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15 Soothing Decorating Ideas for Bedrooms

Use these decorating and lifestyle ideas for your bedroom to create a retreat that's truly a relaxing place to wind down and end your day.

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Color Cues

Color Cues

Choose soft, relaxing paint colors for your bedroom walls, such as light blues, greens or grays, like this Blue Bird Day by Behr for soothing bedroom colors. And compliment this soothing color with soothing decorating pieces.

Photo: Courtesy of Behr

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

While not exclusively a soothing decorating idea for the bedroom, a diffuser that looks as good as it smells. And wafts calming essential oil fragrance like lavender and ylang ylang to help you relax at the end of the day.

Photo: Courtesy of SpaRoom

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Calm Breeze

Calm Breeze

Install a sleek ceiling fan and let the lowest setting create a calm refreshing breeze throughout the room. Photo: Courtesy of Hunter

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Soft LightPhoto: Courtesy of Target

Soft Light

For ambient light, keep a lamp with a soft, cloth-like shade bedside. And for extra Feng Shui and relaxing decorating ideas, keep identical, symmetrical beside tables and lamps on both sides of the bed.

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Warm Light

Warm Light

To help make all of these soothing decorating ideas for bedrooms work well together, replace light bulbs in ceiling fixtures and lamps with energy-efficient, soft-white, warm-glow light bulbs to create a cozy ambiance. Photo: Courtesy of Philips

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Soft Textures

Soft Textures

Decorate with soft textures, like knit blankets hung on a decorative ladder, or woven wall art. Photo: Courtesy of Dormify

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Soft Sound

Soft Sound

Consider a white noise sound machine to block out noises in the home and help you relax at night. And if the machine is an eyesore, and not adding to your soothing decorating try hiding it behind a closet door, or even under the bed. Photo: Courtesy of HoMedics

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Flameless FireVladimir Prusakov/Shutterstock

Flameless Fire

Candles have been a soothing decorating idea for bedrooms forever, but they can be messy and dangerous. So try a flameless, battery-powered version for soft candlelight without the worry.

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Fresh LinensAll About Space/Shutterstock

Fresh Linens

Keep bed linens fresh and clean. And incorporate sheets and covers in neutral colors made from organic cotton or bamboo for the softest touch.

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Happy Sunlight

Happy Sunlight

This soothing decorating idea for bedrooms involves maximizing natural light by hanging a mirror on the wall opposite a window to reflect sunlight. And this makes the room appear larger. Photo: Courtesy of Target

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Hardworking PlantsNoppadol Sangiamsak/Shutterstock

Hardworking Plants

Live houseplants add a pop of color and texture to your room's decor and some. And Aloe Vera and Spider Plant, work exceptionally hard to purify the air around you.

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Create CalmJitakorn karomruen/Shutterstock

Create Calm

Create a calming mood in your bedroom by using soothing bedroom colors and neutral styles, decorations clean and simple, and clutter to a minimum.

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Cut a Rug

Cut a Rug

Soften a hardwood or tile floor with a soft, neutral area rug positioned under the bed with a 12 to 18-in. perimeter on the sides. Photo: Courtesy of Overstock

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Soft SleepIglenas/Shutterstock

Soft Sleep

Make your bed an inviting space to wind down by upgrading to an upholstered headboard that adds a soft texture to the room.

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Wide OpenFamily Handyman

Wide Open

If weather permits open windows daily to freshen stale air and sleep with the curtains drawn so the sunrise triggers natural serotonin levels in your body, helping you sleep better the following night.