Your bedroom is that one place in the world you want to be able to walk into at the end of a long day and feel completely at peace. Even more so than other areas of the home where the focus might be on convenience, functionality or the needs of the family, a bedroom is that place that becomes a sanctuary.
So what are some design and decor tips you can follow to make sure this room is a relaxing, soothing oasis?
A Luxury Bed
If you’re going to splurge anywhere in the design of your bedroom, make it on your bed. This includes your bed frame and headboard, your mattress, and your bedding. Look for a bed that’s timeless because you don’t want to invest in something that’s going to quickly go out of style. It’s also a good idea to choose a bed that is a neutral color and is as big as you can reasonably afford and that will fit into your space. Once you invest in the perfect bed, you can build the design around it using less expensive items.
One you have the perfect mattress, it’s time to get the perfect sheets. We found some amazingly comfortable sheets for our king size bed from Perfect Linens. They test all of their sheets to ensure they are of the highest quality so you know you are getting the perfect ones.
Keep a Soft, Neutral Color Palette
Color can have a significant impact on our psychology, our feelings, and our general mood. That’s why if you want your bedroom to be a proper oasis you should aim for soft, neutral color palettes. Avoid high-energy colors like red and orange because they can make it difficult to relax, and they can have an adverse impact on how you feel. Some color psychologists even say red can cause anxiety. If you do want to add some pops of color, do it through the accessories of your bedroom, rather than the wall color.
Add A Mirror
If you have the space, adding a full-length mirror that extends from the ground up to the ceiling of your room can be a great idea. This makes a room appear larger, and it can also reflect light beautifully, which can be relaxing. If you don’t have space for an oversized mirror, you might consider the use of mirrored nightstands or a mirrored dresser. The effect is much the same, and mirrored furniture tends to feel lighter and appears to take up less space than bulkier wood or painted furnishings.
Lighting has a big impact on the overall feeling of any room, and this includes a bedroom. You don’t want light that’s harsh or entirely overhead. Instead, go for a layered lighting concept, where you include perhaps an overhead light that can be used when necessary, but also lamps that can provide softer light when you’re ready to relax in the evening and perhaps read and unwind.
Just as important to relaxation in a bedroom is texture. Rich, soft textures can invite you to relax. Think about bedding that has volume, and mix different textures for both a look and feel that’s layered and sumptuous. Contemplate adding a soft faux fur rug underfoot, and perhaps adding throws throughout the room in case you need extra warmth or just want to feel cozy in the evenings.