We spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, so it only makes sense that our bedrooms would be our favorite retreat. And although a sanctuary can mean different things to different people, there are a few universal tips to consider when trying to make your bedroom an ideal space to begin and end each day.
So what are some key tips for making your bedroom your ideal sanctuary? Whether you have trouble sleeping or are looking to revamp your space, finding a soothing color palette is an important first step to creating a cozy haven. Typically light and neutral tones will help create a sense of airiness to your room, which is especially helpful if you are decorating a small bedroom. Staying organized is also key. By making your bed and keeping piles of clothes off of the floor, you enforce your bedroom as a clean and inviting place to return to (thanks Marie Kondo!).
Scroll down to find more tips and products to help you decorate your bedroom.
Make your bedroom a sanctuary with these tips and products.
Fill your bedroom with your favorite scent…
Your bedroom should be your favorite place in the home. One of the ways to keep it an inviting haven is through aromatherapy. Candles, incense, and essential oils are just a few ways to treat your senses to relaxing scents like lavender, vanilla, and jasmine.
Lemon Lavender Soy Candle
Blackberry & Bay Soy Candle
Use blackout curtains for an uninterrupted sleep
Whether you’re a light sleeper or someone who just wants to catch up on a few z’s, blackout curtains are a useful decorative tool. Not only that, but the heavy material will also keep your room cool in the summers and keep heat inside during the winters.
Layer your bed with cozy quilts and throws
The key to an inviting bed is layers. Choose a textured throw (or two) to put on top of your duvet.
Chunky Knit Blanket
Or try using a weighted blanket for more comfort…
Weighted blankets can help alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as restless leg syndrome. Choose the weight you prefer and place it over your comforter for a soothing pressure.
Decorate your bedroom with soothing artwork
Consider what kind of artwork relaxes you—black and white photographs, watercolor prints, landscape paintings—and decorate your bedroom in that theme.
Different Ways to Climb & Unusual Paths Art Print
Koi in Black Water Canvas Print
Choose lighting that’s gentle on your eyes…
Lighting creates the ambiance of a space. Replace any florescent or bright lighting in your bedroom with something soft and inviting.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Fairy Lights With Photo Clips
Make mornings more inviting with a fluffy rug
Sometimes the prospect of cold, hard floors is what keeps us lingering in bed. Add a fluff shag rug to your bedroom to keep your feet cozy.
Grey Shag Rug
Pink Area Rug
Instead of TV, use a white noise machine
Although many people enjoy falling asleep to Netflix, it can be disruptive to your sleep schedule. Instead of TV, consider incorporating a white noise machine into your nightly routine for calming sounds. You can also get smart speakers—such as Google Home and Alexa—to play sweet sounds to sleep.
White Noise Machine With Night Light
Nest Mini (2nd Gen)
Echo (3rd Gen)
Echo Dot (3rd Gen)