Rest. Relax. Recharge.

As a professional Interior Designer in Bergen County, NJ, I am often asked to create an amazing oasis for the master bedroom.  It is one of the most important rooms in the home.

Bedrooms are more than just a place to sleep. Today clients want a peaceful space to restore their minds, bodies and souls every day.  The bedroom should be treated as a sanctuary for wellness.  It is much more than a room with a bed in it.

In the bedroom, details make a difference.

Soft blues in bedding and wallpaper are peaceful.

Texture adds to the interest in this bedroom.  Not as contemporary but lovely Chinese art on the walls is very soothing.

The height of the bed or table, the materials used on the walls, floors and bedding, the control of light and sound are all important factors in creating a great experience.

All these and more go into creating an oasis that promotes rest and wellbeing.

How can you create the bedroom you need?

#1. Nurture your mind and soul.

Monochromatic color schemes create a more peaceful environment.

Very little pattern or contrast eliminates distraction.

Texture is needed more than pattern to create visual interest.

Think cotton, linen and wool –all natural materials.

If you are using wall coverings, fabrics or carpets, make sure they have no or low VOCs.

Drapery and upholstered furniture like headboards absorb sound from outside.

Blackout materials block the light and help absorb the sound so you sleep better.

#2. Luxury hotel suites

With people traveling all over the world, they are exposed to the amenities and luxuries of the modern hotel room with its great mattresses, materials and environments. They want to bring home that feeling from their travel stays.

They can mimic the colors, texture and materials used that affected their emotions and how well they slept there.

New technology helps with controls for everything at your fingertips, such as motorized shades, lighting, and media, contribute to the experience.

And then there is the mattress. We spend one-third of our lives in bed!  Choosing a mattress is one of the most important home decisions you can make.  Comfort is the key factor, but what the mattress is made from is equally important since you want to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Bedding, sleepwear and headboards all contribute to your comfort.

#3. Light matters. 

Natural light, artificial light, electronics lights and ambient lighting all affect a person’s eyes. This affects their sleep patterns and circadian rhythms.  Exposure to light right before bedtime affects the nerves, the brain and the body.  It might keep you up or help you fall asleep.

Today, we can program our window treatments to help us gradually get up and select the opaqueness to help us block out the light to get us to sleep.

Lamps beside the bed help to give you soft lighting to help ease you into sleep

Here’s a tip:

Charge you phone in the bathroom so it doesn’t interfere with your sleep!  Let’s take on the new day well rested and ready to go!

Need help to get it right? Give us a call and we’ll be right over!