After spending so much time at home and blending our personal spaces with workspaces, it can be hard to find a stress-free zone that doesn’t remind you of an email you need to respond to or the Zoom HIIT class you missed in the morning.
Research suggests that our immediate environment can help improve our overall mood, and that certain decorative elements can encourage creativity, peace and happiness.
Here are five design elements you can incorporate into your bedroom that can help improve your mental wellbeing.
When decorating your bedroom, consider how you’ll be able to get the most amount of natural light to shine through. Sunlight is a natural mood lifter and is a great motivator to help you start the day.
One way you can soak up the sun is to position your bed so it is facing a window or door. Choosing light coloured curtains or blinds for windows will allow you to modify the amount of daylight you let in.
Clear the clutter
A cluttered space makes way for a cluttered mind, and can often cause unnecessary stress.
Consider investing in closet organisers, drawer dividers and under bed containers if your closet space is small. If you have limited space in your bedroom, be sure not to overcrowd the space with furniture.
Quick and easy daily habits like making your bed, putting your laundry away and cleaning up unnecessary clutter on surfaces can also dramatically change the overall spaciousness of your bedroom.
Add natural elements
A great way to elevate the Zen of your bedroom is by adding natural elements, such as plants and flowers.
The presence of plants is said to help boost concentration and improve your overall mood while also being a great way to naturally filter the air, reduce allergens and increase air quality.
If you struggle to keep plants alive, faux plants are a great alternative and provide the same psychological benefits as a natural plant.
Choose calming colours
One of the most popular mood-altering design elements is colour. Choosing bright, warm colours when designing your bedroom will help illicit feelings of happiness and optimism.
If you’re not a fan of a bright coloured wall, another great way to add these colours to the space is through textiles, such as a rug, curtains, pillows or a bedspread.
Indulge in art pieces
Decorating your bedroom with art is another great way to boost the Zen within the space. Research into art therapy suggests that viewing and creating art can help cope with stress.
Buying or creating pieces that reflect you and your interests can help create a warm and inviting space that you want to be in. If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, opt for objects such as ceramics, pottery and other decorative homewares.
With these tips, you’ll be able to design the ultimate Zen bedroom that gives you peace amongst the chaos for when you need it the most.
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