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As every parent knows all too well, serenity and kids do not go hand in hand. Family life can be pretty chaotic, packed full of noise and toys. Kids may be small, but they certainly have a LOT of stuff! Amid all the toys and chaos, it makes sense to create a little haven of your own where you can relax and enjoy some peace.
When redecorating a family home, it is usually the parents’ bedroom that is last on the list for a makeover. A lack of time and budget means that decorating the kids’ rooms usually takes priority.
Transforming your bedroom into a sanctuary can help to bring more calm into your life. Waking up each morning in your very own beautiful space certainly helps to get the day off to a great start. If you are wondering how to add a touch of serenity to your bedroom, then these tips should help:
Ditch the Clutter
A messy bedroom doesn’t fit with the idea of a relaxing space, which means that it is important to ditch the clutter. Your bedroom should be the one room where you don’t have to worry about injuring yourself by stepping on a plastic dinosaur or accidentally knocking over a carefully crafted tower of building blocks.
As family life is just so busy it likely that your bedroom is full of things that you wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Everyone has that chair that acts as a temporary wardrobe for all the clothes that you mean to put away, but never get around to. You probably have bedding sets and decorative accessories that once upon a time you loved, but no longer match your tastes. Remodelling your bedroom is the perfect opportunity to start again from scratch. Stripping out the old and removing items that you no longer want or even need is a great starting point for creating a serene space.
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Rethink Your Furniture
Just as clutter can make a bedroom feel oppressive, the same applies to too much furniture. Heavy, dark furniture may not be the look you are going for when trying to create a calming bedroom. Minimising the floor space that is taken up by furniture is a great way to bring a feeling of spaciousness into your bedroom. Opting for built in wardrobes is the perfect way to add a sense of space to your room. Fitted wardrobes will sit perfectly within your room and will create a more streamlined look.
Certain colours have a calming effect on mood, and generally, these are lighter colours. Lighter shades are perfect for a bedroom as they offer a feeling of spaciousness. Brighter colours can feel overbearing, but paler colours will maximise the amount of light in the room, making it appear bigger. This doesn’t mean that you have to stick with white. There are tonnes of gorgeous paints in muted tones available right now; the hardest part will be deciding which one to choose.