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7 Decorating Tips: The Ultimate Chilled Vibes Bedroom

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White Chilled Vibes Bedroom with Bed on Floor and Plant

Creating The Ultimate Chilled Vibes Bedroom

When you enter your bedroom after a long day, how does it make you feel? Does it help to make you feel calm, relaxed and at peace with the world? Wondering how you can make sure your bedroom is the chilled-out paradise you need?

Your bedroom should be your ultimate sanctuary! A place where you feel safe and somewhere for you to go to get away from all the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Here’s DAY & KNIGHT’s top 7 decorating tips to create the ultimate chilled vibes bedroom.

1. Research & Mood Boards

Once you have made the decision to decorate, it’s important that you carryout some basic design research. Especially if you share your bedroom with a partner, as you will both want to be happy with the end result.

Basic Colour Mood-board for Creating Relaxed Bedroom

There are plenty of lifestyle magazines on the market for inspiration and your local DIY store will have plenty of colour charts to view. Collating all your favourite elements on a mood board is a great way to visualise the potential outcome.

2. Time To De-Clutter

It’s common for many people to dread going into their bedrooms knowing they will have to face piles of washing, surfaces covered in clutter and a wardrobe that’s full to bursting? You really are not alone on that one. A cluttered bedroom can be a serious source of anxiety and must be one of the first “fixes” to help create the whole chilled out vibe we’re going for.

So, it’s time to de-clutter! Be brave and as ruthless as you can be, it makes a big difference to the final result. Selling unused items is great way to generate some additional funds for your decorating budget and always recycle if you can. Getting the kids involved in the recycling process is another good idea, you can find your local recycling centre here:

Child Tidying and Decluttering his Bedroom

Even if you don’t actually get rid of anything, invest in some smart storage solutions. These can help keep the clutter out of sight and out of mind. This way you can make the most of the space you have and still enjoy an open, airy room with space to breathe.

3. Diffuse The Lights

Harsh, bright light is the enemy of relaxation. In order to create that “ultimate chilled vibes” feeling, you’ll want to install some soft ambient lighting as part of your decorating plan. This means considering replacing any bright ceiling lights, or ensuring they can be turned on and off separately to your other atmospheric lighting.

Installing a mix of low-level warm lighting creates the best bedroom atmosphere. Diffused floor lights (or lanterns), reading lamps, fairy lights and even salt lamps are great ways to bring that feeling of cosiness and relaxation into your bedroom without sacrificing the ability to see.

4. Go For Earth Tones

It seems obvious, but colour is vital in creating a calm and relaxing bedroom. Don’t be afraid of adding colour into your bedroom, however keeping it soft and muted will really help bring a sense of relaxation and inner peace.

Step up earth tones! Earth tones in particular are very calming and can include everything found in nature. Creams, greys, beiges, soft greens, fawn browns, and pastel blues are all fantastic colours to consider. Incorporate them in scatter cushions, bedding, rugs and furniture if you’re not painting your walls.

5. Embrace Your Senses

‘Chilled vibes’ isn’t just about what you can see – it’s also about what you can smell, touch and hear. Human beings are very tactile, so when decorating your bedroom try to include something for your other senses too.

When it comes to smell, think candles in natural scents like cedar, pine, flowers, lemongrass, fruits and patchouli. Alternatively, plug-in scented oil misting lamps are a great safer option.

Scented Oils and Flowers

Fresh, soft cotton sheets, fluffy blankets and knitted throws are all wonderful tactile items to introduce in to your new “touchy feely” bedroom. If you have wooden floors, make sure you have a big fluffy rug by the side of the bed, so that when you wake up your feet get a treat instead of a chill.

In terms of sound, removing unwanted sound is extremely important, especially if you are a light sleeper. Full soundproofing is beyond the scope of this article, but you could consider things like installing solid fire door, wall insulation and floor insulation. Even heavyweight curtains can help reduce unwanted noise a little. Adding a small speaker playing rain and forest sounds can help mask unwanted sounds creating your ideal relaxing space.

Lady Listening to Chilled Music
6. Get Your Bed Just Right

We’ve all heard the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and she had one thing right – the perfect bed really does make all the difference! Good quality sleep is one of the must-haves for feeling relaxed, so it’s worth investing in your bed. You spend around 26 years of your life in it after all and the last thing you want is to be uncomfortable for all that time.

Get yourself set up with a comfortable mattress, sturdy bed frame and lavish it with the softest, cosiest bedding and accessories you can afford. The mattress is the most important part, so ensure you do not skimp on that.

7. Get Your Fingers Green

Did you know that we all have something called ‘biophilia’? It’s the name for the connection we feel to nature. That peaceful, content feeling we get by staring up at the trees, smelling a field of wildflowers or feeling the grass between our toes. Therefore, what better way to feel chilled out than to bring all of that goodness inside?

Blog - Tiny Home With Plants

Plants are amazing tools for creating a calm, chilled out vibe in your bedroom, and they can do so many amazing things, like:

  • • Absorb sound with their leaves.
  • • Clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
  • • Reflect background noise to create a more peaceful atmosphere.
  • • Improve sleep quality (and we know how important that is!)
  • • Reduce stress.

Studies have shown that having a plant in your home can reduce tension by almost 40%! Basically, houseplants are the ultimate stress reliever. Embrace your inner gardener and get some for your new bedroom. You could go for something small like some potted flowers, or go big with ferns and ivy. There’s a plant for every personality, so take this as permission to go to the garden centre and find yours.

Are You Ready To Get Relaxed?

Ultimately, the aim is to make your bedroom into a space that’s truly your own, so you can retreat from the world and reconnect with yourself whenever you need to. Whatever that looks like for you, it’s worth spending some time decorating your bedroom to craft that chilled-out vibe for when you need it.

If you need help in the fitted wardrobe and bespoke storage department, then that’s where we can help. Click here to book a free consultation and design visit with one of the DAY & KNIGHT team.