There’s nothing better than sleeping in your own bed…but let’s be honest, a comfy, upscale hotel bed is totally up there on the happiness scale. It is for me at least. Buttery sheets, fluffy pillows and a cool duvet – what’s not to love!?
Sleeping in itchy cotton is the. absolute. worst. Half of our lives are basically in bed, so why not splurge on those sheets? Make your bed your oasis…and while you’re at it, make your bedroom a peaceful place to sleep in.
Make your bedroom the most relaxing place in your home. A place where you can unwind, relax and be totally zen.
Here are my six go-to’s for making your bedroom the ultimate zen den:
1. Paint your room a relaxing colour: Soft greys, blues and pale greens are my favourite calming colours, but I honestly think colours affect people in different ways. A soft grey might symbolize ‘calm’, but what might make one person calm may make another anxious. Don’t feel the need to scour the internet for “the best relaxing colours”, just go with your gut. What colour makes you feel calm? Maybe it’s orange, a bright white or even a bubble gum pink. Go with whatever you like best.
2. Splurge on those sheets: The higher the thread count, the softer. Anything lower than 200 and you’re risking sleeping in sandpaper. 400-800 is key. But make sure you also do your research. Read reviews on sheets and shop for the best ones. Don’t go buying “ABC Brand” 600 thread count…they may just be talking the talk and slapping on claims that they’re high quality.
Brooklinen makes some super cozy, hotel-quality sheets. Their Luxe variety are woven to a 480 thread count and are extremely comfy – they also are priced pretty reasonably for the quality they are ($149 USD for the set). I find them very breathable and they have a nice cool touch to them.
3. A good duvet (and cover): I’m all about a good duvet. If it’s too heavy, I’ll sweat….and if it’s too thin I’m freezing. Find a duvet that’s temperature regulating.
4. A diffuser: If you know me well, you know how much I love my Saje diffusers. When I got my first one I wanted to have one in every room. I’m slowly adding to my collection. We have one in our living area and one next to our bed. Not only does it mist relaxing scents, but I find the sound of the gargling water to be peaceful and the pure air it puffs out is so lovely to breathe in when falling asleep.
5. White noise: I used to hate any type of noise when falling asleep. I needed pure silence…but at that time I was also waking up to the slightest sounds. Once we got a fan in our room it made a huge difference in how I slept. It definitely took me a little while to adjust to having white noise in the room while falling asleep, but once I got used to it, I found the quality of my sleep enhanced tenfold. It blocks out all of those little noises you hear in the night and I’m no longer waking up to a fly hitting the window or that random crack of the wall.
6. Relaxing art: Deck your walls with art that makes you feel happy or manifests peace and tranquility. We have a beautiful ocean scene on the wall opposite our bed and I love waking up to it every morning. It’s so peaceful to me and reminds me of one of my favourite places I grew up at. PS – my mom painted this!
What are some of your favourite tips for creating a peaceful environment?