9 tricks to make your bed room a chilled retreat

We all need refuge away from the demands of the world. Your bedroom can be a quiet and welcoming place to relax and recharge!

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Add these details to make your sleeping space a peaceful and invigorating haven.

1. Add a soft and cozy base layer

A soft and fluffy shag rug will cushion and warm your feet and instantly give the room a luxurious feel. Consider a warm and calming color or a calm neutral color like gray. Even if you already have carpeting in your bedroom, a throw or two can be a good choice. Carpets help to divide the room and create cozy zones in the room.

2. Treat yourself to sheets and pillows

You spend a third of your life in bed, so make these hours wonderful. Modern innovations ensure that you don't have to make a decision luxurious and sustainable bed linen. Gel memory foam pillows provide comfort and support. If you enjoy reading in bed, consider adding a wedge pillow to transform your bedroom into a cozy reading nook.

3. Think about your lighting

Make choices when choosing the lighting for your room warm lightbulbs over cool. Warm light looks like the natural sunlight that comes later in the day. It prepares us to switch off and get ready for bed. Cool lights wake us up and make us alert and energetic. For this reason, you should be exposed to as little cool, blue light as possible in the second half of the day. Add light from more than one source so you can choose how bright you want the room to be. Wall lights, bedside lamps, and hanging lamps can all add a shine without being harsh or overwhelming.

4. Choose a bedside table with enough space

The area near your bed should be quiet and tidy. But you'll still need a room to keep a book, your glasses, and a glass of hydrated water.

A nightstand with a drawer ensures there is no clutter in the way while you still have everything you need on hand. Consider choosing a bedside table that is a few inches higher than your mattress. The extra height reduces the chance of accidentally knocking things over during the night.

5. Add a light and inviting fragrance

In 2009, researchers found that Adolescents who have received aromatherapy had lower levels of stress than those in a placebo group. Keep a scented candle, incense sticks, room spray or scented wicks in the room. A scent that you associate specifically with your restful bedroom can help you relax more easily at the end of a busy day.

6. Replace your current headboard with an upholstered one

Softly padded headboards support your back and make your bed a particularly pleasant room. There are headboards in different styles and colors for all price ranges. Adding this touch can change the space dramatically with little investment.

7. Go for minimalism

Go through your bedroom and find out what to stow away. If you usually have a lot of bells and whistles on surfaces, consider reducing your collection to two or three. Put jewelry, accessories, and beauty tools out of sight until they are needed. Many of us have “convenience clutter” made up of items that we use every day. Instead of leaving these out, put them in closed suitcases that are still easily accessible. Your space will be quieter and more relaxing when there is less visual clutter.

8. Choose restful window coverings

Even if you rent, you can add some luxury to your bedroom with soft window coverings. Consider a combination of curtains and blackout drapes so you can control the amount of light that comes in. Curtains allow soothing natural light if so desired. Blackout curtains ensure that you can also take an afternoon nap in restful darkness.

9. Add some green

Live plants make a room lush, inviting, and fresh. Do you have a brown thumb? Go for hard-to-kill options like pothos or snake plants. There are robust options at every price. Or, if you want it to be even easier, consider an artificial plant. Silk indoor plants look more realistic than ever. You will be the only one who knows it's a fake.

It only takes small changes to make a big difference in your bedroom. A little attention to this private space makes it the haven you need at the end of each day!

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