15 Simple Spaces for Relaxing

Whether it's a niche for napping in the office, a lounge for winding down, or a peaceful spa, these spaces provide the rest needed to prevent burnout.

1. Dreamy Valencia Office by 

Cushioned built-ins and particleboard “coffee houses” encourage moments of down time.

2. Google's Swoon-Worthy NYC Office by 

Hammocks hang beneath the gym’s skylight.

3. Unbot Office by 

Rope netting surrounds the mezzanine level “tree house,” where after heads-down work employees can indulge in feet-up relaxation.

4. Google's London Office by 

Felt-upholstered booths in a quiet room have cushions that can be reconfigured.

5. Portable Office by 

Unfinished plywood workstations in the office are balanced by soft floor pillows for break time.

6. Uber EMEA’s Amsterdam Office by and 

Niches away from desk areas are lined in unfinished oak.

7. L-Shaped House by 

B.L.U.E. carved out a compact two-floor space for a family of six next to a Hutong wall in the historical center of Beijing, with an exterior corridor that runs the length of the residence.

8. Stuyvesant Square Duplex by 

White-oak veneer surrounds the study’s built-in daybed.

9. 1930's Belgian House by 

A cowhide rug softens the concrete floor of the guesthouse.

10. Tokyo Pod Hotel by 

PVC steps lead to the 168 sleeping capsules. 

11. Hi-Lo Hotel by 

Low, curved sofas and a swinging settee define the laid-back lounge.

12. Mia Yoga by

Dubbed Instagram's favorite designer by the New York Times, Harry Nuriev uses color to establish the mood of a space, like this calming mint green.

13. Modern Danish Design by 

Carl Hansen & Søn reproduced the Swing Sofa as part of the Indoor-Outdoor series.

14. Redwood Canyon Glampsites by and

The Ventana Big Sur bath house features teak walls and heated floors.

15. Relax Táboritská Hotel by 

Porcelain tile clads a guest room hot tub.