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Y our bedroom can be a personal space that you can dedicate to yourself. You can use it to scape, to unwind, to be by yourself and feel good.
Even though I agree that work and food should not be allowed in your bedroom, I've always used my bedroom to study, learn, write and perform those tasks that are mentally stimulating. There are not distractions there, so I can easily concentrate on my thoughts. There are only two golden rules:
- Stressful work goes into my office, enjoyable work can come to the bedroom with me.
- No mental activities one hour before going to bed, otherwise I won't be able to sleep.
If you also need a private space to unwind and dedicate time to yourself here are three key factors that can definitely help you turn your bedroom into a private retreat:
1. Creating different moods with lighting
Lighting is a very important factor in any bedroom, as it needs plenty of light in the mornings and dimmed light in the evenings. You need to take this into account to plan your lighting and make it as versatile as possible to vary depending on the task that you are performing in your bedroom. It's also important to choose the right window treatment that allows the natural light come in while giving privacy during the day, and blocking the light out during the night.
2. Defining areas and functions
If you have the space for it, divide your bedroom in different areas according to the task that needs to be performed in each area. Think about a hotel room, for instance, and how the space is divided in a dressing area, working area and sleeping area. Your bedroom could have a dressing area - that could be your wardrobe -, a beauty area - a dressing table -, a reading area - a armchair and a floor lamp next to the window -, working area - a desk - and of course, a sleeping area.
3. Adding emotion and meaning
Decorate your bedroom with things that are meaningful for you. Place pictures of love ones on your side table, hang prints with inspiring quotes on the walls, decorate the room with your favourite natural flowers, etc. Surround yourself with things that inspire you, create positive emotions and put a smile in your face every day.