Having a bedroom that is not only uniquely and decidedly “you” is vital, and equally important is to have your retreat also be a place of calm regeneration, where you can fully reset your body and mind. Many people want this from their bedroom, but simply don’t know where to start, so here are 7 things you can do to make your bedroom more refreshing.
Anything with an earthly feel can help ground you, letting your body and mind relax. One of the biggest ways to do this is adding a neutral, earth-tone daybed sofa that can not only give you a more natural look but can also save space by taking up less of a footprint on your floor than a conventional bed.
It might sound cliche, but lighting a candle or two can add a sensory element to your room that just embodies relaxation. For additional effect, coordinate with relaxing scents. Lavender is the old standard, but anything that makes you feel relaxed works.
If you’re still on incandescent lighting, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Upgrading to LED lighting, particularly if it has smart capabilities, is a great way to bring your lighting into the 21st century while giving your peepers a break at night.
Try to limit your digital device use while in your bedroom. Yes, even if you have a blue-light filter mode on your smartphone. Simply put, there’s a lot of stress out in the world, and “doomscrolling” while you’re trying to unwind, is not doing your brain any favors.
Working remotely is a big trend, and if your bedroom has become a part-time office, do your best to rehome that office portion to literally anywhere else in your home. Your bedroom should be for things that bring you peace and calm, and chances are, work doesn’t check those boxes,
If you have been having a challenging time sleeping due to light interference, consider getting blackout curtains or otherwise blocking your windows during your sleeping period. This can be particularly crucial for those working unconventional schedules.
Softer textures can make your space feel more luxurious. Softer sheets, faux fur in the cooler months, and other physical comforts can have a huge impact on your level of physical and mental comfort. Be sure to keep your linens extra clean as well, the smell of cleanliness can be incredibly relaxing.
One of the few places in the world where you should be able to truly let go, relax, and feel rejuvenated, your bedroom is also one of the more difficult areas to keep free of the outside world. However, by taking a few simple steps to ensure your room is ready to receive you into a calming and peaceful environment, you’ll also be taking steps toward the most effective and restful sleep you’ve likely ever had.