A bedroom is more than just a resting place—it should be a sanctuary reflecting tranquility, personal style, and comfort. As we anticipate the unveiling of Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends for 2024 on October 11th, let’s explore ways to make your bedroom the ultimate relaxation retreat.
Designing a calming bedroom environment can have a significant impact on your overall wellbeing and quality of sleep. While a big part of interior design is simply choosing the things that resonate with you, and that will make you happy when they’re in your space, there are some helpful tips to keep in mind when developing your very own relaxing bedroom environment.
Select a soothing color palette
Colors can have a profound effect on our mood and emotions. For bedrooms, soft, muted hues are a great choice– a calming blue, gentle green, or serene neutral can transform your space almost instantly.
These colors in particular evoke a sense of peace and tranquility, creating an atmosphere that’s conducive to relaxation and proper rest.
Invest in quality bedding
It’s said that we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping– so, when designing a bedroom, it makes sense to prioritize quality bedding and a comfortable mattress.
Choose bedding that’s made from natural, breathable materials like cotton, linen, or bamboo fiber. Plus, invest in a comfortable mattress that properly supports your body to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Your body will thank you!
Clutter creates visual chaos and can actually increase levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone”, in the body– which hinders relaxation.
Keep your bedroom as organized as possible by decluttering regularly. Utilize smart storage solutions to minimize visual distractions and create a clean, calming, restful environment.
Incorporate natural elements
Bringing elements of nature into your bedroom can help to enhance relaxation. Indoor plants help to purify the air while contributing to a calming, natural aesthetic. Using natural materials like wood or stone can also evoke a sense of grounding and serenity.
Optimize lighting for relaxation
Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood in your bedroom. Incorporate a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a layered and versatile lighting scheme.
Use dimmers or soft lighting options to create a tranquil ambiance in the evening to help you relax before bedtime.
Create a tech-free zone
Limit the presence of technology in your bedroom as much as possible in order to foster a peaceful environment.
Remove electronic devices, like TVs and smartphones, from the sleeping area. Instead, try focusing on activities like reading, journaling, or even meditation.
Creating a peaceful environment isn’t just about attaining a certain visual aesthetic. It should also be personalized to you! Decorate your space with decor that holds special meaning to you, like cherished photographs and artwork or other items that evoke positive emotions.
Work with a design expert
If you’re in the process of designing a bedroom space in your home, but want some professional guidance with the basics, the design experts here at Moore Lumber & Hardware, Evergreen Ace & our newest location Moore At The Meadows in Castle Rock.