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7 Ways to Create a Relaxing Bedroom

Your bedroom is a place of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. I/m sharing 7 ways to create the relaxing bedroom that your soul is needing.

There are a lot of things to consider when you start renovating or revamping your bedroom, but don’t forget that it’s some of the smaller details that make all the difference in how relaxing a space is. Making some changes now will also prevent problems down the road such as chronic back pain if you aren’t sleeping on a comfortable mattress. Take some time to think about what you need to make your bedroom a sanctuary and not just a place to sleep.

When you create a relaxing environment in your bedroom, you will find it easier when it’s time for sleep and wake up feeling better rested than if you slept in a place that was uncomfortable or disorganized.

Here are my top tips to creating a relaxing bedroom that you can feel at peace and rejuvenated:

  • FLOOR LAMP – The overhead light is great for getting up in the middle of the night and finding your way out of the room but not so great for when you settle in to read or watch TV. A floor lamp with a dimmer is much more relaxing than an overhead light. Choose something that is within reach of your bedside table. After all, you don’t want to get out of bed and have to fumble around in the dark just to turn off the light.
  • CANDLES – A few scented candles can really create a relaxing atmosphere for your bedroom. Aromatherapy candles or just a few scented candles with different fragrances will help you forget about the stress of your day. Just make sure they are kept on a stable base that won’t tip over and cause a fire hazard.
  • FAN – Not all rooms are temperature controlled and when it’s warm at night, your body will feel more relaxed if you have a fan blowing on you. Many people sleep better with background noise or white noise so pick up a fan that is quiet but creates a little bit of noise, especially if you sleep on your side where it will be directly blowing on you.
  • SOUND MACHINE – Sometimes the busy-ness of our daily lives can get in the way of serenity. A sound machine, like a fan or white noise maker, is great for drowning out sounds from traffic outside your window or even loud neighbors. You can also use it to calm you down if you have trouble going to sleep. There are even sound machines that will play music, nature sounds or even help you learn foreign languages while you sleep!
  • SHADES AND CURTAINS – It’s a lot easier to relax when you know that everyone else can’t see in! Drapes over your windows, as well as blackout shades on the windows themselves will help create an atmosphere of privacy, which is vital to relaxing. Blackout shades are especially effective if you plan to sleep during the day.
  • FLOOR COVERING – If your bedroom carpet is worn or stained beyond repair but you aren’t ready for hardwood floors, choose a comfortable area rug to make your bedroom a little more cozy. The best area rugs are those that can be vacuumed and fluffed to get rid of any scuff marks without having to replace them.
  • COZY BEDDING – It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy but a well made comforter, a nice sheet set and fluffy pillows will all help you sleep better. Don’t discount what an impact your bedding has on your bedroom’s atmosphere when you retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. After all, the average person spends about 26 years sleeping in their life, which equates to 9,490 days!
  • QUALITY MATTRESS – I could write a whole blog on this alone! There are so many things to consider when you buy a mattress. A comfortable sleeping surface is important for a good night’s sleep but so are other things like how it will hold up over years of use or if you have allergies, what material won’t bother you. In the end it comes down to your personal needs and budget.

The sum of small things in your bedroom can add up to making a big difference in how well you relax and sleep. Changing one thing at a time will keep your home from feeling too chaotic and won’t break your budget.

Try these ideas and see if they aren’t just what you need to make a serene retreat out of your relaxing bedroom.

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