Another guest post in our Fall Decorating series. Bears Hibernate so why shouldn’t we have our bedrooms a Sanctuary too!
Apparently, to get a good night’s sleep you need to have the adequate temperature, complete darkness and no electronic distractions. But what about the aesthetic improvements you can make to your bedroom to help send you off to the land of nod?
Evidence suggests that certain colors encourage a feeling of relaxation; these are gentle tones such as pale greens, baby blues and soft yellows. But that’s not to say that you have to repaint your flamboyant room in a shrinking violet. For some people, being encased in such a haven of your own creativity will have a very positive effect, as long as the space remains clutter-free.
If your room has jumpers escaping from drawers, tea cups on the dresser and a mountain of dirty clothes in the corner, it will feel heavy and stressful when you come to bed at night. The most important thing is to cherish that space and keep it tidy.
Invest in a large chest of drawers, constructed from a classic material such as pine or oak. There are many second-hand options for buying such a piece – try your luck at a local auction. This sturdy vintage piece will add some character to the room, but is also a trusty, spacious item that can house the bulk of your clothes.
Probably the most important item of furniture in the bedroom is your bed. It should be comfortable and supportive – Beds Warehouse has a reasonably priced, diverse range. There is nothing more luxurious than snuggling in bed on a Sunday morning sipping freshly brewed coffee and croissants.
Making a fuss of your bed will add a harmonious feeling to the room. Hang muslin drapes from the ceiling, and adorn with fairy lights to make a sparkly cavern. A duck-feather duvet is heavenly and comfortable. If you are susceptible to feeling cold in the winter months then think about adding a beautiful eider down quilt. This adds a layer of warmth and also gives your bed a vintage feel.
Lighting and Ambience
Space and light can have a huge impact on your emotions. Position your bed so you can see out of the window, especially if you have a stunning view and beautiful gardens.
A top light, although practical, can be harsh and unforgiving. Look into alternative lighting for your room, warm tones can make the world of difference. Little lanterns hanging from the ceiling, or a Tiffany period-style lamp would work nicely. An intricately decorated mirror with an antique frame or mosaic tiling will make the room appear larger and also be a statement piece to complement a majestic bed.
So take the time to give your bedroom some TLC, and subsequently you’ll find that you enjoy spending time in there and hopefully it will contribute to a refreshing night’s sleep.
WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR MAKING YOUR BEDROOM MORE RELAXING?
This post was written by Vickie Bailey who is a keen home decorator and loves to blog on great home DIY and design ideas. ‘