A Place to Relax: Your Bedroom Oasis

The bedroom is often the most private place in our homes. It’s where we go to escape reality and recharge for the next day. When creating your perfect bedroom oasis , the most important thing to remember is to create a space of serenity and peace for yourself.

Bedroom Oasis

When it comes to designing a bedroom, many people think that they need something ornate and extravagant – but this isn’t always necessary! A well-designed space with calming colors can be just what you need to unwind at the end of a long day. In this blog post, we will explore some ways that you can design your bedroom into an oasis from which you never want to leave!

It’s time to get away from it all and recharge. When you are looking for a place to relax, your bedroom should be the first place that comes to mind. This is where you can escape from the rest of the world, turn off your phone, play some soft music or take a nap on a sunny afternoon.

Your bedroom is also where you want to make sure everything feels as comfortable as possible so that when it comes time for bedtime after an exhausting day at work or school, this room will give you peace and tranquility before sleep overtakes you.

Let’s create an oasis in your own home: A Bedroom Oasis!

1) Declutter

Your bedroom should be your refuge from daily stressors – that means no visual clutter! If it’s cluttered with clothes, shoes, books, the kids’ toys, or other items that don’t belong there, it can make you feel stressed out and anxious.

Cluttered Bedroom

Not Very Relaxing

Clear it out by removing of anything you don’t need or use on the regular. This will make your space feel cleaner and more spacious, which is where the relaxation starts!

2). Remove Unnecessary Furniture

Along the same lines as decluttering, is your bedroom crowded with furniture that doesn’t need to be there? Maybe you have a desk or a treadmill or some bookshelves  in there that are really only used as surfaces to pile things on.

Having less furniture will make your space feel cleaner and more spacious – which are two words we know lead straight to relaxation!

3) Remove Electronic Disturbances

Unplugging and removing all electronics from the bedroom is a great way to encourage good sleep. TVs, computers, tablets–everything goes! The idea behind this practice is that we’re so accustomed to being constantly stimulated with images or activity on these devices; it’s difficult for our brains to switch off when it’s time to go to sleep.

This is where you want to put your phone on silent or airplane mode. You don’t need all the notifications coming through and interrupting your rest, as well as any other distractions.

You want to avoid blue light, since it stimulates brain activity and can reduce relaxation. Even the light emitting from your alarm clock can interrupt your sleep. Turn it around so the light doesn’t face you. At least until it goes off in the morning!

If you must be entertained, you can read a book from your bedside table before sleep comes over you.

Now that we’ve cleared out the bedroom, what can we add to make it our oasis?

1) Choose a Relaxing Color Scheme

Give your bedroom a new coat of paint to create an oasis from the outside world. A neutral color scheme is often recommended for relaxation. But it doesn’t have to be boring or bland.

Choosing your favorite colors will make the room more inviting. But you will want to avoid using bold colors like red or orange as they tend to make people feel energized rather than relaxed.

Some suggestions:

Choose teal, shades of blue or green for serenity and relaxation.

Blues in the Bedroom

Use calming colors like light blues for walls, and creams and whites for furniture.

A soft, comforting color like rose or light purple for curtains and bedding will make your bedroom a calm retreat from the outside world.

2) Textures and Fabrics

You can also introduce textures and fabrics into your bedroom that will help keep it feeling calm and beautiful.

Natural fabrics, such as cotton, linen and silk, allow your skin to breath while still being cozy.

Warm, fuzzy blankets are a great way to create warmth. The same applies for fluffy pillows or duvets in different colors.

Cozy Fabrics

Use textures like satin, or silk cotton blends for sheets that feel good against your skin as you lay down on them, in order to relax more quickly into sleep mode.

Soft and pretty comforters and attractive pillows can also be a way to make your bedroom inviting.

Layer throws on furnishings with fabric that feels good against your skin.

Place softness at your feet by using plush rugs or carpets. Do you have hardwood or carpet in your bedroom? Wool carpets can be very warm and cozy, while wood blends with natural textures- perfect for a tranquil space.

