Is your current bedroom just the space you sleep in? Your bedroom is your space, just for you. Why not turn it into a haven where you can relax and re-charge your batteries? When your bedroom is peaceful, you go to bed at peace and wake up in a peaceful mood. Keep reading for ways to transform your bedroom into a personal sanctuary.
The walls in your bedroom should provide a soothing calmness, no matter if you are using paint or wallpaper. Lighter colors such as light gray (or other neutral) or light sea foam blue, are calming and fresh all at the same time. Adding “freshness” to the walls further enhances the crisp clean feel provided by bed linens.
Bedding should look great and feel great to the touch. Cotton sheets are soft and breathable. Sheets that breathe allow air to pass through and maintain a comfortable temperature.
Incorporate intimate lighting, whether that is bedside lamps or a dimmable chandelier. Low lighting promotes rest and calmness. Low/Dim light can be provided by selecting a lower wattage bulb and a shade that filters light to produce low, intimate light. Natural light is desired in all spaces, the bedroom is no different. Window treatments should provide privacy. Use patterned sheers if you want to let light in the mornings. Use blackout panels if you wish to keep the room dark allowing yourself to sleep in. Allowing light in or keeping light out is a personal preference. No matter your preference, window coverings should provide privacy, making yourself completely comfortable in your private sanctuary.
A fluffy rug is really nice underfoot when you get out of the bed. You can either use a soft cozy area rug, or a smaller accent rug placed precisely where your feet hit the ground when rising out of bed. This is the first impression to your day so choose your rug wisely!
When decorating your sanctuary select items that promote comfort, freshness and relaxation. The bedroom is the one room in the house that is strictly used by you and is rarely seen by guest. Make this space your own!