Bedrooms are arguably the most important rooms in our homes; they’re the place we crawl to for restoration after a hard day and emerge from revitalised – which is why it’s so important to get the ambience just right.
Whether you’re craving a relaxing environment for better sleep, or a sophisticated sanctuary suited to lie-ins, a few accessories and products here and there can instantly provide a sense of calm.
Here are nine ideas to get you started.
Velvet Cushion Cover, H&M, £6.99
Dark blue is the most calming colour, according to a survey of more than 26,000 people published earlier this year, making this cushion cover a steal at £6.99.
Bodyclock Starter 30, Lumie, £59.95
Lumie clocks are designed to mimic natural light, making bedtimes and early mornings feel more relaxing. The Bodyclock Starter 30 doesn’t have as many settings as some of the more expensive versions by the brand, but it’ll still wake you gradually with a “sunrise light” that brightens over 30 minutes and send you off to sleep with a slowly diminishing “sunset”.
Cotton blanket, H&M, £29.99
Even in the spring or summer, a throw can make a room feel cosy. This light beige cotton one from H&M is a nice seasonal alternative to the thick woollen blankets we usually favour in winter.
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 75ml, This Works £19.50
Designed to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed, this pillow spray will fill your dreams with the scents of lavender, vetivert and camomile. Read our review of different pillow sprays here.
Bedroom Print Set, Little Valley Studio, Etsy, £9.56
The soft tone of these prints makes them ideal for the bedroom. The artwork was originally created by the seller in watercolour, but the print can be downloaded and printed directly from Etsy. Pair with a plain frame and you’re sorted.
Kentia Palm, Waitrose, £34.99
Add a plant to your bedroom to channel the Norwegian concept of Skogluft – the tradition of bringing nature into the home, specifically channelling the restorative qualities of “forest air”. Waitrose describes this plant as “easy to grow”, so we’re sold. (Approximately 80cm - including pot height. Pots sold separately).
Slogan Trinket Dish, Urban Outfitters, £12
Remember to carry the calm of your yoga class into your bedroom with this namaste trinket dish (and never lose your rings again). It also comes in pink with a “love wins” message, or in lilac if you want to channel “good thoughts”.
Fabric Storage Box, Matalan, £12.00
This box may not seem like the most exciting thing on the list, but a messy room will never feel restful. This neutral design will purposefully blend into the background, perfect for hiding your clutter on top of a wardrobe or under a bed. (Dimensions: 35cm x 30cm x 21cm)
Summer Signature Candle, The White Company, £20
And finally, what’s more relaxing than a day by the coast? The White Company’s summer candle is designed to evoke memories of the seaside, leaving behind a light, fresh scent with notes of eucalyptus and vetiver.
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