Your master bedroom is one of the most important spaces in the house. Believe it or not, we spend more time in the bedroom than almost any other room! But you might ask: why do I need a master retreat?
For starters, sleep is a necessity. We hear about the power of diet and exercise all the time, but we hardly talk about the benefits of a healthy sleep schedule. Your retreat will help you prioritize this important habit!
What else happens in this room? You might read, practice yoga, do your makeup, or spend time quality time with your partner. This room is all about you. Why not take the time to make it a space that looks as beautiful as it should feel.
The Bed: There’s no better investment than a great bed. So many people suffer on old or uncomfortable mattresses! Don’t be one of them! Make a commitment to your health to buy a bed that you can’t wait to sink into after a long day.
Lighting: Yes, you’ll need overhead lighting, but you’ll also want to buy a few table lamps. These are perfect for reading in bed at night. Remember, soft lighting is a great way to relax at any time of day.
Candles: Find a scent that brings a level of relaxation to your mind. It doesn’t matter if you live alone or with a family, candles can be a great addition to practice mindfulness and self-care.
A Set of Great Sheets: Just like the bed, this is an investment worth springing for! High quality sheets last longer and feel so luxurious!
Beautiful linens: Your retreat deserves to look glamorous! What’s the best way to find a theme? Start by shopping for a rug. This will be the hardest item to find and to match with other items. What’s next? Hang a pair of curtains or drapes. Go bold or light and sheer. Cultivate the colors that will bring you joy, peace, energy. Finally, top it off with items for the bed. A linen bedspread is a perfect material for summer!
Something for You: Whether you add a reading chair and bookcase or buy that vanity that you’ve always dreamed of, think about ways you can deck-out your bedroom to be more than a ‘sleeping space’. This is your personal retreat space. A few other ideas?
A Commitment to Clean: Last on the list but arguably the most important. Do your best to keep your space clutter free and clean. You spend hours each night in this room–you’ll want the space to be inviting and free from stress. We’ve all walked into the bedroom, greeted by a mountain of clothing. You can feel negative energy drain your mood.
Is your master bedroom a retreat? What essentials do you find to be the most valuable?