The bedroom is where one disappears to find serenity, peace, and relaxation. After a long and busy day at work, you want to head back and feel comfortable enough to actually calm down before you hit the sack. With so many interior design options available, sometimes the room can end up feeling a little too much. However, if you’re looking to introduce a little Zen into your bedroom, you can use some of the following tips.
Natural light always has the power to fill one with a peaceful feeling when you just wake up. By introducing more natural light into your room, you’ll be getting the desired outcome you’re looking for and adding that extra touch needed to transform your room to complete serenity. You can do this by making your windows larger, or even adding mirrors across the room to reflect the natural light coming in and create an optical illusion of a brighter room. While a larger window will look better, it can be on the more expensive side, making the mirror trick an excellent way to get the same effect on a much lower budget.
Your Choice of Bed Will Make All of the Difference
Your bed needs to make you feel comfortable when you see it and even more so when you actually lay on it. However, there are beds that are designed to add that Zen effect in your room such as designs imitating the Japanese tatami inspiration. If you think of why this idea creates a perfect Zen addition to your bedroom, it’s because of how the Japanese used to sleep on the floor in search of peace. But instead of giving up your mattress, comfort, and ending up with a sore back, you can achieve a similar effect by opting for a low flat wooden bed and still keep your mattress.
The colors you choose also have a huge impact on the overall feel of the room. While you can opt for neutral or earth colors that give the same effect as the natural materials, you can also consider the psychology of colors and insert other shades that will add that calmness you’re seeking. For example, there are many shades of blue that get that desired effect you’re looking for as the color blue is known for its tranquility and relaxing effect. Think of how you feel when you look at the beach and you’ll understand how effective it can be. Or you can opt for soft pastel colors that offer a tint of color while still offering a peaceful and non-distracting feel to your room. In all cases, try to stay away from hot colors such as red, yellow, and orange as they can really stir up your feelings and aggravate you, especially when chosen in bright, strong colors.
It’s human nature to feel at peace when they’re surrounded by nature. Just taking a stroll in a park or in a forest or looking at the beach always fills up the body with peace and quiet and so trying to bring the outdoors inside can have a great impact on reaching that inner peace. When opting for a peaceful mood within your bedroom, think of natural materials you can use. Whether you opt for wood, brick, or choose to subtly integrate other natural materials such as leather or bamboo into your room, you’ll find that you’ve changed the whole mood and transformed it into a beautiful room full of peace and calmness.
Another element that can make your room feel more peaceful and add that Zen touch, is by keeping lots of wide spaces. There’s just something about spacious areas that makes it easier to breathe. It’s eye-friendly and prevents the eyes from getting caught up in unnecessary details. You can also choose to go for minimal designs in terms of furniture with sleek, modern, and simple designs with minimal motif or ornaments. Try to get rid of any unwanted, unused, or unnecessary items in your bedroom and declutter as much as possible. The wider spaces you have, the more peaceful your room will be.
A bedroom is made to relax, recharge your body in order to fuel up, and be able to start a new day. In order to do this, the interior design of your room will make all of the difference. So, when opting for a peaceful room that fills you up with Zen, consider the above tips and focus on the colors, materials, and elements you add to your bedroom.