Having a master bedroom feels like a relaxing haven is like a dream to me. This could be because I live with so many people and have only one space to call my own. This could also be because it’s where I go when I just need to “have a moment.”
While the other areas of my home are important to me, I really think my own space in my master bedroom is the place I want to be pleased with the most.
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The only problem with this is that I stink at decorating. I am the most focused person you could ever find for most things, but when it comes to decorating, I am so all over the place. I’m not sure if it is a lack of a clear vision, the inability to envision something, or just a short attention span, but I can’t ever make up my mind. And, when I do, I usually change it again fairly quickly.
I really wish I could just pay a designer. Someday, this might be my one “splurge” since I want my home to look nice but lack the patience to figure out what that means. And then I also have no idea what looks good together. Just ask my teen girls who dress me most days since I often here, “Um, are you gonna wear that?”
My favorite book of all time is actually a decorating book. The pictures just make me happy. I would love to have the author come and decorate my home for me. That would be my dream. Here’s my favorite book, just click on it.
Imagine my delight when I discovered that the author of my favorite book has a decorating class called Cozy Minimalist Decorating Class including in the Ulitmate Bundles Homemaking Bundle right now! I think the angels were singing when I looked at what was in the bundle.
Sold. Right then and there.
This bundle has been the most amazing thing to happen in my life the past month. I am learning so much about not only decorating, but also about taming my temper, saving money, working with chores in a new way, and so much more.
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In working through her course, one thing she said spoke to me more than any other. It’s about working with the house we have now not the house we will have when we get the money to do x,y, or z.
So, I focused on my master bedroom, working with what I had. I kept creating a relaxing and peaceful space in the forefront of my mind.
With this in mind, these are the eight ways I have found to create a master bedroom that is a relaxing haven.
Avoid bright colors
Studies show that having a bedroom that is decorated in bright colors doesn’t help when it comes time to rest or sleep. Choosing softer, more soothing colors invites sleep. It also helps soothe the craziness of our minds. By all means, you can have a nicely decorated bedroom. However, be mindful of the colors you choose. Think of what colors you would see in a spa. These are generally good colors to choose for your master bedroom as well.
Pay attention to smell
A nice smelling bedroom is so exquisite. This can be accomplished by an air freshener that is plugged in. It could also be a scented candle. What about a room diffuser, or my personal favorite – linen spray? This can even be as simple as a couple of drops of lavender essential oil. I love giving my bed and pillows just a little scent when I am going to be in my master bedroom.
Have soft lighting options
Having access to a bright light is usually necessary. But, having soft lighting available is such a smart idea. Soft lighting is preferred over the harsh bright light unless there is something that you need to be focusing on. I love the lighting that candles give off as well. If you’ve got a scented candle, you’ve accomplished two things in just one step!
Choose meaningful pictures and accessories
I love having pictures on the walls of my master bedroom that either bring back fond memories of a vacation or a special time in my life. These also provide me with a sense of escape. I love being at the beach or on the water, which is the reason I have a huge beach picture in my bedroom. I have spent hours escaping to that beach over the years. This goes for accessories as well. Choose ones that have special meaning to you.
Invest in comfy bedding
Comfy bedding doesn’t have to be an investment. However, you can find some amazing bedding at great prices if you keep your eyes open. It was about three years ago that I upgraded to fleece sheets from flannel sheets in the winter. They are amazing! They do make it harder to get out of bed in the morning, but they are so nice to climb into at night! I also just purchased these sheets on Amazon for an amazing price that you can still snag. They feel so nice! Just click on them to check them out (and they’re right around $20!)
Make your bed
There is nothing quite as inviting to look at as a nice, crisply made bed. It is also amazing that if your bed is not made, the room looks messy. Pretty much regardless of everything else about it.
Limit kids in your room
Let’s face it. Where there’s kids, there’s often clutter. If you are looking for a clutter free master bedroom that serves as a haven, limiting the amount of time that kids spend in your room generally makes a big difference.
Keep your door closed
Somehow when my door is open whether I am in my bedroom or not, my kids see it as an open invitation to come in. There are times when I am fine with visiting with kids in my room. In fact, we have some of our best talks there. But, is at a time that it is agreeable that they are in my bedroom. Much to my dismay, there are people who live in my house who are also known to toss some clutter from the hallway in my bedroom in an attempt to clean up. This is not really the case when the door is closed.
Having a master bedroom that you want to spend time in, that restores your soul, and that feels like a relaxing haven is a gift you can give to yourself. Following these eight tips will get you well on your way!