There is nowhere in the home that is more important than your bedroom. In addition to being the space you go to each evening to get a good night’s sleep, this is also your own personal haven and somewhere that you should take pride in which reflects your personality. I’ve written a lot about my bedroom on my blog, with my most favourite post being ‘How To Create A Luxe Bedroom You Love To Relax, Sleep & Wake Up In‘ because when I moved into my apartment, I was on a tight budget but I wanted to make sure that I created the perfect environment to get a great nights sleep in. My room is tranquil, relaxing and reflects my personal style so well.
In today’s blog post, I’m sharing some tips on how to choose your bedroom style and personalise it to suit you.
First of all, choose a decorative style and colour scheme that you love and can live with for a long time; if you’re putting a lot of effort into decorating your space, you don’t want to be redecorating it every year! Of course the colours and decor will depend entirely on your own taste but keep in mind that this needs to be a space where you can feel calm and relaxed so I’d suggest choosing soft, neutral colours and then add personality through decorative touches. Additionally, do not forget the ceiling as painting this a soft, pleasing cooler can make it easier to fall asleep at night.
I wanted my bedroom walls to be all white to keep the room feeling light, bright and airy.
Storage is really important to me in my home as I have a lot of things and I like to keep them hidden away behind a closed door to ensure my home remains tidy and a relaxed space to be in. I don’t know about you but it really stresses me out if my home is a mess, especially my bedroom. I like everything to be clean and tidy and then I find that I can relax so much more easily.
To ensure a good nights sleep, the bed is a key piece of furniture but don’t forget your bedside tables. I love the hotel chic look with matching tables and lamps either side of the bed. You can get some really stylish looking ones from places like Cox & Cox that can coordinate with your wardrobe and chest of drawers. These are the key essentials to have in your bedroom so choose ones that are big enough to house your things but small enough that they don’t take over the room. You still need to be able to move around your room easily after all!
I’m lucky in that my bedroom is really spacious but I know that when I do eventually buy my own home, the chances are my bedroom will be much smaller so I’ll need to be even more space conscious when choosing my bedroom furniture then. I think I’ll probably then go for one of those beds that lift up with lots of space for storage underneath.
The lighting in your bedroom can dictate the mood and having soft, relaxing lighting can feel as romantic as it is calming. Dimmer switches, candles and bedside lamps are ideal for this space, more so than harsh overhead lighting. I don’t have my lights on a dimmer but I did choose a light with a chandelier that isn’t very glaring or too bright. The one thing that I wish that I could change about my bedroom is the blinds as theres a streetlight outside that means that the room isn’t totally dark when I go to sleep. If I could change them, I’d go for black out blinds.
The decorative touches are how you inject your personality into the bedroom. This might be through photographs, artwork, flowers, candles, ornaments or things you’ve collected from events or on your travels. Although you will want to make it your own space, be sure to avoid overfilling the room as otherwise it can feel cluttered and I find that this kind of environment makes it harder to fall asleep. I know that many people like to have a computer or television in their bedroom but I personally find that these interfere with my sleep and as such, I keep this area a largely tech free zone.
The final key aspect of adding personality and style to your bedroom is through scent. Home fragrance is really important to me as I find that scent is intrinsically linked to memory so if you get used to smelling the same smell when you go in your bedroom, it can help you to switch into sleep mode; lavender is great for this. Plus, fragrances can also help to set the mood. Cleaning your room on a regular basis, changing the sheets and keeping dirty laundry in another room can help your room to remain fresh and then you can fragrance your space with fresh flowers, scented candles, incense, air fresheners and reed diffusers.
You could choose a particular scent for your room and stick to it or switch it up depending on the seasons. Heyland & Whittle have a fantastic range of limited edition festive home fragrances in the most gorgeous packaging for the season, as part of their Celebration Collection. They would make the most wonderful gift for a house proud friend or family member who has recently decorated their home, moved into a new house or who simply loves home fragrance. They’re a really easy gift that look special and impress!
I have the Heyland & Whittle Frankincense Candle in a Glass which smells smoky, sweet and woody with a floriental touch. With notes of rose, jasmine, cistus oil and cinnamon together with a base of frankincense, oud, musk and warm vanilla, this candle brings opulence to the festive season. The Heyland & Whittle candles are made from a sustainable soy wax which burns cleanly and evenly, while being environmentally friendly and the fragrance pay off is incredible which is something that can also be said for the reed diffuser.
The Heyland & Whittle Winter Spice Reed Diffuser with notes of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove not only looks attractive but it smells beautiful too. The scent is strong and distinctly festive. I wouldn’t say that this particular scent is one for a bedroom but they have so many other home fragrances that would be. I have the winter spice reed diffuser in my hallway to provide the most Christmassy, welcome to guests and myself when I return home after a day out.
Something that really strikes me about the Heyland & Whittle home fragrances is how pure and well layered they are. The scents are very authentic and don’t smell generic or artificial in the slightest. Everything from the packaging to the fragrance itself is high class and would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone who loves their home. If its a bedroom that you have in mind for a change of fragrance, there are plenty of scents more suited to that environment, similarly, they even have a kitchen range!
The most important thing when it comes to decorating your bedroom is that you’re able to create a space that is truly you and reflects your personality while also being an area that is the perfect environment for a restful nights sleep. Try to make sure that it has a peaceful and calm atmosphere to help you to fall and stay asleep easily each night. The key is to find a balance between the two and to keep the bedroom clean and tidy. If you need a little extra help getting to sleep then you might like to check out my review of the Feather & Down sleep range which contains body products and a sleep spray designed to help you to relax and fall asleep.
What style is your bedroom and how have you personalised it? What home fragrances do you love?