Do you love your master bedroom?  

Is it a peaceful, tranquil retreat where you can escape and recharge from your busy day?  

Your bedroom . . . the one place that is a sanctuary from your busy day. When you think about this room in your home do you think “Ahhh I can’t wait to escape there” or do you think “eek I want to avoid that room like the plague!”   

The master bedroom is meant to be a space that’s a welcome retreat from the craziness of the world, and a visual reflection of the individuals who occupy it. It’s also a place that can reduce your stress level and nurture your soul.  Sometimes you have the best intentions when decorating your bedroom to create this restful retreat, but you may be sabotaging your best efforts without even knowing it.  

Do you have trouble relaxing and falling asleep in your bedroom? Is your bedroom a restful retreat? 

Many of us have a hard time relaxing and even falling asleep in the one room in our home that is designated for that purpose. Do you wonder why? Maybe the environment you’ve created is actually working against you. Here are some tips on how to turn things around and create the restful retreat you’ve dreamed of:  

  • Limit electronic devices in the room – all electronic devices give off negative energy that can have a detrimental effect on our sleep, mood and sex life. 
  • If you must have a TV in your room disguise it – Put it in an armoire or a cabinet, hide it behind a hinged mirror or painting, cover it with some curtains on a swing arm rod. 
  • Get rid of the clutter – remove anything from the room that isn’t necessary, or if it has to stay organize & hide things with colorful storage boxes 
  • Move your office out of the bedroom – your bedroom should be an escape from work not a reminder of all that you need to get done. If space is an issue & you have to keep the office in your bedroom then camouflage it with ceiling hung curtains or a moveable screen. 
  • Relocate the exercise equipment to another area in your home – the bedroom is all about relaxing and rejuvenating. 
  • Raise your bed up if it’s too low with bed risers – you should be able to easily get in and out of bed each day. 
  • Don’t overdo it with too many pillows – moving too many decorative pillows each night will be a chore you will soon regret. Choose a smaller number of beautiful pillows (four, five or six max.) and make them an important statement in the room. 
  •  Keep the colors in the room soothing – pastels, soft blues, tranquil greens, creamy yellows all make for a relaxing retreat. 
  • Keep important items close at hand on your nightstand – A good book to read, a glass of water, a battery powered clock; whatever you need that will help you relax. 

Once you are feeling more rested in your master bedroom, it’s time to rev up the romance aspect of your master suite. Read my next blog for tips on how to get the romance revved up!