Your bedroom is your sanctuary from the rest of the world
more than any other room in your house. It’s here where you spend most of your
time – albeit unconscious for the majority of that time – and so it’s here
where you can truly be yourself more than any other place in your life.
So this is the room that is more about you than any
other room is. This isn’t a room to make smart and perfect for the benefit of
others, nor to make too practical and functional. Instead, it’s a room to do
whatever you want to in – to make it really yours.
So what’s the best starting point? Well you may think a
great starting point is to look for ideas for inspiration – but there’s a
better place and that’s within yourself. Remember; a bedroom is where we make
the transition from consciousness to unconsciousness and back again each day –
so in many ways, it’s the most important room in your life. And as you drift
off to sleep each night, your thoughts take you wherever you want to go. So
dream up your perfect sanctuary from the world – without trying too hard. This
should be a pleasurable and gradual task Think about your perfect room and how
it would look and feel, what colours would be in it and what features – then start to think about the
From this sort of beginning, you will be able to create your
own ideal space whether it’s small and cosy, big and open, bright or dark,
minimalist or packed with a myriad of your best-loved knick-knacks.
So spend time letting your ideal room build in your head.
Give a lot of consideration to your interior look – but don’t try and rush the
process. The feel of your bedroom (or specifically, how you feel about the
room) is imperative; you’re trying to create a space you love – perhaps more
than any other here.
As well as the bed and furnishings – don’t forget the
entrance. The door to your room should be a door that marks the transition from
the active part of your life to the restful, self-indulgent one as much as is
practicable. So the door itself is important and should complement not only the
rest of the house – but more importantly, the look and feel of your most
special room; your bedroom.
There’s no excuse not
to find the perfect door to your sanctuary these days. Be a little different…go to a car boot sale to find something cheaply that some-one else wants to get rid of! Go to an reclamation yard – you’ll be amazed at ll the goodies you can find there!
A heavy door, or one that is well soundproofed (and which is
well fitted) will make an enormous difference to the feeling of separation of
your bedroom from the rest of your house – and this is highly desirable.
Treating the bedroom as a sanctuary rather than just another room, and keeping
it as quiet as you can, will help you become calmer, get better sleep, and
“zone out” from the world in a way that is good for all our states of
mind. The trick is to treat the room as special for you – and to try and let your
innermost thoughts design the space as far as you possibly can.