A bedroom should be a tranquil space, one that is restorative and that promotes quality sleep. Here are some decorating tips that will make your bedroom as peaceful as possible, one that you will be happy to retreat to after a long day.
Keep Decor Minimal & Pair Down Your Furniture
Having minimal decor in a bedroom will help you to make it more peaceful, as the bedroom will be free of distractions. The key is to have a few statement pieces of decor instead. Similarly, paring down the furniture in your room to the bare necessities can make your bedroom feel a lot lighter, therein making it a more peaceful space.
Invest in Lighting
Lighting goes a long way when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere in your bedroom. Mood lighting via lights placed under your bed, for example, in addition to having a reading light via adjustable sconce lighting, will make your room feel very atmospheric.
Add Comforting Touches
Adding comfort to your bedroom via a textured rug, or by adding a few pillows or a cashmere throw to your bed, can make your room more comfy and therefore, more peaceful.
Hang Something Peaceful Behind Your Bed
If you find the ocean relaxing, hang a painting or picture of the ocean behind your bed. Whatever it is that you find to be relaxing or soothing, hang this behind your bed, as this will be the first thing you see when you enter your room. The serenity of the image will enter your subconscious, and enhance your sense of peace and calm.
Choose Cool Colours
Typically, cooler colours such as blue or grey promote rest. Of course, if you happen to find the colour red to be very relaxing to you personally, you should consider painting your bedroom this colour.
Add In Elements of Water and Greenery
Water and greenery have both been shown to both promote relaxation and reduce stress. Whether you add a small fountain that softly trickles water or put an indoor plant on your nightstand, water and greenery are great ways to enhance the serenity of your bedroom.
Bonus Tip: Focus On Your Night Table
Focus on creating the perfect night table by adding things that will help you to fall asleep at night. This might include a candle, an aromatherapy diffuser or a nicely-packaged hand cream. This isn’t necessarily a decorating tip, but having the items on hand that will help you to create a pleasant night time routine is an important part of a peaceful bedroom and a good night’s sleep.
If you are looking to make your bedroom more tranquil, consider contacting an interior designer. BedfordBrooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelaine. Contact us today for more information.