Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it’s your oasis, your place to get away from the trouble and strife of everyday life. So, it’s important to make it as comfortable and accommodating as possible, without anything keeping you from sinking into a deep state of relaxation once you enter the space.
In this post, we’ll walk you through some clever, simple design tips that will help you make your bedroom a dream come true. You’ll sleep better, you’ll breathe easier, and you’ll feel more at peace. It takes a bit of work, but trust us that once you’re done, you’ll love the result. Check out our guide.
Start with your bed
You spend about a third of your life in bed – or at least you should, if you’re sleeping 8 hours a night! – so it’s pretty darn important that your bed is as comfy as can be. It’s got to support you through the night, cushion any problem areas where joints or your back are a little tender, and be sturdy enough to last a few years before you need to replace it. Here are the steps to making an ideal bed setup:
- Start with a quality mattress. You don’t want some cheap old thing from the dollar store here. Splurging may be a worrying habit in some areas, but with a mattress, it’s pretty wise to spend a little more. Your sleep will thank you, and your body will too.
- Don’t forget about your bed frame – if you have back problems or difficulty getting out of bed, having a bed frame that’s too low will be a disaster! Make sure you know what your body needs before investing in the right frame.
- Invest in quality sheets – the higher the thread count, the better. You want to sleep soundly, and having soft sheets that you can melt into will make it easier to drift off into a peaceful slumber.
Once your bed is all sorted out, it’s time to focus on the rest of your bedroom. After all, you’re not just sleeping there – it’s also your oasis to get away from the world.
Think about your design theme
You want to have a bedroom that will allow you not only to relax physically, but also to relax mentally. And a key to that is having a space that you feel at home and relaxed in. To do that, it’s important to settle on a design theme that reminds you to relax and be still. Not sure what design scheme to choose? Here are a few options:
- Bohemian minimalism
- Farmhouse chic
- French café
- Midcentury modern
- Gothic revival
- Midwestern suburb nouveau
- 90s grunge
- SOHO loft-adjacent
- Tranquil garden
- Urban jungle
- Suburban jungle
With so many design aesthetics to choose from, you’ll have tons of fun finding the right furniture pieces and decorative elements to make it truly yours. Speaking of which….
Make it self-care-centric
Self-care is one of the greatest duties we have to ourselves on a daily basis. With so much energy, time, and emotion spent on our job, on others, and on figuring out life’s many challenges, you need time to recuperate and take care of yourself. Your bedroom should be the space where you do that.
In order to make self-care a priority, there are a few additions to your room you can make:
- First, put a comfy armchair, beanbag chair, or even meditation cushion in the corner. Be intentional about using it to unwind at the end of the day, whether that’s through mindful breathing, reading a good book, or sitting back and taking a little afternoon nap.
- Second, add self-care-friendly accessories. Plants are one of the easiest options. Did you know that nature has psychological healing properties? It’s true – and by gazing upon a leafy green potted plant, you’ll feel yourself start to relax and unwind mentally. Scented candles can also help relieve stress, and are great décor.
- Lastly, be intentional about making your space a mindful one. Try not to bring work into your bedroom if you can, and let yourself be at peace and away from stressors once you retire to your bedroom.
Making your bedroom into a comfy sanctuary will have effects on every part of your life, as you wake up each morning rested and ready to take on the day!