INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; While most of us donand#8217;t have a meditative spot in the woods, all of us, at some point in our daily routine, yearn for a place of tranquil reflection. Your bedroom is, or should be, that haven!
If your bedroom doesnand#8217;t offer you a respite from the hustle and bustle of the day, then nowand#8217;s the time to transform it. The time and money you invest now will pay off in big dividends in your future. Especially, as it might mean youand#8217;ll be able to be a little happier and saner!
Iand#8217;d like to suggest you begin by visualizing the types of activities youand#8217;ll want to conduct in your and#8220;get-away havenand#8221; and#8212; letter writing; reading; pursuing a hobby; morning meditation and#8212; all types of activities that require peace and quiet to complete. Then ask yourself ... can your bedroom, with the given amount of space you have, accommodate all these needs? The answer is usually yes, although you may need to take advantage of some clever pre-planning.
Pamper yourself with a decor that provides comfort and a sense of luxury. There is nothing quite like the look of a beautifully designed custom bedspread, duvet or comforter. And by adding a coordinating window treatment, youand#8217;ll end up with a totally inviting and peaceful room.
In arranging your bedroom, first things first! In most cases that would be the placement of the bed. Because this is usually the largest piece of furniture, chances are that available wall space will somewhat limit your placement options. If at all possible, try not to place the bed so youand#8217;ll be facing a window, where morning light will wake you up. However, if your bed must face the window, all is not lost. Room darkening window treatments can screen out most if not all the light.
In your search for solitude, you might consider using Mother Natureand#8217;s color palette. Thereand#8217;s nothing quite as calming as bringing the outdoors in and#8212; especially where color schemes are concerned. Using natureand#8217;s color palette is about as close as youand#8217;ll get to the woods, while remaining indoors.
and#8212; Kristen Fencl, CID, is an interior decorator and owner of Decorating Den Interiors. Learn more at www.decdens.com/ kristenf, or call 775-832-8012.