Your bedroom is one of the places where you should feel safe and comfortable. If it’s full of clutter and chaos, that can lead to physical discomfort, mental anxiety, stress, and depression. This post will give you some practical steps to create an attractive and peaceful space in your home.
1. Reduce Clutter
Clutter can lead to psychological stress because you have more than your mind can process at once, leading to feelings of overwhelm or paralysis. Make sure there are no distractions in your bedroom that cause you to sleep better at night.
Keep just what’s needed for everyday life. If you don’t use it every day, store it elsewhere. Don’t let stuff in your bedroom accumulate until you can’t walk through the room; clean things out regularly.
2. Add Accessories You Find Attractive
Do you enjoy candles? Incense? Incorporate those into your bedroom if they make you feel nicer and more relaxed. Use your favorite scented candles or incense in oil burners to spread the smell throughout the room and not just concentrate in one spot. If you have pictures of friends and family members on display, combine them with other items (e.g., a book or an electric guitar) to create an interesting collage.
If possible, install barn door kits between your closet and your bedroom (or somewhere in the room), saving space by removing the need for a traditional closet door. This will also keep you from being disturbed when someone else is getting in the closet to find something.
3. Create a Bedroom Haven
Make your bedroom a place that is only for you. This can be done by putting up curtains or blinds so that the room is entirely or mostly enclosed when the lights are off.
You can put up signs to ensure nobody else enters while using the space. Or turn off the lights and place an object or two in the room that you can touch when you’re trying to fall asleep or are too tired to get out of bed.
4. Create a Bedroom Sanctuary
Colorful, eye-catching artwork can make your bedroom feel more enjoyable. Posters and pictures of things you enjoy will also lower stress and increase positive feelings. However, if you find that your pictures are stressing you out, try covering them up with temporary paper or construction paper while working on getting rid of the clutter in your bedroom. Once everything is tidy, please go through the pictures you decided to keep and use them to decorate the room.
5. Make Sure the Bed You Sleep on Is Comfortable Enough
It would help if you had a mattress or a box spring to support your body properly while you sleep. If you wake up in the morning feeling sore or waking up with aching bones, that’s an indicator that your mattress is past its prime and may need to be replaced. You can’t expect to feel well-rested in your body is constantly forced to adjust itself to accommodate poor sleeping conditions.
6. Remove Distractions From Bedrooms
Electronics, lamps, and alarm clocks can be distracting if kept in your bedroom. The more you have of these devices — the higher their power consumption — the further your electric bill will climb. Consider using blackout blinds or curtains, which can reduce unnecessary light exposure. Or, get an outlet strip that lets you easily turn off your electronics, e.g., TV, without unplugging them first.
7. Neutralize the Color of Your Bedroom
If you find that the color of your bedroom is a significant factor in how it makes you feel when you’re in there, then neutralize the color if at all possible. Your mood will probably be affected by only minor things (e.g., a light yellow or orange lamp next to your bed), but if the whole room is decorated with an eclectic mix of different colors, then it will probably feel confusing and messy; because often people’s emotions are associated with their surroundings.
Looking at the most important factors involved in setting up your bedroom, you will find that a clean, spacious and comfortable room is essential to make your bedroom a place to rest peacefully.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive beds or lavish decor; ensure that you can have all basic amenities sorted out to turn your room into an oasis of peace. You will be surprised by how much difference it makes.