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While it can be tempting to snack, work, and browse social media from the comfort of your bed, it can actually hinder relaxation. Your room should be your personal oasis to rest and rejuvenate each night.

Left unchecked, your bedroom can become messy and stressful, which is the opposite of what it should be. There are several easy ways to use home decor to make your bedroom as relaxing as possible, which will improve your mood and help you get restful sleep.

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If you suffer from sleep deprivation, take the time to focus on updating your bedroom. With these ideas, you can make it the relaxing oasis of your dreams.

1. Create a calming color scheme

Perhaps the most effective way to make your bedroom more relaxing is to paint it in a calming color. Various shades of blue, gray, and soft colors like blush and lavender can instantly make a space more tranquil.

You can decide to paint your entire bedroom in one of these colors or stick to neutral walls and a colorful bedspread. Either way, it will work to create a space for relaxation that promotes healthy sleep.

2. Deep cleaning

The most calming spaces in a home are clean ones. Dirt and clutter undoubtedly add to your stress as you are busy thinking about when you can fit storage into your busy schedule.

Creating an oasis of relaxation in a bedroom begins with a deep clean. Deep cleaning once every few months will make it much easier to maintain. After you’ve thoroughly cleaned it up by dusting, mopping, scrubbing baseboards, and washing windows, you’ll only need to tidy up if things get cluttered every now and then. And mess-free, you can fall asleep stress-free every night.

3. Paint your walls a dark color

Dark walls are sophisticated and, with the right color scheme, calming to the eye. Dark rooms actually allow you to sleep better. Consider painting your walls a rich blue like this stunning bedroom designed by Aloe Design Studio. Other relaxing dark color options include deep red, forest green, and charcoal gray.

A darker color scheme can trigger a soothing sensation that encourages deep sleep while creating a dreamy atmosphere. If dark walls intimidate you, opt for a darker bedspread or shade instead.

4. Add a cozy rug

If you have laminate or hardwood floors, adding a comfy rug under or near your bed will have a big impact. After all, no one likes to get out of bed and enter icy ground in the early hours of the morning.

Shaggy rugs with longer fibers, like shag rugs, are especially great for adding warmth to your bedroom. But even shorter pile rugs will make your space more comfortable.

5. Draped blankets

You can create a relaxed feeling in any space by stacking extra blankets everywhere, especially high quality, fluffy and soft blankets. Stack them on your bed and other bedroom furniture for easy access. Not only will having extra blankets on hand encourage you to grab one and snuggle up in your bed, the soft lines of the blankets will make your space much warmer and inviting.

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6. Include textured pieces

The texture creates a visually interesting space. For a relaxing bedroom, incorporate soft textures to give your space a calming feel.

Layering soft textures can create a softer, calmer look while also attaching furniture to create a focal point in the room. Turn the wall behind your bed into a textured dream, like Perla Lichi Design did in this modern bedroom.

7. Stack on the pillows

Most people don’t get the joy of lying on a bed with just one pillow. A bed full of pillows, on the other hand, is very welcoming. The pillows have soft lines that make any bed super-comfortable.

If you are looking to make your bedroom a place to relax, focus on your bed. Add a plush bedspread with plenty of matching pillows and you won’t be able to resist the urge to fall into it every night.

8. Play with the pattern

While staying true to a calming color palette, don’t be afraid to play around with patterns to turn your bedroom into your own personal oasis. Avoid incorporating too many loud designs, like polka dots and zigzags, to make sure your mind and body don’t feel particularly energized when you look around the room.

Muted pillowcases and flowing curtains like the ones in this piece designed by Cortney Bishop Design go well together. While there is a mix of patterns, the space doesn’t feel busy or noisy. If a simple, neutral bedroom isn’t your style, but you still want a lounging space, add the occasional motif.

9. Keep your bedtime routine close at hand

Bedtime rituals encourage you to switch off and prepare for a good night’s sleep. They reassure and promote relaxation. Whether your routine involves reading a chapter from a good book, applying a soothing face mask, or meditating by candlelight, this is an essential part of ensuring quality rest.

Place items that are part of your favorite nightly rituals on your nightstand. This way your nightstand will become one of your favorite places and you will never accidentally skip your bedtime routine. Use this inviting nightstand from The Teak for inspiration.

10. Keep the decor minimal and functional

Clutter can make your bedroom cramped, making it all the more difficult for you to relax at the end of the day. Maintaining a clean and tidy space will help calm your mind and reduce stress since you won’t have to worry about finding time to clean up.

Likewise, too much decor can create noise. For a soothing and relaxing bedroom, keep your decor limited and only make room for the rooms you like. In our opinion, functional decor is the way to go. This DIY blanket ladder from Fall For DIY is an example of a minimal and functional decor piece.

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