How To Create A Beautiful and Relaxing Bedroom

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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I have a love-hate relationship with my bedroom. I love it because it's my sanctuary at the end of a day. It's where I go to rest, relax, and recharge. But it's also a source of stress for me. It's often cluttered and a dumping ground for every item I can't seem to find a place for somewhere else in our home.

Each and every one of us deserves a beautiful bedroom - a space we can retreat from the world, rest, relax, and recoup. As moms, we spend our days looking after others and so when we finally do get some alone time it’s good to have a space to relax in that we really enjoy. You probably don’t get all that much sleep or time to yourself as a busy parent, but a lovely bedroom to turn in to at the end of each day is something that all of us can appreciate. If yours isn’t up to scratch, here are some of the ways you can give it a refresh.

Invest in the bed
Without doubt, the most important piece of furniture in the bedroom (and perhaps in your home in general) is the bed. If are able to spend as much as you can afford, a better quality bed will not only be more comfortable, but it will last longer. A sturdy bed frame, a high quality mattress, and gorgeous soft sheets, duvet and pillows will give you the best night's sleep you can possibly get. You’re most likely lacking in sleep, so when you do go to bed, you want the bed to be the last thing that keeps you from falling and staying asleep!

Decorate in a color you love
Your room should feel personal to you, and there’s no better way to do that than decorating in a color scheme you love. You don’t have to go all out with it on the walls and floors, and actually starting with a neutral blank canvas is a smart move. White, cream or light grey walls with a neutral carpet will make any space look bright and airy, and from there you can decorate with any accent color you like. Bedding, curtains, rugs, lampshades and cushions can all be added in the shade of your choice. Pick a color that makes you happy and reflects your personality. Whether it’s soft and subtle or bold and bright. Do some research into different bedroom options such as color combinations, themes and styles to help you make your decision.

Keep it clean
This one is always a struggle for me...not so much keeping it clean but keeping it tidy and organized. Research has shown that a messy room affects sleep, and it can also impact your mental health. It’s definitely worth the little time it takes to pick up clothes, put things back in their places, and make the bed (I always do!). That way you retreat back to an inviting space at the end of each day. Even though we have hardwood floors, I like to vacuum at least twice a week to remove dust mites and dirt which accumulate in bedrooms and can affect things like breathing. If you feel stuffy at night, this is probably the cause! Replacing pillows every year, and duvets every five can also help with this.

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