How to Make Your Bedroom a Stress Free Oasis
We spend about a third of our lives in our bedrooms, so it is a place that should be peaceful and calm; a place where you go to relax at the end of the day. It should be a soothing and comfortable refuge from the world, so here are a few tips to help you transform your bedroom’s atmosphere.
Clear your room of clutter
Sometimes it can be a mission to declutter your home of all the things you have accumulated over the years. Smooth, clean surfaces act as a brain-cleanser, so clear away clutter and, tidy away all your clothes in your floordrobe and invest in a bookshelf to store all those books collecting dust on the floor in the corner.
Scent your room with essential oils
When it comes to aromatherapy, a number of smells are strongly associated with relaxation and reducing stress. There are several ways you can introduce these smells to your bedroom; one of these ways is to buy a lightbulb ring, which is set on a cold bulb, and add a few drops of essential oil, turn on the light and let the heat warm the oil and scent the room. Another way is to buy or make potpourri, a collection of dried herbs mixed with essential oils, and put them in a bowl on your dresser or on top of your chest of drawers. Clean, or new, bedsheets also help to make a bedroom feel like an oasis. If you need advice on buying bed sheets, check out this handy guide. You can also spray your bed sheets and pillows with an essential oil mixed with water, meaning that you will fall asleep easier with a faint smell enveloping you.
Add fresh flowers to your bedroom
A study once found the people work better when they are surrounded by fresh flowers or living plants. Imagine how relaxing you will feel in your bedroom surrounded by greenery? Not only do plants decrease stress, but they also purify the air around us, making our homes healthier as well as happier!
Paint your room blue
Scientists say that the color blue plays a big part in reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and slowing breathing down. Apparently, blue hues affect the autonomic nervous system, and can decrease stress without you even being conscious of it. Color therapy suggests that blue has a calming effect, and will lull you to sleep if there are accents of it in a bedroom, so if your room is due for a repaint, opt for a blue tone. If not, then switch out your blankets and rugs for blue accents instead.
The art of feng shui is to achieve harmony between both your physical self and your environment. It’s all about proper positioning of your furniture to windows and doors. For example, your bed should be on the opposite side of the room to the door, not directly opposite the door but at an angle, and there should be a window to your right, so that you can soak up positive energy in the mornings when you wake up!