Make your bedroom a calm place

2019-09-18 06:01
PHOTO: sourcedAdd plants to your bedroom space for a pop of colour.

PHOTO: sourcedAdd plants to your bedroom space for a pop of colour.

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A BEDROOM is a place of comfort and refuge, a place to start and end your day; and usually the most personal space you have at home.

Here are some ways you can decorate your bedroom to make it more relaxing:

CHOOSE THE RIGHT BED

Your bed is the main attraction in the bedroom. Instead of choosing one based on its convenience for transport or size, go for something that fits you right.

Choose something like a padded bed with neutral or lightly coloured fabric to give your room a soft and comfy look.

Alternatively, try something with a simple frame or a bed with an open base.

These styles usually take up less space and make the room look airy instead of cramped.

You also need to indulge in a comfy mattress to seal your comfort package. Choose the best mattress to ensure that you don’t regret your choice.

PICK THE RIGHT PAINT

Choose light and natural colours for your walls to help make the space look peaceful, rather than dark, which can make it look cramped.

Think about using light blue, beige, light green or white for your wall colour.

Just remember to move furniture away from the wall, and cover it and the floor, before you start painting.

SHOW OFF YOUR STYLE

The nightstand is often a place where you can show your style as it’s your most personal space.

Consider a side table with shelves if you want extra storage for your reading material or just something to place your late-night tea or alarm clock on.

Decorate the side tables with a cute table lamp or hang a painting or your favourite photo to make the space look and feel extra personal.

COMBINE LIGHT WOOD TONES

Whether it’s your dresser or nightstand, including light wood tones inside your room can help make it look spacious and clean.

If space allows, try a dresser that’s big enough to keep your things in while also serving as a surface for small items.

The idea is to choose something neutral and to ensure you stick to a light colour palette for your bedding, furniture and embellishments.

DECORATE YOUR WALLS

When you are creating a relaxing atmosphere, a good place to start is with a round mirror. Place it above the bed to help reflect light inside the room, creating the illusion of the space being larger than it is.

Add an open bookshelf. It can serve as a nightstand without taking up plenty of space.

A bookshelf also extends vertically and can fill a wall without overwhelming the room.

ADD A LITTLE COLOUR

Although a completely white bedroom can look very clean and comfy, colours can also make the bedroom look attractive.

A pop of colour will also break up the monotony of white bedding and white walls.

The first thing you need to do is choose a colour. Cooler hues, such as blue, lilac or light grey, help promote rest and relaxation.

Next, pick your rug, pillows, accents and art based on your chosen colour to ensure there is harmony inside the bedroom.

Sticking to one hue will also help reduce visual frenzy and create a clean look.

IMPROVE AIR CIRCULATION

Consider adding a fan to your bedroom to help provide a movement of air inside the room, something which can help promote better sleep. With this in mind, when choosing a fan, make sure it makes as little noise as possible.

USE A POP OF GREEN

Place a large plant in one corner of your room or a few small plants on your dresser or nightstand.

You’ll need to water them once a week and be sure to open the curtains in the daytime to let the sunshine in to allow your plants to thrive.

CREATE A BLACKOUT

For the body to rejuvenate effectively during sleep, it needs to do so without the presence of light. There are many blackout window cover options that allow natural sunlight during the day while providing privacy at the same time.

TREAT THE SENSES

Recreate a relaxing spa experience in the bedroom by adding fresh flowers and using a diffuser for fragrance and a sound machine for blocking outside noises.

You can also light some aromatherapy candles to set a relaxing mood. Just don’t forget to blow them out before sleeping.

ELIMINATE TECHNOLOGY

Don’t take your laptop or cellphone to bed. The day’s work is done and it’s time for rest. Also try to keep exercise equipment and a TV out of this space.

— Property24.

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