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We’re a stressed-out society, with 83% of Americans suffering from work-related stress. It’s unhealthy to carry this stress with you from one day to the next. So a great way to combat this is by creating a calming bedroom space.

This lets you retreat to a safe space where you can unwind and relax. You’ll then head to bed and get restful sleep, further aiding in releasing your built-up stress.

Try these ideas in your bedroom to create a calming sanctuary.

1. Start with the Basics

The whole point of your bedroom is to have an inviting place to sleep. So start with your bed when creating your calming space. Once you have this central piece of furniture, you can revolve everything else around it.

Look for a bed frame that is minimal with a statement headboard. This will create a statement without looking too imposing in the room. Then place a plush yet supportive mattress on it.

Dress your bed with linens and a comforter that are in soft hues such as pastels or white. If you want color, stick with blues, they have a calming effect.

2. Create a Personal Space

There should be one corner of your bedroom, that is your spot for personal items. You can place an accent chair and side table in this spot. This is where you can let your personal style shine.

Place photos of loved ones here. Or a few of your favorite belongings, such as a childhood teddy bear or book. This space is perfect for retreating after a tough day to give you comfort.

3. Delight the Senses

A great way to calm your mood and soothe your senses is to add some aromatherapy to your bedroom. You could go the natural route with some fresh cut greens and flowers.

Or you could try some scented candles. Just be sure to blow them out before you go to bed. Try vanilla, lavender, jasmine, or rose. These scents are especially calming.

4. Plenty of Storage

It can feel stressful to look around and see clutter strewn throughout your bedroom. To combat this, create places to hide the clutter away. Place your dirty laundry hamper in the closet or bathroom.

Add a cabinet or some other piece of furniture to provide storage for your clothes, shoes, accessories, and any other items.

5. Ditch the Electronics

This can be a tough one for many of us. Don’t be tempted to bring your laptop or cell phone to bed with you. The light emitted from the screen is enough to make your brain think it’s time to wake up.

Your brain also associates actions with places. So you want to train your brain to associate the bed with sleep and relaxation. If you can’t give up the electronics, make a policy to turn them off at least an hour before your bedtime.

Create Your Calming Bedroom

By following these five tips, you can create the ultimate calming bedroom. This is key to ensuring your body and mind get a chance to release tension and recharge for the next day.

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