Continuing the conversation once more on Bed and Bath ideas, by pondering more on the subject. I think it was half and half on who had TV’s in their bedroom. Many of you were totally against the idea and I can understand that too.
So, let’s talk about ways to make your bedroom a sanctuary. What do you do specifically to give your bedroom the feel of a haven and a place you enjoy hanging out in?
Here are a few ideas I have for making your bedroom a lovely place to relax and retreat:
- Have a cozy reading chair with a lamp nearby for curling up with a good book. I think every bedroom should have a little corner for a chair and ottoman, if there’s room. Luckily we have just enough room in our bedroom for a cozy chair.
- Fresh flowers would be nice too, if you have a spot to display them. Not so much if anyone has allergies, but think how pretty they would be to enjoy for a few days.
- Our room is right next to the kitchen, so we don’t have to go far for drinks or snacks, but if you happen to be on a different floor than your kitchen, I can see why some folks put a small fridge in the master bedroom.
- Music is good! Back to that TV in the bedroom, we have Direct TV with all the music channels you can imagine, so this comes in handy when we just want some nice music in the background. 🙂 Nothing like Jazz for us, you know with the sexophone…uhhhh, make that saxophone. 🙂
- And how about some sweetly-scented candles for good mood-inducing bedroom relaxation? I usually have a few of those around too.
So, those are some ideas to get that started. I’d love to hear some of yours, so do tell!
By the time you are reading this, I’ll be in Oklahoma at the ranch and having a good ole’ time, I’m sure.
Head on over to the Putting it All Together page for more on this subject from the other girls who getting in on the discussion.
i have to have a flannel comforter to keep me cozy and warm
As I’ve grown older, I’ve found that the most important things in a bedroom are darkness, quiet and a good mattress. We bought room-darkening cellular blinds and live in the middle of nowhere, so the only sounds we hear are the birds in the morning. Mattresses depend entirely on personal taste, so I wouldn’t recommend one. I’ve traveled a good deal and find that even the most beautiful bedroom does little good unless you can actually sleep in it.
All good ideas above. for me, keeping an uncluttered, light and airy feel is very important. My furniture is is painted in a distressed off-white, and I have white sheer window coverings. My artwork is also in soothing tones — soft blues and whites predominate.