Peaceful Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Your bedroom is more than just a place to lay your head at night; it can become your own personal retreat. Many people spend time in their bedroom reading, meditating, exercising as well as sleeping so it is important to design a room you will love. Creating a peaceful bedroom starts with some self-examination and careful planning and Viesso is ready to help you from the idea to the implementation. Deciding beforehand which designs you love best will help you create the bedroom you have always wanted.
Color is perhaps one of the most important factors in creating a peaceful bedroom. In ancient China, color was thought to be a key factor in creating a relaxing environment. Light-to-medium colored blues are thought to be one of the most peaceful and meditative colors for the bedroom. Blue colors foster a feeling of calmness, which relaxes and soothes the soul. Blues beckon you to kick off your shoes and relax, which is why so many spas and resorts choose these colors as part of their decorating scheme. Green shades are also thought to be quite calming and peaceful. To create a bedroom that sparks creativity as well as one that calms your soul, choose shades of paint that have a light-bluish green tint. For a bedroom that promotes quiet and meditation, emerald greens are your best bet. Those who love to get back-to-nature, often opt for neutral or earthy tones such as brown, tan, cream and taupe. Decorators often advise people to paint their walls and ceilings the same color, which provides an understated, comfortable look most people enjoy.
Choosing comfortable and stylish bedroom furniture is also important to fostering a relaxing natural look. Try wooden furniture in light colored wood and straw baskets for earthy, natural toned rooms. If you like a more modern look, try sleeker furniture with small space-saving headboards. If your bedroom is smaller, you may choose to forgo the headboard altogether. Choosing a bed with storage drawers built-in underneath the bed, can provide a plenty of storage space for a less-cluttered look. Investing in a custom-made indoor water fountain is another way to create the ultimate peaceful bedroom environment. If you are on a limited budget, there are a variety of inexpensive indoor fountains available at home and garden centers that will provide relaxation. Indoor fountains go well with light blue to medium blue colors, which will remind you of gentle ocean waves.
Scented candles are a great way to unwind in your bedroom at the end of a stressful day. Choose a variety of shapes and heights to add interest and texture to your decor. Candles are especially relaxing when placed around a garden tub, in the adjoining master bath. Soaking in a hot tub at the end of the day can really ease your mind and soul. Pleasant smells are an essential part of creating an inviting atmosphere. Aromatic potpourri is an inexpensive way to add fragrance to your bedroom. If you like to read, create a special place in your bedroom just for that purpose. You can place a huge, comfortable chair in your favorite corner to read in before turning in for the night.
Avoid placing things in your bedroom that will detract from your peaceful environment or cause you stress. While many other areas of the house are great for multi-tasking, your bedroom should be off-limits if you want to relax and de-stress. If possible, keep your computer in another part of the house so you aren’t tempted to check late night emails. Most people enjoy having a television in their bedroom, but watching television late at night can keep you up later than you want and keep you from getting the proper rest. Experts have found that action packed television shows can actually over-stimulate us, which may cause us to take longer to fall asleep at night. Phone calls can also be a bit distressing, so try to avoid taking calls in your bedroom especially once you have turned in for the night. Parents of young children may find themselves hearing a knock at the door at all hours of the night. While responding to your child’s needs are of utmost importance, you can train your children to be respectful of your privacy. Try hanging a scarf on your door knob, to let them know when you do not want to be disturbed. Most children will learn quickly to only knock on your door when it is a true emergency when your “do not disturb” scarf is hanging in place.
The most important part of creating your own peaceful bedroom space is to surround yourself with the things you love the most. Hang photos of your family and friends to look at each day, which will remind you how lucky you are to have special people in your life. Keep window treatments simple and understand, creating clean lines. Open your blinds or shades each morning, to let in the light of a new day. Having sunlight stream into your bedroom will lift your mood and get you ready to face each day. This is especially important if you have light-filtering shades on your windows, which many people need to sleep soundly. While these shades serve their purpose, they can make your room seem gloomy and oppressive.
Taking a few minutes to tidy your newly decorated bedroom will keep your space comfortable. It is often stressful to come into your bedroom at the end of a hard day, only to find clothes strewn about and your bed unmade. It can also be difficult to unwind and fall asleep when you feel like you have left a mess. Before turning in at night, be sure to hang or fold all of your newly washed clothes. Check your dresser and nightstand for things that are out of place and put them away. Close your blinds to create a dark, cozy environment. Taking a hot bath just before bed will also induce sleep. Once you sink into the sheets, try breathing deeply to relax. If morning light disturbs your sleep, consider wearing a eye mask made from comfortable fabric to block early morning sunlight.
Creating a peaceful bedroom will help you relax at the end of your day and will provide you with a refuge from life’s ups and downs during the day. Making your bedroom your own will also reduce distractions so you can get the most restful night’s sleep possible. Let Viesso help you build the bedroom of your dreams to truly provide an environment of relaxation and peace.