There are countless ways that you could choose to decorate your bedroom, but many of them are simply not compatible with a sense of peace and relaxation, which is really what you need the bedroom to be about if you want to be able to rest, relax and get a good night’s
sleep on a regular basis.
So, here are some tips that should help you to create a peaceful bedroom environment:
Black it Out
When it comes to window treatments, light, lacy curtains or blinds might look good, but they are no substitute for blackout versions which tend to look richer and more expensive and which will ensure that the light is filtered out to the extent that you can maintain your privacy and get a good night’s sleep in the bedroom.
Colours that Calm
If you want the bedroom to be a peaceful retreat, it’s a good idea to stick to cooler tones such as lilac, light blue and grey, which have a more calming effect.
Warmer tones like yellow, red and orange are all very pretty, but they tend to have an energizing effect on the body and mind, which can make it difficult to unwind, so use them in other areas of your home decor like the kitchen where a more energetic kind of feeling is welcome.
You can use any colour you like in your home, you just need to know where best to use each hue!
Having lots of clutter can be a major distraction.
Often you find yourself looking at the piles of clothes that need organised or the books that are spilling from the shelves, and it keeps you from truly relaxing into a decent slumber.
So, even if you like to have lots of artworks, knick-knacks and general clutter in the rest of the house, take out everything but the essential, and maybe a handful of objects that you find beautiful, and not only will it be more peaceful, but you’ll also have an easier time of keeping your sanctuary clean too.
Make Room for a Comfy Mattress
Your choice of mattress can mean the difference between a peaceful night’s sleep and a painful waking nightmare!
So, if your mattress doesn’t exactly do its job in supporting you through a good night’s sleep, check out this guide to choosing your mattress firmness and
Then, treat your new mattress to some comfy, cooling Egyptian cotton sheets for the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time!
Put Your Bed in the Right Place
Speaking of beds, a bed that’s properly positioned within the room can make a huge difference to how peaceful you feel.
One of the best positions to have your bed in is so that it is facing out of a nearby window. That way, you can benefit from the soothing effects of nature as you relax in bed.
Of course, this only really works well if you have a pretty view!
Another good way of positioning the bed is to place it so that it is immediately seen from the doorway, because then the comfiness of the mattress and those plump pillows, really invites you in.
Space It Out
When you’re decorating your bedroom, you should always ensure that the space around your bed is not impeded by furniture and that you have plenty of space to get up out of bed and walk around without banging your legs on errant pieces of furniture!
In the bedroom, soft lighting is not only very soothing, but it’s pretty good for setting the mood if you know what I mean!
So, it’s good to have hurricane lamps and candle holders where you can place your favourite fragrant candles ready for lighting when the mood takes you.
However, if you like doing other things, such as reading when you’re in bed, you’re going to want access to brighter, more reliable lighting too.
That’s where adjustable lamps and lighting with dimmer switches really come into their own. They allow you to adjust the levels so that whatever you’re doing, you feel perfectly comfortable doing it.
Take Away the Tech
You might love your smartphone and your TV, but if it’s peace you’re truly looking for in the bedroom, you’d be much better off keeping it as a tech-free zone, where you can relax free from the burdens of work, eye strain or constantly pinging devices that stop you from
relaxing fully and getting a good night’s sleep.
Leave them outside and let your body connect to its natural biorhythms – you won’t regret it!
If you take these tips into account, incorporating a little of your own style along the way, your bedroom will become the sanctuary you’ve always wanted it to be.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.