The bedroom should be a safe haven; a relaxing, tranquil space that you go to when you need to take some time to yourself. If the bedroom isn't relaxing, you won’t enjoy spending time there. Any time you do spend in there will be hindered; you won’t get quality sleep and you may wake up the next day feeling worse than you did the night before. If you’d like to make your bedroom more relaxing, I have a few ideas!
Choose a Relaxing Colour Scheme
The colour scheme of the bedroom could be the reason you don’t feel relaxed enough. Red, for example, is a colour associated with urgency, and is a very wakeful shade. If you want to relax, pick shades that have a more relaxing feel to them. Green, blue, and neutral colours can feel way more relaxing. Changing the colour schemes shouldn't be too difficult either; all you really need is paint!
Invest in a New Bed or mattress
Your bed should make you feel comfortable and be just right for your needs. Everybody is different. Some people need a firmer bed, while others need something softer. You need to make sure it’s large enough for you too. The John Ryan by Design double mattresses are great for those who don’t sleep alone.
Reduce amount of electrical devices
Having electrical devices in the bedroom has been proven to interrupt sleep patterns and disturb sleep. Even if you don’t use them, or if they are on standby they can still disrupt sleep. Reduce the amount of electrical devices in the bedroom or if you can remove them completely.
Include Atmospheric Lighting
Atmospheric lighting is perfect, because you’re not going to want bright lighting in the bedroom all the time. If you’re trying to relax or read, you can usually get away with using a dimmer switch to get the level of light you want. You can also use lamps or even fairy lights to help you relax.
Candles and incense are very relaxing. The smells used can help to calm you and allow you to drift off, but you should never burn them as you sleep. Burn them beforehand so the smell lingers while you’re in bed.
If you really want to make your bedroom more relaxing, you can begin to practise Feng Shui too. Some people don’t believe in it, but it can actually make a room more practical as well as more spiritually relaxing. You may only need to change a few small aspects to notice a big difference to the way you feel about the room.
I would love to hear your tips on the way you create a more relaxing bedroom.