How to Create a Relaxing Bedroom

A guest bedroom with a bed, a dresser, and a window.

Your bedroom should be the one room in the home where you can truly unwind at the end of a stressful day. The rest of the home is where the majority of the family activities happen, so it can be extremely difficult to get a moment of peace and quiet. Whether you’re stressed with work, parenthood, or a relationship, knowing you have somewhere to go when it all gets too much will give you the time and space needed to process your thoughts.

Your bedroom is your personal safe space to sleep and relax, so the design should be reflective of this. Check out the tips below on how to create a bedroom that allows you to unwind easily after a hectic day:

1. Invest in a good mattress

If you haven’t had a new mattress for years, now may the time you started thinking about it. A good mattress helps support the entire body and promotes a better night’s sleep. Just like a comfortable pair of shoes, a new mattress is used every night, so it is well worth the investment. Many people hold onto their mattress for too long and are unaware of the damage that is being caused to the body due to the lack of support through the spine. Investing in mattresses that feel luxurious would be highly recommended for optimum comfort.

2. De-clutter

As the saying goes, ‘a cluttered space is a cluttered mind,’ so if your bedroom is full of toys, bric-a-brac, and other bits and pieces that simply don’t belong, it would be a good idea to have a de-cluttering session. Take a garbage bag and empty every shelf and drawer to get rid of the objects you no longer use or are making the space feel a little chaotic. With less to look at, your mind will be less stimulated and should help you feel calmer almost instantly. If you simply can’t part with your belongings, consider buying more storage to keep it out of view.

Creative Alternatives to the Headboard

3. Don’t leave work in the bedroom

For those that work from home, you may be extremely tempted to take that work into the bedroom; however, psychologists don’t advise it. Having piles of paperwork and a desk in the room can make it difficult to switch off when you’re trying to sleep and keep your mind ticking. Always work elsewhere if possible and ensure you use your bedroom solely for snoozing.

4. Tone down the colors

Did you know that colors can have a major impact on your emotions? Colors such as white, gray, and pastel tones are believed to be comforting and calming, while bold tones such as red, orange, and green are said to energize the mind and evoke certain emotions. If your walls need a lick of paint or the current color palette is overwhelming the space, you may wish to consider using much cooler tones to create a much more tranquil atmosphere.

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