Is your bedroom giving off peaceful vibes? A messy bedroom doesn’t exactly inspire confidence and isn’t how you want to start your day. The trick is to make your bedroom look and feel so peaceful that it makes you fall asleep just as soon as you crash land on your bed.
To create a peaceful bedroom you need to follow these tips:
- Declutter your space
- Decorate with pictures thoughtfully.
- Remove technology.
- Use a white or neutral color palette.
- Use natural elements.
- Position the bed to look on something restful.
- Incorporate restful lighting.
- Install a ceiling fan.
- Choose window treatments that add harmony to the space.
There are limitless ways to decorate a bedroom, and they’re all easy to implement and easy on the wallet. Keep reading as we discuss these tips in more detail.
1. Declutter All the Stuff
The first and most obvious step would be to remove all the clutter in your room. Out of mind and out of sight. The primary reason people leave stuff scattered all over the bedroom is that there isn’t enough space to organize with, not necessarily laziness. But then again, the more ‘containers’ you get from Amazon, the more cluttered your room will look.
As ironic as the solution sounds, it is much better than the sight of things randomly scattered around. Besides, it’s easy to forget what went where if you use just a single container for all things. A good idea is to organize items based on their type. Toss jewelry items in a special box for jewelry, toss linens in a cubby, and your clothes in a cabinet. Label each cabinet if possible. Bonus points if the container matches your room’s interiors. Below is a great option.
a. Huge Jewelry Box by Homde
This eclectic travel case is the ideal solution for individuals who have lots of jewelry and miscellaneous items. It doubles as a mini organizer that looks good in most interior decors. The jewelry box comes with 6 versatile pull out drawers, each providing plenty of space for your jewelry accessories.
2. Decorating with the Right Artwork
Most of us have dozens of artwork and photos framed to celebrate past memories. More often than not, these pictures are tossed aside inside a drawer or placed on a shelf. A better idea instead would be to use the pictures as a focal piece in your room by organizing them into a wall display. This saves space on the ground for other things and utilizes the extra space on your walls.
The solution only works of course, if the artwork and photos are in harmony with the room’s interiors. For instance, if your room is inspired by Nordic design, then it would be unwise to decorate the walls with ornate art galleries. This could throw off either design, with neither theme making any real impact. Make sure to choose your artwork carefully and scatter it strategically. Below are 4 good ideas.
3. There Should Be No Tech Items in Your Room
Your computer devices keep you awake at night. It’s so convenient to slip right out of bed and switch on your computer to see what’s on the front page of the internet. This isn’t peaceful and will keep you from enjoying sleep. To make your room more peaceful, it is simply better to exile your tech items to another room. The harder it is to reach any distractions, the easier it is to fall asleep.
4. Use White, Neutral Walls
A peaceful room does not have to be all white, although lighter colors definitely help with it. Light and white are associated with freshness and cleanliness, both of which lead to the feelings of peace. Lots of colors, while visually appealing, are too stimulating and can excite you too much. Consider using wallpapers with neutral color palettes and peaceful floral designs.
a. Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper by Spoonflower
Invite the invigorating warmth of flowers into your bedroom. The colors used are neutral and should suit your tastes. The petals are highlighted with a dark shade of beige that is strongly contrasted by the brown-ish backdrop. Filling the spaces between the flowers are bits of grey, that only reinforce the neutral color palette.
You can buy this wallpaper in five different sizes, including a test sample.
b. Grey Peel and Stick wallpaper
White floral symbols against a grey backdrop mimic the classic damask pattern. The wallpaper should look good in most of your rooms regardless of the décor. This is a peel and sticks wallpaper, allowing you to reposition the wallpaper for endless experimentation. No sticky residue is left behind.
