8 Steps to a Cosy Bedroom Sanctuary
There is nothing better than coming home after a long day's work to a warm and comfortable bed. We spend a significant of time in our bedrooms and for this reason our bedrooms should be a sanctuary from which we can escape the world. A space where we can relax and unwind. We list 8 steps to creating an oasis that is cosy and snug.
Incorporating neutral colours and patterns into your bedroom will create a soft and mellow mood. White linens, light wood furniture pieces and tan cushions can create a balanced room that exudes tranquility and calm.
2. Soft linens
Silky soft sheets are a definite must when creating a room that is comfortable and cosy.
3. Cushions & Pillows
You don't need to go overboard with cushions but a few puffy pieces will add texture and colour. Quality sleeping pillows are also essential for a good nights' rest.
4. Soft Lighting
The correct lighting is necessary to set a calm tone. You can use a dimming light switch or less harsher light sources like candles to create the right tone.
5. Black-out curtains
Black-out curtains give you those extra hours to sleep as the block out the light of the sun. Curtains are also a form of insulation as they stop warm air escaping out of windows.
6. Wood furniture
Bring the outside in with natural, wooden furniture pieces. There is something calming about nature and its surroundings and by incorporating interesting, wooden pieces you can recreate the same feel.
7. Sweet smells
Always make sure your room smells great. Use a room spray, reed diffuser or sweet-smelling flowers.
8. 'Clean-up later' area
Create a small area where you can set done your 'stuff' down - a 'clean-up later' area. An ottoman or bench can be used for this. An ottoman with a secret storage compartment is even better.