Regardless of whether you are following stay-at-home guidelines or find yourself working during this time, having a special place, an “oasis” in your home, can make a calming difference in your life. It seems now, more than ever, we all need our homes to be a source of comfort and calm, a sanctuary of sorts to retreat to and “recharge” in. One ideal room in your home is the master bedroom, a room that is already your very own space, and Budget Blinds is here to help create your dream oasis! For a relaxing Master Bedroom that turns an ordinary room into an extraordinary sanctuary, follow these 5 Design Tips:
Tip #1: Choose a calming color palette that’s conducive to relaxation.
As your sanctuary for serenity, your bedroom should promote soothing vibes, and one of the best ways to achieve this calm, relaxing ambiance is by using the right colors. For starters, choose cool hues, which are known to help reduce stress and anxiety, while helping to create a feeling of relaxation. In addition, these soft hues can make your space feel more expansive, and when paired with Budget Blinds Roman shades, your bedroom is elegantly transformed into something truly special. To get you started, here are some trend-forward colors for a soothing bedroom space that will have you ensconced in your own bedroom oasis.
According to most studies and surveys, soft shades of blue are ideal for promoting soothing feelings. It’s believed that these softer blue hues slow the heart rate and even reduce blood pressure, which is perfect for a place meant for relaxation. Consider a pale blue that reflects the color of an alpine mountain lake on a clear day. A lighter, airy blue will open up a smaller bedroom with a restful, calming feel. A light, soft blue is ideal for calming accents, and pairs well with white molding or lighter wood furniture pieces. Try to avoid pastel baby blue hues so your bedroom doesn’t look too much like a nursery. Using a blue with a grey undertone helps avoid that “baby blue” look. Also, the greyer blues blend well with the ever-popular grey rugs and bedding.
The smell of lavender is recognized as a great aid for relaxation, and it has been shown to lower heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels, which is why it’s perfect for the bedroom. As a shade of purple, Lavender displays a soft hue without overwhelming a room, making it a popular choice for any “relaxation station”. With the sweetness of pink, the strength of purple, and the coolness of blue, Lavender creates a soft, Zen-like feeling without any of the limitations those three colors can carry on their own. Deeper purples can be a bit too intense, so try to use a muted Lavender to promote stress-reducing feelings of calm.
As the color of our natural world, the right shades of green create feelings of serenity and contentment. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax. Adding green hues to your bedroom’s color palette helps provide balance by incorporating both warm and cool elements, and green offers several shades to choose from. For creating calm feelings, look to the barely-there hues of green, and consider complementing your soft greens with our vast selection of drapery and valances, available in an array of calming neutrals.
Grey is calm, soothing and, although it is often equated with rainy, cloudy days, in the home grey is the opposite of drab. The right shade of grey on your bedroom walls can create a very calming presence. Keep your grey tones soft and subtle to avoid being overly dramatic. Try a grey with a warm undertone like a stone color grey. One of the benefits of a warm grey is that as a neutral shade, it pairs well with most, if not all, of your existing furnishings. It also presents itself as the perfect backdrop to any style décor - from classic to modern to contemporary. Or try a warm creamy white on your walls like Alabaster which pairs well with warm greys and blues as accent colors in your window treatments, rugs and accessories. As a neutral color, grey is an ideal choice for layering Budget Blinds drapery with cellular shades, which aside from adding depth to a room, offer an extra layer of insulation and comfortable temperatures for sleeping.
Tip #2: Control your lighting to help create the perfect ambiance.
