If you have a busy household filled with children, pets, a spouse, work, activities and more, you need to have some area where you can rest and unwind from the stresses of your day. Sadly, many parents or caregivers don’t have a space where they can separate themselves from the chaos around them. While you might think that the best area for this type of relaxation would be the bedroom, many people don’t treat their bedroom as a sanctuary; it becomes a catch-all for whatever’s left over in their life. So to help you maintain some of your sanity and practice positive self-care, here are three ways you can make your bedroom a haven for yourself.
Make It A No Kids Area
In order for you to have a place where you can be all on your own, you have to set rules that make it for you and your partner only. This means that your bedroom should be a No Kids Allowed area. While this likely can’t be how it is all the time, Dustin of EngagedMarriage.com, shares that you should try to keep your bedroom a place where you can keep the rest of your home out. If you currently have a very open door policy, consider how creating a few more boundaries for your bedroom could help you find more time for yourself and feel less of a constant pressure from your family.
To make your bedroom a sanctuary for yourself, you’ll first want to eliminate the stressors that you can find in your room. According to Toria Sheffield, a contributor to Bustle.com, this means that things like your work, exercise equipment, and TVs should be placed in other rooms. All of these things can serve to remind you of the things you haven’t gotten accomplished or still need to accomplish that day, which can cause you more stress while you’re trying to unwind. So even if it means just sticking them just outside the door until the morning, try to keep your bedroom space as free from stress as you can.
Keep Your Colors Calm
Although your favorite color might be bright red, if you want to feel like your room is a safe haven for you, Karen Egly-Thompson, a contributor to Houzz.com, suggests that you keep the colors in your room very calm and neutral. If you do want to bring some color into the space, try to use those brighter colors just as accents. By sticking to light colors that aren’t too bright, you’ll be able to feel more relaxed and give your space a more luxurious feel.
If your bedroom needs a calming makeover, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do just that.