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Tips for Creating A Peaceful Bedroom

A bedroom that brings you peace of mind is very important, especially during these times. It can be difficult to cultivate that type of peace when working from home, homeschooling your children while also balancing the household tasks that cannot be ignored. It is very easy to get overwhelmed. Having somewhere serene to lay your head down for a peaceful night can make all the difference, allowing you to get restful sleep so that you can perform at your optimal level no matter what the task.

Making over your bathroom is one thing, but making sure it is a peaceful bedroom is another thing. You do not have to spend a bunch of money. In fact, there are several ways you can give your room a peace makeover without spending too much, whether that is through or doing simple tasks that only require your effort. Here are some tips to get you started.

Tidy Up

If you want to feel better about your space, you need to have space literally! Get rid of all the clutter and clean up your room. You will feel so much better after you fold those clothes and dust off your ceiling fan. When you get rid of the clutter in your room, naturally, you will feel the clutter in your mind move away too. The idea is to only keep out what is necessary and what you need or use every day. You also want to make sure that you have enough space in your room for those necessary things. You do not want too much furniture in your room. Otherwise, that could really cause some clutter.

Natural Colors Will Make You Feel Serene

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If you are in the mood to redecorate, consider painting your walls or adding wallpaper that eases your mind. Try for natural colors like white, beige, light brown, light green, and light blue. Often, when your room colors are too dark, it can cause the room to feel like it is closing in on you. That is not conducive to a peaceful feeling. When it comes to the task of painting or hanging wallpaper, you can either do it yourself in one day, or you can break it up in a couple of days. You could take the peaceful route and hire someone else to do it while you spend some time enjoying nature outside the house.

Make Your Room Cozy

There are plenty of ways you can cozy up your room, but one of the best ways to do so is by adding texture or design your own neon sign to your room. Switch things up a bit. If you have wood floors, maybe you try a different textured nightstand or drawer. On the other hand, if you have carpet, adding some furniture made of wood will really make your room feel like home. Another great way to add texture to your room is through a stylish fur throw blanket. This can be draped over the end of your bed, or you could get those boho blanket ladders and hang it up there. The possibilities never end when it comes to making your room a cozy place.

Make It Dark At Night

If you really want to be at peace when you sleep, consider getting blackout curtains. They not only add interesting decor to your room, but they also block out any excess light coming from the outside. That can help you sleep all through the night without any distractions or light pollution. It is also a great option when you want to sleep in during the warmer months. Using the blackout curtains will not allow the sun to steal those extra hours of shut-eye you need for peaceful rest.

Hang Peaceful Artwork

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It is amazing what a few pieces of artwork can do, particularly when you choose art that makes you feel serene and wonderful. You can hang pictures of nature since that is a great way to increase mood and relax the mind. If you are more of an abstract art lover, you can hang art that incorporates colors that put your mind at ease. Think light blues, natural colors, and white.

Use A Wake-Up Light In The Morning

Instead of hearing your alarm clock blasting off in your ear or turning on your blinding lights in the morning, get a wake-up light. They will most definitely help you start your day off right and not in a panicked stupor. One of the great things about wake up lights is that they closely simulate the light from the sun rising. Some wake-up lights can also tell you what the weather is like as well as the traffic. With some wake-up lights, you may also be able to set a white noise timer, which could help you get to sleep without having to use your tv. Most of these lights come with a timer, so you do not have to worry about turning it on or off before you go to bed and once you wake up.

Wake Up Your Senses

One of the best ways to relax is through aromatherapy. Some oils do exactly that, which is why setting up an oil diffuser in your room is a great way to add some peace to your room. Not only will the oil diffuser emit scents that will send peace chills all through your body, but it will also help clear the air. These are also relatively cheap, so you can find them at any store that sells home goods.

Take A Break From Your Electronics

Keeping your electronics in your bedroom is a great way to increase stress. Reduce the stress by removing those things from your bedroom, if you can help it. If you take out your electronics, you will most definitely get a night of better sleep, ensuring that you are reducing stress. Checking your emails right before you go to bed and right after you wake up will be impossible if you keep your cell phone and laptop out of your room until it is time to work. You may not be able to take your TV out of your room, but you could at least make sure to turn it off around bedtime.

Make Your Bed When You Wake Up

You may be getting flashbacks from your childhood days at your parents’ house, but they were guiding you in the right direction, and you may not have even realized it. Making your bed when you wake up is a sure-fire way to reduce stress. You will feel more productive from the start of your day, which can impact your stress levels. If you work out of your room or pass by your room often, you will feel better. It is one less chore you have to do since you got it out of the way as soon as your feet touched the ground. Not to mention making your bed will help you remove all the clutter and will indirectly force you to make sure that your room is clean and clutter-free.

Light Some Candles

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When you light candles in your room, your room will instantly feel so much cozier. This can do wonders to how you feel peace in your room. It can be difficult to feel peaceful when your room does not feel homey. Light a few candles, and you will instantly feel better. This also falls directly in line with aromatherapy. Get some candles that are some of your favorite scents and light them when you need a pick-me-up or as you are typing away at your work during the day.

Open Your Windows At Least Once A Day

Your room needs to have fresh air; that is why opening your windows at least once a day will help break up that stale air. That does not mean that you have to keep your window open all day, especially during the winter. Just keeping your window open for 10 minutes a day is enough for your room to have some new air. The new air can lift your spirits and make your room smell better and create a peaceful bedroom.

Make Sure Your Pillowcases Are Fresh

That sounds like a lot of work, but you will be surprised how doing this extra step when you make your bed can impact the peacefulness of your sleep when you finally lay your head down at night. You do not necessarily have to wash it every day, but you could at least run it through the dryer for a few minutes at least once a day. If you do not have access to a washing machine, you could let your pillowcases air dry while spraying them with a fabric refresher.

Get Everything You Need for Bed

If you have a bedside table, make sure that you put everything you need for bed on your bedside table. That way, you do not have to constantly get up and down while you are trying to fall asleep. It can be your wake up light, noise machine, eye mask, lip balm, and whatever else you may need for a peaceful rest.

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