After a day’s work, there is always that place you want to retreat to where you can find some peace and tranquility, for us that place is the Bedroom. The Bedroom is one of the most intimate and personal space of a home and it is important to keep it that way by making it cozy, comfortable and warm. When designing your bedroom to reflect these characteristics, you put in mind soft earthy tones, soothing textures, low/candle light. Here are 5 ways you can make your bedroom a place of refuge and comfort where you drown all the hustling and bustling of living in a fast-paced world.
- USE CALMING COLORS AND SOFT FINISHES
When you think colors in the bedroom, think soft and calm rather than bold and bright. Colors like light to mid-tone grey, beiges, browns, blues. Colors like this give you a peaceful but not dull background. Use finishes like wood, rattan, wicker, wool to add coziness to the room. If you have a really dull space, introduce wallpaper with texture and character on a wall to add little bit of life to your bedroom. If you want to introduce bright colors, a great way is to use flowers, will light up your calm space without it being overwhelming.
2. CREATE AMBIANCE WITH LIGHTING
A cozy bedroom requires light and i mean low light. After dark, ditch your overhead lights and introduce soft lighting with the bedside lamps or strategically placed wall/ceiling mounted lights. Ensure you use low-wattage bulbs and sturdy lampshades to diffuse the light throughout the room, this gives you an intimate and soft mood you want in the room. Use black-out curtains to block out natural light during the day to give the soft mood while taking a nap.
3. INTRODUCE TEXTURES
A great way to create texture and coziness in your bedroom is by using Fabrics. Splurge on good sheets with a high thread count, they give a soft and comfortable feel when you lie in them. A good comforter is also very important for a good night’s sleep. Mix and match throw pillows that compliment the color scheme. Asides your bed linen, introduce a cozy blanket by draping the back of the chair or the foot of the bed. Another great way to add texture is by using an area rug. A good high-pile wool rug will add texture and warmth to your space.
Introduce accessories like wall art that compliment your color scheme, books, candles and diffusers. Lavender essential oil helps with restlessness and anxiety, add some to you essential oil diffuser for a better sleep. Decorate with personal items to make it unique like trinkets, vases, or family photos.
5. CREATE A NOOK
If you have space, create a nook for reading, chilling and sipping some tea. A chair with a footstool or a nice chaise with an end-table will do.
One major thing to ensure comfort in your bedroom is your mattress. Ensure you buy a good mattress because you spend most of your time on the bed when you are in the bedroom. Manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress every 5-10 years or soon as you start waking up with aches and pains that can’t be explained by other factors.
Your bedroom should be a real getaway, a place you can relax and renew your energy therefore its important to create this place of comfort for yourself and peace of mind.
Which of these ideas are you incorporating to create a bedroom that gives you all the comfort you desire?
Contact us HERE to help you create a space that helps you stay relaxed after a day’s work and refreshed for the next day.