Written by: Grace Huxley
Where you sleep, each night should be as relaxing as possible because of the power it holds for your day ahead. An untidy, chaotic, stuffy, and aesthetically unpleasant bedroom can affect your poor sleep quality, productivity, and overall health. If you’re looking to turn the bedroom into a soothing sanctuary, here are a few tips to help you transform this area of your home into a lulling hideaway.
Take Advantage of the Green Effect
Plants are widely accepted in the living areas but rarely in the bedroom. People see it as a piece of decor. In reality, it’s so much more. Spending a few minutes with plants before bed can make you sleep better, induce calmness, and detoxify the air in your bedroom. Beautiful houseplants like the peace lily, English ivy, and snake plants get rid of toxins in the air. In contrast, other plants, like lavender and chamomile, have a soothing effect and help you sleep restfully throughout the evening.
Diffuse the Air with Natural Scents
Always ensure your room smells clean and inviting. One of the easiest ways to do this is by regularly opening the bedroom windows and allowing fresh air to move through your space. Another is keeping up with a regular cleaning schedule for your bedding, rugs, and carpets.
Top up the smell of a clean bedroom with natural scents. Use a diffuser and drop in a few natural essential oils like jasmine, lavender, rose, or bergamot essential oils into the diffuser.
Be Sure to Have a Comfortable Mattress
A big cozy bed makes the bedroom visually appealing and inviting; it can do much more. However, a bedroom can not induce restfulness with an uncomfortable mattress. Instead, find the right mattress to assist you while you sleep and give your body adequate support throughout the night.
Create a Spa-Like Environment in the Bathroom
Whether your primary bathroom is ensuite or close by, it’s also a space to consider updating to create your ideal soothing environment. Start building your oasis around a spa-like bathroom with a simple remodeling session. Some beginner ideas are:
- Decluttering the space
- Installing a luxurious showerhead
- Replacing a wall with a natural feature
- Adding a new stand-alone tub.
If this level of remodeling isn’t possible, consider a simple paint job instead. Calming colors in the bathroom along with plants, a set of plush towels, and fluffy rugs to soften the bathroom floors can make a more significant difference than expected.
Use Decor for Small Soothing Touches
Add personality and visual charm to the bedroom with throw pillows, blankets, or rugs. You can also place a soft cushy rug beside the bed to give the feet a warm landing once you get out of bed in the morning.
Create A Reading Nook
Incorporating reading a book into your bedtime routine can help with having a peaceful and restful night. Make use of a corner and create an intimate reading space that can also reduce cluttered books on your bedside table. Set up floating shelves above the reading nook, a comfortable chair, and add a fluffy rug for your feet.
Try Out Blackout Curtains
It’s crucial to trap any light from getting into your bedroom. A perfect way to do this is by installing blackout curtains. It will block light and, in turn, improve your sleep.
Install Calming Lighting
Create a relaxing ambiance with the bedroom lights. Consider layering different lighting pieces to get the right aura. If possible, set up an enchanting floor lamp. It’s aesthetically pleasing as well as creates a soothing atmosphere. You can also add an adjustable light feature to increase your lighting flexibility.
Create a Soothing Space for Sleep with CORT Furniture Outlet
When decorating your soothing sleep retreat, look no further than the wide selection at your nearest CORT Furniture Outlet. Our affordable catalog of both gently used and new bedroom furniture is continually expanding. Plus, when shopping at CORT Furniture Outlet, you can take home your furniture the same day you purchase it and sleep in your newly soothing bedroom by that evening. So shop online and pick up in-store today.