In styling your master bedroom, you may think it doesn’t matter where anything goes beyond knowing a bed needs to be somewhere. While a bed is helpful for sleeping, reading, and intimacy, how you style your bedroom can help you stay in love and lead to calmer nights and lovely evenings. Here are five things to keep in mind when styling your bedroom for long-lasting love.
Frustration from the day can quickly bubble over into your evening hours, and you want your bedroom to be a place to let your guard down. The last thing you need is a metal bed frame corner to meet your shin the second you walk into the room. Place an ottoman at the end of your bed to take off your shoes comfortably or consider a chair in the corner to catch the items you want to take off instead of them becoming aggravating tripping hazards.
Although red symbolizes love and passion, it also stands for anger and energy. Many restaurants use red to stimulate appetite, so aim towards a calmer color for your bedroom. Let your bedroom be a sanctuary instead of a place you feel riled up. This way, the room doesn’t rile you as you unwind with your partner.
Catching up with your partner can be a beautiful time of connection, but venting and constant unloading about angry Kevin at work can sour the bedroom mood. Let your side table hold a journal, pen, and a planner so you can untangle your thoughts on paper to get clarity. By doing so, when your love slides under the covers, you can share what you want or your insights instead of rage dumping for the fourth night in a row.
You can also use a journal to dream up ideas together:
Where do you want to vacation next?
What conversations do you want or need to have?
What are your goals as a couple?
A side table journal can be a catch-all for stress as well as a blank book waiting for your possibilities as a couple to fill it.
Creating an evening routine can bring you together before the day comes to a close. If you can head to bed 30 minutes or sooner before you want to sleep, you can connect and use that time to dream, cuddle, or even read. What would add to the ambiance you crave as you spend time together: a candle, incense, or soft lighting? Changing the scent or lighting can help you transition to bed easier by reminding you it’s now bedtime. Alexa can even set the tone of the evening with thunder sounds or ambient music for you to drift off to together.
Being side by side but not rushing to do anything allows your body to feel safe, grounded, and secure. Time together without pressure can alleviate the go-go-go energy life can bring; let the bedroom be where you can truly rest and be together as a couple.
Sleep impacts our health physically, emotionally, and mentally. When styling your bedroom, get the best night’s sleep you can by choosing the right pillow for you. You don’t want to go to bed angry at each other, and it’s easier to wake up happy and refreshed with a whole night’s sleep. By being well-rested, you have more energy to love your spouse well and have a fantastic day, which continues to help you build a relationship and life you love.
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