Make the room you sleep your favourite place to be and turn your bedroom into a sanctuary…
We spend most of our time in our bedroom so why not make it the most relaxing it can possibly be? From furniture tips to things to add to your room, here are our top tips for how to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary…
Invest in high quality bedding
One thing you should never skimp on is your bedding. After all, you spend half your life in your bed, so why not make it the most comfortable it could be? Most people will steer away from more expensive mattresses, pillows, duvets and linens, but you should think of this as an investment. Not only will you spend a lot of time there, but the better your bedding, the better your nights sleep and the better you will feel when you are awake.
In the image: Oak Furnitureland Bedroom furniture
Stick to a neutral and light colour scheme
Colours have different effects on the mind. Opt for a neutral and light colour scheme to keep a clear and relaxed mind. It also makes it easy to switch up your décor by changing the colour of your accessories. Don’t want to go completely monotone? Why not opt for a single feature wall?
In the image: Marks and Spencer home
Place a plant on your bedside table
Avoid this one if you are allergic to plants or pollen but having a plant or two on your nightstand or dressing table can have a whole host of benefits. Not only is it great aesthetic wise, but it will also slowly release oxygen which will refresh the air. Fresh plants also release water helping to purify the air and regulate the temperature.
In the image: John Lewis Home
Embrace your inner minimalist
A clear room is a clear mind! Get rid of unnecessary clutter or invest in storage to keep it tidied away in a quick tip to make your bedroom into a sanctuary . Instead of having hundreds of ornaments and knick knacks on display, keep these to a minimum and just have your favourite one out. Invest in things such as an ottoman bed or extra sets of drawers for those must-keep items that don’t need to be on display. Your mind will thankyou for it, plus it means less dusting!
In the image: Marks and Spencers Homeware
Keep the lights down low
Lighting is such an important part of creating a relaxing ambience – who wants to relax in a place that feels like an operating theatre? Choose lamps and fairy lights for when the evening gets later. Not only do these create a relaxing glow, but also prepare your eyes for darkness when you go to sleep.
In the image: Furniture Village Lamps
Choose cosy accessories
Personalise your bedroom with a range of cosy accessories that make the perfect chill out space. This can be anything from plush cushions to a fluffy rug underfoot or a throw for the end of your bed. All of these make your space more relaxing and comforting, ideal for turning your bedroom into a sanctuary.
In the image: Dunelm Home
Keep your favourite scent on hand
There are so many ways to keep your room smelling fresh that it doesn’t need to be a chore. Whether you opt for a plug-in air freshener, reed diffuser or your favourite candle, all can make the space smell divine. Try and choose light scents to avoid a headache when spending lots of time in the room or from it becoming too overwhelming.
In the image: Sainsburys Home Fragrances