Creating the Most Tranquil Bedroom Space on a Budget

Everyone  wants to create the most relaxing bedroom space possible, right?  Your bedroom is your “sanctuary,” or your place to escape the woes of whatever life brings.   There are lots of ways to attack this challenge, but the ideas in this article will help you to achieve your goals on a budget.  Sometimes we all just have to think outside of the box to design the perfect sanctuary. Regardless of the size of the property, the concepts below are an excellent place to start.

Think about lighting

It’s important that you can adjust the amount of light in your bedroom space. This is how you will alter the atmosphere to suit the occasion (don’t laugh, I’m being serious here). With that in mind, it’s sensible to install some:

  • Dimmer switches
  • Horizontal blinds
  • Wall lights

Streamlining Technology with Beauty and Functionality

Above is an example of how we installed a new electrical outlet with the convenience of a nightlight. This is such a simple but functional upgrade. No more tripping to the bathroom at night!

Pictured above, I added the wall sconce lights because isn’t it more convenient to read in bed with a lamp light than a ceiling light? I think so anyway.

If you want to read more about these lights you can do so in my shiplap with no power tools post. 

It’s possible to find products like on a budget these days. The idea is just to make sure you can change the level of illumination in a room as you begin to feel tired. 

Think about comfort

When it comes to comfort, you should think long and hard about furniture. Companies like those at say it’s easy to get hold of a new bedroom set. However, some people, like me,  would prefer to use recycled items to create something unique. For example, it’s possible to build a bed platform using old reclaimed pallets. The possibilities are endless! Here are a few places I’ve heard you can receive free pallet material:

  • Delivery companies
  • Builder’s merchants
  • Warehousing firms

repurposed pallets

Check out this repurposed pallet turned side table! Source Pinterest

Creating the perfect temperature 

The last thing you want to worry about when you slide into your bed at night is being hot. Or at least that’s how we feel down here in the deep south. Maybe you are from a different climate and feel the opposite.  Either way, you’re bedroom will NEVER feel comfortable as long as you’re either hot or cold.  So, it’s sensible to think about this issue when designing a tranquil bedroom.

Creating an inviting space, more importantly a tranquil bedroom, is a little more involved than just decorating with colors. If you look past the decor side of decorating for a relaxed bedroom, you need to think about the temperature of the room, the comfort of your furniture pieces, and the type of lighting. Those three elements mixed with your perfect style, can help to create the most tranquil bedroom space.

These are my suggestions to create the perfect bedroom atmosphere, what are your thoughts?


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