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    31 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary

    When your favorite room is calm and peaceful, you can be too!

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    1. Lay down a base layer that makes entering your room like walking on cloud nine. A plush shag rug in a pretty color or light gray should do the trick!


    Get an 8'x10' size rug from Amazon for $274.99 (available in 13 shapes and sizes and six colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this rug. It's gorgeous and though we have a thick rug pad under it, it it is thick and luxurious even without the pad. I vacuumed it for the first time and no fluff no shedding; I was very impressed. Great buy, I am totally thrilled." —Jt

    2. Make your bed a bed-activities only space. Set up a designated work space and stop working from your bed (I know, it's really temping). Don't fire up Netflix on your computer; watch TV from your couch instead!

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    If you need replacement activities, we've got you covered with 27 Things To Do Before Bed Instead Of Netflix. And check out practical tips to help you sleep better for more info on why you should cool it with the screen time before bed!

    3. Cover your bed with a mega fluffy all-season duvet insert, because being cozy isn't just for the wintertime. The well over 7,000 people who rated this five stars can't be wrong!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin–oversized king and seven colors).

    Promising review: "This comforter is amazing! I was getting too warm with my down comforter but still wanted something soft, and this was the answer. It's very light, yet still provides enough warmth that I'm only using this with a flat sheet. It fit perfectly in my duvet cover and comes with loops on each corner and midway between the corners." —Joiseygirl

    4. And wrap up your plush insert in a pretty duvet cover that'll make you happy to come home to a made bed every night.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes twin–king and four floral patterns).

    Promising review: "This duvet cover and pillow cases really brightens up our bedroom! Beautiful vibrant colors and much more durable than I expected. When I first took it from the package, it felt so soft and delicate. I was certain my two dogs would have it shredded and full of holes in no time. They aren't that bad. They just really like to rearrange things. I've had it on the bed for over a month now. I've washed it three times and it still looks perfect! The dogs know I don't want them on it!! Still, when we are not home, they sleep there. They rearrange it a bit but it is holding up remarkably well. Anyway, I'm very happy with it." —K. L.

    5. Speaking of which, make your bed every day. That's right!! Every day. It'll help you *kickstart* your productivity AND make your bedroom seem like HEAVEN on earth when you get back after a hectic day.

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    This is part of BuzzFeed's ~Morning Person Challenge~, so if that interests you, check it out!

    In a commencement speech at the University of Texas, U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven said if you want to change the world, the first thing you should do is start making your bed. He said: "It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed."

    6. When you're reading (but remember, not working!) in bed, use a table lamp with multiple brightness and color options so you can sleep soundly soon after. As you head towards bed time, opt for warmer light colors!

    This one also has a USB port built into the base for all your charging needs.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four finishes).

    Promising review: "This is without a doubt the greatest lamp I have ever purchased in my life. My husband was all like, "Hmm I hope that works okay." Then I turned it on and he nearly cried due to his amazement. He then declared that we should fill our house with these and I am completely supportive.

    Here is why this lamp is so boss:

    1: It is extremely versatile; it bends and twists in many different ways.

    2: It is extremely easy to use. Right out of the box, I was able to figure out how to work everything without ever reading the instructions.

    3: It can be super bright or natural (almost dim). Plus, you can change the warmth of the color, from bright white/blue to a relaxing almost sepia tone which is easier on the eyes at night.

    4: it has a USB port, so I can charge my phone from my art desk without needing another outlet.

    Trust me; just buy this lamp. It truly is the bomb dot com." —Aly Chee

    7. Enjoy the comfort of a candle or fragrance oil inspired by your home city or state so your home away from your childhood home seems less... well, far.,

    Get the candles for $29.95 each (available in both city and state options) and the oils for $9.95 each from Homesick.

    8. Or if you'd rather not doze off next to an open flame (fair), ~light up~ a set of eight flameless candles that look like the real deal — and have a light vanilla scent for ultimate relaxation.

    They come with a timer setting so you can set them to auto turn on every evening, and auto shut off after you've drifted off for the night.

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $39.99.

