Here are ways to make your bedroom a retreat that functions as an escape for relaxing activities for more than just sleeping.
I admit that we don’t watch a lot of television in our bedroom but recently Howard had sports on all day in our living/family. That got me thinking about making our bedroom a place where you could watch television and/or read. It’s a large room that needed to feel more like a cozy bedroom.
So, let’s explore seven decor ideas that will transform your bedroom into a peaceful haven, perfectly suited for relaxation and rejuvenation (and possibly a spot to watch some good ole rom-coms).
Pleasing Color Palette
Start by choosing a calming color palette for your bedroom. These colors create a serene backdrop that promotes a sense of peace and relaxation. The walls are painted Benjamin Moore Simply White and the trim is China White. The hand tufted wool rug is in colors we like.
Invest in high-quality, luxurious bedding to enhance the comfort and style of your bedroom. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics like Egyptian cotton or linen for sheets and duvet covers.
Infuse your bedroom with personality with cherished memories and art pieces. Below are antique prints of Paris that I purchased there. We also have coordinating photo frames (mostly from Target) on the bedside dressers.
Integrate natural elements into your bedroom design (like the rattan bench above) to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. Consider incorporating wooden furniture, potted plants, or nature-inspired artwork.
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating a cozy ambiance. Opt for soft, warm lighting instead of harsh overhead lights. Bedside table lamps contribute to a gentle atmosphere. Dimmable lights allow you to adjust the brightness according to your mood and preference.
Declutter and Simplify
A clutter-free environment contributes to a peaceful mind. Keep your bedroom organized by decluttering unnecessary items from your nightstands,
Comfortable Seating Area (ours is at the foot of the bed)
Create a cozy seating area in your bedroom for moments of relaxation. A comfortable chair or a plush chaise lounge can provide a quiet spot for reading, reflection, or simply enjoying a cup of tea. Enhance this area with soft cushions and a throw blanket for added comfort.
We also moved the antique bookcase and television to this angled wall (my daughter’s idea) and it makes more sense here aesthetically. Now, it feels more like a cozy haven.
You may also like Drift Away On A Hidden Coastal Porch Swing Bed. The entrance to the porch is here…
Transforming your primary bedroom into a retreat involves a combination of colors, layers of texture, personal touches and a seating area if you have the space.
You can make your bedroom a retreat that looks inviting for sleeping but also serves as a sanctuary to take it easy! This is my favorite room now.