Your bedroom is your sacred place. It’s where you don’t need to perform for anyone; it’s where you rest; it’s where you get ready to face your day and where you remove layers of your day once it’s done. Despite this, very few people take the time to cultivate a space that feels safe and welcoming when they’re selecting decor elements for their bedroom. The following will explore a few decoration options that might be right for your bedroom space.
A comfortable space is one in which it’s okay to touch anything that’s within it. To help create this kind of comfort, consider mixing and matching many different natural textures. Look for linen, wicker, raw wood, tassels, crocheted blankets, fluffy bedding, and rugs of varying thickness. It’s important to run your hands along with any material you’re considering putting in your bedroom. This is the room in your home which is the most sensual, and because of that, you’re more sensitive to textures. Anything that doesn’t feel good on your hands or is made of materials that build static rapidly, like polyester, should be excluded.
Add Some Green
Plants are a triple threat when it comes to your bedroom decor. Not only do they oxygenate and help clean the air of toxins, making it easier for you to breathe deeply while sleeping, they also help reduce feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety. Finally, they look absolutely gorgeous and imbue whatever space they’re in with life. Consider a Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Leaf Fig) as they fill out nicely and don’t require too much work. Make sure that if pets are allowed in your room, you research whether your plant selections are toxic to animals or not; you’d be surprised what cats and dogs will try eating.
Use Trunks To Solve Storage Issues
The bedroom is sadly where we end up tucking a lot of things we don’t have space for. Ideally, you wouldn’t have any clutter that doesn’t contribute to a vibe that appeals to you, but real life involves winter sweaters that have to go somewhere in spring, and one wonderful way to work with this is to seek out a storage trunk. These come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find something you like the look of. A trunk can dramatically increase your storage space while matching your decor and also providing a surface on which you can place plants or other decorative items.
Use Books As Decor
If you’re someone who loves reading, then you’re probably also someone who finds comfort in a pile of books. Filling up shelves, nooks, and crannies with books can help create a space that is cozy and inviting; it might also result in you reading a little bit before bed each night, allowing you to finally tackle those books you’ve always wanted to read.
While you might not immediately associate a hammock with the typical bedroom decor, if you include one in your bedroom, you’ll quickly realize how idyllic it can be. A hammock is the perfect cozy place to hang out and read or take a quick cat nap.
Given the activities that tend to be performed in a bedroom, you might find yourself wanting lighting that gives off more of an ambient feel. Look for warm-colored lights with a smaller range that can contribute a soft glow in your space. Try fairy lights or a crystal salt lamp for a cozy pinkish light. Having a transition option between the bright overhead lights of daytime and the darkness of night can help with the transition between being awake and going to sleep; it can also set the tone for a romantic evening if you and your partner have busy lives and need some help letting go of the outside world.
Decorate Or Consider Adding A Fireplace
Nothing screams cozy and warm like a fireplace. And to sweeten this decorative element, you can use the mantle to display items of sentimental value or to hold art or a flatscreen. If you’re someone who likes getting comfy in bed and watching movies, finding a way to incorporate a flatscreen without making it the focal point of the room takes some interior design technique. A fireplace—even if it’s not wood-burning—can greatly help with this.
Statement wallpaper is often too overwhelming if it coats the entire room. This being said, having one wall filled with birds or blossoms or whatever you find visually appealing can add a new level of sophistication and charm to your bedroom. This technique works especially well if you wallpaper the wall that your headboard sits against. Since you won’t be able to see it while lying in bed, this will keep you from noticing faces hidden in the wallpaper design as you try to fall asleep (the human eye looks for faces in everything) but still add energy to the room while you’re awake.
Returning back to the mood lighting discussion, candles can add a fantastic touch to the energy of your space. It’s important to note that you must be extra selective of the type of candles you use because they’ll be in your bedroom. Most candles are filled with toxic chemicals and fragrance combinations that actually cause mild congestion for days after they were last burnt; this can be a major problem while you’re sleeping as the oxygen you get is a huge component of how restful and restorative your sleep is. Stick to beeswax candles with all-natural, essential oil fragrances in the bedroom.
The above information should have given you a few ideas of fun ways you can liven up your bedroom and create the feelings you want in this intimate room. Whenever you’re looking at potential decor elements, it’s a good idea to sit with the item for several minutes straight and fully explore how it makes you feel. Ask yourself what it reminds you of. Because relaxation is so important for sleep, you want to be cognizant of the subtle influences you include in your bedroom. If you’re uncertain about something, don’t get it. Wait for something that you feel really connected to and comfortable with.