In recent months, we’ve found ourselves spending up to 80% of our time at home. In homes across the world, bedrooms have transformed to become home offices, entertainment centers and schools. Do you find that your bedroom is no longer that relaxing space to escape from the daily stressors of life? Try these tips to claim your serene space back.
Down to Earth
Colors have been proven to affect our mood and emotions. For centuries, people have even used specific colors for healing, this is called chromotherapy. For example, greens can evoke emotions of calm and blues are often associated with safety and trustworthiness. A good rule of thumb when incorporating colors into your bedroom is to go with earth toned shades to emulate these emotions for a serene space. Try hanging wall art, add a few throw pillows or curtains in these colors.
Surround Yourself with Softness
For a truly relaxing bedroom, we want to be in a state of comfort. Try to avoid restricting clothes or scratchy bedding. Choose materials that feel good on your skin. This could be smooth silk or cozy cotton. Bonus Tip: silk bedding also doubles as skincare; it’s naturally packed with proteins that hydrates skin, prevents wrinkles and is hypoallergenic for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
An organized space not only improves its functionality, it also improves your overall state of mind. Marie Kondo, an organizing expert even stated that “A dramatic reorganization of the home causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective. It is life transforming." If you find your bedroom is overly cluttered and causes you stress, it may be time to take a good hard look at the things you own. Go through your items and ask yourself, “have I used this in the past 3 weeks?” If the answer is no it’s probably time to set it aside for donation. You’ll be left with a tidy and organized bedroom that’s ready for relaxation.