Creating a Zen Bedroom
February 28, 2019
The majority of your life is spent sleeping, which means that a large amount of your time is spent in the bedroom. Whether you’re binge-watching the latest series or settling into your covers after a long day, this space should act as your respite from the rest of the world. It should be calming, welcoming, and tranquil. If you’re ready to create a Zen oasis in the bedroom of your home at The Village, here are ten steps to help you make this space a haven.
1. New Linen
Perhaps the most simple and effective way to spruce up your room is to indulge yourself with new, top-quality bedding. What’s better than enveloping yourself in luxurious comfort? Not only are comfortable sheets the one thing most people look forward to at the end of the day, they also allow you to choose from a wide range of designs to compliment the rest of your décor.
2. Declutter the Nightstand
Nightstands tend to become somewhat of a storage unit. Alarm clocks, charging stations, moisturizers and more are something everyone likes to have on hand. However, this clutter runs parallel to the concepts of Zen and tranquility.
Now is the perfect time for a little “Spring cleaning,” reorganizing this clutter for optimal use while removing anything that doesn’t belong. A bedside lamp and scented candle are all you really need sitting out. The rest can go into the drawer or underneath, depending on the type of nightstand you own.
While you’re at it, take that tangled web of wires and whip them into shape. After de-tangling, you can hide charging wires outlet cables with the help of cord clips. Simply place them behind your dresser, attach the wires, and enjoy the functionality of having them on hand along with the peace of mind that comes with a seemingly wire-free room.
4. Upgrade Your Mattress
There’s a phenomenon that happens in bedrooms across the world, those in the Mountain View area included. As time goes on, mattresses begin to lack the support they once provided. The change is so slow, however, that most people swear theirs is still the comfiest place on Earth.
The truth is, an older mattress creates poor sleeping posture. This leads to muscle strain, back pain, and lesser quality sleep. Experts recommend replacing your mattress every 10 years, but you might want to trade yours in early if tranquility is your main goal.
The type of mattress you choose is up to your personal preference. Just make sure it alight with your body’s contours while distributing weight for the ultimate experience in comfort.
5. Feng Shui
Moving your furniture around is a simple, zero-cost way to create a more calming atmosphere. Play around with different positions until you find something that invokes a feeling of relaxation, or at least feels less cluttered than it was before.
In the art of Feng Shui, the optimal position for your bed is diagonally across from the door and up against the wall. Start with that, and you might be surprised with what you come up with.
6. Floral Touches
Nature and art, when combined, create a level of tranquility in the viewer. Choose a few pieces of décor that speak your inner comfort zone and make you feel at peace. Then, place them on top of dressers. Don’t go overboard here. One or two pieces will do just fine.
7. Dim the Lights
Artificial light from lamps or ceiling fans can be harsh, taking away from the tranquility you’re trying to implement. A few candles are the simplest remedy for this issue, but you can also incorporate stylish tea lights or salt rock lamps to create ambiance. Statement lighting is also a good choice, so long as it emits a softer glow than your current lighting.
8. The Green Touch
Adding house-friendly plants into your home is an excellent way to improve indoor air quality. At the same time, you’re creating a focal point of nature that offers a pop of color and a fresh look to your bedroom.
There are all sorts of low-maintenance plants to choose from, but the two of the best options are lavender and the snake plant. The scent of lavender has been used for centuries to lull individuals into a restful sleep, while the snake plant increases the among of oxygen in the room. More oxygen means an easier time breathing, relaxing you into a state of blissful comfort.
9. Head Back in Time
Not literally, but retro décor is making a comeback. The natural woods and geometric patterns of the 70s, combined with their warm palettes, are a wonderfully welcoming touch to any room. Beaded curtains, soothing purple accents, and floral patterns from the 90s are equally as effective. Just stay away from anything too “rad.”
10. Create a Dungeon
Nothing interrupts a tranquil night’s sleep more than the intrusion of unwanted light. Take the time to hang light-blocking curtains you can easily close at night to keep the early morning sun at bay until your alarm goes off.
At the same time, you should minimize sources of light the closer you approach to bedtime. Start by placing your phone face down on the nightstand, then turn the TV off and let your eyes (and mind) relax). Finally, turn off whatever other lighting you have on before climbing into your safe haven of sleep.
The Village provides residents in Mountain View to get centered. These contemporary homes with rooftop retreats and resort-style amenities set a new standard of apartment living. Modern village in style, boutique shops and restaurants are mere steps from your front door. Relax in the atrium pool retreat, parkside terrace, or fireside spa. Let loose in the aqua poolside lounge after an intense yoga session in the gym. Catch up on a good read in the library or take your pooch to the greenspace and dog spot. However you choose to find tranquility, The Village has it all.
Welcome to a distinctly exceptional style of living. Welcome to The Village.