacilys says:

    Oh yes, I have often dreamed of having my ‘breathing room’ too. I still long to have that extra room in my house, up and away from all the noise and distractions. My sanctuary where I can come and be alone. I so understand you here.


  10. Natural light and fresh air. What more do we need? ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. I have a ‘forbidden room ‘ I wrote a little about it once It was the best room of my home I thought , until my kidults realised life without a tvisnt a bad thing :(( .


    • mewhoami says:

      I’m heading over now to read it. Thank you for sharing the link. I’m impressed by them, that they realized how nice life can be without a TV. That’s almost unheard of these days.


  12. April says:

    I’m a floor sitter too! I would rather have a secret garden, that a breathing room. Actually, I have a room to go–the bathroom, but no doubt, somebody will be knocking on the door before too long. ๐Ÿ˜€


  13. jacqueline says:

    oh! bay window! I love it. and a garden on the side.. so awesome!


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