Summary: Your bedroom might be nice enough but how often are can you go in there and just away into relaxation? If this sounds good, click here to read more!
A bed is wonderful, isn’t it? There’s nothing in the world like getting into your comfy sleepy-time clothes and sliding under your manchester of choice and sinking into the mattress.
That knows your favorite sleeping position, welcoming you with cool sheets and pillows that have molded themselves to suit your head shape over the years.
Although, that is just me talking. Maybe your bedroom isn’t that great? Maybe there’s stuff in your room that makes weird shapes at night, or maybe it’s too open and you feel stranded, or it’s too cluttered and you feel trapped.
If this is the case, don’t worry. We can help you reclaim your space and achieve ultimate relaxation!
The Empty Canvas
Just like with any decorating project, it’s best to start with an empty room.
Make some space in other areas of the house for any furnishings you may need to move and enlist the help of friends and family to clear the space of large objects.
Go through the smaller detritus on your own, see what you want to keep, throw away, or donate and you’ll find that you can have a fully empty space in just a few hours.
Add Some Colour to Your Life
If we’re talking relaxation, one of the first discussions should be colour. There are many colours famous for their calming effects and applying a calming color palette to your bedroom will have you swimming in a glorious space of peace and tranquillity.
A detailed colour wheel can be a great help here. For relaxation and calm, you want to find an Analogous colour palette – that is, find the “main” colour you find calming, and then find the two colours directly on either side of it on the colour wheel.
This should give you three colours that are very similar, almost blending into one another.
These kinds of colour palettes are very soothing to look at, and when applied well in a room can make a space feel inviting and tranquil.
Let There Be Light!
LED light strips are long strips of tiny little lights. These strips often have a sticky back, designed to be placed on walls.
The strips can then be controlled via remote control to throw coloured light along the edges and corners of walls they’re attached to.
These lights can create a very soothing mood, especially when programmed to gently change colour over time, the soft ebb and flow from one hue to another providing relaxing visual stimulation to slow down and cool an erratic or stressed mind.
Alternatively, you can invest in a star projector, a little device that when switched on, creates a galaxy-like display of light and dots that resemble the night sky and stars.
These little gizmos aren’t expensive and are wonderful sensory applications for people with active minds or neurodivergent like autism or ADHD.
Furniture and Bric-a-brac
Once you’ve beautified your space with colour and light you can start to think about moving your furniture back in.
Try not to go with the same arrangement you had previously to undergo this, as then it won’t feel like much has changed. We’re trying to create a sanctuary of relaxation.
This might have involved you buying new furniture or a new bed, but whatever you’ve done if you put everything back the way it was, it will lessen the feeling of rejuvenation, and lower the impact of your new, relaxing haven.
Also, try to introduce some of your personality into the space through some of your favourite personal items.
Move-in a couple of choice articles of your favourite collection into your room or buy a themed lamp or bed set.
The more things you have in your room that remind you of being “happy”, the more relaxation and joy you will get out of your space.
There should always be at least one window in a bedroom, and how it is treated will contribute greatly to how much relaxation you find there. After all, a window during the day is a portal for light and air.
At night, a window is a peephole for unsavoury types. A sense of privacy is crucial to creating a bedroom that is your sanctuary. Your bedroom should be your day-to-day safe room, not a free show for the outside world.
For maximum privacy, we can’t recommend roller or roman blinds highly enough.
Blinds, we typically find, are better for privacy than curtains or drapes, due to their more “solid” design, and these roller and roman blinds are fantastic for keeping out the peering eyes of others.
Not only that, but they come in a variety of colours and designs, and rollers are some of the cheapest blinds on the market, so their purchase and implementation won’t come at a severe cost!