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5 Touches for a Bedroom Sanctuary

While it doesn’t seem to get as much attention as most other rooms, the bedroom can become an escape and a sanctuary. Sleeping and the other thing aside, you probably don’t do much else in there. But this is a terrible waste of potential when you consider that a bedroom is usually full of unused space, pretty quiet, and generally relaxing as a matter of course.

Crevices, nooks, and crannies can be used as bookshelves or extra closet space. At the same time, your bed can be rearranged for viewing a TV so you can binge-watch your favourite shows on a rainy day. But you will also need to consider redecorating to accommodate a relaxing atmosphere. So again, the use of colours, scents, and finding comfortable accessories is vital.

Make Use of Space

If you look around your bedroom, you will probably see that there are masses of unused space. Divided wall sections, under the bed and small nooks are usually found in the bedroom, especially in older homes. These can all be used to their full potential by installing made to measure wardrobes, drawers, and shelving units for books and nicknacks.

Additionally, the walls themselves can be of great use since their surface areas are essentially composed of free space. Typically you would hang pictures on the wall. But you can make use of the extra space by hanging a fashion mirror, extra shelving, or hooks. Hooks can hold accessories like hanging shoe racks and robes.

Install Some Entertainment

The cheap and easy use of Wi-Fi now means installing a streaming platform in the bedroom has never been easier. Netflix and Amazon Prime don’t cost much, and they don’t require an expensive subscription-like paid digital TV. An Amazon Firestick comes with Amazon Prime, and Netflix can be downloaded. Additionally, you can buy an HDTV pretty cheap these days.

Binge-watching something in bed on a rainy day has become a modern way to relax. Similarly, micro entertainment systems and small speakers can use Bluetooth to stream your music subscriptions from your phone. You could also install an Alexa system and ask it to play something relaxing since some free music comes as part of an Amazon Prime subscription.

Redecorate with Cool and Calming Hues

One of the most important aspects of any room is that it is decorated accordingly. While this is highly subjective and personal, some sleep experts recommend that you decorate your bedroom in a specific manner. For example, it is recommended that calming colours are used. These include pastel colours, lighter blues, and soft purples.

The room’s colours should be complemented by varying shades of the same colour. These colours apply to linens, cushions, carpets, and rugs. It is also recommended that you try to capture as much natural light as possible during the day, yet make the room as dark as possible at night. Essentially, you should aim for your bedroom to feel light and airy.

Consider a Home Office

Working from is nothing new, although it feels like it is since the pandemic began. But many people already worked from home often. So while you may not have an extra room to accommodate a home office, you could use a section of your bedroom for home working. This is usually relatively easy given that most bedrooms are spacious and provide ample power outlets.

However, you shouldn’t just buy any old desk or chair:

1. You should try to ensure that any extra furniture you place in your bedroom matches the existing décor. 

2. Make sure you get a good-sized desk and a comfy chair. You will be prone to RSI, back issues, and leg cramps if you use a cramped desk.

3. Ensure you use power sockets properly by not overloading and installing surge protection.

Find Your Scents for Relaxing

The art of scenting a home takes time and practice. While one person may not get enough jasmine, another person might be offended by the smell. So, first of all, you need to consider your partner before deciding on a bedroom scent. It isn’t fair to subject someone to a scent that they find unpleasant. This will annoy them and could cause them to lose sleep.

A calming, soft scent is required for the bedroom rather than a sharp, invigorating scent like citrus. Lavender, chamomile, and vanilla are all very soothing and have long been associated with relaxation and sleep. This makes them perfect for the bedroom. Then you need to consider the strength. Most scented candles are delicate, diffusers aren’t too strong, and most plug-ins can be turned down.

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