Some years back I recall watching the Oprah show when Oprah was talking about making your bedroom your place of “zen”. I’m not really a huge Oprah fan, but it was something that resonated with me. Our bedrooms are probably the most personal space in our homes, so it makes sense that you want your bedroom to reflect your personality – and to be comfortable and relaxing! I’ve recently been diagnosed with anxiety, and I have personally found out just how important it is to have a bedroom that creates a calm, restful environment for me.
To really make your bedroom a place that makes you smile when you open the door, think about how you want to accessorise your space to improve your sleeping and give yourself your own little escape space from the world.
FIND SOMETHING GREAT TO REST YOUR HEAD ON
Having comfortable, luxurious pillows ready when you’re sleeping in on a Sunday morning is an unbeatable feeling, so take some time to kit out your bedding situation. Specialist companies like are great as they have a huge range of pillows, if you are worried about allergens or need material that breathes better! Whatever you end up choosing, just remember you’re not likely to replace them too regularly, so choose ones you love that are comfortable.
LINE THE WALLS WITH BOOKS
So many people have a focus on technology, and that has started to make its way into the bedroom, with laptops, tablets and smartphones popping up as the go-to device before bed. Honestly it is so bad for your natural sleeping patterns, and if you’re like me and suffer from insomnia, you should boot the electronics out of your bedroom right now…go on, I’ll wait! Try to break that habit by surrounding yourself with books. I know it’s a pretty “old-fashioned” idea, but having a full bookshelf in your bedroom will give you plenty of reading options, and it has such a beautiful old-world charm to it that it can act as a decorative item as well as a great time-filler!
LIGHT THE DARKNESS
Lighting makes such a difference to mood, so if you are looking to make your bedroom a little more calm and aesthetically pleasing, keep on the lookout for some great lighting options. It might be a nice bedside lamp or a string of delicate lanterns – whatever it is, choose something that you love and that won’t light up your bedroom like a high-beam spotlight. I like to buy “warm” lightbulbs for our home, it’s a much softer light and much more inducive to relaxation.
Hanging the walls with art is a great way to personalize space, accessorise your bedroom, and keep your room looking beautiful. Art can be expensive, so keep looking for something that you love. Finding one-off, local pieces of art can be a great choice, as it supports someone local, you know it’s one of a kind, and you can probably find similar pieces by the same artist if you want a matching theme. It can also be fun to change your décor up every so often, so don’t blow your budget on one piece. You’re better off spending less and buying a few things you can switch around.
FIND THAT SPECIAL RUG
Having a rug for your floor is an easy statement piece that doubles for practicality. There’s nothing quite like stepping out of bed on a cold morning and your feet hitting a nice warm rug. Accessorise your bedroom with something that stands out, and you won’t need to do much more. The floor may not be the first place you think about, but it can have a huge impact! Choose from a range of colours, patterns and textures, and don’t be afraid to be quirky.
These are just a few suggestions. What is your most important bedroom accessory?
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