As odd as it may seem, the Master Bedroom often gets overlooked when it comes to creating a stylish room. Even more bizarre may be the fact that even when people do put some effort into designing a nice bedroom, few do it with an eye toward relaxation. A bedroom should be a tranquil escape from the hectic day-to-day activities of your busy life. Don’t think of your bedroom as a place to merely sleep or watch television; think of it as a place to relax and really unwind.
Choose neutral, soothing colours when you are painting your bedroom. You want colours that are both easy on the eyes and on the mind. Don’t use widely contrasting colours or busy patterns, instead go for nice relaxing shades. Earth tones are particularly inviting and can make your bedroom much more conducive to real relaxation.
If you’re thinking about textures when laying out your bedroom designs, think about one word in particular – soft. Keep bedding soft and inviting. It is difficult to even think about sleep without thinking about fluffy, inviting pillows. Be sure to have an abundance of pillows. Even if you don’t like to sleep on a big stack of pillows, you should have them strictly for the welcoming feeling they invoke. You can never have too many pillows. Just be sure that all of your pillowcases are complementary to the colours you will be using.
Keep Distractions to a Minimum
Don’t overload your walls with photos, pictures, and knickknack shelves. Keep any design elements scarce and simple in nature. A nice print featuring long, broad strokes of even tones can be particularly relaxing. Remember you want to keep your mind calm in your bedroom, so don’t overdue it or add any bright, chaotic pictures.
By using these tips, your bedroom will become the safe-haven you have always wanted it to be. You will have the perfect getaway to escape the stress of the day and immerse yourself into a good night’s sleep.
Without a doubt, the most important piece of furniture you will every buy for you or your family is a bed. We spend somewhere between a quarter and half of all our time in bed after all. For the young and very old, that percentage can climb even higher.
There is nothing quite as appealing as a beautifully made, inviting bed to climb into after a long day at the office, golf course, or wherever you may be.
Beds and bedding have come a long way since our grandparent’s time. Yet, the manufacture of high end organic mattresses, pillows, and accessories looks more like it did in their day than ours. With the combination of pure organic materials, creative design and professional hand craftsmanship, some green mattress companies have transformed their manufacturing facilities to a completely organic and pure environment.
Now for the good part! The styles of these beds are very modern but can still fit into a traditional environment. So, the beds look as good in a Soho Loft as they would at ‘The Cottage’.
The great advantage of green beds and bedding are not only comfort and luxury, but also organic bedding is extremely healthy, particularly for allergy sufferers.
The new organic mattresses and bedding are antimicrobial. In other words, they are made of a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi or protozoans as well as destroying viruses. I don’t know about you, but I would rather not sleep on anything that even remotely resembles fungi!
Of course all this organic bliss is going to cost you a little more than your average run of the mill mattress. Organic mattresses retail between $2000-$5000, compared with the $850 you can spend on a spring coiled model.
O. Alexandra Viteznikova