So you’ve chosen the wall color and made the commitment to refresh your space or fine tune your new bedroom, so what’s next? Time to fill in all the blank spaces and complete your look. These are the fine little details that make your space uniquely you, and complete your place of relaxation. From bedding to accent lamps, there is no stopping your urge to fill empty spaces with all the things that make you happy. Surround yourself with all these wonderful things and be amazed at how much your bedroom can feel like your little oasis of pure comfort and tranquility. Here are some tips from the experts themselves on decorating your own peaceful retreat:
- Clean Lines = Clear Mind
Keeping your decor more simple and clean can help avoid over-stimulation from active patterns and intricate details. While these complex designs may be more welcome in other spaces in your home, it is wise to keep them away from your bedroom to let your mind rest. If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep began to have all these great ideas once your eyes are closed, then you know what can happen when you give your mind a break from analyzing your surroundings. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to experience this while you are still awake and sitting up in bed with pen and paper in hand? Not to mention, this allows us to clear our head and prepare for the next day without dragging along our cluttered thoughts from the day prior.
- Uncluttered Surfaces to Combat Stress
Working alongside tip #1, by keeping your surfaces minimally decorated, you will find that you do not need to stress about messes or overcrowding. The negative effects of clutter are worth the effort to avoid it, because even though we may not realize it, our subconscious is processing these over-populated surfaces as a stressful situation. For example, if you got onto an elevator and it was filled to the brim, you wouldn’t want to remain in that space for very long. You would want to get back into the open as soon as possible to relieve the tension of the space. Moral of the story: don’t let the surfaces in your bedroom add on another stress to your daily life.
- Ambient Lighting to Set the Tone
Layer up your lighting to set the mood in your bedroom. You want a relaxing, peaceful space, right? Well this may be the key to alleviating the weight of your everyday activities. Natural light is great, so keep those drapes open until the sun sets, and then let your lighting choices do all the work. From a soft pendant chandelier to your bedside table lamps, find fixtures that make your room feel cozy and inviting. You can also play with different lightbulbs because you may prefer a cooler light versus the common warm white bulb.
- Colors That Are Soothing
Let your decor compliment the colors on your walls, but avoid harsh tones to keep the fluidity of the design intact. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows typically are for social settings and are conversation inducing hues that we suggest avoiding in the bedroom. Neutrals and cool toned colors are perfect for setting a soft and soothing mood in your space. Aim to create a room that lets you unwind with ease and indulge in the relaxation.
- Luxurious Textures Faux fur, silk, or anything soft and beautiful are essential for a cozy bedroom. Choose bedding that is as fluffy as you prefer and find throws and pillows that make you feel like you are floating on cloud nine. These simple decisions, when decorating your bedroom, will make a world of difference in how the space will feel. No one wants to fall asleep in rough or sterile environment, so why bring anything of those sorts into your bedroom?