Your bedroom should be the place that you go to relax, unwind and most importantly get your well-deserved sleep. It is absolutely important that your bedroom be a peaceful relaxing environment that will help you get a good night’s rest and should be a space that makes you feel warm, cozy, safe and sheltered. Here are some tips on how you could re-decorate your bedroom to reflect this.
Create an inspiration board
Start off by creating an inspiration board. Save any and all images of cozy places or of rooms and furniture items that you love and feel would be peaceful and relaxing environments. Creating an inspiration board like this would make it easy for you to decide on what style you like and will make the decorating process easier.
Keep things light and airy
The easiest way to make a room feel light, airy, cool and cozy all at the same time is to bring light into a room. There are several ways in which you could do this. First, you could begin by changing up your windows. Start by changing up your curtains or hanging up vertical blinds.
Go with either white or light coloured curtains that will let in light and keep things airy. Vertical blinds are another option that can be layered under a light lace curtain so that you have great option of blocking out light when you want it. You can also make windows seem larger by hanging your curtains higher than the top of your window – this will give the illusion of height and can make a small room seem much bigger.
Open up the space
If your bedroom is small then it is super easy to make things cozy, but, a small room can easily seem cluttered and crowded. One way to give the illusion of space is to hang mirrors. Ideally hang a large mirror on one wall – your mirror should be the focal point of the wall and you should ideally hang it at a point where it can reflect light – which will make the room seem larger. You could also use fairy lights or white Christmas lights to open up a space and a soft glow to your room. Hand them up along the edge of the ceiling and have them dangle over your bedframe or down the corners of your room – the soft glow will open up the room and light it up better than a harsh central light will – making your room seem large and cozy at the same time!
You can also keep things cozy with your bedding. Stick to whites and light colours. It’s a great idea to mix white with a few soft colours that will make your room and bed seem warm and welcoming. An alternative and surprising choice is to go with a dark colour – a grey or deep blue either for bedding or a single wall – you might be surprised at how cozy this can make your room!