The daily grind has changed a lot over the past few years. We are coping with unique daily stressors that have a lot of people in fear for their health, livelihood, and family and social dynamics. I believe that the outcome of each situation depends on whether we react or respond to it. Either way, each reaction or path can put a lot of stress in our lives. Having a place where we can recover, restore and renew our spirit and quiet our soul is necessary. For most of us, it’s our bedrooms. Sometimes though, these havens can make us feel restless and anxious. But, with a few tweaks, we can amp up our bedroom by creating an ambient vibe that makes us feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Here are a few suggestions.
Ever walk into someone’s bedroom and there are clothes and accessories everywhere — on the floor, hanging out of the dresser, or piled on the bed. Clutter can raise our anxiety, affect our sleep and trigger sloppy unproductive habits. The solution is easy – clean up, tidy up, and organize your bedroom so it’s esthetically pleasing, inviting, and calming to the soul. Go through your closet and drawers and keep only the items you wear. A lot of us have clothes from a decade ago that hang in our closets collecting dust or are sitting in our drawers taking up valuable real estate. Purge – Donate!
Like to read in your bedroom, but you’ve developed the lazy habit of stacking your books and magazines on the floor, dresser, and even the window sill. If you have a family library, return the books where they belong. If not, get some shelving units and organize your books.
Is your bedroom sprinkled with your kid’s toys? Make your bedroom a no toy zone and teach your children to return their playthings to their toy box or a designated area in your home.
Cozy Bamboo Bedding
Do you toss, turn and flail while trying to fall asleep? You may not realize it, but your bedding can have an impact on whether you have a restful sleep or not. Insufficient sleep can have harsh effects on our health, energy levels, daily performance, and even our weight. The material our duvet and sheets are made from will determine if we sleep well. While synthetic bedding can make restless, cold or sweaty, and agitated, bamboo bedding has the polar opposite.
When we get into our beds, we want to be pampered with a soft, plush, cozy duvet to cuddle with. The Cariloha Bamboo Duvet is a heavenly plush all-season comforter made from eco-friendly bamboo viscose. Its opulently soft fabric will allow you to drift off into a blissful sleep. Its unique bamboo properties feature insulating qualities that help regulate temperatures for a serene sleep. Inside the comforter is a 100% bamboo viscose fill that is hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, and helps prevent dust mites. The nature of the bamboo fibers makes it possible for the filling to stay put, which means less maintenance, less fluffing, and a reposed sleep.
You will feel the difference with this comforter, it’s life-changing bedding. I’ve been using the Cariloha Bamboo Duvet Comforter for several years and I use it year-round. It’s kept its shape and fluffiness and feels wonderful on the skin. It’s cozy in the winter, cooling during warmer months, and part of the resolution to creating a restful ambiance in your bedroom.
A duvet is a big investment so we want to do what is necessary to protect it and keep it looking fresh and new. Seeing stains or debris from saliva, body oils, makeup, food, drinks on your duvet means washing it yourself or a trip to the dry cleaners. If you are a pet owner, it’s all the more reason to use a duvet cover. Pets trek in a lot of dirt and leave lots of hair and unpleasant odors behind. The obvious solution is using a duvet cover. A duvet cover is like a big pillowcase that fits loosely over your duvet, and they come in a variety of patterns, colors and fabrics.
Cariloha’s Bamboo Sateen Duvet Cover has the softest and loveliest sateen weave finish that feels nice on the skin. To me, they have a trendy European vibe. We’ve traveled Europe several times and all the hotels and ZimmerFreis used white duvets and covers. I love this look and now I can replicate it with Cariloha’s soft and silky duvet and duvet cover.
When choosing a duvet cover, you want one that’s easy to clean, made from an eco-friendly material, versatile, comfortable, and attractive. The Bamboo Sateen Duvet Cover checks all the boxes. It comes with two pillow shams with Euro-envelope enclosures to keep your pillow in place and the duvet cover has a reinforced button placket for a snug and secure closure. All Cariloha bedding is a huge upgrade compared to any bedroom linens I’ve used before. They maintain their shape, color, and softness, plus they last so much longer than the average bedding. It’s well worth the investment.
There is nothing cozier than a plush throw to curl up in on a frosty winter day or when you are feeling under the weather. Every winter season, I pull out our collection of snugly warm blankets. Some of them are crocheted throws that I made, others are the plush bamboo throws from Cariloha. The plush bamboo throws are by far the most popular with my family and my pets. They’re just unbelievably soft.
The plush bamboo throws have two usable sides. On one side, there is a thick, lavish, and opulently soft bamboo pile and the other side has a plush polyester that feels like a soft and comfy flannel. Both sides are irresistible and keep you all warm and toasty. Most of my family prefer the thicker side for obvious reasons, it feels so lush. Cushioned between them is a thin layer of quilt batting that adds a little weight and an even cozier feel to the throw. You just want to sink in the blankets and drift off into a deep sleep.
Spruce Up Your Walls
Color, patterns, and texture can have a huge impact on our moods. So our goal would be to spruce and freshen up our walls with a calming paint color or wallpaper that emits a tranquil vibe. Each color has a universal vibration and energy, but personally, I would go with what feels right for you. If bright colors are your thing, paint one wall with your favorite color and then add colorful accessories to cheer up your room. Or if you are looking for a more textured vibe, then you may prefer wallpaper. There are copious options on the market that offer luxury wallpaper with contemporary designs or soft and warm designs with textured prints.
There is nothing more tranquil or relaxing than having soft glowing light in your bedroom. The brightness of your main overhead fixture can flood the room with too much light, taking away the reposeful quality you desire. There are numerous styles of lamps that would not only offer you subtle lighting, but would also enhance your bedroom decor. There are side table, pendant, and floor lamps, plus you can use wall sconces, and even gentle track lamps and light fixtures to create the quiet, intimate, luminescence you want. Many of them have a tri-light feature so you can adjust the volume of light you need.
Add an Area Rug
When we crawl out of bed, having a soft, plush area rug for our feet to land on is far more comforting than an ice-cold floor. Area rugs add warmth, color, texture, and design to your bedroom. They come in numerous sizes, patterns, and densities, so be discerning about which would work best in your space. You may prefer a small area rug or one that fits completely under your bed. Choose a color that is not only quiet, gentle and restful, but also harmonizes with your bedroom color scheme.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.