Imagine waking up in a creation all your own – a place that reflects your style, while functioning as a place of pure serenity and relaxation. That’s how you should feel about your bedroom, – realistically, you spend the majority of your time there anyway – why not make it a sanctuary? Redecorating your bedroom is not a task to be taken lightly – lighting, organization, and details are all key components for creating the relaxing ambience you deserve to come home to after a long day of work. Here are my tips for creating a space you’ll find every excuse not to leave:
Lighting: Lighting is one of those things we rarely acknowledge but definitely feel the effects of. When lighting your bedroom, opt for low wattage table lamps rather than high-watt bulbs or overhead lighting. Dim light is proven to create the feeling of comfort and coziness and makes unwinding a breeze.
Declutter Your Space: In a bedroom, clutter promotes endless mind-racing. Take the time to analyze your stuff – ask yourself ‘Do I really need these things?’ Anything that doesn’t serve a purpose should be disposed of (or donated). Any necessary items can be organized into discrete and stylish containers or drawers or displayed stylishly in a now clean space.
Say No To The Glow: It’s a tough concept to accept but the glow from computers, televisions, and other gadgets can deeply alter how well we rest. Think of your room as a technology free zone – a retreat from the busy information in the world – and remove any energy sucking tools from your sacred space – or at least put your phone on charge at least 4 feet away from the bed!
Invest in Proper Bedding: The proper bedding can really transform the look and feel of any bedroom. Choose crisp, comfortable sheets in an inviting color palette or print and invest in a super soft down comforter or cashmere throw. You spend half of your life in bed anyway, so treat yourself!
Bring Some Life Into It: I can’t pretend to have a green thumb (hey, I travel a lot!) so instead of houseplants I treat myself to fresh flowers in the bedroom. I love peonies or ranunculus on a nightstand, they’re a nice treat to wake up to.
photo credits: Jonas Mohr