Over the past year many of us have found it challenging to unwind and get that good nights sleep we truly deserve. If you combine that with hot flashes, sweating and your partner snoring, waking up feeling fully rested can start to feel like a miracle. With that in mind, it’s a good time to go back to basics and change up your sleeping space from a bedroom to a calming oasis.
Having a bedroom with less stuff in has the tendency to make us feel calmer. We’re not just talking about the clothes on the floor or millions of skincare products on the nightstand. If you have lots of unecessary pieces of furniture which could go elsewhere then consider moving them out of your bedroom to provide more space. We’re naturally not going to be able to relax in a space which feels cluttered and cramped.
2. Rethink your colour scheme
We’ve all been at fault of doing this at some point. Creating a bright accent wall seems cool in theory. But the reality of trying to sleep when you’ve got a bright orange or crazy patterned wall staring back at you outweigh any positives. We suggest calming or comforting tones such as soft greens or dark greys – you’ll thank us later.
3. Change up your bed
If you’re struggling to sleep or experiencing backache, sometimes a bed or mattress update may be in order. However, if your bed and mattress is perfectly in tact and supports you, then consider updating your duvet covers or sheets. Find yourself some duvet covers which make you want to dive into bed! We currently love this super soft set from M&S. The Egyptian Cotton 230 Thread Count Duvet Cover (£32.50 – £59.00) is available in so many calming colours to add a touch of luxury to your calming space.
4. Indoor plants
It’s been proven that connecting with nature is incredibly beneficial to our wellbeing and cleans your indoor air. We suggest putting some plants in your bedroom such as snake plants, peace lily and orchids. This will heighten feelings of tranquility and is a really simple, yet effective way to add finishing touches to a bedroom.
5. Calming scents
Yes, we’re all about having calming smells in a bedroom to help you feel relaxed. Whether it be a electronic diffuser, pillow spray or candles there are so many ways of incorporating calming scents into your bedroom. Many of you might already have heard of The White Company Electronic Diffuser (£65.00), but if you haven’t, then we’re about to put you onto something. This gorgeous diffuser fits right in with any furniture and has four time settings so you have control over how long the diffuser will release scent for. We personally love the spa retreat fragrance oil as our go-to scent for it, however, there are many to choose from. The diffuser is a great way to create a relaxing ambience to your room and from experience also makes a lovely gift for anyone else you know that is struggling with being able to relax.
We hope that these suggestions have inspired you to take control and update your sleeping space, because you deserve to relax, unwind and feel refreshed in the morning. Stay fabulous!