For many of us, especially us mums, a quiet sanctuary where we can get away from the chaos is essential. Often this is only possible in our bedrooms. Our Bedroom is the only place we can call ours.
If you have children in the home then you know how they take over. There isn't a room in the home you can call your own, except your bedroom. Your bedroom should be your quiet haven, a place you can relax at night and enjoy some along time.
Make a Change
Turning your bedroom into a quiet sanctuary for you to relax and unwind is easy. You will need a theme, maybe a soft rug and a selection of beds to choose from. Maybe an underwater theme, a forest theme or a beach theme is on the cards. Think of where you feel most relaxed and what you need to make this room the one place you can just be you and not mum.
Your theme should be reflected in the beds you look at, the colours you paint the walls and the rug you choose for the floor.
The sooner you take the time to get your bedroom started, the sooner you will be enjoying the space. Once your theme is chosen, head down and get your paint. I always find a pale blue is relaxing over a harsh or bold red colour. My room is in a beach theme, with light blue walls and one bold blue feature wall with floating shelves.
Of course the idea is that you let your own personality shine through when doing this. Once your walls are painted you should have one feature wall. Not only does the feature wall stand out, but it looks stunning and sophisticated when guests have a sneaky peak into your private oasis.
Your furnishings should be luxurious and comfortable. It's all very well having a stunning bedroom but you are not going to relax on hard and awkward furniture. A plush rug at the end of the bed, maybe a sofa under the window can all add to your oasis comforts.
When looking at beds, choose with your spouse. The bed should be comfortable and yet supportive. It should fit into your theme. Luckily there are a wide selection of beds to choose from including modern floating beds, stylish sleigh beds and traditional four posters.
Laying Out Your Bedroom
When choosing where to place all your bedroom furniture, you start with beds. The bed should be placed first where you want it, this is the biggest piece of furniture in the room and you can easily work around it. Often the bed looks best placed against the feature wall. Your feature wall may be a boldly painted wall or you may even have a themed scene painted on it.
Once your beds placed, you can start on the remainder of the furniture, place a plush sofa under the window. A place to sit with a good book and enjoy the quiet time. Side tables that are essential to the bedroom and any other pieces of furniture you have chosen to incorporate into your sanctuary.
Lighting – The Final Step
Your bedroom is probably starting to look the part, your theme is tied in with your furniture and it is all placed offering you that comfort and quiet space you desperately deserve. Now comes the lighting.
Lighting is an essential step, this is what offers you the ambience and either makes or breaks the room. You should have a choice of lighting, place lamps next to beds and a brighter main light. This way if you are reading you have the main light and if you are just lying back and catching a breath, you can pop on the softer lamp to help you relax.
Always look at beds that will tie in with your theme. These should be comfortable and compliment the room offering you that dream sanctuary, a place to unwind and relax after a long day.