You can master the art of relaxation at home by using these tips for creating a relaxing bedroom hideaway. Winding down after a long week of work can be harder than it seems. Our daily mundane tasks in the workplace can take over our lives and spill into our home lives, as well. That tension can make it difficult to relax, even in the privacy of our own home or bedroom.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to revamp your sleep space. From easy solutions such as incorporating the art of Feng Shui to revamping your bedrooms color scheme, these bedroom decor tips will help you to learn how you can achieve a more restful and peaceful environment without breaking the bank!
Relaxing Bedroom Ideas:
1. Get rid of any harsh colored walls in your bedroom.
Your wall color can dramatically affect your mood. Bright red walls shouldn’t be the last thing you see when you close your eyes in the evening. Change the feel of your bedroom by adding lite shades of blue for a soothing tone; a white wall also provides you with a clean simple vibe.
Soft color palettes can warm up any area. Also, look into purchasing a dimmer at your local hardware store, to adjust the lighting throughout your day; this sets an instant mood within your bedroom.
2. Think like a hotel.
I travel often and get great inspiration when I visit different hotels in various cities. A nice hotel can demonstrate the definition of a relaxing environment that you would want to achieve. Create a hotel-like feel in your own home, by adding elements of your dream vacation and bringing them into your bedroom.
Whether it is a quaint cabin in the mountains or a modern chic hotel in a big city, add pieces that can transform your personal space into feeling as if you are always on that vacation you have been meaning to take. Begin with these tips for buying a mattress that you love. Luxurious bedding collections with accessory pieces such as chenille throws, plush pillows and shag rugs give any atmosphere an instant update. Pieces that are soft and cozy instantly send you into a serene trance.
3. Bedroom layout matters
Redecorating can take you only so far in creating a warm and relaxing environment. Get rid of clutter to maximize your living space. Feng Shui creates a great flow of energy around any room.
There are five elements to incorporate in the art of Feng Shui: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These can all be integrated in your home. You can learn more about this practice at learnfengshuisecrets.com.
Your bedroom should feel airy and not cluttered with too much furniture or oversized items; you shouldn’t feel suffocated by all your belongings. Spend a Sunday playing Tetris with your bedroom furniture to find the best layout that works for you. Switch out pieces around your home to accomplish that spacious feeling you’re looking for. Furniture pieces should work harmoniously together to create a warm and inviting room.
Keeping your living space clutter free puts your mind at ease at night. Add storage baskets or a small ottoman that can provide you with additional storage space but adds a sense of flare to your style aesthetic. Keep miscellaneous items out of sight but within reach.
4. Your bedroom decor should reflect your personal style
Make sure to add pieces that showcase who you are: things that make you happy. I place photographs around my home of family, friends and countries I have visited or plan to visit. I surround myself in memories and photos of peaceful and happy times in the bedroom, my sanctuary.
5. Remove distractions to create a calm bedroom
Once you have mastered the art of Feng Shui in your space, appeal to your other senses. Creating a sense of Zen in your sleeping space is easily achieved by minimizing distractions in the bedroom. Your sleep might get disturbed by outside noises which are out of your control. Place shelves around the room lined with books: this creates a buffer to keep out unwanted noise.
Bringing in natural elements to any room will subconsciously create a peaceful space as well. Whether it is a vase of fresh flowers or even a coat rack made from tree bark. Bring the outdoors inside with you. Also, adding scented candles with lavender, jasmine and juniper are known to have a calming effect on your mood. You might also try this DIY relaxing room spray.
Revamping a bedroom or a home takes time. You do not need to run into a store and purchase an entire bedroom set straight from a catalog just yet. Look around at what you currently own and play with your pieces. Adding small accessories and making minor changes can instantly help you achieve that dream relaxing bedroom you have always wanted. Your bedroom should be simple — a hideout from the world.
Guest post by Steven Athea is the co-founder of Modani, a contemporary furniture store with locations across the U.S. Steven has a degree in Design and Architecture from The Architecture School of Antibes in France. He has designed and decorated several high-end night clubs and restaurants in Miami Beach. Steven’s eye for design has helped launch Modani into a national success, attracting the attention of celebrities such as Sean Combs, the Kardashians and Lady Gaga.