5 Ideas for a More Welcoming and Relaxing Bedroom

· January 15, 2019
We spend more hours per day in our bedroom than any other room of the house. Learn how to make this important room a healthier and more welcoming place with these 5 great tips.

The time we spend in our bedroom is some of the most important for our well-being. This is because it is where we rest, relax, and spend time with our partner.

As a result, we need to pay attention to factors like lighting, colors, humidity, ventilation, and scent. All of these aspects influence the quality of our bedroom space.

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In this article, we will give you the 5 keys that will make your bedroom more relaxing and inviting. They will positively affect your well-being and help you sleep better. This way, you will wake up in a good mood and with more energy.

1. Proper Lighting

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Lighting is fundamental to our feeling of well-being. If you have a bedroom with plenty of natural light, it helps a lot. If you don’t, you should look for warm light lamps, like Himalayan salt lamps. These give off an orange-red colored light.

You can also put large candles in different areas of the room. These can be lit for special occasions or when you want to relax after a stressful. If your room is very dark, try to use white or light colors as much as possible. This makes the room look more spacious and well-lit.

On the other hand, things are different if you have a large, luminous room. In this case, you can play with decorative elements, soft lights, and darker colors. Otherwise, the room might look a bit and empty.

2. The Best Color

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There are several things to should keep in mind when it comes time to paint the walls. Be conscious of the fact that is not just about aesthetics. The color of the walls also affects our mood.

For a bedroom, we recommend that you always consider your objective. There are countless ways of adding color to your room. You can paint a wall or a part of a wall. You can also add a touch of color with decorative elements. These could be decorative pillows, sheets, paintings, etc…

We recommend adding the following colors in moderation:

  • Orange: This is a good color if we want the room to be warm and happy or increase creativity.
  • Green: This color gives balance and serenity.
  • Blue: This color fights stress and is very relaxing. It is also good for fighting insomnia.
  • Purple: This is the color of spirituality.
  • Red: this is a stimulating, aphrodisiac color. But don’t go overboard with it.

3. Organize, Clean, and Ventilate

You can’t get a healthy, welcoming room without this. Your rooms need to be organized, cleaned, and ventilated every day. If your bedroom is messy, it will be impossible to rest well while you are in it.

We recommend using natural products with neutral smells for cleaning. We can also use natural cleaners like lemon and baking soda. These are equally effective as chemical products and they don’t have any negative effects on your health.

You should air out your room every day. This can also be done again at night if you want. If you don’t have a good ventilation system, you can install a ceiling fan.

Additionally, you should take humidity into account. If the bedroom is too humid, it is wise to use a dehumidifier. This will help you to regulate the humidity levels and prevent health problems.

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4. A Minimalist Bedroom is Key

The bedroom is the one room of the house that should be minimalist. You should avoid having too many objects and try to get rid of things you don’t use anymore. Also, it’s a good idea to have a good storage system, like boxes under your bed. This way, you don’t have too many things visible.

You should also keep work out of your bedroom. Many people like to have a desk where they can work on their laptops. However, it is better to separate your bedroom from any other activities.

As a curiosity, we also recommend putting the head of your bed pointing north. This may help you get better sleep. At the same time, you shouldn’t put up any mirrors that reflect your bed.

These are some of the basic principles of the science of Feng Shui that can be very beneficial.

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5. A Personalized Aroma

What does your bedroom smell like? Every home has a particular smell. This depends on the cleaning products you use, your furniture, and other elements.

However, it is important to find a smell that you like and benefits you the most. You can achieve this by using aromatic candles or essential oils in your bedroom. Some essential oils you might use are:

  • For a more relaxing space: lavender, chamomile, and jasmine
  • Stimulating or aphrodisiac properties: cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger
  • For a clean, fresh feeling: lemon, and mint
  • To boost your mood and bring happiness: orange, mandarin, lemon, and grapefruit
  • For a romantic environment: rose, jasmine, and witch hazel
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial properties: tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lemon, and lavender
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