    Promising review: "I ADORE these candles. Five years ago I ended up living with several cats. At that point, I stopped burning candles (for everyone's safety). I missed the warm glow of candles. A couple of years ago I came across these lovely, wax, flameless candles WITH timer. I have them scattered throughout my house on random bookshelves, in large houseplants, bathroom counter, kitchen counter, etc. and they all pop on just after dusk (via the timer). They take AA batteries (I buy them on sale at Costco). Around the holidays we put one in each window. It's an effortless way to make your home feel a little bit warmer and cozier every single night!" —Aaron

    9. Set up your four-legged bestie in the lap of luxury; place this extra deep (and machine washable!) pet bed near yours so you can both totally chill out.

    The extra-high walls provide a sense of security and supports your furry child's head and joints. The bed is called the "deep dish cuddler," which is about the most adorable name ever. P.S. This is definitely for smaller dogs or cats, so keep that in mind!

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two sizes and seven styles).

    Promising review: "My 10-lb dachshund LOOOVES this. She normally circles around, bunching up blankets until they feel right, but with this, I place her in it, and she settles right in, often not bothering to even move a muscle, except to lay her sweet head down. I got this for my car passenger seat, which is hers and the extra tall 'back' is what I’ve turned windshield-facing, as it gives her a little added safety, too. It’s extremely soft—I wish I had a human-sized one: I’d curl up in it each night to read a book! :) She loves it, and I’m very happy that she’s so comfortable in it!! I definitely, highly recommend!! :)" —L

    10. Or if you don't have a furry friend of your own, cuddle up with a super soft Shiba Inu plushie who doesn't mind a million hugs.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    Promising review: "The softest stuffed animal ever! My boyfriend loved it. He has always wanted a Shiba Inu puppy, but doesn't have the time. Great temporary replacement! Soft suede-like material, stretchy, flexible, & huggable. Decent size. Worth every penny. I love how the paws are bent back! Adorable touch!" —Alison H.

    11. Create a corner gallery wall right behind your bed and nightstand to add some dimension to your space (and show off your amazing taste) without taking up a whole wall or making the room look cluttered.

    Check out how to recreate your own at A Pair and a Spare.

    Pro tip: map your template out with paper before you start bangin' in any nails!

    To get started, try a set of seven differently-sized frames from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three finishes).

    12. Hang a strand (or several) of photo clip lights so you can surround yourself with your favorite memories with your friends and family throughout the years.

    Get a strand of 20 light clips from Amazon for $9.98 (a strand of 40 light clips is also available for $12.99).

    Promising review: "Very impressed how sturdy the clips are and the lights are bright enough that you can see it during daylight. Wish the lights came in color-changing lights, but overall they're amazing" —Rosie

    13. Stand out from the crowd with a geometric light anyone who visits your space will surely ~moon after~.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

    Promising review: "Looks super cute and makes your room a very cozy environment with the dim light it emits! I love it!" —kmr22

    14. Looking for uninterrupted sleep? Go for blackout curtains to keep out the sunlight on weekend mornings or turn your bedroom into a nice and dark movie-watching cave.

    Get two panels from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    Promising review: "Best blackout curtains ever for the price. I've shopped all over and these are truly what they are advertised. I didn't think I would need blackouts, but I work nights and sleep till noon and these are absolutely perfect. The color is a rich navy which are difficult to find in store. Trust me when I say, I went everywhere: Lowes, Home Depot & Home Goods, Tuesday morning, Ross, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target. No place had them in this color for this price. I love, love, love, Amazon Prime because I wasn't sure if these were going to work out, but they are above and beyond what I expected." —Josie Holdridge

    15. Or if you like when the sunshine comes streaming in, hang pretty sheer curtains that'll let the light in but maintain your privacy.


    Get a pair of these textured sheer curtains from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four lengths and seven colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "These panels are beautiful and of good quality. I love the color and it makes the bedroom where they are now hanging have a beautiful glow to them. I highly recommend these curtains if you are using lavender or lilac colors. You will be pleased with these curtains." —hopechest

    16. Bedding is all about layers. Keep a variety of actually comfy pillows you want to bury yourself in, then layer super-soft sheets, a lightweight blanket, and your favorite duvet — then top everything off with a faux fur throw over the bottom of your bed for a luxe and inviting final touch.

