We spend between 7-10 hours in our bedroom sleeping, or attempting to sleep. We also spend time in our bedrooms, getting dressed, reading, ‘relating’ to our partners and sometimes watching TV. I have found that the master bedroom is often last on the list in terms of interior design attention.
You don’t need to necessarily do a major make over, but you can make it a more inviting space by implementing these
5 Easy Ideas
1. Warm it Up! Add some new texture to your bedding by incorporating a new throw for the end of the bed, or a few accent pillows. West Elm has some great options to choose from.
You can also add an area rug in front of your bed or on each side of the bed to provide a comfy treat for your feet in the morning.
2. Add a Scent- Much research has been done on the ability of aromatherapy and its’ value on allowing the mind and body to relax. We recommend lavender. You can light a candle, or use scented oil with reeds for a set it and forget it solution.
3. Adjust your lighting- You may have a ceiling fan with a light kit and/or bedside table lamps. Regardless, you need to have your lighting on dimmer switches. Harsh task lighting needs to be reserved for reading and soothing, soft lighting should be available for everything else in your bedroom. Pink light bulbs are a good option. This article from ELLE Decor offers additional details to consider for bedroom lighting.
4. Add Soothing Sound-Music has been said to ‘soothe the savage beast’. Do you prefer soft classical music, or prefer the soft trickle of water flowing in a nearby fountain? Create an ambiance in your room with music that relaxes as well as rejuvenates. Meditation is becoming popular in bedrooms, and relaxing nature sounds can help you refocus and get centered. Depending on your style of music bring soothing sounds into your bedroom and transport yourself into another state of well-being. (credit to Fresh Home)
5. Get new sheets and pillowcases-When choosing bedding, the saying is ‘you get what you pay for’. Purchase the highest thread count sheets you can afford! Sheets will make the difference in your sleeping experience. Luxury hotel beds feel heavenly because of their wonderful bedding. Fluffy comforters, pillows your head sink into, and sheets that feel luxurious will make your bedroom feel the same way.
|Some inspirational web sites to check out are HOUZZ, Traditional Home, House Beautiful and of course HGTV.