Creating A Bedroom Oasis

All the hustle and bustle of the holidays is enough to leave even the most experienced entertainers feeling worn down. Such a busy time of year merits a quiet and tranquil retreat to cap off your bustling day. Turn your bedroom into your own private sanctuary with some key tips:

1. Don’t be afraid to dim. Adding a dimmer switch can sound like a lot of work, but it’s really just a weekend (or afternoon) project. Bedrooms are all about ambience and a dimmer switch can achieve just that. Customize your light levels whether you’re cosying up with a good book or want to rest your eyes.

2. Layer, layer, layer. When it comes to bedrooms, one thing is undeniable: they should be comfortable. For a place you’re likely to spend hours in each night, high thread count sheets are worth the initial investment. Take this one step further with additional throw blankets for an added layer of luxury.

3. Trade TV for tunes. Relaxing music can turn an ordinary bedroom into to an oasis. If you have a TV in your bedroom, consider replacing it with a sound system for playing subtle spa-like music or whatever your heart desires.

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Author:
Jennifer Koper & Emily Evans
Photographer:
Donna Griffith
Designer:
Cameron MacNeil
Source:
House & Home May 2011 issue
Products:
Grey shams, pillowcases, throw, Elte; coverlet, HomeSense; dresser, Higher Ground Homes & Gardens.
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