It’s no secret that the right lighting plays a key role in the bedroom, and not just for healthy, blissful sleep. Of all the rooms in your home, your bedroom is probably the only one you spend time in when it’s completely dark, completely bright and completely somewhere in between. So, creating your bedroom lighting with the proper “mix” is essential to making it a comfortable space for your ultimate relaxation station. One way to create ideal “oasis” lighting is to use accent lighting. For the bedroom, accent lighting on its own can act as a subdued version of ambient lighting, giving off a pleasant glow and creating a cozy atmosphere. One way to control your master bedroom lighting is by adding dimmers to your lamps and other lighting. Dimmers allow you to adjust the light intensity across a broad spectrum, from bright reading light for immersing yourself in the pages of your favorite novel to dialing down to the ultimate soft, mood lighting, dimmers offer a combination of diversity and functionality. For controlling natural light, consider room darkening shades, light-filtering shades or filtered sheers from Budget Blinds. With a variety of opacities and textures that offer a wide range of light-filtering options, chances are we have the perfect window treatment solution for creating natural light that offers tranquil relaxation when it’s time to recharge or beautiful filtered light during the day. You can even add the convenience of motorized window coverings for the ultimate in stylish, automated operation. Add the best of both worlds with layered room darkening shades underneath stylish light filtering drapery.
Tip #3: Add natural elements for texture and a reminder of places that bring you calm.
If you’ve ever experienced the peaceful serenity of a spa-like setting, chances are it included layers of natural elements and refined, subtle textures. Here’s an opportunity to introduce natural bamboo woven shades paired with soft drapery panels for a subdued yet romantic look. Woven wood shades from Budget Blinds are another oasis-like window treatment that uses texture-rich finishes and warm, natural earth tones to create a relaxing ambiance. Woven wood shades offer artisan-inspired sustainability with rattan reeds, grasses and natural woods that add unique natural beauty and feelings of tranquility. Created from natural, eco-friendly materials such as rattan reeds, jute, natural woods, and a variety of grasses, woven wood shades from Budget Blinds impart a handcrafted vibe that inspires peaceful comfort. Made from 100% organic materials, our bamboo and woven wood shades are environmentally friendly window treatments and completely recyclable. In addition, they come in a variety of soft, palette-pleasing hues. For the ultimate in privacy and light filtering, our bamboo woven shades and woven wood shades are semi-transparent, and can be paired with an additional light-filtering or blackout liner for creating enhanced bedroom privacy. You can also add a variety of décor accessories such as rugs and pillows from Budget Blinds to layer your natural look.
Tip #4: How the right bedding completes your new oasis.
As your personal space which enables you to relax, revive and refresh, both at the beginning of the day and at the end, your bedroom, and in particular, your bed, need to be comfortable. Afterall, we spend more time in our bedroom than any other room in our home. This makes your selection of bedding extremely important, whether you are laying on your bed to simply rest and read or getting ready for a blissful night’s sleep. When we sleep, it's important we are as comfortable as possible, and along with the temperature of the room, fabrics play a major role in how well we rest at night. Though personal preferences may vary, choosing materials you love will help to transform your space into an oasis of calm. Fortunately, Budget Blinds has created a collection of sumptuous bedding solutions that will transform your master bedroom into an inviting sleep sanctuary. Our premium Inspired Bedding Collection™ will treat you to exquisite duvet covers and comforters in an array of the latest fabrics, prints, and textures. With a selection like this, it’s easy to pair your window treatments with bedding that complements not only your window coverings, but other bedroom design aspects as well.
Tip #5: Relax and recharge in stylish convenience with smart home automation.
Perhaps the best way to define total relaxation is through the effortless, seamless operation of powering automated window coverings at the touch of a button. Automated window treatments open and close via a handheld remote or app, or at a pre-selected time of day or night, giving you effortless control. Or just use your voice via Amazon® Alexa, Apple® HomeKit™, or Google® Assistant. Looking to add soft, mood-enhancing music to your new sanctuary? Then say hello to Sonos, creators of wireless speakers that provide an immersive sound experience that needs to be heard to believe. From compact wireless speakers that deliver deep, crystal clear HiFi sound, to voice-controlled smart speakers, it’s easy to stream your favorite music, movies, and TV programming. With Budget Blinds Smart Home Technology, suddenly you control opening and closing your window treatments, dimming the lights, setting the ideal temperature, and selecting your favorite mood music - all with the touch of a button, or you can simply say, "Alexa, turn on "Good Night"!
It's easy and affordable to let Budget Blinds create an ideal haven - your own “escape” room, that lets you unwind in peaceful bliss. Let Budget Blinds, the premier provider of stylish window treatments, home accents, and wireless whole-home automation show you how easy it can be to transform your master bedroom into your new in-home oasis.