Would you believe that the average Australian spends nearly half their life in bed, according to a recent study. It gives you some perspective on just how important it is to have a cozy bedroom!
Beyond keeping technology and dirty laundry out while bringing books and blankets in, here are seven simple ideas to transform your bedroom into a restful sanctuary.
Your bed is likely to be the key feature in your bedroom. Take the change in seasons as a cue to switch up your bedsheets. Linen is a luxurious and comforting fabric. It generates a calming atmosphere in the room, and is a dream to sleep on. Seriously, you won’t want to sleep on anything else. Except, maybe, silk.
Layering pillows and a cozy blanket on your bed instantly add to the homey vibe. Cushions are a great way to complement and accentuate the colour, style and textures in your bedroom. You could even make your own cushion covers!
Use colour on the wall to create calmness in the space. Warm naturals are especially good for this: soft cream, coffee, blush, beige, eggshell and slate blue.
Wood, linen, rattan, wicker, un-polished bronze, wool: These natural elements add coziness to a room. Reminders of the natural world ground us and add calm. Why else would yoga studios be filled with them?
Create a soothing ambiance with candles or accent lighting. You could even do away with overhead lighting entirely and opt for floor and table lamps! Himalayan salt lamps, for example, generate a soothing orange-pink glow that adds something delightful to a room.
Bring the healing power of nature in by incorporating plants and flowers. Peace lilies, Phlebodium and pothos are good air-purifying plants to add to your room, but make sure to keep these plants out of reach of children and pets. Meanwhile, flowers like lavender and jasmine have calming fragrances that can help you to unwind and relax.
You don’t need to be an aromatherapy professional to harness the power of scent. Add soothing smells to help you feel tranquil in the form of scented candles, room sprays, incense or an essential oil diffuser. Bergamot, clary sage, ylang-ylang and vetiver are known for their comforting properties.
We hope these small decor ideas have inspired you. May your bedroom become a more inviting, warm and restful place. Happy sleeping!