The last three tumultuous years had us basically housebound. During this time, we’ve gotten to know every square inch of our home and can see where we need refreshing, updating, or fixing. Looking at the same walls with the same decor day after day gets old, really fast. This is especially true with our bedroom. This is the room that is supposed to be our sanctuary, our zen space, our quiet space, our yin space, our haven, our sacred space, our happy place, our respite, and/or our refuge, so it needs to be comfortable and pleasantly decorated. So maybe, it’s time for an overhaul.
Color Me Happy
Having your walls painted serene or neutral colors has been, for decades, deemed restful and relaxing. Colors have energy and they can affect our mood, behavior, and ability to sleep. But old-school standards are disappearing as new trends or crazes break trails in home decor. No longer are neutral or soft colors considered the only way to infuse tranquility in a room. Bold and bright colors are edging their way into bedrooms and adding fresh new tones to our serenity. We don’t have to go out and slather bold colors on the walls, but we can punctuate our bedrooms with colorful bedding, pillows, curtains, rugs, wallpaper, and even plants. Go with your vibe and fill your room with colors that resonate with you whether they are neutral or bright. It may be the change you are aching for.
Go Green and Clean
With our planet suffering from past decisions, more and more people are seeking out environmentally friendly alternatives and that does include bedding. A lot more companies are turning their brand around and offering sustainable products. Cariloha is a leader when it comes to sustainability. They offer alternatives to traditional fabrics and a comfy way to help save our beloved plant. Using self-replenishing bamboo into luxuriously soft bamboo-viscose fabrics, they offer an extensive collection of bedding, bath and apparel made from Soft, Cool, Clean, and Green fabrics.
Cariloha Retreat Pillows: Multiple layers of comfortable, sustainable bamboo-viscose fabric and memory foam will have you experiencing plush comfort thanks to the intricate cover construction.
Every January I replace my pillows. Cariloha offers four different pillows, the Retreat Pillows, Gel, Flex, and Air pillows. As most of us know, finding the right pillow can be a challenge. But, finding an eco-friendly pillow is even more taxing, until you discover Cariloha. I’ve been using the Retreat Pillows for several years and I love them. As a side sleeper, they offer comfort, neck support, and just the right firmness for me. secret code: charcoal.
It’s made from several layers, with each adding to its comfort level. The cover is made from 100% Viscose from Bamboo, the cover fill is made from 80% Microfiber / 20% Viscose from Bamboo, and the middle fill is made from 100% Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam. It maintains its relative shape and morphs around the shape of your head so you don’t feel any pressure on your face, ear, or neck. The cover is removable and washable so your pillow will have a longer life. If you are looking for a more comfortable and green pillow option, the Retreat Pillow is a viable option.
You Light Up My Life
Light fixtures are a great way to spruce up your bedroom. They’re available in every shape, color, and size to fit any bedroom. They add ambiance, beauty, decoration, color, style, and of course, light. Most bedroom lights and fixtures are tri lights so you can adjust the degree of light you need. Styles are abundant with sconces, pendants, recessed, chandeliers, string, rope, hanging, ceiling, tables, mood and wall lights and lamps, and many more. Embrace change and find a fixture that fits your needs and adds to your decor or the look you’re striving for.
Wall Art is a colorful and graphic way to add the finishing touches to your bedroom. Paintings, prints, posters, collage kits, wallpaper, sculptures, etc., can turn your space into a zen retreat. Your art can be a solid color, a motley of ombres, nature scenes, cityscapes, people, or even your photos. Discern the atmosphere you are trying to create and find something that’s an expression of your personality and in harmony or in contrast with your existing color scheme. It’s out there.
Refresh Your Headboard
Got a basic headboard that has no curb appeal? Amp up the volume by painting your headboard with one or splashes of color. Or add a slipcover with some vibrant and serene fabric. Don’t have a headboard? Add a block of paint or wallpaper panel behind your bed. Or find an old door, paint it, and attach it horizontally. Or put a decorative folding screen behind the bed. Love posters? Make a headboard out of a collage of posters. Or use stencils to create a unique and bespoke design. Anything can become a headboard if you stretch your vivid imagination.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.