Your bedroom is the one room in your home that should be a sanctuary. The place where you rest and restore mind, body, and soul.
Too often, this is not the case. It becomes the room where you keep your exercise bike or it gathers excess “stuff” from other areas of your home. Before you know it, this space looses all the benefits you should be enjoying from this very special space—namely, restful sleep; a place to read; daydream; to just be and gather your thoughts; and where you share intimate moments with your significant other.
Here are 8 design mistakes that avoided can give you the bedroom of your dreams:
1)  MATCHING FURNITURE PIECES
    You don’t want your bedroom to look like it was lifted from a furniture store showroom. Using
    different but complementary pieces is not only more interesting to the eye, but you’ll tire of
    it far less easily.
2)  BED PILLOW OVERLOAD
     Bed pillows add interest, texture, and/or color to the bedroom. However, too many and you
     loose the impact that a few carefully chosen ones can give you. Plus, removing and placing a
     gazillion pillows every morning and evening is a major pain in the-you-know-what.
3)  THE WRONG LIGHTING
     In a bedroom, you want adequate task lighting for reading or writing and also soft mood-
     lighting that soothes and relaxes you. The best way is to have non-task lighting on dimmers
     to control the light.
4)  A TOP QUALITY MATTRESS
     We all want a pretty bedroom but one area you don’t want to skimp on is the mattress. Buy
     the best you can afford.. It absolutely directly affects the quality of your sleep which affects
     your health. Be sure to try it out out before purchasing. Lay on the mattress in all of
     the various sleeping positions and for more than just a few seconds. For most people, a
     firmer mattress offers the best body support which gives you a better night’s sleep.
5)  BRIGHTLY COLORED WALLS
     Orange or fuchsia may be your favorite colors, but might not work well in the bedroom. Colors
     affect us psychologically and soft, soothing hues generally create the mood we want in this
     most intimate of spaces.
6)  BEHIND THE BED WALL
     Avoid a tiny art piece. Better to have a large (solidly attached) piece. Or, other alternatives
     are wallpaper, a tall headboard, or hanging fabric. Then you don;t need anything else.
7)  TOO MUCH DAYLIGHT
     You need a dark room in order to sleep well as any light affects brain chemicals. Either have
     blackout lining attacked to your window coverings or even blackout roller shades when you’re
     ready to sleep.
8)  NO DISTRACTIONS
     This is a hard one, but this isn’t the room for electronics. T.V.’s, computers, and cell phones
     should not be in this space. They really do affect the quality of your sleep. I said it was hard
     and I fall victim to this as well, but try, if you can, to at least limit the use of what has
     become such a large part of our modern, daily living in this room.
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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