Monday, 21 October 2019

Transform your bedroom into a relaxing wellbeing haven


How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

Having a space to escape to at the end of a long, busy day is vital to my wellbeing - everyone needs some down time before you go to sleep, so your bedroom should be a relaxing haven, somewhere you can wind down and get the best nights sleep possible. But is your bedroom set up for a peaceful night? Here's some tips for transforming your sleeping space into a relaxing catharsis, ideal for winding down before bed.

Simple ways to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven

Calming colours
Choose calming colours for your bedroom which will help you to feel relaxed before sleep, and not energise you or stimulate your brain. Shades like soft greens, blues or grey will all work to create a serene mood. It doesn’t have to be light shades though, if you’re into your dark walls you can still create a cosy, relaxing atmosphere perfect for aiding sleep - a deep blue would be great for this.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

Go screen-free
Probably the most important one, and definitely one I need to live by more, restrict your screen time once you’re tucked up in bed. leave your phone in another part of the room and give yourself half an hour before you lay down to do something away from the electronics. Perhaps read a book or work on a crafty project - knitting or macrame would be perfect.

Consider if you need a TV in the bedroom too? We haven’t the space for one in our room currently and I haven’t missed it at all - when the temptation was there the TV would go on at all times, even if I wasn’t really watching it.

Treat your senses  
Introduce some calming scents through a candle or reed diffuser. Fragrances such a lavender, chamomile and jasmine can all help you to relax, and aid sleep. Popping a few drops of essential oils into our bath water will help you to un-wind before bedtime, or even try a pillow spray.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

Soft lighting 
Make sure you’ve got soft lighting - whether it’s a dimmer switch on your overhead light, or a beside lamp, introducing some soft lighting will help create a cosy, relaxing atmosphere before bedtime. Really important for getting your mind into the right mood for sleep.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.


Cosy textures
Add cosy textures to your room through throws, cushions and rugs - who doesn’t love a warm rug under your feet first thing on a cold morning?! We also have a mattress topper for maximum comfort, and a thick eiderdown which makes its way onto the bed every winter. Making sure you're as cosy as possible will be the first step to relaxing and getting a good nights sleep.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

Clear the clutter
If you’re anything like me, clutter will just stimulate your brain and make you feel anxious. Keeping your bedroom, and in particular your bedside table clutter-free will help your mind to feel clear, and make sure there are no distractions when trying to relax. I've been on a mission to organise everything in my home this year and my 'spring' clean has gone on for months - I shared some of my top decluttering tips here.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

Go green
Houseplants quite literally purify the air around them. Pop a couple here and there around the room to bring nature indoors and improve the air quality in your bedroom. This is proven to have benefits to both mental and physical health, so its the perfect excuse to shop for new plants! Not great at keeping them alive? Join the club! My peace lily (on the windowsill below) has survived over a year of living with me though, so I would definitely recommend starting there.

How to turn your bedroom into a wellbeing haven, ways to create somewhere thats a catharsis after a long day, helps you to relax and get a better nights sleep.

How do you unwind before bedtime? Do you find your bedroom is a relaxing space?

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx
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