Wishing you could escape on a romantic getaway? How about creating an escape right in your own home! A bedroom is the place where we begin and end each day. It should be a romantic, relaxing and restful space, but without regular TLC a bedroom easily turns into a clutter storage facility. With a little inspiration and attention, you can reclaim your bedroom as the most peaceful room in the house.
Here are 10 ideas for creating a romantic and restful sanctuary:
- Remove Clutter
Start by removing as many things from the room as you can. Clutter is the enemy of a peaceful bedroom.
- Hide Electronics
Keep electronic gadgets including electric clocks concealed if it all possible.
- Mood Lighting
Good reading lights are a must for ambience and nighttime reading. Avoid using overhead lighting. Install dimmers and three way switches to create the perfect mood.
- Beautiful Bedding
Invest in good quality attractive bedding. While we strive to keep public rooms attractive, it is easy to let the master bedroom suffer. Discount stores often have great deals on discontinued quality bedding; have fun mixing and matching what you find!
- Closed Storage
Bedside tables are clutter magnets. Consider closed storage cabinets for visual serenity and covered boxes for tabletop necessities.
- Sparkling Clean
Give your room a good cleaning. Wipe down light switches, doorframes & doors, headboards, furniture, windowsills and floors. Clean windows. Wash curtains, bedding and bed skirts. Clean under the bed.
- Scrumptious Scents
Freshen the air with good smelling candles.
- Make Bed Daily
Commit to making the bed as soon as your feet hit the floor–and keep it from being buried in clutter all day. Enjoy being able to crawl into bed at night without having to fold six loads of laundry to find your pillow!
- Soothing Music
Create your own play list of soothing music.
Teach your children and household members to respect your privacy when the door is shut. You should be able to shut the door and block out the world now and then!
“Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised.” –New American Standard Bible
Melissa Michaels shares inspiration for creating a beautiful life & home at The Inspired Room.
©2009, Melissa Michaels