Growing up, you probably ran upstairs to your room a lot when something annoyed you. That’s how it used to be, and our bedrooms came to be a safe space.
As a grownup, your room may not hold that much weight anymore. Maybe it’s just the place to retire for the night, and by daylight, you’re gone.
But your bedroom can be more than just a place to sleep.
You can turn it into your little retreat, where you return after a long, hard day and find peace and comfort when you’re emotionally troubled.
When you turn your room into a peaceful retreat, you’ll find that even your sleep improves, and you can enjoy the benefits of quality sleep.
Let’s show you how to create a space that reflects self-love and care with these ways to turn your room into a peaceful retreat.
Start with Colors
Color is the first thing you see when you come across something beautiful. If it’s the sunset, the mesmerizing oranges and golds captivate you. The same goes for a good dress.
Think about colors that make you feel relaxed and content. For many, the colors that represent the beauty of nature, like the sea, sky, or greenery, are the most pleasant, evoking feelings of happiness and peace.
Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of retiring to a tropical paradise and creating a home by the beach.
You could bring that dream to life in your room through colors and items. You could play with warm sandy hues and shades of blue to capture the beach atmosphere.
Add Texture with Rugs
When used right, rugs can be the elements you need to make your room truly magical. You can use them to bring out your unique style regardless of the decor design you choose.
Rugs from different regions of the world can be used as statement pieces to highlight your personality.
You can set the tone with a long hallway rug and complete the journey with an eye-catching area rug. Depending on your decor design, you could take things further with a throw rug.
Decorate with Art
Human beings respond to art in many ways, and there are pieces of art that can transform your space, making it feel cozy and serene.
What sort of art do you like?
If you already have some ideas, think about where to install them in the room to enhance your decor and deliver maximum effect.
You may need wall art for the walls, whether it’s wallpaper, poster, or painting. It doesn’t stop there as there are all kinds of art pieces for the wall, like macramé, stuffed animal heads, plates, mirrors, etc.
Liven with Houseplants
Indoor plants are some of the most transformative elements to add to your space.
Besides the health benefits gained through air purification, plants make your room lively and serene. Most people are affected by the outdoors, and research reveals that nature is good for our well-being.
Having a houseplant in your room is one of the best ways to create a peaceful atmosphere and bring the outdoors inside.
Fragrant indoor plants like lavender, rosemary, and sweat bay will make your room even more cozy and outdoorsy.
Work on the Lighting
Lighting is just as important as everything else. Plain, bright lights can be pretty uncomfortable and may disrupt your sleep.
You should invest in strategic lighting fixtures starting with the main ceiling light that allows you to dim the intensity of illumination.
But you shouldn’t have one source of light. Accent lighting is also desirable for setting a mood in any space. Traditional lamps, track lights, wall sconces, and candles are perfect for maintaining a low, soothing glow.
Bring in Entertainment
Entertainment is one of the things that can make your room a place you always want to be.
What entertains us varies. But the reality is that you need to unwind, and your mind may not register that while sitting on the couch in front of the TV in the living room.
Your bedroom is that personal space that can be just as entertaining while offering rest. You could install a TV or maybe a cute reading corner that allows you to enjoy your “me time”.
The Bottom Line
You may be going through images on Pinterest and wondering if you have what it takes to turn your room into an oasis of peace. All you need is to surround yourself with things that make you happy. If the environment is relaxing and brings you joy, it’s already a peaceful retreat.