Create A Personal Oasis With These Bedroom Sanctuary Ideas
Create A Personal Oasis With These Bedroom Sanctuary Ideas
At the end of a long day, you need a place where you can go to relax and de-stress. What better place than the one you already call your own: the bedroom! These simple tips and tricks will help you transform your ordinary bedroom into a sanctuary.
Choose a Calming Color Palette
The colors you choose for your bedroom have a significant impact on the overall mood and atmosphere of the space.
Natural color schemes
One of the easiest ways to bring an instant sense of calm to your bedroom is with a color palette that mimics nature. Natural color palettes like blue/white/gray, green/brown/white, or beige/brown/ivory each transport you to a different relaxing natural environment and evoke a sense of calm.
Don’t just limit these neutral colors to the paint on your walls. To add depth and visual interest, incorporate organic colors and textures into other elements like blankets and throw pillows, natural wood decorations, and natural fiber rugs. By combining these earthy colors and textures, you can create a bedroom space that embraces the beauty of nature.
Soft and calm color combinations
Not all color combinations need to be inspired by nature to create a relaxing bedroom sanctuary. However, it’s still important to remember that bright colors of any shade are more likely to give a sense of energy and movement rather than calm and relaxation. No matter what colors you choose, go with soft, muted tones. These calm colors create a serene atmosphere that helps to quiet the mind and promote relaxation.
While it's best to keep the majority of the bedroom in soft and muted tones, you can incorporate subtle pops of color with brighter accents to add visual interest. To keep things calm, add accent colors sparingly and opt for colors that work within the color scheme you’ve chosen for the rest of the room. These gentle accents can create a focal point or add a touch of personality to the space without overwhelming the calming atmosphere.
Natural light is one of the best ways to create a relaxing bedroom. But after the sun goes down, you can cultivate an atmosphere of calm by using soft lighting.
Install bedside lamps or wall sconces with dimming capabilities. Soft, warm-toned bulbs are an ideal way to create a cozy and relaxing glow. Whether you prefer a gentle bit of light for reading or a dusky, subdued atmosphere for unwinding before bed, dimmable lighting provides the flexibility to customize the lighting to your desired level of comfort, promoting a tranquil and soothing space.
Delicate fairy lights or string lights can add a magical touch to your bedroom. Fairy lights emit a subtle, warm glow that creates a cozy and dreamy atmosphere. Hang them above your bed, drape them along the walls, or place them in glass jars to create a soft, enchanting ambiance.
Bring your lighting down (literally)
One trick all interior designers know for creating a homier space is to avoid overhead lighting as much as possible. Lighting your bedroom with table lamps will create a softer, cozier atmosphere than turning on your ceiling lamp.
You can make an even more relaxing lighting situation by adding soft-glowing bulbs to the lamps on your bedside tables or dressers. To further enhance your relaxation through lighting, add fabric shades for a soft, diffused glow.
Soundproofing and Noise Reduction
Unwanted noise can disrupt sleep and make it harder to relax. To make sure your bedroom is an oasis of quiet serenity, try the following techniques for reducing noise.
Add a rug
Soundproofing is one of the many practical benefits of rugs. Thicker area rugs made from materials like wool help absorb sound vibrations, effectively reducing noise from footsteps or outside disturbances. Place a generously sized rug near your bed to create a soft and sound-muffling surface.
For even more noise reduction, layer multiple rugs. Experiment with layering a larger, thicker rug underneath a smaller, decorative rug for a stylish and noise-reducing effect.
Use heavy curtains
Covering your floor with a rug only addresses one of the surfaces in your bedroom. In addition to rugs, you can dampen the sound in your bedroom with curtains or blinds. These window treatments not only block out light but also help reduce noises from inside and outside your bedroom. Look for curtains made from thick, heavy fabrics or specifically designed for noise reduction. Combine them with blackout curtains or blinds for maximum soundproofing benefits.
Additional soundproofing steps
While rugs and curtains can significantly reduce noise, they still might not get your room as quiet as you’d like. To make things even more serene, you can add acoustic panels on walls, weatherstripping for windows and doors, and a white noise machine to mask background sounds.
Creating a bedroom sanctuary doesn’t have to be all paint and bedding. A few small touches here and there can go a long way to helping you unwind and get a good night’s sleep.
Be mindful of your other senses
Most of the advice for bedroom decor so far has focused on the sight and sound of your bedroom. To go even further into relaxation land, consider an oil diffuser with some calming essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to give your room a relaxing smell. And, of course, for your sense of touch, investing in high-quality, comfortable sheets and duvet covers greatly enhances the calmness of your bedroom.
Decluttering and Organization
A cluttered and disorganized bedroom can create a sense of chaos and restlessness. Keep your bedroom clean and clutter-free by implementing smart storage solutions like under-bed storage containers or floating shelves.
Simple decor choices
When it comes to bedroom decor, less is often more. Select a few meaningful items to display, such as a piece of art or a vase of fresh flowers. Choose items that align with your personal taste and promote a sense of peace and serenity for you in your bedroom.
Find the Best Rug for Your Bedroom
Keeping your bedroom calm and quiet starts with having the right rug. Whether it’s keeping your room calm so you can fall asleep peacefully or giving you something warm and cozy to step onto first thing in the morning, the right rug will set the tone for the rest of your bedroom. Take a look at our full selection of custom rugs and find your ideal bedroom rug today.