5. Add Natural Elements in the Room
This bit depends entirely on you. What do you consider to be a peaceful design? Most people will universally agree that beachy themes are the most peaceful and natural. You could use throw pillows with beach murals or hang artwork with a picture of the beach drawn on it.
a. Throw Pillow Covers with Starfish Theme
This set of 4 throw pillows features vastly different oceanic themes that will look good in your room. They are made using durable cotton linen which has a lightweight, slightly rough texture that is comfortable to the skin. An invisible zipper makes it easy to insert and remove pillows.
b. Ocean Theme Square Throw Pillows
The artisan made use of high-quality murals to make this set of 4 throw pillows look impactful. The throw pillows are made using environmentally friendly cotton linen that is durable and long lasting. They each feature a hidden zipper that makes it easy to install and remove pillows.
Check out more beach-themed bedroom ideas here
c. Nautical Wheel by Nautical Specials
You don’t have to live on beachfront property to add beach vibes into your room. This nautical ship wheel should do the trick just fine. It has 6 spokes that are accentuated with a lustrous brass center. The wheel is made from 100% solid teak wood and handcrafted by an expert craftsman. You can buy this wheel in different sizes depending on how much of an impact you want.
6. Change the Position of the Bed
Your bed is the focal point of your room, which means it will be the first thing you see when you enter your room. A good idea is to reposition the bed so that it overlooks something cozy and peaceful, it could be an art gallery, feature wall, or large windows. Make sure there is enough space surrounding all sides of your bed to prevent your things from bumping your toes and shins.
When buying a mattress or comforter, make sure to consider the dimensions of your bed’s frame.
a. Tanzy Grey Queen Duvet Cover Set
A soft plush duvet cover set that comes in three pieces, 2 pillowcases, and 1 cover. It is fully machine washable, fade resistant, and breathable. The neutral grey color is attractive and will look good in most rooms. Choose from queen and king-sized variations.
7. Add Appropriate Light Fixtures
Your bedroom lighting is of critical importance. A general rule of thumb is to go with soft, soothing lighting that should make you feel at peace. Consider investing in adjustable light fixtures that let you control the amount of lighting based on your mood.
a. Night Light by UNIFUN
Invite warm colors into your room with this touch lamp, featuring the entire spectrum of RGB lighting. It also comes in adjustable brightness and is powered using a USB cable. Furthermore, it comes with a 12-month warranty. Its internal batteries can last for up to 8 hours on minimum settings and 4 hours on max brightness. To activate the lamp, simply touch it for 3 seconds and it will illuminate your room.
8. Use a Quiet Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are not critically important to your room, but they can add a retro, vintage vibe to your room. Besides, they are as functional as they are aesthetic, providing a constant stream of fresh air that makes the temperature more bearable in the summers. Just make sure to find a fan that makes the least amount of noise, because some models tend to get extremely squeaky.
a. 44-Inch Ceiling Fan with Chandelier by BDenise
This silent ceiling fan makes next to no noise, its blades feature an aerodynamic shape to provide air circulation more efficiently. Another welcome feature is an LED chandelier lamp fixture that looks luxurious and exquisite. The real selling point here is the motor which is made of high-quality silicon steel, minimizing the amount of noise. It’s practically silent. Furthermore, the 3 ABS fan blades look visually appealing thanks to their retro wooden look.
9. Floor to Ceiling Curtains
Finish your bedroom with floor to ceiling curtains. Those long drapes will help to create a larger and dynamic look to your space. When the curtains hang from the highest height and stretch down to the floor, the result is far more stylish than if you had gone with normal curtains. They also create the illusion that the room is taller than it really is.
Here’s a great example.
Notice how the curtains subtly share the same color as the throw rug on the bed.
Make sure the drapes feature light colors that match rooms with Nordic interiors. This helps create the most peaceful overall look.
Keep the End Goal in Mind
The final and most important element to add a peaceful bedroom is anything that brings you joy. If it relaxes you to listen to sounds of the ocean, then include this. If you love to read before you fall asleep each night, then make sure that you have books or magazines tucked away out of sight in a side table drawer. Whatever is restful and relaxing to you should be incorporated anything that stresses you out should be left in another room.