Create Your Own Bedroom Retreat
Today’s bedroom design gives us many options for supporting our personal style and creating a peaceful, calm mood at the same time. No matter your style, you can implement some simple ideas to make the space sensational.
If you like a formal mood, dress up your bed with lush, rich shams. Go for tapestry, jacquard, or chenille shams trimmed in even pleats, loop or tassel fringe, or a contrasting flange. An eye-catching bed skirt that puddles elegantly onto the floor will give added formality.
If you prefer a casual atmosphere, choose dense ruffles on European shams and throw pillows, and a soft cotton folded coverlet. Accent the bed by tossing a simple, comfortable throw.
If you are wild for a modern environment, use clean lines on the bed. Deliberately leave space around furnishings, giving every element room to breathe. Embellishments should be left to a minimum. Use simple, quality fabrics in muted, solid colors or understated patterns. Throw pillows should be very few in number. Modern bed skirts must be tailored, if used at all.
Choose colors that serve you.
Green is associated with being calm, refreshed, and renewed, and it promotes healing. Green helps relieve physical and emotional tension, relaxes the muscles, and refreshes tired eyes.
Blue also relaxes and refreshes, and produces feelings of peace. Blue is so meditative it can actually make you lose track of time!
Green and blue are cool colors that help to restore depleted minds and bodies. Both slow the pulse rate and lower blood pressure, and are perfect for the bedroom retreat.
On the other hand, hot colors excite the body and mind. Red, for instance, raises the blood pressure. This is great for romance, but not so great for a night of rest.
Choose predominant colors that calm the spirit, and add a few accents of hot color for a bit of contrast and excitement.
A Few Ideas to Create Tranquility in the Bedroom
Color Of The Month - PURPLE
Purple... the color of royalty.
Years ago, it was very expensive to make purple dye, causing it to be a color that only nobles could afford. Thus, purple evokes feelings of luxury, wealth, and sophistication.
You can create many moods using various shades of purple. Blue-purples – the shade of a summery sunset sky, relax the body and are perfect for a bedroom. Red-purple, like eggplant, creates drama and excitement. Deep purple evokes the sense of royalty and richness, and is said to stir up creativity.
Because purple is rare in nature, it can appear artificial. But although it isn’t “natural,” saturated purple shades provide a vibrant punch of color to a room.