"Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." – Frank Lloyd Wright
Your bedroom should be your retreat from a busy day. Many of the trends we’re seeing this year in interior design are ultimately about creating dedicated spaces for self-care. Thinking of your bedroom as an oasis will absolutely transform the way you approach rest and relaxation.
Cultivating an oasis in your bedroom doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 5 simple upgrades to turn your resting place into a relaxing haven.
Focus On Soothing Colors
Think of the current colors in your bedroom. How do those colors make you feel? The first step in turning your bedroom into an oasis is creating a clean slate. Focus on soothing colors to bring peace into your space.
Colors have an impact on us, even if it’s subconscious. Not sure where to start? Bring your bedroom into sacred territory when you implement these tips:
- Choose a color scheme that exudes calm. Not sure where to start? In color psychology, blues can represent peace, while green is often symbolic of growth.
- Gravitate toward neutrals. Neutrals are always “in” and are perfect for a calming space. You can’t argue with the simple beauty of earthy tones.
- Use the power of positive association. Think of the colors you would associate with a spa, a warm cup of tea, or spring sunshine. Choose from that palette as you choose decor for your bedroom oasis.
Add touches of nature
There’s something to be said about the healing power of nature, and science has our back on this. Bringing the outdoors in might lead to improved mood, lower blood pressure, and better sleep. There are endless ways to incorporate nature into your home, but here are two of our favorite simple options for creating an indoor sanctuary.
Floral prints are a returning trend in interior design. Whether you implement floral prints with throw pillows or create a floral wallpapered accent wall, you can’t go wrong with floral prints. Your bedroom, your rules.
Soften high-traffic areas like bookshelves, dressers, or entryways with a cluster of greenery for added peace. Houseplants are an easy way to add some nature into your space, but adding a pop of greenery to your bedroom doesn’t have to be limited to traditional houseplants. Consider air plants, fresh herbs, lavender, or succulents as a nod to nature’s beautiful gift of calm. Our plant pouches are perfect for displaying your greenery while hiding the harshly colored plastic pots they often come in.
Declutter for a Stress-Free Environment
The life-changing, soul-charging power of a good declutter session should never be underestimated. Your bedroom will become an even more sacred oasis when it’s free of clutter, and you have systems in place to keep you organized.
Remove Unnecessary Clutter
You don’t have to be a minimalist to have a bedroom that exudes peace and calm. Your home, including your bedroom, should be a space that works for you, but without any unnecessary things that will add to your stress. Go through your closets, nightstands, and drawers, and consider donating what you don’t use.
You may not even realize how those unsightly cords throw off the vibes of your space until they’re all nicely tucked away. There are some creative ideas out there for hiding wires and cables. Some of our favorite inventions are cord closures and luxe fabric boxes. Tuck wires away from sight to create an uninterrupted view of space.
Keep Side Tables Organized
Nightstands inevitably become a catch-all for everyday necessities (or a massive stack of books). Keeping your side table organized is an oasis must. Removing the clutter from your peripheral vision just may help you sleep better! One of our favorite side-table accessories is our coasters. They’re a great way to add a soft, personal touch to your bedside table.
Make Your Bed Every Day
This one might almost feel too easy, but it works. Develop this daily habit, and your bedroom will instantly feel more like a sanctuary. It has everything to do with your morning starting off on a positive note. The day may fall apart, but at least you have a beautifully made bed to catch you at the end of the day.
You’ll be even more inclined to make your bed every day if you add some personality to your bedding. Mix and match hues, textures, and patterns, add vibrant colored accent pillows, or accenting with luxuriously textured throw blankets for a personalized oasis that speaks your exact love language.
Throw blankets will be back in Fall 2023, so make sure you’re following us on social media to be the first to know when they’re available again
Personalize your decor
Don't be afraid to try unique combinations to elevate your bedroom decor and create a dreamy bedroom oasis. Say goodbye to bland bedding and hello to a beautifully decorated bedroom. It's so easy to breathe new life into your sleeping space by choosing a few special accents.
Use Color Intentionally
Calm doesn’t have to mean devoid of color or personality. Your bedroom oasis should still feel like an extension of the essence of who you are. Our newest collection is the perfect way to put your personality on display in a tangible way. Fun-loving and outgoing? Add a pop of bright color to your neutral haven with our coral and blue Baoule throw pillows.
Incorporate Meaningful Decor
Incorporating meaningful, sustainable decor is another way to add a personal touch while still bringing a sense of peace to your bedroom. If you’re aiming for a calming environment, we recommend you pick a few truly meaningful pieces to add to your space.
Filling your bedroom oasis with decor that will inspire you and help you connect with your best self. Each of our decor pieces tells the story of the fabrics and the women who sew them. The sentimental touch is what makes a house a home, after all.
It’s time you take the rest you deserve and prioritize creating your bedroom oasis. Taking time to cultivate a space that brings you joy, inspires you, and helps you feel connected to yourself and those you love is one of the most self-loving things you can do.
If you’re ready to turn your bedroom into a space of peace, updating your throw pillows is the perfect way to get started. Check out our new Cultural Abode collection for inspiration.