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Create A Soothing Retreat In Your Bedroom

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Are you having trouble sleeping, or would you just like your bedroom to be a restful space? The bedroom can sometimes feel like a hub in which sleeping is only one of many activities that take place there. Create a soothing foundation for relaxation with your bedroom décor.

Analogous Color Scheme

An analogous color scheme is the most calming because the colors are right next to each other on the color wheel. This means they don't clash or create a vibrant effect, which is the opposite of soothing. To make use of an analogous color scheme, start with a cooler color such as blue. Use a light saturation of this hue for your walls. Select bedding and window treatments in blue-violet, blue-green and green to stay in your color harmony. It's also possible, though, to start with a cool neutral such as gray and use analogous colors for the accents.

Comfortable Bedding

Speaking of bedding, if the goal is a good night's sleep, then the bed needs comfortable bedding. Better Homes and Gardens suggests investing in sateen sheets. With sateen, the fabric is manufactured by weaving one weft thread over several. The important aspect of that is the soft, luminous result.

On the other hand, pillows are very personal. Different varieties from down to memory foam advertise that they're the most relaxing. In this respect, you'll simply have to experiment to find which one works best with your sleeping style.

Window Treatments

The window might be a surprising spot for promoting relaxation. However, your windows influence a lot about your bedroom décor. The coverlet and curtains need to work together. To keep the look calm, the best idea is to choose a pattern for only one and keep the other solid. For instance, if you've selected a coverlet with stripes of blue, turquoise and green, select just one of those colors for a curtain panel or swag.

The other big consideration for windows is light control. Blinds are the classic. Window blinds come in both horizontal and vertical. They also range in material from vinyl to bamboo to wooden. Any of those styles or materials can complement your bedroom décor. Another option is Roman shades, which come in colors of their own and can serve as an alternative to curtain panels. If your bedroom gets a lot of natural light, though, consider getting blackout blinds.

An analogous color scheme brought through to the bedding and window treatments helps promote a tranquil atmosphere in your bedroom. For more information, contact a company like Sylvans & Phillips Drapes and Blinds.