Your Bedroom, Your Sanctuary
After a year with more time at home, the boundaries of work/play/relax have been blurred. It is important to provide places of respite to rest and recharge both mentally and physically. Your bedroom is a prime example of a room that should be a place of sanctuary at the end of each day.
Let’s start with the color of your bedroom. A wide variety of colors can be used. Blue is a popular choice for bedrooms because the color can be soothing. Make sure that if you go with a deeper blue, you have plenty of natural light so your room doesn’t feel too dark.
If you’d like to increase passion and romance in the bedroom – try for a rich red! When choosing strong colors, remember to always balance them with brighter neutrals so the color doesn't feel overwhelming.
An easy way to incorporate stronger tones into your room is the keep the color in the easily updated pieces – bedding and accessories. By doing this, you can keep the walls a timeless neutral and keep your options open to update your room for less hassle in the future.
While color plays an important role in the overall feel of your room, eliminating clutter will also help you clear your mind at the end of the day. Consider nightstands with drawers to hide little things away. Hanging lamps from the wall or ceiling can free up table space as well.
Your bedroom should have a balance of natural light. Especially when working with darker colors, natural light is very important for your wellbeing. Consider installing room darkening or black-out shades for use while sleeping if you are bothered by bright light in the morning. This will give you the ability to allow in as much light as possible during the day and blocking out both natural and man-made lights at night - reinforcing your circadian rhythm.
No matter your personal design aesthetic, if you keep these basic pointers in mind your bedroom will be a fantastic space to rest and recharge.
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