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Tips And Tricks For Creating A Relaxing Bedroom

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Tips And Tricks For Creating A Relaxing Bedroom

four-poster-bed

If you currently find your bedroom a stressful and uninspiring place to spend your time, something needs to change. This should be the place you go to escape from stress and unwind after a long day at work. Not being able to relax in your bedroom each night can have serious effects on your health and mental state over time. This can leave you feeling drained and depressed. So it’s time to take action and change this room for the better. The following ideas will help you transform your bedroom into a luxuriously relaxing space that you love spending your time in.

Declutter the space

It’s always best to have a clear out to begin transforming your bedroom. If you have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years, you can do this over a series of weekends and evenings. This will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by the task. Remove any furniture, ornaments and decor that you no longer like or no longer serves a purpose. You could donate them to charity, gift them to a friend or just throw them away. This will give you more space and allow you to reposition your furniture to enhance your bedroom’s functionality.

Make your bed as comfortable as possible

Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom and should be the furniture that provides you with plenty of comfort. If it doesn’t feel dreamy when you get into bed there are a few things you could do to change it. You could invest in a couple of goose or duck feather pillows to lay your head on each night. Or you could buy luxury mattress toppers by John Ryan by Design to give your current mattress some additional padding and protection. Your bedding should feel indulgent, soft to the touch and easy to clean. Soft, breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen are ideal and come in a variety of colours and designs. Chunky knitted blankets placed at the end of your bed are ideal for when the temperatures drop and light, crisp sheets are perfect for summer. To keep your bed looking attractive and enticing, make your bed neatly every day and use scatter cushions to add colour and interest.

No television or electronics

We are all obsessed with social media and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix. But to create a relaxing environment, you need to remove these items from your bedroom. Smartphones, tablets and TV’s can add unnecessary stress, lights and sounds that can stop yours from relaxing fully. If you insist on including them in your bedroom, try to avoid using them an hour before you go to bed. Keep your smartphone somewhere where you cannot reach it from your bed too. This will stop your mind from getting excess stimulation and give you a sense of calm before bedtime.

Candles

The best way of creating a tranquil bedroom is by introducing calming and sensual scents into the space. Candles make great accent pieces when not in use, but can also set a particular mood or tone. Choose scents that remind you of your childhood and nature for a instant relaxing sensation that can ease your mind as soon as you enter. Just remember to blow the candles out before you go to bed and never have them placed near to textiles that can burn easily.

Create a pampering station

As you’re going to be using your bedroom as a place to relax from now one, it’s vital that you have a space to pamper yourself.  A classic vanity table with a mirror is every woman’s dream piece of furniture and creates a wonderful pampering station. But if you don’t have the space, a simple drawer in your nightstand can work just as well. Treat yourself to a new dressing gown, slippers, eye mask and skin care products and store them at your station. These simple items will be essential when you’re in need of a little stress relief and will be ready and waiting as and when you need them.

Dimmer switch

Again, bright lights are a no-no when you’re trying to create a relaxing bedroom. Change the bulbs in your light fixtures for a softer effect and install dimmer switches to alter the brightness. This will make it easier to create a calming atmosphere depending on your mood.

Use one or all of these tips and tricks to create a stress-free bedroom for you to enjoy. It’s likely to become your favourite room to relax and chill out in your spare time.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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