Guest Post - 10 Tips for a Restful Bedroom
Today's post is brought to you by fellow designer, blogger and all-round interior style maven, Laura Thomas. You'll usually find her at her blog, Laura Thomas Interior Design Blog, but she's popped by today to share her 10 top tips for creating a beautifully serene sleeping space...
Our bedroom is a place to relax and revive and it is important to make sure this room is personal to us as individuals. Good sleep and good food are the foundational ingredients to a successful and happy life. Therefore creating a space that allows us to achieve quality restfulness is important.
There are no hard and fast rules as to what a bedroom should or shouldn't be. However there are a few guidelines to think about whether re-decorating, renovating, renting or restructuring our main resting place.
1 - USE CALMING COLOURS
Bright and loud shades tend not to calm the mind, where creams and lighter shades ease the eye.
2- CHOOSE IMAGES FOR YOUR BEDROOM WISELY
Art that promotes positive visual calming and happiness is great for your bedroom, as well as pictures of family and friends.
3- MAKE A HEADBOARD A FOCAL POINT
This doesn't have to be an expensive, store bought feature. There is a wealth of DIY tutorials for making simple and fun headboards, no matter what your DIY skills entail.
4 - BED LINEN
The main focus in any bedroom is the bed. Why not indulge in beautiful bed linen.
It is an investment well made, as quality cotton will wash well for years to come.
5 - LIGHTING
Have different levels of lighting in your room to create atmosphere and a sleepy mood.
6 – SCENT
Clean sheets make your bedroom smell fresh as well as scented candles. Open windows regularly to increase air flow through your room.
Create a simple room without chaos.
8 - DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SOFT FURNISHINGS
It is amazing what a set of cushions or a cosy blanket will do for the look and feel of your room.
9- REMOVE THE TV!
10 - IGNORE YOUR CLOCK
Turn it around so you can't see what time it is if you wake in the night.