Relax, Don't Do It: Stop Letting Your Bedroom Reek Of Boredom And Upgrade It With These Cozy Hacks

Make your bedroom a sanctuary by adding these ten must-have features. You know it's about time!

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Relax, Don't Do It: Stop Letting Your Bedroom Reek Of Boredom And Upgrade It With These Cozy Hacks

Is your bedroom feeling less than peaceful? Stacks of old magazines and unsettling clothes are decorating the floors of your raggedy old bedroom? It’s time to stop in the name of love, and comfort! With just a few small changes here and there you can transform your old room into the serene sanctuary you deserve.

TRANQUIL TONES

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The color scheme of your bedroom is more important thank you think, but changing it entirely isn’t as hard as you think. Just head down to the hardware store and choose paint in serene, calming color such as dusty pink, pale lavender, or soft green. A simple coat of paint will make a huge difference instantly.

SERENE SCENTS

Serene Scents Pinterest

You sense of smell can be easy to overlook, but adding relaxing scents to your bedroom will go a long way to creating your own peaceful sanctuary. Use candles or essential oil diffusers to add calming scents like lavender, bergamot, and ylang-ylang to your bedroom. It’s Mmm, mmm, good!

A THROW TO SNUGGLE UP IN

A Throw To Snuggle Up In Pinterest

Throws are a fantastic way to keep your bed warm in the winter, but also to snuggle up in when you want to take a nap without getting under the covers. Plus, if you have zero style and zero idea how to decor, it’s the perfect way to “cheat” this whole decorating game!

A BED YOU DAYDREAM ABOUT

A Bed You Daydream About Pinterest

Your bed is the most important feature in your bedroom, so take your time to make it perfect. Choose a mattress you can sink into, pillows you never want to lift your head up from, and bed linen that feels luxurious. Find ideas on Pinterest and Tumblr and head on to Ikea. It’s cheap and with just a few bucks you can completely turn it up.

SOFT LIGHTING

Soft Lighting Mad About The House

The lighting of a room has a big impact on your mood. In fact, research has shown that the more intense the lighting, the more intense your mood. So choose pretty, soft lighting to reduce those feelings of stress. Bye, bye, nightmare stress!

DECLUTTERING STORAGE

Decluttering Storage Pinterest

There is nothing more stress-inducing than a messy bedroom that’s full of clutter. To make it easy to keep your bedroom organized, invest in storage that makes the most out of the nooks and crannies of your room, but keeps all your stuff hidden away.

PILES OF PILLOWS

Piles of Pillows Where To Get It

Not only do they make your bed look that much cozier and more inviting, but having lots of pillows makes it super comfy and easy to chill out with a good book before bed. It’s time to start downloading those books for Kindle, love!

LIFE-GIVING PLANTS

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Not only do plants add life and oxygen to your bedroom, but they’ve also been shown to reduce stress levels. Add some low-maintenance greenery to your bedroom to stay calm all night long.

CALMING ARTWORK

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Whether it’s beautiful pictures of nature, prints in tranquil colors or photos filled with your favorite memories, choose a few pieces of simple artwork and add a sense of peace to your bedroom.

BEDSIDE BOOKS

Bedside Books Pinterest

It’s time to banish your phone from your bedroom, and instead, keep a pile of interesting books by your bed. Reading before bed has been shown to reduce stress levels by up to 68%, so it’s a habit that’s worth incorporating into your nighttime routine. Now turn off the lights, it’s time to catch some well-deserved ZZZs!