Simple Ways to Make Your Bedroom a Calming Space to Retreat to

Many rooms in our home are often bustling with activity. The living room is one of the comfiest places in a home to sit and read, talk with loved ones or watch a film together. Kitchens are the melting pot where many socialise as they prepare drinks and food to be shared. Once dinner is ready, the dining room is where everyone gathers to consume the food produced and share tales whilst all dine.

When the day draws to an end, many of us begin retreating to that place we consider our tranquil space, our haven where we can relax and feel calm – our bedroom. Many people view their bedroom as their personal space, where they can unwind after a long and sometimes stressful day. When we go to our bedrooms to sleep, we want a good night’s sleep. An adult should get the recommended hours of sleep between 7-9 hours every night. One way to help us achieve this is by sleeping in a calming space. A calming space can help to relax the mind and body so we can drift off to sleep a little easier. To achieve this, here are a few simple ways to help make your bedroom a calming space to retreat to after a long day.

Clean The Clutter

It is often said that a tidy space is a clean mind. This is because a cluttered space can make us feel overwhelmed and distracted, but it can also prevent us from trying to relax. Take the time to declutter your bedroom. Put items that do not belong in the bedroom elsewhere and put cables and chargers out of sight. Keep any decorative items to a minimum and ensure they suit the calming atmosphere you try to cultivate.

Of course, you do not want your bedroom stripped of any personality. Look at incorporating your character and style in the minor details. It could be the pattern on a throw, photographs and precious items that are carefully placed throughout your room.

Bring In Nature

Embracing nature in the home has become a popular interior design trend in recent years. More people are choosing to have multiple plants throughout their homes. This is partially due to plants helping to bring a sense of tranquillity and calmness to a space.

If you are someone who doesn’t have the greenest of thumb, consider buying an easy to care for Peace Lily plant like the ones from The Stem. With a Peace Lily, you do not have to be an expert gardener; all you have to do is remember to water it often. Having a Peace Lily in your bedroom can help you achieve the tranquil space you are striving to achieve. It even has a calming name, another reason why it is an excellent investment plant!

Delight The Senses

Certain house plants can leave a fresh aroma that can delight the senses. Different smells can also help to create a calming space where you can relax and unwind. Lavender is one of the most well-known scents for helping you to relax and drift off to sleep. Other scents worth trying to include ylang-ylang, which is known for its relaxing properties and sea breeze, as the association with being near the sea can help calm an overactive mind.

Candles are not the only way to incorporate these calming smells into your room. Room diffusers, incense sticks and cones, oil diffusers, wax melts and room sprays are just some ways you can inject calming aromas into your room. Find the one that works for you, in the scent that you find the most calming. Then you can add it to your newly revamped space to create a tranquil atmosphere that will lull you off to sleep.

Treat Yourself To New Bedding

When revamping your bedroom to create a tranquil space, why not treat yourself to some new bedding? Choose a new set of sheets, quilt covers, pillowcases and even a new mattress topper! Invest in pieces that will help you transform your bed into the ultimate comfort destination. A place where you can fall into and drift off to sleep without any want to take your bed to the next level, and you might want to consider getting a new mattress. Think about how long you have had your current one. It is recommended that your mattress be replaced every 6 to 8 years, so if you cannot remember when you brought your existing mattress, it might be time to say goodbye and find yourself a new one. A new mattress could be the missing piece to help you achieve a good night’s sleep.

Implementing one or multiple of these changes could help create a calming atmosphere in your bedroom. Your bedroom should be a place where you can relax and recharge your batteries. These simple changes could help you to achieve that.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.