How to Create a Peaceful Bedroom Space

A bedroom remains as the favorite place to rest. It is your own space where you have the chance to tuck yourself away from the world. Here are some great tips that will go a long way in helping you have a relaxing and stress-free bedroom.

BED & BEDDING

This is where everything starts. You need to start by choosing the right type of mattresses, one that feels best for you and provides enough support. If you are not able to buy another mattress, consider embellishing the one you have using egg crate or a feather bed. If you want more support, you could try to upgrade only the box spring. Try out different types of pillow so you can find the one you like and stick to it. Combining soft and firm is perfect for layering. For easy cleaning, use pillow protectors.

You should keep it simple by just using two sets of 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, and this type of sheets will become softer the more you wash them. If you don’t mind spending a little money, then try Bloomingdale’s or ABC Carpet. If you are more of a bargain person, HomeGoods stocks a nice selection. You should always choose sheets that are 100% cotton and have a thread count of over 200. Use the back of your hand to feel them before spreading them on your bed. You can also starch and iron the sheets if you are looking for the crisp hotel feel.

I love my down comforter and it is my favorite because you can switch the duvet and achieve a new look. It is also easier to clean because you just put it in a washing machine. The duvets you choose should be 100% cotton.

Everything on your bed should be both soft and comfortable. Stay away from a beaded pillow, stiff coverlets that are scratchy, or beds with metal frames that can easily poke you when you are walking by. The sturdier your bed frame is, the better. You should invest more time and effort in choosing the right options because you will be stuck with it for a long time unless you have money to waste.

Another thing to remember, you should never buy the biggest bed you can get because it can easily fit. Bedrooms can be charming when they are not swallowed up by a big bed.

COLOR

You have the freedom of choosing any color that is to your liking, it should be a color that you are in love with. If you are not allowed to paint the walls, you should try adding pops of your favorite colors using pillows and potted plants. The color will make you feel energized. You will notice that your quality of sleep starts to improve, and you will have an easier time sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, the first color you will be looking at is your favorite color.

If you have a hard time sleeping, you should go with darker colors, more calming shades will be effective.

CURTAINS

One of my personal favorite are drapes that pool on the floor and can be easily opened and closed in order to control the light. You should choose window treatments basing on the privacy and light you want.

LIGHTING

You should try avoiding overhead lighting because they are highly unflattering, you should instead go for many dim lamps in your room because they will highlight the different areas of the room. You must have a bedside reading lamp because it adds a lovely touch of ambience. You should stay away from fluorescent (green or blue toned) lighting in your room and choose a warmer light (yellow).

DÉCOR

You should limit the objects in your room so as to prevent clutter, choose a few precious objects. A dresser, a couple of chairs, a large plant, and a few pieces of art will be enough.

ORGANIZATION

Organization is important in having a great bedroom. If you take time to ensure that everything in your room is where it is supposed to and keep it that way, you will have a room that is de-cluttered.

Your clothes should be hung in the closet or folded in a dresser. You can have under bed storage if you need it. You should be grouping things such as jewelry, shoes, and handbags together and put them in one place. You can get pretty hooks from the sore and use them as part of your décor. You should also choose bedside tables that have drawers because you can hide your iPod, sleeping mask, books, and personal items.

You should downsize if you start to feel like your stuff is popping up everywhere. You will feel far much better when you don’t have to spend your day trying to arrange and manage your space. A good rule is passing on clothes that you have not worn in six months. For seasonal items, consider moving them to another space.

CLEANING

You should put away your clothes, make your bed, vacuum the floor, and lightly dusting will leave your bedroom sparkling. Every two weeks, I wash my sheets and vacuum the room, do laundry a few times a week, and making the bed when there is company coming over, This is a simple routine that has worked for me over the years.

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