If there’s one part of the home in which you need to feel relaxed, it’s the bedroom. It’s the room we spend the most hours of our day in and serenity is so important in getting a good night’s sleep.
That’s especially the case for those who struggle with sleeping, suffer from anxiety or have battled with the likes of addiction, with sleep deprivation often being one of the major factors in why someone may relapse.
Of course, you don’t have to go through private alcohol rehab to understand you need your bedroom to be a relaxed space. But how do you make it so?
Well, there are lots of ways in which you can make it that little bit more cosy, safe and serene, and here are our top tips for creating a more calming atmosphere in your bedroom…
The first thing you do need to think about is the colour of the room. Colour can really change the mood of a room and in turn your mood too.
It’s the same for every room, with more natural colours suited to a bathroom, while in the bedroom neutrals should dominate for a more relaxing atmosphere, while pastel colours and softer shades can also be used to add a splash of colour.
You probably don’t need us to tell you the power of houseplants these days. It’s well known, yet still so few of us put them in the bedroom, rather saving them for the living spaces and kitchen.
Succulents are ideal for the bedroom as they are easy to look after, will cleanse the air and offer up a more natural and tranquil environment in the bedroom.
Clutter is scientifically proven to increase stress levels, which means clutter in the bedroom isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep.
If you can’t avoid clutter in your bedroom, think of some clever storage solutions and implement those into your bedroom. You may have to invest, but it will certainly be worth it to get the sleep and relaxation you need.
If you’re lucky enough to have a large bedroom, you can break down different segments of the room by what you want to use it for. This will keep the room more organised and devoid of clutter.
If you like to read before going to bed, create a small corner with a comfy seat and soft lighting to lose yourself in a book with. The same applies for things like writing a diary or in the morning doing your hair and make up.
This will then help keep the bed area free, for you to fall asleep comfortably in.