How I Turned My Bedroom into a Sanctuary

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping in our bedrooms… why NOT make your bedroom a full-on sanctuary? They’re the last thing we see at night and the first thing we see when we wake up! Waking up to this room makes me feel like I’m still dreaming ☁️

Where to Save and Where to Splurge

Out of all the places in your home, I’d definitely say your bed is most worthy of a splurge– after all, it’s a huge part of your restoration, relaxation, and forming your state of mind. I’d recommend saving on decorative pillows (Sources like Etsy has some REALLY cute, inexpensive ones) and instead, spending a little more on your mattress, sheets, and blankets. Investing here means you’ll wake up on the right side of the bed, every single day! I have a Custom Comfort mattress and buy the majority of my sheets and bedding from Parachute.

Staying Budget-Friendly

One of my biggest tips, if you’re rearranging a bedroom, is to not buy all of your pieces at once. If you shop from one store or all at once, your space is much more likely to seem stagnant and stale. A few years ago, there was a big trend in interior design of styling a room in a single “collection”, meaning all the wood tones matched and the styles were the same. While it can be easy to do this, it is a sure-fire way to design a home that feels bland, stagnant, and one-note. While furniture sets can be a great deal, you can still find amazing deals on pieces that greater reflect your personality and won’t feel so “matchy-matchy” Picking up a piece here and there, while traveling or even mixing vintage items in ensures that your home will reflect your individuality and have layers and depth to it! You aren’t a bland person, and your bedroom shouldn’t be either!

Lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference in the styling of your room and even impact your mood. For example, I have lamps on my bedside tables and my main overhead light on a dimmer. After dinner, I dim the lights and signal to my brain that we’re beginning the wind-down part of our day. While there are moments we need our rooms brightly lit, there are also times when we need them to be dimmed (for example: hosting a dinner party when you want to create a relaxing, intimate atmosphere). This tip can be applied elsewhere in your home– another place I have layered lighting is in my living room.

Walls & Art

Because I wanted my room to have a more relaxed and spa-like feel to it, the art and wallpaper I’ve chosen are calm and soothing. Even if your favorite color is red, I always recommend keeping the walls and art more neutral and instead incorporating your favorite color in a fun, decorative accent. Small lumbar pillows and textured throws are great places to incorporate this. I chose my wallpaper from A New Wall Decor and the picture above my bed from Even Tide Collective. 

Links to my Bedroom Pieces

The bedframe and headboard are from Anthropologie. My bedding is typically from Parachute Home, although I have a few duvet covers from CB2. My throw pillows are from Collective Co. The circular mirror and bench at the end of my bed are from CB2. The Live Edge console table is from Nos Natura. The cozy rug under it all is from Serena and Lily. All of the knick-knacks are from various places.

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