Thursday, November 14, 2013

Create a relaxing bedroom retreat

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary where no remnants from the daily grind can be seen. Store away laptops, folders and documents from work.

After spending a long, tiring day at work or school, the mere idea of coming home to an inviting fluffy bed offers a sense of security unlike any other. For most people, home is the safe haven from the daily grind, and the bedroom is the personal sanctuary where you can let go of all the stress and just completely unwind and relax. 

With a few tweaks and additions, your bedroom can be transformed into a soothing and rejuvenating retreat experience. 

Store away clutter

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary where no remnants from the daily grind can be seen. Store away laptops, folders and documents from work. After a particularly grueling day, you may even want to tuck away your mobile phones and gadgets. 

While playing with gadgets and watching TV are ways by which some people unwind, these habits can also hinder sleep and relaxation. You can use entertainment cabinets which will hide your TV screen, or just get rid of it altogether. 

Create a soothing ambiance

To top it all off, add little things that will delight and soothe your senses – candles for warm, soft lighting; aromatherapy scents to set the mood; and an iPod to play your favorite soothing sounds or music.

Edit your bedroom with a keen eye. Get rid of or tuck away anything that is not soothing to your eyes. Remember that style is subjective, especially when it comes to a space as private as the bedroom. Replacing the too-shiny fabrics of your throw pillows and dizzying prints on your linens can make all the difference. 

Opt for light neutral hues such as taupe and beige, or if you want some color, go for blues and greens. Reminiscent of nature, these options are relaxing hues that can create the soothing ambiance perfect for your bedroom retreat. 

Pampering additions fit for a queen (or king)

To top it all off, add little things that will delight and soothe your senses – candles for warm, soft lighting; aromatherapy scents to set the mood; and an iPod to play your favorite soothing sounds or music. Put these additions on your bedside table, and you’re all set for a night of rest and relaxation. - Aislinn Kee 


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