How You Can Make Your Bedroom a Relaxing Sanctuary

Your bedroom should be a complete haven. It should be a place that you can retire to, relax and then enjoy a good night’s sleep. There are a few things that you can do to help it to be a peaceful and relaxing place. I think one of the first things you can do, is to make it a place where you don’t do work or have technology. I have grown up with never having a television in my room, so I don’t find that I have a need for one. In my opinion, it can be a little antisocial. I think it can detract from making the room a relaxing place too.


Likewise, if it can be avoided, I think it is a good idea not to make the bedroom double up as an office. If you are sat on your bed doing work, I think there is some subconscious thing where you associate your bed with work, rather than sleep. I got in a rut when I was at University of doing my work on my bed, rather than at my desk or the library. I found that it did affect how well I sleep. I am normally someone who can fall asleep anywhere and as soon as my head hits the pillow. I struggled during this time, and I think that was a big factor in it.

Here are few other things that you can do to decorate your bedroom and make it a complete sanctuary.


  • It is all about pillows in a bedroom. You will want one or two to sleep on to be comfortable as you sleep. It is also a good idea to not shy away from pillows as decorate items on your bed. It makes it a comfortable place to be, as well as looking good.
  • If you have quite plain walls, then go for a bold and patterned bedspread. This makes the bed the main feature of the room and it can look so stunning. Equally, if you have patterned walls or a feature wall, it looks better if the bed sheets are kept plainer.
  • Having the best quality bed sheets you can afford is a must. Egyptian cotton is luxurious and soft. It will help to keep you from overheating in bed too. I like to use martex sheets.
  • If you are short on space in your bedroom, think about ways to save space. Can walls and lamps be attached to the wall, instead of taking up floor space? You could get plenty of shelving too, for all of your little accessories, books and trinkets. Then the floor space isn’t taken up with bookshelves.
  • I like having a few pops of colour in my room. It is quite neutral in the decoration, but we add colour with lamps, fresh flowers and artwork. I also like to display scented candles and a little ‘centerpiece’ on my windowsill. This could be changed seasonally, and you can switch up the fresh flowers. I like having my bedroom look pretty, as well as being functional and cosy.

What things do you do to make your room a complete haven?

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