Make Your Bedroom A Peaceful Sanctuary

A bedroom has multiple responsibilities to consider in the design. It’s usually where you keep your clothes, gather with your significant other, and start and end your day.

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The most important role of the bedroom is to induce sleep, and that should be the priority when creating your space. Make sure it reflects whatever relaxes you – for me that means clean lines, subdued colors, and cloud-like linens and bedding. Accessories like room darkening blackout shades, a soothing white noise machine, and scents of lavender, can also help you sleep more soundly.

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On the contrary, mess and chaos can interrupt sleep, so plan to have enough storage space for whatever you are keeping in your room. Don’t leave out physical clutter that can also clutter your mind. As a rule of thumb, I also try to keep work and TV out of the bedroom, so that the body recognizes it as a place to unwind and retreat from electronics and everyday stress.

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Here are some more relaxing bedrooms designs that will inspire you to create your own calming bedroom sanctuary.

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Christina is an odd combination of a perfectionist that insists on things happening organically, or according to nature. She wants to have all the control, yet leave life up to chance, and it is a concept that she admittedly constantly struggles with. Her love for her family puts a spark in her eye that only happens with movie effects. She has three best friends from childhood and does not see a need for more. A self proclaimed hermit, she laughs at the hypocrisy of her love for party planning. Christina’s message is the importance of slowing down, and reclaiming joy by surrounding yourself with people and things you love. "I am going to make everything around me beautiful," she says, "that will be my life."

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