Our bedroom is an important room. It's where we go for comfort, relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation. What feelings does your bedroom currently evoke? Does it support your needs for peace, calm, and comfort? Or does it evoke feelings of stress, chaos, or overwhelm? I had a few places in my bedroom that were minor annoyances: a few tight spots where it was difficult to move around or the flow wasn't quite right. There were things hanging on the wall that I no longer loved. Overall it was lacking in aesthetics and wasn't the calming, nurturing, sensual place I wanted it to be.
I moved the head of my bed to a different wall to improve visual and physical flow and to create more space to move around it. I shuffled all the tables and benches, both for practicality and for visual appeal. I removed a chair that was a little too big for the space and brought a smaller one in to replace it. I removed everything from the walls that I had grown tired of and hung 4 pieces of my own nature-inspired art. I moved most of my plants around, creating a better visual arrangement as well as giving the biggest ones the space they need to keep growing.
These changes didn't cost me any money, I only used what I already had on hand. It only took a few hours of my time. Sometimes a few small changes can have a dramatic impact on how we feel when we enter a space. I'm loving the changes so far and am feeling more at ease in the space. When I walk in, now instead of agitation I feel calm, peaceful, and comforted. My eyes are drawn naturally around the room and there's nothing that impedes the flow.
Our bedroom is a sacred space and needs to be free from stress and chaos so we can enjoy restful sleep and recharge. What feelings does your bedroom evoke? What small changes could you make to increase comfort and restfulness?