How to Create a Master Bedroom Retreat

We all need a space at the end of every day that brings a sense of calm to our lives.  The Master Bedroom is an area that is often forgotten or put on hold because nobody else sees it.  The fact is, your home is for you and in many ways, a great area to update to improve your sense of well-being.  Here are 5 tips to promote wellness in your master bedroom and create a retreat that you will look forward to when you are ready to start and end your day.

1. The Right Sheets

Start with your sheets.  Everyone likes something different and sometimes the choices available can be overwhelming.  Aside from a duvet cover, coverlet or comforter, ensure you have the right sheets on the bed that are comfortable for you.  I like anything organic, cotton with a minimum 400 thread count.  The higher the thread count, the softer your sheets will be.  Choose wisely and don’t be swayed by the cheapest options – you sleep in this bed every single night.

2. The Right Duvet

Have an understanding of your preference for a duvet cover, coverlet or comforter.  This also may change per season.  Some like to be cozy in flannel pajamas with lighter bedding, others not so much.  When choosing a duvet, look at the ‘weight’.  If you feel cold at night, a heavyweight insert would be perfect for you.  And the reverse, if you feel hot at night, a lightweight insert would suit you best.  Simple, right?  If you are more of a coverlet or comforter person, this works just the same.

3. Soothing Scents

You know that smell when you walk into a spa?  Why not create that at home.  With all the options on the market these days, there are lots to choose from.  A diffuser and your essential oil of choice running prior to your bedtime will ensure a calming environment, and may even provide you with better sleep.

4. The Right Colours

There is a lot of science around how colours affect us, so choosing neutrals like beige or grey and muted pastels like blue or green can help with the feeling of serenity and calm.  Mixing these together and adding in patterns and textures (don’t forget a cozy blanket) will keep things interesting.  Think about the perfect hotel room.  You see a lot of ‘tone-on-tone’ and simplicity.

5. Declutter

This is a big one.  Visual and physical clutter can be very distracting and stressful to be around.  Create intentional storage solutions for things you know you use and avoid bringing work materials into the bedroom such as your laptop, phones and agendas.  Your bedroom is a place to unwind and not clutter your mind with all the things you have to get done.