Design The Ultimate Relaxing Bedroom

Interior Design


After a long stressful day, there’s nothing better than climbing into bed and drifting off into a much needed sleep, but if your bedroom décor is giving off the wrong vibes, your mind and body may struggle to unwind. Your bedroom should be a calm, restful and relaxing place that allows you to shut the world out and get plenty of rest; preparing you for the next day ahead.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health and wellbeing. Not only can sleep help reduce stress; lower your blood pressure and your chances of diabetes, but it can also improve your memory and your overall mood.

Each room in your home serves a different purpose and whether or not your bedroom has all the latest décor trends, it should definitely act as a hub for relaxation. We’ve put together some useful tips to make your bedroom the ultimate place to unwind.

Colours To Consider

The colour you choose to paint your walls can affect your overall mood and it’s no different when it comes to your bedroom. Certain colours can have an impact on you without you even realising.

Green is considered to be a more restful colour and will make a great choice for your bedroom, as would blue or lavender. These colours have a calming effect and can help relieve stress, which is great when you’re trying to unwind after a long day. You don’t necessarily have to paint the walls; instead opt for a splash of colour with your bedding or accessories around the room, with a plain neutral colour for the wall.

It’s worth noting that a red bedroom can cause a lot of restless nights, whereas yellow bedrooms can leave you feeling exhausted, so choose your colours carefully.

Clear The Clutter

A messy room will leave you struggling to fall asleep, so try to clear away the clutter as best you can. Select a few of your favourite decorative pieces in order to let your personality shine through but don’t overdo it. Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to relaxation.

Get creative with storage and utilise the space within your room. For example, a storage bed gives you somewhere to hide away any spare bedding and blankets. You can even use storage boxes to organise shoes and clothes that you don’t need for the current season which can then be placed underneath your bed.

Instead of throwing clothes onto a chair or the floor, get into the habit of putting them away, or alternatively if you have a hook on the back of your bedroom door you can even hang them there as a short term solution.

Choose The Right Lighting

Ambience is important when it comes to relaxing and the lighting of your bedroom can affect the tranquility.

Blinds and curtains that have a blackout fabric are ideal for blocking out any external light from streetlamps or an early sunrise but ensure the whole of the window is covered. If a blackout curtain or blinds aren’t an option, a decent eye mask can also do the trick.

Think about the overall lighting in your bedroom and which is best suited for you. If you enjoy reading in bed, a bright overhead ceiling light isn’t suitable as this won’t leave you feeling relaxed, and if the light is too dim then it can leave your eyes feeling strained. Instead, opt for a lamp with a dimmer switch so that you can adjust it to your preference.

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