Your bedroom is your sanctuary, the place where you go to relax and chill out after a hectic day. However, it is also a room that can quickly become cluttered and untidy, which could potentially lead you to feeling stressed out in your bedroom rather than relaxed.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can renovate your bedroom to create a relaxing space that you enjoy spending time in and that promotes a good night’s sleep. Read on the find out how you can create a bedroom sanctuary.
It’s not easy to relax when you feel overwhelmed by clutter, so first and foremost, ensure that your bedroom has plenty of storage space. There is a style of closet and drawers to suit every taste, whether you prefer free standing furniture or fitted furniture. You can even find storage that can be customized to fit into unusual spaces — for instance, if you have an attic bedroom.
Once you have your bedroom storage installed, make an effort to spend at least five minutes a day tidying your things away. Doing this will help to keep your bedroom clutter free, giving you a tranquil space where you can relax.
The color of your walls can have a huge impact on your mood, according to color theory. For a tranquil bedroom that promotes good sleep hygiene, paint your walls in calming blues and paler neutrals – bright colors such as red and orange will conversely make you feel energetic and awake.
If a wall painted in a single color sounds just a little too plain for you, why not add some hand painted decoration with wall painting stencils? These are available in several designs, such as classic florals or geometric medallions, to give your bedroom walls a touch of hand painted artistry.
Perhaps nothing is less conducive to sleep than a bright room. If you are particularly sensitive to light, you could invest in blackout curtains for your bedroom. Not only will these block out light, but their insulating effect will also insulate your bedroom against drafts. They are available in a variety of shades and designs to suit your décor and taste and can be made to measure to fit your windows. If curtains aren’t to your taste, you could always investigate other options; blinds, for example, do an excellent job of blocking the light out.
Have you ever felt a shock when getting out of bed in the winter months because your feet touched the cold floor? There’s nothing like a soft and cozy carpet to help make getting out of bed that bit easier. The insulating effect of a carpet helps with warmth and to deaden noise, making it an excellent flooring choice for a bedroom with a bit of added luxury. However, bear in mind that carpets are relatively high maintenance. Make sure that you vacuum regularly and watch out for spillages to ensure that your bedroom carpet remains looking its best.