The bedroom is the last room in the house you’d want to get chaotic. It’s hard to sleep or even relax when everything is a mess, which is particularly true if you’re someone who tends to have trouble sleeping or if you find yourself stressed regularly.
It should be one of the most peaceful places in your home, and it often is, if only for the fact we long for the moment to lay down in bed and sleep. But there’s a lot more to it than that, as we can make significant changes that will elevate the bedroom to a relaxing sanctuary.
With all that in mind, let’s take a moment to learn the changes that will make your bedroom more relaxing – a place where you can always relax and feel rested!
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." – Aesop
Make your bed as soon as you get up
This is a tip so infamous and useful that there are literally books written about it. The idea is that making your bed in the morning is the secret to success, and it makes a lot of sense the longer you think about it. So how does this make for a more relaxing bedroom?
Basically, when you make your bed in the morning, you’re telling yourself that no matter what happens during the day, you get to lay down and rest later. And better yet, when you do rest, it’s your own merit because you made the bed.
It’s a simple action that yields great results. A lot of people already do this anyway, but if you’re like me and didn’t start until later in life, it’s really worth it.
Decluttering is necessary every once in a while to make sure things aren’t getting too messy. This is a process of cleaning up, organizing, and getting rid of unnecessary items, thus allowing your bedroom to breathe and have more room for important things.
For the bedroom, get rid of old clothing, lone socks, torn underwear, excess or broken wire hangers… whatever is old or redundant, you can lose.
The process of decluttering is spiritual as well as material. By the end you’ll feel truly refreshed and your bedroom will become instantly more relaxing to be in due to the more organized feeling of it all.
Need more tips on decluttering? Here’s how to declutter your entire home!
Don’t invite work to the bedroom
Home offices are becoming increasingly popular nowadays but let me tell you, the bedroom isn’t the place for it.
Working from home may look easy, but it’s still work. You’re not really working from home, you’re living at work, and that’s the main reason you never want to bring work into the bedroom. The place is supposed to be a relaxing space where you can unwind, relax and sleep.
If you start working in this room, you’ll easily fall into the trap of entering “work mode the second you step foot in it and it’s hard to turn that off when you go to bed. All the projects, deadlines and worries will start taking over your head the minute you lie down to sleep, since the room is associated with work. Avoid it!
Sleep is sacred
You should spare no expense when it comes to the quality of your sleep. Many things can affect your sleep, including what you eat, your routine, stress, headaches, insomnia, even physical discomfort caused by an old mattress or pillow.
When it comes to sleep, don’t hesitate to pamper yourself. If you happen to sleep at odd times, get yourself blackout curtains. If your pillow is old and uncomfortable, get a new one. Basically every aspect of your day will improve so long as you get a decent night of sleep, which is why learning to make your bedroom more peaceful is always worth the effort.
Decorate with passion
There’s a lot you do when it comes to bedroom decoration. This is your room, so make it look like you as much as you want.
You can use framed art, string lights, houseplants, or just a nice color palette for the overall look to achieve great results. The only general tip I would give is to avoid colors that are too aggressive on the eyes and opt for softer tones, as these contribute to a more relaxing vibe.
Create a peaceful corner
Your bedroom is the best place to create a peaceful corner just for you. That can be a reading corner, a yoga corner, a meditation corner, or just a space to practice your favorite hobby.
All of this is meant to create peaceful associations with your bedroom instead of stressful ones. The more you feel welcomed and happy in the bedroom, the more you’ll feel truly relaxed upon entering. A meditation room is also an option too, but since most people don’t have spare rooms, the bedroom is the best compromise.
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