There’s no other room in the home quite like the bedroom. It’s the place where we go to relax every day, and is often the room where we let our personality influence décor the most. However, striking the balance between personality and clutter can be a fine line.
Since we spend nearly 34 years of our life in bed (yes, really!), creating the right bedroom environment is crucial. Here are some of the best ways to create a bedroom ambience that’s perfect for you.
You might already be aware of this, but colour psychology is a big deal in the world of home décor.
It goes without saying that certain colours invoke particular emotions. For example, red is often associated with energy and passion, whereas blue can create a feeling of calm and serenity.
When choosing colours for your bedroom, think about the kind of atmosphere you want to work towards.
It all depends on your personal style and taste, but picking the right colours for you will be the first step towards creating your ideal bedroom ambience.
Let there be light
Nothing sets a mood quite like lighting. If you want your bedroom to be a bright open space, think about how best to use natural light. For example, using mirrors on walls facing the windows will help to bounce light around and give the illusion of a larger space.
On the other end of the spectrum, you might want to create low-level light that makes for a cosier environment. Things like fairy lights or LED strips are great for giving you that dreamy atmosphere.
Similarly, investing in some quality blinds or curtains that block out external things like harsh lights or street lamps will stop you being disrupted during your downtime.
The Benefit of a Breeze
Good ventilation and air circulation go a long way in creating a relaxing ambience. The soft breeze provided by a well-balanced ceiling fan helps clear the mind and invigorate the senses, naturally facilitating the process of unwinding. The circulation will also help to evenly spread and distribute scents from candles or diffusers. Changing the direction of fan blades provides the refreshment of natural cooling in the summer, and warmth in the winter.
When comparing ceiling fans, you should consider a fan that will aesthetically complement the look of your bedroom. Simple models are usually the best for bedrooms, maintaining a sense of tidy design and openness, and a low-profile mount can easily integrate into your existing room scheme. Ceiling fans with softly diffused lights are great for offering bedroom illumination and seamlessly complementing natural light to maintain the mood. A central ceiling fan light can often offer a better ambience than other ceiling light fixtures, while also minimising clutter.
Décor and soft furnishings
Once you’ve got the main DIY bits done, its time to start thinking about the accessories.
Soft textures like throws and cushions give a lovely plush feel to a room, and will have you diving for your bedroom as soon as you get through the front door.
For the ultimate relaxation experience, introduce a few candles in your favourite fragrances to give a welcoming aroma as well as an atmospheric, soft light.
There’s nothing quite like a good clear out. Unsurprisingly, it’s quite beneficial for your mental health.
By making sure your bedroom is clutter-free, you will be encouraging a clean and tidy way of thinking. This can really help you to feel less stressed and anxious, since everything is neatly tucked away out of sight.
It’s generally a good idea to give all of your living areas a clear out every now and then, doing so will help your home feel like a place to relax and unwind, instead of a to-do list waiting to be tackled!
Creating the right ambience in your home is a step-by-step process. Hopefully, these few tips and tricks will help you to create the bedroom ambience that’s perfect for you.
What’s your top tip for creating a relaxing bedroom?