How can I make my bedroom more relaxing?

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  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 13, 2019

    Hi Mary: You can paint it with calming colours, like greens or violets, blues, and get coordinating bed covers and maybe room darkening shades and, most people say no tv. I like a bright bedroom, with the sun/moon shining in and I can look outside and see the birds or the stars. Bright colours and, yes, I have a tv in my bedroom:) Bright makes me happy, so whatever makes you happy and calm is what you should do. My neighbour of 51 years likes it dark in her bedroom, that is relaxing to her. That's why we get along, opposites attract:) So, decide what makes you happy and relaxed.

    Good luck

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Oct 13, 2019

    Reduce all of the clutter. If you have nowhere else to put it, at least store it away in pretty boxes or baskets with lids, so you don't have to look at it. Select calm colors for your room and your bed linens. Lavender, soft blue, pale gray are all soothing colors. Add dimmers to your lamps in your bedroom. Consider adding some lavender scented candles. Don't use electronics such as a smartphone, tablet or television in your bedroom.

  • Janice Janice on Oct 13, 2019

    Hi Mary, here's an article that mentions several ideas to make your bedroom more clam and relaxing. It mentions calming colors, etc. One of the things I love, is to use lavendar essential oils. Lavendar is very claming to me and I sprinkle a couple of drops on my pillowcase. Also, lower wattage light bulbs help. Decluttering helped mine feel more calm. Here's the article.

  • What is the current state of your bedroom now? I love a lazy afternoon lounging on my bed reading, coloring, listening to music. I also have a menagerie of pets. So on my bed I have an array of washable throws tossed over the comforter to keep it clean and easy to switch out when needed. And a bunch of fluffy washable pillows too. Breezy curtains and drapes on a dual rod. And I have 3 hummingbird feeders hanging from the facia board outside. They are the first to wake up in the morning and the last to go to bed. Also an array of plants and flowers in the yard that are soothing to look at. Paint is also a good way to set the tone. Many like "water" colors, pale blues, greens, tans, sand and turquoise. Pair with whites or creams they look pretty. A nice fluffy rug underfoot is nice too. Does that help any?