Life has a way of creeping on us. Before we know it, we can be living a life that’s hectic and chaotic. In between our jobs, university work, children, socialising, and all the other trappings of modern life, it can sometimes feel like life’s moving at 100mph, with barely a minute to ourselves! That’s why it’s important that we have a refuge from the madness, and make our bedrooms our space to relax. Below, we offer five ways to make your bedroom more zen, leading to deeper sleep and a more positive frame of mind.
Get Rid of the Tech
Yes, there is something slightly magical about spending long hours in bed, watching feel-good movie after feel-good movie. However, this doesn’t happen very often. Usually, the tech we have in our bedrooms is just a distraction. We scroll through Facebook, watch terrible TV, and otherwise disrupt our good energy. For a room to be zen, you have to unplug. And this isn’t just about taking the TV away: you should make it a policy to keep all tech, including smartphones and tablets, out of the bedroom.
Add More Storage
A cluttered room will lead to a cluttered mind, and if you want to feel that zen-like peace of mind, you’re going to need to declutter your bedroom. Of course, you can’t get rid of everything; there are some necessities you need to have in your room. The trick is to get rid of the stuff you don’t need and add more storage to house the things that you do. Create a plan to organize the essentials into your drawers and dressers, and then move everything else out. A well-organised room is akin to a well-organised mind, a crucial factor when it comes to feeling calm and happy.
Decluttering is the act of simplifying your bedroom, but it shouldn’t just end at your belongings. Keep the wall decor simple, too. If there are too many photos or other decorations hanging on the walls, then get rid of all but those that are most important to you. Your room might look a bit dull, but the whole point is to get rid of distractions so you can sink into a peaceful feeling before you go to sleep.
Add a Touch of Nature
You can make your very own oasis right in your bedroom, and all you need to do is add some plants and ‘earthy’ tones. For example, for your bed covers, you should choose natural feeling fabrics, in colours reminiscent of the natural world. Also, if possible, keep the window areas clear so you can let in as much natural light as your room allows.
Feed the Senses
Finally, get in touch with your zen side in your room by feeding your senses. Things like candles and essential oils will give your room a natural, peaceful tone and scent. There are things better than waking up on a Sunday morning to natural light and a fresh smell, with the rest of the world left behind.