    You can find more layering inspiration at Homemade by Carmona.

    Looking for a gorgeous an inexpensive faux fur style throw? Get one from Amazon with over 4,000 five-star reviews for $29.98 (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

    17. When cuddling with your regular pillows, stroke a reversible sequin pillow for a soothing tactile exercise that *also* adds a little sparkle to your space.

    Just get a matching 16"x16" pillow insert while you're at it!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in 30 colors and styles).

    Promising review: "I got this cushion cover for my granddaughter, and she absolutely LOVES it. The sequins go from red to gold and back again with the slightest touch of her fingers, and they make a soft swishing sound when being flipped. One can easily understand why this fabric is sometimes called 'mermaid cloth.' I filled the cover with a soft down pillow. The zipper is all but invisible. The general effect is almost magical." —Rebekah Wade

    18. Pick a color scheme and paint color you find soothing, happy, and peaceful — color psychology might help you!

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    Looking for more advice? Check out How To Choose A Color Palette That Won't Drive You Insane.

    19. If you're lacking in windows, pop a chic hexagonal mirror on an opposite wall to reflect natural light to make your space feel brighter.


    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three finishes).

    Promising review: "This mirror looks way more expensive than it is. Adds reflective light and looks vintage mid-century modern." —Dot A

    20. Set up a stylish wood grain essential oil diffuser to keep the room from drying out, while adding your favorite scent for a little aromatherapy.

    A full tank can run for up to eight hours, or you can set it to automatically shut off after one, three, or six hours!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I AM IN LOVE! I purchased this on a whim and I couldn't be happier with my purchase....I actually plan on getting these as Christmas gifts. I love the wood grain look. I thought (judging by the size of it) that it would not really be able to push that much of the aroma throughout the room, but pleasantly, I was wrong. I put a few essential oils in it and ran it on the six-hour setting, and it just fills your room with whatever scent your essential oils have. I love the various color options, they aren't incredibly bright in a dark room which makes sleeping easier because in general I prefer the room to be completely dark. It is overall quiet which is also a nice bonus. I actually like the appearance and thought it kind of elevated my room in a zen-like manner. I hope this little beauty lasts me a while because I would happily fork out even double the price I paid." —Beng2016

    21. Or for a quicker fix, spritz some lavender linen and room spray to take things to the next level of chill.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in seven other scents).

    Promising review: "Wonderful relaxing fragrance. I have been using this the past few nights to help me fall asleep. I have horrible insomnia, and after spraying this lightly on my pillow and sheet, it soothes me into a calm night. And I find that when I wake up during the night, which is very typical for me, I am easily able to doze back off. Highly recommended." —Diane C. Barton

    22. Customize and replenish your space with a monthly Lunarly subscription inspired by the cycles of the moon and designed to help you practice self-care.

    The selection will be different every month, but it'll always be an assortment of things like plants, crystals, bath bombs, and more to make your space just a bit more peaceful.

    Subscribe for $40 per month, or $110 for a three-month pre-paid subscription.

    23. And if you're looking to add some greenery to your room but don't want to add the stress of keeping it alive, choose one of these low-maintenance, hard-to-kill indoor plans.

    Learn more about the full list at Lauren Conrad.

    24. Plug in a pair of Himalayan sea salt night lights to cast a warm, inviting glow *and* protect you from stubbed toes during nighttime ventures to the bathroom or kitchen.


    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three shapes).

    Promising review: "These wall lamps make me so happy! I enjoy the routine of coming home and flicking them on in my room and feeling like 'Ahhhh. Home at last.' The maker also sent me a message and offered me free bulbs even before the package came to my house! They were worried about the bulbs being broken. They had my money and still worried and cared about me... awe. This would be an awesome gift too! five stars!" —Mary Louise Mitchell

    25. Hang up a quartz wind chime for a piece of decor that'll look as pretty as it sounds.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 29 quartz and geode colors and styles).

    Promising review: "Love this! Bought for sister’s birthday and she loves it too! The glass geodes are fine glass and I would not recommend putting outside, seems breakable, but makes for perfect house decoration! Also great price for the quality of it!" —Briana

    26. Cover your ceiling in realistic, domed 3D glow-in-the-dark stars to recreate the swirling constellations of the sky...right above you.

