Creating a relaxing bedroom design
Bedrooms should be places we go to feel relaxed, comfortable and calm so that we are in the right frame of mind to sleep. If you are having trouble winding down after a long, busy day, give your chances of a good night’s sleep a boost with some relaxing bedroom design.
Take a critical look at the bedroom. Is there clutter everywhere? Is the floor being used as a general storage area? This is the first angle to cover – a bedroom free of clutter with a layout that is open and spacious will be more relaxing.
Make friends with minimalism and transform your room into a streamlined, clean and uncongested space, free of unnecessary ‘stuff.’ Empty your closet and have a garage sale – this will free up space to house the essential items you still need but that can be stored neatly away.
If there are areas that simply won’t bend to the de-cluttering crusade, invest in an attractive screen or heavy drape to pull across a trouble-zone.
Lighting is very important in the bedroom because it affects mood. Creating a calm atmosphere with lighting is all about keeping the flow of light control. For minimalist interior design, instead of drapes, window shutters are ideal because they fit the pared-down style and allow the control of light into the room.
Interior wooden shutters painted white to give a classic elegance to any bedroom and allow for soft dappled light, full sunshine or muted light levels, however, the mood takes you.
The color of calm
Select muted natural colors such as cream, beige, slate, oatmeal, and taupe – these earthy tones promote relaxation. Avoid bright, jarring colors and complex patterns in wall coverings and textiles, as these are not restful and will create tension.
Textures that are soft, sensual and comforting such as deep rugs, faux fur throws, pure wool blankets and bed linen that is luxurious combine to put you into the perfect, blissful state for deep, restful sleep.
Spend less, sleep more
A relaxing bedroom doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Focus on variations of the color white and the results will look super stylish without blowing the budget. A white painted floor creates a Zen-like calm with little effort and cost.
Dig out old furniture and up-cycle it with a whitewash treatment. Twin old battered coffee tables painted a delicate platinum white on either side of the bed – perfect nightstands for just a few dollars.
Keep wall art to a minimum, leaving most of the surfaces clear and free. Faded vintage maps, black and white photography and simple abstract prints are suitably subtle choices for a bedroom where relaxation is the main attraction.
Silver and transparent items compliment a calm white interior in a sophisticated and understated way. Mirrors, silver lamp bases, clear glass vases or chrome-finished pieces tie in well to a serene scheme. Such accessories should be simple with lines that fade and blur into the background in a harmonious way.
Bedrooms are for relaxation, so it makes sense to design them in a way that promotes serenity and calm. Use these tips to help inspire a design that brings so much bliss, balance and harmony to the bedroom, you’ll never want to leave.