Creating A Sleep Haven

A chair covered in clothes from rushing around in the morning, crumpled bedsheets from the kids using the bed as a trampoline, a dressing table that resembles more of a children’s play area than a place to beatify yourself.

Does this sound familiar to you? This is indeed how my bedroom looks 90% of the time and is a far cry from the peaceful haven I have always wanted to create.

I have now finally…well most of the time managed to reclaim my bed from the night time bed invaders and really want to have a place I can retire to where I can relax and collect my thoughts after a long day.

There are a few things that I am going to change to make it a place I want to spend time in rather than avoid.

Declutter: Clutter is one of the biggest causes of restlessness and I can fully understand how lying in bed worrying about the piles of clothes and dirty washing can contribute to a restless night.

Organising the wardrobe, getting unwanted items listed on EBay and banishing the washing to another room are all great ways to make it a tidier and more restful area.

Calming Colours: It is a well known fact that the brain reacts to different colours in different ways so choosing relaxing and tranquil colours such as green or blue are the perfect way to keep stimulation to a minimum.

Lighting: The harsh light that is created from the main bedroom light isn’t condusive to staying relaxed. Use subtle lighting from bedside lamps and dimmers to create a calm environment.

Also keep out the harsh morning sun with good quality blinds such a those from Roof Windows to allow those much needed lay-ins, if the children allow!

Smells: Allow the use of all your scences to come into play and fill the room with beautiful,relaxing scents.

Lavender is a perfect scent to add relaxation and this can come in the form of scented candles, air fresheners and dried lavender itself.

Bedrooms Are For Sleep: This is probably the thing I find the hardest to obide by.

Switching off from screen time, banning exercising or any other stimulating activity in the bedroom is a must…well within reason!

Get Cosy: Finally add as much cosiness as you can with scatter cushions, throws, comfortable bedding. Really anything that is going to make you feel cosy.

I’m going to put all of these tips into practice and hope that my little haven can be created and create a more restful nights sleep.

Creating A ‘Boy Zone’ With Yorkshire Linen

In our house the children love nothing better than stressing me out by lol deciding to change around bedrooms! At the moment there is actually only one of the children’s rooms decorated as I had refused to do anything until they finally made up their minds where they wanted to be.

Number two has struck lucky and now has the biggest room which is wonderfully light and airy with plenty of room for him to have friends round which is what he needs now he is approaching the big ’13’.

He has a big love for scooting which I thought he would like reflected in his room but he has informed me that he would like to go for a monochrome look.

This is gong to be nice and easy and can be easily achieved with the addition of some simple lighting changes.

Currently he is putting up with his sister’s floral duvet so changes in his soft furnishings will make a big difference.

  

Yorkshire Linen have asked me to create a mood board to depict how I would like to see my room.  There was such a big selection of beautiful soft furnishings on their site it was very hard to pick.

I’ve gone with his dream room and picked lots of black and white with some fabulous # cushions that are prefect to create a teenage boys den!

  
I can’t wait to get started and will have the finished room up on the blog very soon.