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    34 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary

    Get ready for the best night's sleep of your life.

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    1. Place a soft and cushy rug underfoot so your feet will always land on something soft in the morning. A plush shag rug in a soft color is a great option!

    The shag rug in pink

    2. Reserve your bed for screen-free activities that don't involve work! Leave a good book (or two) on your nightstand with a glass of water, or even a two-person game that you can play with your partner.

    The header image for 27 Things To Do Before Bed Instead Of Netflix

    3. Decorate your bedroom with items that bring you joy and make you feel relaxed. Don't worry about sticking to a particular color palette or theme.

    4. Outfit your bed with a fluffy all-season duvet insert, which has down alternative fill and box-stitch construction to keep everything evenly distributed.

    The comforter in white on a bed

    5. Cover your insert in a vintage-looking duvet cover that'll instantly transport you to a sweet little bed & breakfast! Reviewers love how soft and comfy the material is.

    the duvet cover and matching pillow cases

    6. While we're on the topic of sleep, getting into the habit of making your bed each morning can make a *huge* difference. It can lead to better productivity and make you feel accomplished before you even start the workday!!

    An image from the Morning Person challenge that says "week 2, day 4: actually make your bed"

    7. If you tend to toss and turn at night, try a set of bed bands that'll keep fitted sheets in place so you don't have to waste time each morning putting your bed back together. You're welcome. 🙃

    8. Upgrade your current sleep surface to an adaptive foam Tuft & Needle mattress, which has a medium-firm feel and superior breathability thanks to the open-cell technology.

    The mattress staged in a room, showing the box it ships in

    9. If you like to read in bed, use a table lamp to provide the perfect amount of light so you don't strain your eyes! This sleek option has multiple light modes, a USB charging port, and a wireless charging station.

    The brightness and color modes

    10. Light an Otherland candle to create instant ambience and fill your room with a soft scent. Plus, the decorative glass vessels look beautiful on display.

    three candles in Otherland's fall collection

    11. Or go with a set of nine flameless candles that *look* like the real deal but won't pose a fire risk if you fall asleep with them on. 😬

    The candles

    12. Make sure your furry friend is comfortable, too! Place a cozy pet bed in your room so they can snuggle up in something soft. This round bed has extra high edges that will help your four-legged companion feel safe and secure.

    the small dog bed in the color shag frost

    13. Create a gallery wall that shows off your favorite quotes, photographs, illustrations, etc. Hot tip! Arranging your wall decor in a corner can actually make the space look bigger and brighter (just look at the below photo).

    A corner gallery of line drawings next to a bed

    14. Warm up the room with a strand of photo clip lights that can hold Polaroids, artwork, postcards, or really anything that's meaningful to YOU!

    A collage of four images showing pictures hanging from the glowing clips

    15. Or light up the room with a unique statement piece! This moon-shaped light is sure to be a talking point when friends sleep over.

    A crescent moon-shaped wall light

    16. Install some blackout curtains to help you get the best night's sleep of your life. They're thermal insulated and will block out the sunlight, which is also great if you like to watch movies in the dark for an authentic "movie theater experience."

    A review image of the curtains blocking out full daylight

    17. Or, if you want your bedroom to feel light and bright, hang pretty sheer curtains that'll let in *some* light while still giving you adequate privacy.

    The cross-hatch textured curtains in a light teal

    18. When putting together a cozy bed, remember to layer layer layer! Start with a handful of pillows and then add a sheet set in your preferred fabric. Layer a duvet or comforter on top (there are so many options out there!) and finish with a lightweight blanket or faux-fur throw draped over the end of your bed.

    19. Decide on a color scheme and paint color that's calming and inviting! Color psychology might help you pick the right color or colors. 🙂

    20. If your space is a bit small or doesn't have windows, add a chic hexagonal mirror on an opposite wall to make the room feel bigger and brighter.

    The gold-frame mirror

    21. Give old furniture a luxe upgrade with a waterproof, stain-resistant faux-marble granite adhesive. It's perfect for covering dressers, nightstands, bookcases, or even entire walls!

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    22. Add a stylish wood grain essential-oil diffuser to lightly scent the room and create a calming atmosphere. It comes with 10 therapeutic grade essential oils, including lavender and eucalyptus.

    A reviewer's diffuser letting off steam and glowing green

    23. Or mist your room with some lavender linen and room spray made with 100% hand-blended lavender.

    A trio of the sprays

    24. Add a touch of (low-maintenance!) greenery to your room by choosing one of the indoor plants listed below. Arrange a few on your windowsill or bookshelf where they'll get some natural light.

    The infographic of plants, including snake plant, fiddle leaf fig, spider plant, rubber tree, and aloe

    25. Further enhance the calming atmosphere in your room with a Himalayan salt night light, which casts a pretty amber glow and looks wayyy more decorative than your average night light.

    A reviewer's glowing night light

    26. Suspend a quartz wind chime that'll lull you to sleep when there's a breeze coming through an open window.

    A lavender-white colored wind chime

    27. Create a stunning night sky right above your head with 3D glow-in-the-dark stars. Just peel and stick the different decals to you ceiling and wait for dark! 🌕✨💫

    A reviewer's ceiling covered in the stars

    28. Get rid of those annoyingly bright lights on electronics with a pack of light-dimming stickers. Just peel and stick to use!

    A revierwer's HDMI switch with a bright light on the left, and the light significantly dimmed on the right

    29. Drape some stunning branch string lights around your room to make it feel like a real life fairy garden.

    The lights trailing along a wall shelf

    30. Snuggle up with a weighted blanket that's filled with glass beads for the perfect amount of pressure. Reviewers who have trouble sleeping swear by this blanket!!

    Model cozied under the striped blanket

    31. If you want something a little more ~design forward~ opt for a Bearaby weighted blanket with a chunky weave made from organic cotton.

    Model taking a couch nap under the grey cable-knit weighted blanket

    32. Choose a bed frame with built-in storage space so you can store seasonal clothing, extra books, and other belongings in the hidden storage compartment. This will cut down on clutter and help you to feel relaxed!

    The grey velvet bed

    33. Put a vintage-inspired storage ottoman near your desk or vanity (or even at the foot of your bed) for even more storage.

    34. Keep unwanted noises out of your serene bedroom when you add an insulated soundproofing strip to your bedroom door.

    That feeling when you've entered your favorite room of the house.