Since moving house (well, since about six weeks before we moved in) I’ve been wildly exploring the internet and interiors magazines for inspiration for every single room in the house – particularly our bedroom. We’ve mostly finished the kitchen and dining room, so now it’s on to the bedrooms and upstairs bathroom. I’m really loving the softness of Scandinavian-inspired decor at the moment, especially during these chilly months.
As you know, sleep can be really tricky for me so creating a calming, comforting space in the bedroom is incredibly important. Neutral colour schemes, soft fabrics, ambient lighting and space to move around are all important – I find clutter and dark, gloomy spaces really stressful and difficult to relax in. Bedroom essentials include:
- Lots of blankets. Even in summer, I do love a good pile of blankets.
- Neutral colour schemes, particularly greys, are my utter favourite. I feel like you can play with accent colours very easily if you have a neutral pallette.
- Scented candles, like my favourite This Works or Jo Malone if you’re feeling spendy. But make sure candles are well out of the way of fabrics and papers – battery-operated candles are a great compromise.
- Prints on the walls. Inspirational quotes are great to bring that feel-good factor upon waking up.
- Delicate lighting. There’s nothing worse than harsh lighting in a bedroom, that’s why I think fairy lights are such a good way to go.
- No technology. I’ve talked about this before but blue light and techno-gadgets in the bedroom are a big no-n if you’re after a good night’s sleep.
These are some of my favourite images, all taken from Pinterest. You can find them all plus many more here.
I feel like there’s a theme to these! And I could basically snuggle down in any of them and have the best night’s sleep ever. I love the fairy lights in the last one especially.