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    36 Ways To Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary

    Let's keep your favorite room calm and peaceful, so you can feel that way 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!

    The shag rug in pink

    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 tempting, especially if you're working from home for the...foreseeable future, like me). Don't fire up Netflix on your computer; watch TV from your couch instead!

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

    3. Fill your space with decor that makes you happy and feel at home. It doesn't have to follow rules or all be the same aesthetic; this is YOUR space, and make it how you want it.

    4. Cover your bed with a mega fluffy all-season duvet insert, because being cozy isn't just for the wintertime. The over 60,000 people who rated this one 5 stars can't be wrong!

    The comforter in white on a bed

    5. And wrap up your plush insert in an expensive-looking duvet cover that'll make you happy to come home to a neatly made bed every night.

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

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

    7. Psst: Want to make making your bed easier? Try a set of bed bands that will keep your fitted sheets neatly tucked under your mattress, so you'll sleep more comfortably *and* be able to make your bed wayyyy faster in the morning.

    8. And if you're unhappy with your mattress, you're just not going to be happy there. Select a firmness that's comfortable for YOU, like an adaptive foam Tuft & Needle mattress that'll never sag or get uncomfortable. Just pure body-sinking-in comfort. Good luck getting out of bed!

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

    9. 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 rather than cool or blue light!

    The brightness and color modes

    10. Enjoy the comfort of a candle burning in your favorite cozy scent to breathe in a little bit of relaxation and know that you're in your ~zone of peace~.

    The autumnland candle collection

    11. 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.

    The set of eight candles in three different sizes

    12. 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.

    A medium sized dog fully inside the high-wall pet bed

    13. 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.

    A corner gallery of line drawings next to a bed

    14. 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.

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

    15. Or stand out from the crowd with a geometric light, like this one that anyone who visits your space will surely ~moon after~.

    A crescent moon-shaped wall light

    16. 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. They're also great for keeping your room a steady temperature in the summer or winter.

    A review image of the curtains blocking out full daylight

    17. Or if you like when the sunshine comes streaming in, hang pretty sheer curtains that'll let the light in but maintain your privacy and serenity when dancing around your favorite room, Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On–style.

    The cross-hatch textured curtains in a light teal

    18. 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.

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

    20. 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.

    The gold-frame mirror

    21. Upgrade old, scratched, stained, or just plain old boring furniture that bums you out whenever you look at it with a waterproof, stain-resistant faux-marble granite adhesive. Just peel, stick, and smooth, and your bedroom desk just got a whole lot more grown-up.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    22. 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 reviewer's diffuser letting off steam and glowing green

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

    A trio of the sprays

    24. 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.

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

    25. Plug in a Himalayan sea salt night-light to cast a warm, inviting glow (it's not only kids who love a good night-light!) *and* protect you from stubbed toes during nighttime ventures to the bathroom or kitchen.

    A reviewer's glowing night light

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

    A lavender-white colored wind chime

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

    A reviewer's ceiling covered in the stars

    28. And if you're more concerned about annoying lights in your room that are keeping you awake (looking at you, TV time clock), cover 'em up with LED-dimming stickers.

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

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

    The lights trailing along a wall shelf

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

    A reviewer's speaker glowing blue

    31. Get cozy under a weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.

    Model cozied under the striped blanket

    32. Or if you're looking for something to match your ~aesthetic~ a weighted blanket that *looks* like a regular heavy-knit blanket (so cute!).

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

    33. 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.

    34. 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.

    The grey velvet bed

    35. Continue the "out of sight, out of mind" theme with clutter by adding a vintage-inspired storage ottoman for bonus space — it also makes a great low seat at your vanity!

    36. And keep the outside noises OUT — that means you, doing dishes loudly roommate at 5:30 a.m.!! How? Add an insulated soundproofing strip that adheres with ease to the edges of your bedroom door. Ahhh, silence.

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