3) Lighting

Soft and natural light is the most soothing light.

You can use lamps or candles for low lighting that will help you relax and drift off to sleep. Use dimmer switches so you can control how bright the room is depending on your mood – if you’re reading before bedtime then brighter lighting may be necessary.

Most people find candlelight very relaxing because of its natural warmth and flickering, so give it a try. Just don’t drift off to sleep without blowing the candles out first! With battery-run candles as an option, you can get your oasis mood on without worrying about safety issues!

 

Candles in Bedroom

Consider lighting that complements your colors for best effect. Soft white bulbs or candlelight can be very soothing before bedtime

Not everyone can do this, but if your windows face the woods or otherwise can not been seen in, try leaving the blinds open at night, for a natural sunlight wake-up call.

 

4) Soothing Scents

In order to create a tranquil, calming atmosphere in your bedroom retreat, you’ll want to please your sense of smell.

Soothing scents such as lavender, chamomile, or vanilla are a great way to relax and help promote sleep, so make sure there is some type of aroma you enjoy in the room.

Scents can come from diffusers, candles, plug-in air fresheners, essential oils, or incense.

A simple, natural way to create a relaxing environment for sleep is by spritzing water with a few drops of your favorite essential oils onto pillows and sheets.

Diffuser and Eucalyptus Branches

You can also try placing a few drops of essential oil on your light bulbs for a soft, fragrant nightlight.

Aromatherapy candles are a great way to set the mood and create an inviting atmosphere.

Try using scented lotions for your hands after washing them lightly. This will have a calming effect that will help get rid of anxiety and promote restfulness at night time.

There are many scents to choose from, so experiment and find what works best for you.

NOTE: If you have pets, be sure to check on the scents you use to see if they are safe for them. Some essential oils are safe, but others need expert advice first because they’re not good for pets at all (eucalyptus oil is toxic).

5) Soothing Sounds

There are some sounds that will help you relax and can also be therapeutic. Try playing calming music or nature sounds at night to soothe your mind, body, and soul.

White sound machines can provide a great way of blocking out the noise and chaos that might be happening in your environment. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of a rain forest in the background while trying to sleep!

Your favorite music, played quietly, can also be another way to calm your mind, body, and soul. Many people enjoy listening to classical music because it has a soothing effect on the brain.

Playing Records in the Bedroom

You may prefer a calm bedroom environment with minimal noise, whether from outside or inside. Or you may enjoy the sounds that are going on outside, like the sound of traffic going by, a thunderstorm, or the sound of grass being mowed on a Saturday morning.

Concentrate on your breathing and the sounds in your space. Meditating in a quiet bedroom is also relaxing – it’s during these moments that you let go of stress and anxiety.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to sound ambiance, but soft and soothing is a good place to start.

6) Decorations

You can do many things to make your bedroom more visually appealing. One common option is adding decor, such as paintings or photographs.

Many of us tend to decorate every empty wall, and every empty surface, with pictures, wall hangings, and knick-knacks. However, it’s not always a good idea to fill every possible space in the bedroom with decor.

It can be helpful to have some empty space in the bedroom for your eyes and mind to wander and relax when you’re trying to sleep. Decorate yes, but don’t over do it.

A few plants or flowers can help you feel more grounded in nature and they are a great way to clean the air.

Bedroom with Plants

Use art that will help you sleep better. Paintings of the ocean, scenes from nature or a favorite movie can be soothing to look at before bed and may even provide an opportunity for conversation with your partner about what each of you enjoys seeing in these settings.

Start Small

Making your bedroom into an oasis is a lot to take on. But if you start small, it won’t be so overwhelming! Take just one or two small steps each day and before long, you’ll have transformed your space.

A bedroom oasis can provide a sense of relief from the stressors and challenges you face on a daily basis. Take some time to create an environment that provides solace, peace, tranquility, and calmness for yourself so you can enjoy life more!

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