Turn Your Bedroom into a Relaxing Oasis with These Design Tips and Trends
The daily grind of work, errands and other routines can wear us down, and what better place to find rest and relaxation than the bedroom? The idea is wonderful, but some of our bedrooms are the opposite of serene. Here are some tips and trends to help you turn your bedroom into the ultimate oasis you’ve always dreamed of.
Jersey Knit Sheets are your New Best Friend
These sheets are a cheaper alternative to satin and silk, but what they lack in cost they make up for in comfort. Jersey Knit are some of the softest sheets you can buy, and the best part is that they keep you toasty warm in the winter, and cool and comfortable in the summer. Part of being relaxed is knowing that once you’re in bed, there is nothing that will stop you from a great night’s sleep – and these sheets are sure to do the trick. Typically made of cotton, jumping into a bed with jersey knit sheets is like putting on your favorite old t-shirt. For inspiration, visit the website of Pine Cone Hill – a Company designed for “color, comfort, and approachable elegance.”
Lighting can make all the Difference
When people think relaxation, one of the first things that comes to mind is candles. While candlelight is beautiful and relaxing, it can be dangerous if you forget to blow the candles out before falling asleep or before leaving a room. Fortunately there are other lighting options available for a calming effect. Philips has come out with an incredible new way to light your bedroom and home with the Philips Hue light bulb. These electronic bulbs will never blow out, and they have settings such as calm, concentration and reading. Whatever you’re in the mood for, each setting is designed to make you feel perfectly at ease. If you’re more traditional, opt for incorporating a serene inspired lamp base or pendant lamp from Light & Living. They have an entire collection specializing in soft tones to help make your bedroom more subdued and calming. Now that’s relaxing.
Surround Yourself with Serenity
Something as simple as the color of your walls can make a world of a difference in how you feel while in your bedroom. When it comes to paint, a cool color palate works best, including blue-grays, light mossy greens, and anything pastel. These colors have a proven calming effect on your mind, and they’re the best way to make sure the pressures of the day wash away the minute you walk through the door. Not interested in painting the whole room? Look for art pieces that cover the walls in these colors or add the hue to your room in the form of accent pieces, bedspreads, headboards, or rugs. Looks we love are from Berry Creek Home Collection, Eastern Accents and Pine Cone Hill.
Plants, plants and more plants. Flowers and plants look beautiful in your bedroom, and certain types can help purify your air, reduce anxiety levels and help with insomnia. Many studies have shown that being in nature can relieve stress, so why not bring the outdoors in? You’ll be sure to find your perfect botanicals at Kalalou and New Growth Designs.
Whether you choose to incorporate one of these techniques or all of them into your bedroom design, you are sure to find your relaxation levels soar. Slow down, take time for you, and let the worries of the day fade away in your new bedroom oasis.