Over the past few years the function of our homes and living spaces has evolved and shifted for many, providing different needs than before. Within the past year or so, as life has somewhat regained some of its pre-pandemic shape, there are several aspects of our home lives that have changed for the long-term. Our homes now not only provide a roof over our heads, but a sanctuary where we ought to feel at our safest and most relaxed.
Personally, my bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s where I flee to when I want to completely disconnect (i.e. wear my pjs, hop into bed, binge on my current series and ideally have a couple slabs of toblerone whilst tucked into my linen bedding). Whether your bedroom is a sleeping-only zone, duals as your yoga studio or where you also happen to work from, we’ve drawn up some thoughts and inspiration to help ensure your bedroom space is as relaxing as possible.
Choose bedding made from natural materials
The average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime, so ensure those hours are spent in as much quality comfort as possible. Opt for bed linen made from natural fabrics like linen or cotton as they provide endless benefits compared to synthetic alternatives. Both our cotton and linen bedding options are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified, ensuring your bed linen is free of any nasty chemicals. Linen’s natural crinkles evoke a relaxed feel in your bedroom conjuring a sense of calm, similar to that found when you spend time in nature, as well as only getting softer with each wash. Linen is thermoregulating, offering you maximum comfort no matter the climate or season, and our percale cotton bedding is cool to the touch and feels highly luxurious. Investing in and caring for your bed linen adequately, will ensure it lasts for decades, resulting in less waste and ultimately less consumption.
We have over 35 colour options across our fabrics, many of which are inspired by nature’s rich colour palette. Though we adore all shades across the collections, if you’re wishing to create a relaxing bedroom, greens, blues and purples will help to create a calming space. Sage Green, Dusk Blue, Botanical Green, Elderberry, and Lake Blue would certainly be amongst our wishlist.
Add touches of the natural world
When creating a relaxing bedroom space, the power of plants ought not to be overlooked. Whilst they bring an organic and natural feel to your interiors, they also help reduce potential stress levels, are likely to improve one's mood and help to improve the air quality. Succulents are pretty easy to look after too.
The power of scent
Infusing your bedroom space by lighting candles and spritzing room mists, will help to create a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere and a simple way in creating a relaxing bedroom. Our calming pillow mist is infused with chamomile and lavender, making it the perfect scent to spray over your pillow before your head hits - you’ll be off to the land of nod in no time.
Avoid harsh lighting
When creating a relaxing bedroom space, it’s important your eyes aren’t strained by severe or too bright lighting. When prepping to go to bed, avoid all harsh lighting so your circadian rhythm can signal itself into wind down-mode. Instead, opt for soft side lamps and salt lamps to bring a gentle glow.
Keep your space clear and clean
Your bedroom space ought to be clear of clutter, so that when you’re spending time trying to unwind and rest, your mind isn’t distracted by things that need to be tidied away or given a home. I know we can all be guilty of the ol’ floordrobe, but whenever possible, fold that laundry away and keep your bedroom clutter-free if you can.
Layer differing textures
Incorporating a variety of textures and fabrics will help to soften your space, which will instantly create a cosy sanctuary for you to nestle into. Layering jute, amongst linens and hessian will bring an earthy-vibe, whereas woollen blankets and sheepskin rugs will bring a more cosy-luxe feel.
Whichever your style or chosen décor, we hope to have inspired you into creating a soothing and relaxing bedroom - sleep well.