Retreating to our bedroom after a long day sounds blissful. Shutting the door and blocking out the outside world as you recharge your batteries, ready for the next day. Our bedrooms are our safe haven. It is where we feel the most comfortable and spend much of our time relaxing and, of course, sleeping.
Decorating our bedrooms to transform them into a peaceful sanctuary we can retreat to is something many of us aim to achieve. With the cost of living continuing to rise at an alarming rate, now more than ever, we want a place where we can escape and relax. However, this dream is something not many of us can afford to do, given the current financial situation.
Fortunately, it is possible to transform your bedroom into the peaceful sanctuary you deeply desire on a budget. You can have the calming space you desire to help you escape the uncertainties of today. Keep reading to find out how to create the ideal tranquil space you call your bedroom.
Changing The Wall Colour
Something as simple as changing the colouring of your walls can help you to transform the whole vibe of a room. Choose a calming colour such as blue, green or beige. These neutral shades can help make a room feel more relaxed and cosier – qualities perfect for turning your bedroom into a sanctuary.
Of course, the cost of paint can add up quickly, especially with the size of the space you are hoping to paint. If the space is relatively small, you might get away with buying only a can of paint, while bigger spaces might require more. Shop around for paints to use for the space. There are more affordable paints that you can use, which give similar finishes to those that have a higher price tag. Additionally, search for paint schemes near you. Paint schemes are an innovative way to recycle any leftover paint. See if there is a scheme near you that has the colours you want for your bedroom. These schemes often sell paints at a fraction of the price they are on shop shelves. It is an excellent way to reduce waste, save money and still get the paint you desire.
Consider The Bedding
Buying a new mattress and a new frame is a costly investment. If this is something you are saving for in the future, one thing that you can do now is to update your bedding. Choose bedding that is soft to the touch and cosy. This will help to lull you off to sleep at night, as you feel comfortable in bed. Look at new bedding and blankets to create an inviting bed that is soft to the touch. This cosy space will help you to feel comfortable and secure after a long, hard day. Additionally, you can invest in bedding that matches the new colour on your walls. It could incorporate elements of the chosen colour of your walls or be another calming colour that compliments the walls.
Another update you can make to your bed without investing in a new frame and mattress is to change the place your bed is. Look at moving it to another part of the room, especially a place that is a touch darker than the rest of the space. A darker area can help you when you go to sleep, as light areas can disrupt your sleep.
Invest In Indoor Plants
Updating the bedding and changing the walls’ colour are noticeable changes you can make to your bedroom. More minor alterations can be made, which will also help turn your bedroom into your dream sanctuary without breaking the bank. One of these changes is by investing in indoor plants. Adding plants to a space can help to bring a sense of calmness to a room.
It can be relaxing, and if the plant has a fragrance, this can delight your smell senses. There are plenty of plants to choose from, but one worth considering is the peace lily. The calming name of this plant can be the calming presence your room needs. Look at The Stem and the peace lily plant they have available. It could be the small addition that your room needed.
Treat The Senses
As mentioned, plants are an excellent way to delight the smell senses. Another way to delight the senses is through candles, incense sticks, wax melts, room diffusers and oil diffusers. Each can be scattered throughout your bedroom to help produce aromas that will treat your senses the moment you step through the door.
Choose scents known to have calming powers, like lavender, jasmine, chamomile, rose and bergamot. Many high street stores stock room diffusers and candles in these popular scents, so you can find budget-friendly options. The benefit is that your room will have a relaxing aroma that can help you to unwind after a hectic day.
Declutter Your Room
Consider the last time you properly decluttered your bedroom. Look at the current state of your bedroom. If there are piles of clothes to be moved to the wardrobe and draws, surfaces covered in unused items and cutlery that belongs in the kitchen – it does not help create the relaxing space you desire. Instead, this cluttered space can create unnecessary stress.
Set aside time to declutter your room and conduct a deep clean thoroughly. It might seem like a simple thing, but it can help to make a noticeable difference. The minimal mess helps you to relax and unwind without worrying about clearing your room. All you need for a deep clean and declutter are the cleaning supplies, the time and the motivation to tackle the task. It doesn’t have to break the bank.
Minimise Electronics In Your Room
Many of us spend far too much time on a technological device, whether our phones, laptops, tablets or watching television. Recent figures have revealed that many of us spend an average of 4.8 hours every day on our mobile phones. Spending too much time staring at screens can impact our ability to relax and sleep at night, especially if we look at these devices before falling asleep.
When turning your bedroom into a tranquil sanctuary, consider minimising how many electrical devices are in the room or turning it into a no-phone zone. The lack of digital devices can help reduce digital distractions and allow you to immerse yourself in the space entirely. You might notice that you can fall asleep better than before and feel more relaxed in your bedroom. If you need your phone as your alarm, consider putting it far away from your bed. This way, when you go to bed, you will not be tempted by scrolling for hours before you go to sleep.
Relax In Your New Sanctuary
Whether you implement one or multiple of these changes, each could help make a slight difference to your bedroom. It could help you to achieve that tranquil sanctuary you have dreamt about without costing you a tremendous amount. Instead, you can benefit from the calming space, knowing that you didn’t have to break the bank to achieve it. When you can afford to make more extensive alterations, look for areas you weren’t able to update before, such as your bed. Gradually, you will be able to create a peaceful sanctuary you call your bedroom.