Your bedroom should be the place where you can reliably retreat to whenever you want to get some peace and quiet from the fast pace of modern life. Unfortunately, for many of us, that is simply not the case and our bedrooms are messy, chaotic places that make it difficult to relax even for a moment. It’s time to change that.
Here are some very simple things you can do to make your bedroom more peaceful today…
Ditch the Clutter
The first thing you’ll want to do in order to create a retreat in your room is to tidy it up. Whether that means folding your clothing away, getting rid of excess furniture and knick-knacks or replacing bulky units with slick rauch wardrobes, anything you can do to make your bedroom more spacious and uncluttered will make a huge difference to how calm you feel.
Go for Soft Lighting
Light that is too bright can be jarring and cause headaches. It’s much better,m therefore, to go for soft lighting in the bedroom.You can achieve this by using candles, a dimmer switch, uplighting or lots of smaller lamps, which can also act as a nice decorative touch. You’ll probably want to have at least one high powered light source available for reading, putting your makeup on, etc., but the bulk of your lighting choices should be muted.
Soft Colour Schemes
As well as plumping for soft lighting, you should also choose a soft colour palette for your bedroom too. Beautiful bold colours can look great, but they tend to stimulate the mind rather than relaxing it. So throw out those jewel tones and choose pale blues, creams, whites and greys for the bedroom. They will soothe you to sleep instead of keeping you awake at night.
Invest in Better Bedding
It should go without saying that investing in a comfy bed is the one thing you really need to do for a relaxing bedroom, but what about the bedding? If your sheets are scrathy, you’re hardly going to get much relaxation time in, are you? That’s why you should choose natural fibres like Egyptian cotton, for the bed.
Scented candles, aromatherapy diffusers and perfume oils are all fantastic additions to any bedroom. Not only do they make the room smell divine, but if you choose the right scents, like lavender and chamomile, they can help you to relax and have a peaceful time too.
Black-out blinds or curtains are essential for those of you who need to get a good night’s sleep. They block out light so that your natural body clock can do its thing uninterrupted and help you to get some rest when you need it most. Today, black-out blinds and curtains come in all kinds of colours and styles, so you can match them to your decor. Spend as much as you can afford on a good pair and you won’t regret it.
You deserve a peaceful bedroom, so why not implement some of the ideas above right now?