Our bedrooms are meant to be a safe haven from the real world, a space in which all the work responsibilities, relationship woes, and everyday stresses melt away as we relax. If your bedroom is not yet fulfilling this role for you, it’s time for some redecorating. Transform your bedroom into the ideal oasis through the power of color, sound, and sensation, and utilize these décor techniques to make it the sanctuary you dream of.
A Tranquil Paint Color
Start with the bare bones of your bedroom—the walls. Something as simple as a color change can have a major impact on your bedroom and see you more relaxed in your space than ever before. Determining color takes individual preference, but there are a few colors that psychological experts agree have the most calming effect on the human psyche. You’ve likely heard that grey is a trendy color in the home design world, and this trend hasn’t slowed in recent years. Cool and calming, finding a hue with a bit of green tint to it will definitely bring your mind some relaxation and your space some modern style. Not a grey fan? Blue has also been purported to calm the senses, whether you choose a pale hue or a deeper, more royal option. If you’re in a rental, consider painting it anyway and forfeiting a bit of the extra money in your security deposit—it’s more than worth the mental clarity the right color will bring your way.
When it Comes to the Bed
Make sure your bedding is up to par and get the best night’s rest of your life. Add plush comfort and design power all in one by selecting pillows to accent your room. Find designs that match your walls, add a pop of your favorite colors, and experiment with different textures and shapes of pillow to add more interest to the area. Nothing’s more inviting than a mountain of pillows on a plush bed. Check out the awesome pillows from Zazzle and mark your bed with your personal style.
Mirrors All Around
If you have a small bedroom, feelings of claustrophobia can clash with the oasis vibe. If you want to create a sense of more space, use decorative mirrors. The light reflected off of mirrored objects can make your bedroom look a lot larger and more open, and will help brighten it up by doubling the amount of natural light through its reflective rays. Not to mention these mirrors will definitely make it easier to get ready in the morning.
Keep it Clean
Nothing ruins a peaceful atmosphere more than clutter. Do everything in your power to stay organized in your bedroom, by finding proper storage solutions for all of your essentials. That might mean a hanging closet organizer that can hold all of those shoes, an antique trunk at the end of the bed that holds all your different trinkets that you’re not using as décor, or any other storage situation that works for your belongings. When it comes to décor, keep your motif modern and clean. Small, simple vases filled with easy to care for succulents, and some white matted frames containing your favorite art pieces or photos of dream destinations add a bit of personality without overwhelming the space.
Some Mood Lighting
Whether you want to read in bed or dim the lights for a relaxing evening in with your sweetheart, setting the mood is as easy as installing a light dimmer. This way, you can choose the light settings to whatever your heart desires in the moment, whether you need a thirty minute period of calm before finally turning the lights off to close your eyes for the night, or you need bright rays to help you highlight your makeup routine.
The Peaceful Sounds of Crashing Waves
We’ve covered most of the senses, but couldn’t leave off sound. Invest in a sound machine to mimic the soothing sounds of the ocean, rainforest, or even a heartbeat—whatever calms you the most. Drown out the busy thoughts that can’t seem to give it a rest and feel more at peace in your bedroom than ever before.