At the end of a long day, you want to retire to a bedroom that’s as relaxing and embracing as the most luxurious spa. And really, you deserve it – after all the hard work you put into your job, your relationships, and your career ambitions, it’s only right that you allow yourself the space to relax in the evenings.
To do that right, though, you’ll need a well-designed bedroom. Sure, a mattress on the floor will technically work, but if you want real relaxation, you’ll need to think a little more outside the box. In this post, we’ll cover some designer-inspired essentials for your bedroom, so you can relax in peace knowing your personal space accommodates your self-care needs.
First, Focus On Your Bed
Sleep is incredibly important, as your body relies on this time to heal any wounds, regulate your emotions and mental states, and cure any ailments from which you may be suffering. So, having a thoroughly relaxing bed is ideal for this goal.
How do you make sure your bed is extremely relaxing as can be? Try these tips:
- A Quality Mattress: too soft, and you’ll have back problems, too hard, and you may have trouble falling asleep. Be sure to test out plenty of mattresses in person to find the one that suits you best, so you sleep like a log all night long.
- Soft Sheets: breezy, breathable bamboo sheets are always our recommendation. Their natural fibers will help keep you cool even on hotter nights, while still retaining warmth when the weather turns cold.
- Supportive Pillows: your head is the only one you’ve got! So, treat it to a comfortable and supportive pillow that will keep your neck elevated and your mind at ease through the night.
Once your bed is maxed-out and perfectly comfy, it’s time to focus on the rest of your spa bedroom.
Relaxing Bedroom Features
Your bedroom isn’t just a physical space; it’s a mental space too. What does that mean? It means that in addition to being the place where you rest your head at night, it’s also a place where you spend time unwinding after the day’s stresses and distractions. You want such a space to be perfectly designed to allow your mind to relax. So, you’ll need a few design elements to bring you there. Try these tips out:
- Opt for a relaxing theme, like a light minimalist aesthetic that allows your mind to be calm after a day of buzzing confusion and stimulation.
- Pick out mindful accessories, like beautiful tapestries, luscious potted plants, or picture frames that recall lovely memories with the people you love most in your life.
- Add in a chair or cushion where you can sit and relax before bed – remember, your bed is for sleeping, so having a separate awake-relaxation spot is key to a good night’s sleep.
Once your bedroom is furnished with the most mindful spa-like accessories, consider some other upgraded must-haves.
An Intentional Self-Care Space
Self-care is key in today’s day of high-stress, high-anxiety life. Your bedroom is an opportunity to put yourself first and take care of yourself, so you should add in a special spot where you can do just that.
Maybe it’s a yoga corner, complete with a yoga mat incense sticks. Or perhaps a plush reading chair with a bookshelf and tea kettle, or a meditation cushion with scented candles. Whatever your self-care space is, think about how it fits in with the flow and design of the room.
We also often recommend including a massage chair or massage cushion so that you can treat yourself to a luxurious spa massage in your bedroom at the end of a long day. While such splurges may seem like a high price at the time, the years of relaxation they will bring will be well-worth the temporary price tag. After all, you really can’t put a price tag on your mental health, so don’t be afraid to spend a little extra to take care.
Having a designer-inspired spa bedroom is well within reach if you plan it carefully, think about the design layout, and choose furniture and bedding that promotes deep rest and relaxation.