ReDESIGNS by Ava: “Sweet Dreams …..Are Made Of This”

“As the day turns into night…keep your worries out of sight…No matter how hard the world may seem…you still deserve the sweetest dream!!!” ~ Anonymous

Usually when I’m called to do an Interior Redesign or Decorating Project, it’s for a family room or great room. Bedrooms often seem to be the last room on the list to redecorate. Why is that?

A third of our lives are spent in our bedrooms, so shouldn’t we make them beautiful and functional?

Remember, your bedroom should be your sanctuary….it’s not an office, a media room, or an exercise room. It is a place to nurture your soul and give rest to the body.

Sweet dreams can be made from these ideas:

-Consider the psychology of color when choosing the shades to use in your bedroom: hues of blue, green or lavender are considered calm and serene while deeper jewel-tone hues will set the mood for comfort and coziness.

-Do you prefer all-white bedding on your bed? To avoid a boring look, use a contrasting wall color such as a deep cream, a pale blue or a warm gray. Add a little color in the accessories.

-Keep it simple. Furnish your bedroom with only the furniture you need: a bed, a bedside table or two, a dresser, a chest of drawers, and a chair or bench (at the foot of the bed). Too much furniture doesn’t allow for ease of movement and will make the room confining.

-Select and hang a beautiful piece of art. Add a few family photos, candles, flowers, a few good books and perhaps a clock on the bedside tables. Keep accessories to a minimum.

-Relocate or sell that unused piece of exercise equipment in the corner of your bedroom. That treadmill was not meant to be used as a clothes rack.

-Add lighting to your bedroom. Place lamps (suitable for reading) at your bedside (26” to 28” tall) and 1 or 2 on your dresser for accent lighting. Mirrors are a great source of light if hung where they will reflect light from a window.

-Use beautiful pillow shams with 3, 4, or 5 decorative pillows. Add more than that and you will soon tire of removing them each night.

-Dress your windows. The fabric will add color, pattern, texture, and softness to your room, plus added privacy and light control.

-Indulge in luxurious linens. You want the third of your life that you spend in bed to be a pleasant experience. Your linens are the last thing you feel before you go to sleep and the first you are aware of when you awake.

Dedicate your bedroom to reading, sleeping, and romance. Sweet dreams!

The holidays are fast approaching. Need help with your decorating projects before they get here? Give ReDESIGNS by Ava a call soon.


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