    Get a set of 252 stars from Amazon for $11.99.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these stars. My apartment was recently destroyed by a tornado and when I was allowed to go back inside and collect what was left of my belongings, these stickers were still on the walls. I ordered a new pack for the new house I moved into and love how they transform my walls and ceiling into my own personal galaxy. I even tried to make my own constellations to name over time! These are a must have for anyone who loves space as much as I do. Very bright at night with a quick charge time." —Amazon Customer

    27. Decorate an accent wall or your bookshelves with stunning branch string lights to transform your room into an ethereal secret garden.


    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

    Promising review: "Love these lights! They are perfect. I have them across my entertainment center and they look so awesome. I like having lowlights like this all year round, and these are just so perfect. I will be buying more for the bedroom." —Barbara

    28. Set the mood with a color-changing speaker that can stream your favorite tunes via Bluetooth connection.

    It's touch controlled, so you can change the light settings and modes with the press of a finger.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "This is so cute and honestly cheap. If you're a light person like me who needs like a good nightlight on when sleeping you’ll love this. And the quality of the speaker is good tbh!! I love this. It came within a day. Prime is the way to go. But I love this light. Effortlessly amazing and easy to use!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    29. Get cozy under a weighted blanket designed to simulate the comforting pressure of a hug. If you have trouble relaxing or getting to sleep, this might help!


    Get a 14-pound blanket from BuzzFeed's Goodful Collection, exclusively at Macy's for $83.99 (originally $280; also available in an 18-pound size).

    30. Store all your dirty clothes in an actually-cool woven hamper, because nothing harshes your chill vibes like seeing your nice clothes piled high on The Chair.

    It has two sections so you can pre-sort your clothes and comes with two removable (and washable!) canvas bags with handles you can use to tote your stuff to the laundry!

    Get it from Amazon for $63.19 (available in four styles).

    (Long, but worthwhile) Promising review: "This hamper changed me as a person. Listen, I've lived the $7 collapsible laundry hamper life. When I graduated and got my first office job, I thought, you know what, it's time to be an adult, and what does that mean? Separating my laundry. I took a plunge on this hamper, and I have never regretted it. In fact, when I moved cross country and had to leave this hamper behind due to lack of space in my car, I missed it so much I ended up buying a second one. I, who am not a rich person, have bought a $70 laundry hamper twice in my short life. It means that much to me.

    This hamper is beautiful. It smells good. I experience joy when I lift up the little wicker flaps. The bags inside come out and you can carry them easily to the wash. They hold the perfect amount for a full load. I don't have to worry about separating my lights and darks. It's easy to keep track of my clothes. And since the lid stays closed, my closet stays clean. With this hamper, I respect my clothes and the cleanliness of the space around me. (I swear to god; once I used this hamper in a job interview when asked to sell the interviewer on my favorite object, and I got the job.)

    I truly believe this hamper was the mark of adulthood for me. It was a huge step in becoming an organized person who values their belongings. It's more than a hamper for me, it's a symbol. If you're ready to elevate your life, to graduate from s***ty fabric hampers to this beauty, you should absolutely do it. It's an object you'll use every day, so why not make it well curated? Do the right thing." —S. Baker

    31. And opt for a bed frame with built-in storage space to reduce the clutter in your field of vision so you can stay focused and feel serene.

    This stylish upholstered one has a ~hydraulic mechanism~ that lifts the mattress up *for you* so you can access the generous storage space beneath.

    Get it from Amazon for $459.99+ (available in sizes full–queen and two colors).

    Promising review: "This bed is an excellent value. I'm pretty handy so I would say it was fairly easy to put together but took around two hours total assembly (I think unpacking every individual piece took up a lot of time too). The hydraulic function works perfectly and the bed feels solid. Storage space is great and we fit a ton of stuff underneath." —Tim Nguyen

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review (#6 in the post) to learn more about why she loooves the storage space in this bed!

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


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Want more for your bedroom? Check out the best bedding you can get online, our favorite mattresses you can get on Amazon, the best bed frames to get on Amazon if you need somewhere to put that new mattress, and the best pillows on Amazon to finish off your new bedroom setup.

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