Your Bedroom Is Your Sanctuary
The year seems to be going quicker than ever, and you’re nearly a quarter of the way through. Christmas feels like it was just yesterday. If you’ve got a busy life, whether you have a demanding job, the family home wears you out, or a mixture of everything; the days turn into weeks, which turn into months before you know it. The best way to keep your stamina up, and power through the year like a champ, is to get some much-needed rest and relaxation whenever you can. Finding time to switch off completely so that you can recharge and be ready for the next day, can be a challenge. However, ensuring that your bedroom space is a restful haven, and somewhere that you look forward to spending time in each evening and night, is going to help your quest for more shut-eye.
Bedrooms are often last on the list when it comes to interior design and decorating in your household; they can become places to store things, and before you know it, you’ve created a box room with a bed in it. However, putting some time and effort into clearing out your bedroom environment, and making it a sanctuary for your tired body and mind, will contribute to better-quality rest and sleep, which will lead to great health and inner wellbeing. Therefore, your bedroom should move up your list of priorities, and become the next space in your home to focus your attention on.
The great thing about sprucing up a bedroom space is that you can actually do a few things that will make a major difference; you don’t need an expensive new refit or suite, as you might in your kitchen or bathroom, making it the perfect place to get creative next. Once your bedroom is complete; you can focus on the rest of your home, knowing that you have somewhere beautiful to escape to at the end of a long day. The following are some ideas and inspiration for those who want a dreamy bedroom space in their home, perfect for chilling out and recharging for their busy days (weeks, months, and years) ahead.
Cool, Calm, And Collected
Obviously, you’ll want your bedroom to be comfortable and cosy; however, you’ll need to ensure that you feel calm as soon as you enter the space, and for the duration of time you spend in there. Therefore, it’s vital that you carefully consider your colour palette, and surround yourself with the paint or wallpaper equivalent of fresh, crisp cotton or linen sheets. It’s worth doing your research and seeking some advice from home interiors experts so that you can get a good idea of what mood certain colours can provoke in you.
If you’re a fan of blues and greens, you don’t have to paint a wall navy or acid green; you can use a white paint with a very subtle hint of the colour you love, and create a soothing spa feel.
You can warm-up the environment at a later stage with texture and light, but, for now; you need to focus on clearing out the room and creating a relaxing blank canvas. Spend a weekend decluttering; get rid of everything you don’t use or wear, and you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted already. Get any painting or wallpapering done first, then it’s time to sand and polish any wooden flooring, or lay new carpet in a neutral tone. The room should feel fresh as you walk in, and make you want to sit with a book and a cuppa (if you find the time).
Once you’ve sorted out the new coat of paint, and you have an empty space to play with; you can figure out the best way to arrange the furniture. Try to place things so that the room flows, and it’s easy to walk to everything. You can upcycle your wardrobe and bedside tables by painting them in a similar hue to the rest of your bedroom; light colours with help to reflect any natural light that comes in during the day, and will ensure the room is calm and peaceful during the evening hours. Although your storage solutions are crucial to the functionality of your bedroom; you need to make your bed and any items that promote relaxing, your focal points. Therefore prioritise your bed and sofa or chaise lounge first when doing your bedroom layout.
Soft, Cosy, And Comfortable
When you’re happy with the colours in the room, and you feel like your layout works well with all your bedroom furniture; it’s time to start bring in the softer elements that will ensure you can snuggle-down successfully. The soft furnishing in your bedroom will also allow you to add more prints and vibrancy with pops of colour, which can be updated and changed as trends move forward and your tastes evolve. This is another great reason to ensure that the backdrop is as neutral as possible.
Aside from the colours, patterns, and prints, you’ll choose when it comes to your fabric choices; it’s time to layer-up on an array of cosy textures too. Mix your cool cotton bedsheets with thick-knitted blankets, quilted cushions, and heavy woollen throws. Your bed and armchairs or sofas should be areas that you can sink into, and be surrounded by softness as you unwind.
You’ll want enough light to wake up in the morning and get dressed in your mirror, and you’ll need a warm and cosy room during the evening. Therefore, lamps are a great way to change the amount of light in the room, and an easy way to add to the relaxing ambience of the space. Always choose warm bulbs over cool and stark ones; this will add to a cosy feel and ensure that you’re not getting a headache when you’re reading your latest novel.
Keep T.Vs and other screens out of the space, and make sure that you’ll head upstairs, and have a place where you can truly switch-off, relax, and sleep each night. The hardest things will be getting up and out of bed each morning!