The bedroom is your portal to the world of dreams. There you close your eyes, release your worries, and lay in total vulnerability for hours each night. If you feel agitated in your bedroom, if it makes you anxious, or even just excited, it can be difficult to relax yourself into a restful slumber. That is why a peaceful ambiance in this space is absolutely vital to your mental and physical health.
The following are a couple of tips for making your bedroom as serene as you possibly can. As always, the most important tip is to listen to your own inner voice, and make decisions which put your spirit at ease.
Our bodies are built to react to varying levels of light. When it is bright out we naturally respond by being more active and alert. When it is dark, we tend to be more relaxed and at ease. Some "night owls" overcome this through caffeine and endorphins, but generally they are fighting an uphill battle against their own physiologies.
One way to use this tendency is to add mood and ambient lighting to the space. Dim, gently glowing lights allow you to create a stage in between total light and dark. In this way you can ease yourself into a restful state, rather than going directly from bright and active to dark and asleep.
It is relatively common sense that a quiet space will be a peaceful space. However for some people, silence is deafening. If you are like that, consider running a small floor fan during the night to create background noise which is understated and regular. The same noise can be achieve by an air conditioner, dehumidifier, humidifier, or anything that produces a gentle, steady, machine noise. Some people also find that ambient noise machines are quite soothing.
The colors we use in rooms have a profound effect on the way we feel within those spaces. The most soothing colors tend to be blues or greens. Blue colors stimulate thoughts of clear skies and tranquil oceans, while greens tend to bring up visions of deep peaceful forests. Earth tones are comforting in a different way, generally feeling warmer and more enclosing.
You want your bedroom to do more than just look comfortable, you want it to invite you in and wrap you in peace and safety. One way to do this is with texture. Use rich, soft materials such as velvet, silk, and satin throughout the space in curtains, linens and pillows. Thick carpets also add to this effect, creating a space that feels like it is snuggling you.
You’re The Judge
Only you know what makes you feel at ease. Only you can decide which colors calm you, and which ones agitate you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different accessories, color schemes, and decorative items in this space. As long as you pay attention to your own deep feelings and preferences, you will eventually evolve a room that invites you into its warmth and comfort.
Article provided by PebbleZ Stone Decorating