Let’s face it. Life is busy! By the time many people finally end up in the bedroom after a long day, they may not find the inspiration they need for the activities that usually take place there ~ sleep and intimacy. Here are a few ideas to get you moving in the right direction towards correcting that!

  • Lose the Office ~ Many people have desks or workstations in their bedroom. How are you going to forget your worries about work or bills, when it’s staring you right in the face? Make every effort you can to get the desk into another room. If that’s not at all possible (and I want you to really try!), then how about concealing the area behind a decorative screen? Another alternative is installing a curtain rod that suspends from the ceiling and hanging some drapery panels. Both of these options will achieve the goal, and also add decorative appeal to your room. It’s a win-win!
  • Rethink the TV ~ This one can be a case for argument, but most designers (as well as many health professionals) are not supporters of televisions in the bedroom. Not only are they a distraction, but depending on what you’re watching, they can keep you from getting a restful night’s sleep. Is watching the negativity on the late night news going to relax you into blissful slumber?
  • Family Photos Too ~ This is another one to rethink, yet is not always agreed upon. As much as you may like your mother-in-law, do you really want her smiling at you in your bedroom? I don’t! Keep the photos in your bedroom limited to just those of you and your mate, and yes, this means no photos of the children either. Surround yourself with photos that will make you feel connected as a couple ~ you as a couple, not as parents. Worries and discussions about the kids (and we all have them!) can steer you in the wrong direction.
  • Find Inspiration! ~ Lastly, bring elements into your bedroom that make you feel good … bedding that you love, soft lighting from lamps, candles and accessories that you enjoy, and my favorite indulgence, fresh flowers.

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Everyone deserves a home they love ~ Inside and Out!