Our bedrooms are often the space in our house that we seek when we want peace and quiet. We recharge our energy, process our days, and dream in these spaces. We also engage in intimate physical activity in this space.
Why is it so important that it be a tranquil space? These things help us maintain happiness, destress, and stay focused on the goals we set.
“My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally.” – Vera Wang
There are several ways you can make your bedroom a place that you enjoy retreating to. Your bedside table should have the right items on it and be free of clutter.
Flowers and greenery are a way to include nature. A luxurious mattress and comfortable sheets are a must-have. Even the colors and decor of our walls as well as the bedding can affect the space. Using the right kind of electronic device is also essential.
How does the way we decorate our rooms increase the sense of peace we find? Keep reading to find out!
Get your bedside table ready
What is on your bedside table right now? A cup or a mug? Vitamins? Your phone charger? It is really easy for us to just throw everything on this tiny little table, but is any of that necessary?
A cluttered bedside table always makes me nervous because it is like a Jenga puzzle… I’m just waiting to knock something off of there!
My daughter opted for a pink Himalayan salt lamp in her room, and she loves it! Hers also has a diffuser so she can use some essential oils at bedtime. My favorite thing about this particular table is that there is no drawer that will just turn into another place to squirrel away junk!
“Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.” – Earl Nightingale
Don’t be afraid to use some plants
Susy Salcedo has some excellent reasons why your bedroom should have some plants in it. She says that plants help make your room feel alive, they purify the air, and they even help you relieve stress!
In order for a plant to purify the air, you will obviously need a real plant. This adorable five-pack of succulents should do nicely. They come potted and are small enough that you could make an exception and set one on your bedside table…
If you don’t want a live plant but are going for the aesthetic, then check out this trio of faux Eucalyptus, Boxwood, and Rosemary plants. The bright green against the simple grey stone pots looks inviting and clean.
“Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.” – Astrid Alauda
Treat yourself to some luxury
Sleep is an essential activity that happens in the bedroom. It is much easier to sleep on the right mattress and some comfortable sheets. This is not the place to pinch pennies.
According to Tempo.io, “Given that an average person sleeps for 8 hours in a day, that means that an average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime or basically one-third of their life.” That is a long time to spend on scratchy sheets or a mattress you hate.
You will be thankful for these luxury Egyptian 1800 thread count sheets. I know it might seem excessive at first, but trust me. Here’s another tip for getting that luxurious feel: keep your bed made!
I used to belong to the “Why make the bed every day, when I am only going to unmake it again later” camp. However, there is something incredibly peaceful about crawling into a made bed. Again, trust me and you will see.
“Nothing makes you feel better than when you get into a hotel bed, and the sheets feel so good. Why shouldn’t you wake up like that every day? Spend money on your mattress and bedding because these things make a difference in your sleep and, ultimately, your happiness.” – Bobby Berk
Use the right colors for walls and textures
Advanced Sleep Solutions says the best five colors to promote sleep are: grey, green, blue, purple, and earth tones. Blue and green can induce feelings of calmness. Blue and lilac can also make you feel calmer.
We just recently replaced the carpet in our bedroom and went with a medium-toned grey. The walls are painted a light grey with white trim. I love my bedroom so much more than I ever have. I simply enjoy walking in there.
If you are looking for a new bedspread, this one from Cozy Line Home Fashions has you covered. It is grey and white, with hints of blue and green. It would look splendid next to a little white bedside table with some greenery on it.
“Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not … All colors arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically material or tangible, while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.” – Yves Klein
Choosing the right wall decor
Now that I finally got the walls and carpet right in our bedroom I need to find the perfect wall art. Wall art is the finishing touch that adds harmony to other decor choices.
This 16×44 wall canvas is perfect for any master bedroom that couples share. It looks like grey wood, with a sweet message: “Love you then, love you still. Always have, always will.”
If you don’t want one that is so sappy, then check out this peaceful piece of art. These flowers have a beautiful shade of purple, in case you were still wondering how to incorporate that color into your room!
“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.” – Unknown
Use a wake-up light and introduce some white noise
I first heard about a wake-up light when Mark Zuckerberg was talking about how he made one for his wife, so she wouldn’t have to look at a clock or her phone. I remember thinking what on Earth is this thing?
Well, the concept is ingenious! BeRightLight.com, explains that, “The science behind wake-up lights and sunrise simulations is clear. You can wake up better, feel more energetic, and effectively balance your circadian rhythms. Once that occurs, the quality and quantity of your sleep will begin to improve.” Who doesn’t want that?
This light by Hatch offers a sunrise alarm clock, a white noise library, and a wind-down setting. It can even function as a bedside lamp.
This is the next thing on my list! Then we finally will be able to get the phones out of the bedroom because I won’t need my sleepy sound app (Sleep Pillow) or the alarm clock. I can then better utilize the hour or so I lay in the bed staring at Facebook first thing in the morning.
Is your bedroom as peaceful as it could be? What would you change about it? We all deserve a space that rejuvenates us and promotes a healthy mindset.
Remember to keep your room tidy and uncluttered. Choose colors that promote feelings of calmness or relaxation. Make sure your bedroom is physically comfortable. Invest in some good lighting and ways to get more restful sleep. Wake up naturally and start your day off the right way.
Do you have any tips or favorite bedroom decor items? Feel free to share them in the comment section below, and sleep well tonight!