Your bedroom is your safe space – it’s the place where you’re free to be you, to relax and rejuvenate yourself, and be away from judgmental eyes. So, it’s important that you make it as relaxing as possible, allowing you to take in the full benefits of your personal space.
The question is, how do you go about this task? Don’t worry. If you’re starting from scratch, it may seem difficult, but with these 5 tips on how to make your bedroom as relaxing as possible, you’ll soon have your very own oasis to retire to at the end of a long day.
Start with your bed
Your bed should be comfy, cozy, supportive, and clean. You want it to be a place you can rest your head at night without any worry in the world, knowing that your mattress is there to support you through thick and thin. In order to create the most relaxing bed possible, consider these features:
- Comfy: get yourself a high-quality mattress that will support your back while offering enough cushion to lull you to sleep. You spend a third of your life on your mattress, so it’s worth the investment.
- Cozy: high thread-count sheets are a must for restful sleep. Don’t find yourself scratchy and sweaty in the middle of the night by opting for low-quality sheets.
- Clean: it’s important to wash your bedding regularly, as well as equip it with dust ruffles to keep allergens from floating up and giving you a sneeze attack at night.
Once your bed is the perfect cloud of sleepy-time perfection, it’s time to think about the rest of the room.
Make a mindful space
In today’s day and age of constant stimulation, screen-addiction, and skewed work-life balance, it’s easy to bring the stress of the day into your bedroom at night. However, if you truly want to create an oasis where you can relax, it’s a good idea to make a space where you can unwind without letting any of your life’s pressure enter your mind. Here are some tips for making a relaxation space.
- Potted plants can really make the space feel welcoming and nourishing.
- Add a meditation cushion or yoga mat for your mindfulness exercises.
- Scented candles and incense make for an ideal destressing environment.
Having your mindful space is sure to boost your feelings of ease, and entering into the space will provide you with a physical reminder to put the stresses of the day behind you.
Consider your décor
Having relaxing and beautiful bedroom décor is essential to creating a relaxing space. There are some natural and simple ways to do this, too! Start by adding those plants we mentioned earlier. Seriously – plants not only help clear your mind with their inviting foliage, they will clean the air and add oxygen to your living space.
Next, think about the theme you want. Natural spaces tend to be the most relaxing, so one option we always suggest is that you put up prints, paintings, or photographs of natural spaces. Seeing the beauty and scale of nature will remind you to put things in perspective.
Next, allow in as much natural light as you can. Instead of opting for heavy and metallic blinds, hang curtains that can easily be drawn back to allow in as much sun as possible. Choose sustainable materials like cotton or hemp for your curtains for the best results!
Try out a white noise machine
Having trouble sleeping? A white noise machine can help. These simple contraptions emit a constant and lulling noise, which helps restless sleepers to quiet their minds and let sleep overtake them.
When shopping for white noise machines, make sure you pick one that emits nature noises for the most relaxing and natural space. Some great options include:
- Rain and thunder
- Forest sounds
- Ocean waves
- Running rivers
- Desert winds
Lastly, the simplest and quickest – and most natural – change you can make to your bedroom is in the way you think about it. If you’re using your bedroom as a second office, you’ll never find it a restful place. Instead, work on treating it as a no-work zone. Only relaxation is allowed once you’ve gone through the doorway!
Follow these tips for a more healthy, serene, natural, and relaxing bedroom oasis.