After a hard day’s work, coming home to a hectic household can be trying, so make sure that your bedroom is a peaceful oasis of calm and tranquillity so that you can get a good night’s sleep and recharge your batteries.
The last thing you want to come back to is a room full of mess and hectic energy, so one of the easiest things you can do to create a calm sleeping space is to decorate your bedroom in some calming colours, which will help you to wind down after a hard day.
There are some colours that lend themselves well to create a soothing atmosphere, while others are too vibrant and exciting to allow you to get some rest. Soft blues and greens are often considered cool, calming colours and you’ll often find hotel rooms painted in light hues of blue and green, as they are thought to project a peaceful vibe.
If you are choosing these colours, stick to pale pastel hues, rather than vibrant paints, as these can be too energetic for sleeping. As an alternative to blue, a subtle, lavender purple is also a popular choice for bedrooms, and works well with natural, wooden furniture.
If you find these colours a little too calm and sterile for your bedroom though, why not opt for some warm neutral colours such as pale yellows, browns and taupes, to help warm things up a bit? For yellows stick to warm honey, buttery hues rather than vibrant, sunny colours and avoid anything too dark in the brown department; think sandy, milky chocolate hues for the best results.
Stick to light, breezy colours for your bedroom and try to avoid dark, solid colours as they can be oppressive and make your room feel much smaller than it is. Lighter colours are also more cohesive to helping you wake up, as darker colours can give the illusion of waking up in the wee hours, as it’s so dark.
Once you have painted your walls in you chosen calming colours, there are also a few more things you can do to help make your bedroom peaceful. Choose lighter curtains, so the natural sunlight can stream in when the sun rises, helping you to wake up naturally, and keep harsh artificial light to a minimum. Stick to low lighting and scented candles, which can help to induce sleep.
You can also decorate your room with bedroom accessories that are related to the natural world; wooden furniture, wicker baskets, pictures of natural scenes and a couple of plants will help you feel relaxed and calm.