8 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Zen
Written by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 4:06am.
With digital devices reigning supreme, constantly bombarding us with beeps and buzzes that need our immediate attention, and to-do lists seeming to get longer every day, a good night’s rest can feel tough to come by. The good news is, there are some simple relaxation design hacks that make it way easier to get the sleep that your consciousness so desperately craves.
From adding soothing scents and botanicals to removing chaos-making clutter, these peaceful tips will have you falling asleep in a zen-like retreat each and every night.
Get Rid of Clutter
A cluttered room leads to a cluttered mind, so one of the best things you can do for your rest is minimize clutter in the bedroom. Taking a few minutes each day to organize a drawer, clean a surface, or remove unnecessary items from this space will leave you with a clutter-free sanctuary in no time at all.
Plants have a unique ability to bring soothing vibes wherever they go, so they’re a great addition to the bedroom. If your thumb isn’t the greenest, then consider easy-to-care-for greenery, like a selection of pretty succulents, to reap all of the botanical benefits without the stress of caring for them.
Create a Cohesive Palette
While we love a colorful palette, too many contrasting hues can make it tough for your brain to wind down, so it’s a good idea to stick to just a few cohesive colors in the bedroom. Soothing neutrals, like blues and grays, are great for elevating an aesthetic without creating brain chaos.
Bring in Scents
Scents can go a long way to prime your body for sleep, so consider incorporating candles, incense, or an essential oil diffuser in the bedroom. And while scents are incredibly personal, lavender, jasmine, and vanilla tend to be favorites among people seeking soothing smells.
Splurge on the Bed
Your bed is the star of a good night’s sleep, which sets the tone for your entire day, so if you can only invest in one interior piece, invest in the bed. Adding billowy sheets, a big ol’ comforter, and plenty of comfy pillows atop a quality mattress is a surefire way to secure the nightly sleep you need.
Keep it Simple
A minimal bedroom aesthetic gives it an exhale-inducing quality that makes it feel incredibly peaceful. To achieve this aesthetic, try to stick to functional items, like a bed, nightstand, and lighting solutions, and leave abundant decor for other rooms in the home.
Pay Mind to Lighting
Letting is a major mood-setter, which makes it an important consideration when you’re trying to get in the mood for a good night's rest. Give yourself plenty of light sources so you can adjust the vibe to your mood, and stick to soothing, yellow-ish light rather than blue-toned light to maximize the zen vibes.
(And of course) Remove Electronics
As tempting as it is to let your phone or the television lull you to sleep, the light and stimulation they emit make it much harder to sleep soundly. Remove all unnecessary electronics from the bedroom if you can, or at least commit to turning them off an hour before you hit the sack.
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