We all know that the bedroom should be a calming haven of tranquillity: More so than any other room in the house, it should be a place to escape the day, where relaxation and self-care are prioritized.
But how many of us actually live that way? All too often it’s a different story; clothes are thrown in a heap as you collapse into bed after yet another busy day, with the result being another stressful night spent tossing and turning whilst you struggle to get comfortable and switch off from worries.
It’s never too late to change though. Show your bedroom some love by turning it back into the relaxing sanctuary it deserves to be, and see what a difference it makes to your stress levels and general wellbeing in return!
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- Use soothing soft light
To create a calming bedroom haven, use a combination of table and floor lamps rather than bright, glaring overhead lights. We like a smart bulb system like this:
Philips Hue White and Color LED Smart Button Starter Kit
They let you control the light level without having to install a dimmer. Or for an even softer evening glow try RELATED: 9 Tutorials That Make Decorating With String Lights Easy
- Use natural fabrics and soft textures
Ditch the synthetic fabrics and instead layer bedding, blankets, throw pillows and cushions in soft, natural fabrics like cotton and linen.
- Paint calming shades
If you have dark, dramatic walls in your bedroom then it might be time for a rethink. Paint cool, tranquil shades of soft green, blue, cream or white on your walls instead and look for tints instead of solid colors.
- Use sheer gauzy fabrics to cover windows
Using gauzy layers of fabrics like voile for sheers or drapes will result in a delicate morning light that you’ll love waking up to. Install a blackout blind to stop the light coming through before you’re ready.
- Use calming scents to relieve stress
Certain scents are known for helping you to relax and instantly feel better. You could use scented candles, but for a more powerful effect, try an essential oil diffuser like this one to create a calming ambiance.
Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
For suggestions of some natural scents to try, how about geranium, lavender or vanilla.
If you need some inspiration and tips on decorating with color, check out these resources
Living with Color Book
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