Create a Calming Bedroom Retreat
Designing your bedroom can be tricky, you don’t necessarily need to match the rest of your house. It should be a calmer version of yourself and your home. Your bedroom is a place for you to retreat to and relax, sleep, or just read a book. There are a few important factors that help contribute to creating a peaceful bedroom. Here are 5 design tips for decorating your bedroom.
Window curtains are a must to create a cozy atmosphere.
Curtains create an extra layer of warmth, comfort, and texture. They are especially important during the summer – to block off the heat if the sun shines directly into your bedroom or to keep your bedroom dark so you can sleep in late.
Layer your lighting to control the ambience.
There can be many layers when it comes to bedroom lighting, but you can keep it to a 2 at minimum. There is an overhead light, like a chandelier, and a bedside table lamp for reading. Each layer serves a function and the goal is to have ambient lighting and focused lighting. You can also include floor lamps, sconces, and pendant lights to name a few.
Choose subtle colors for the bedroom walls, linens, and accessories.
The last thing you want is overstimulation when you’re trying to relax or go to bed. Keep the colors to a minimum and make sure they create a calm and tranquil environment. Stay away from loud and vibrant patterns. Keep the decor simple and to a minimum.
Carve out a reading nook.
Sometimes, you just want to hang out in your bedroom for some peace and quiet, without having to lay down on the bed. Incorporate a comfy accent chair in your bedroom design. Include a reading floor lamp, something not too bright, but enough to add a soft glow to your peaceful nook. Add a toss pillow and throw blanket for a charming touch.
Pamper yourself with luxurious linen.
Your bed should be the main attraction, so dress it with the finest linen. Around 300 to 500 thread count is ideal if you want soft and breathable linen. If you splurge on linen, just be careful to read the care instructions when it comes to washing and drying it.