Every Mum deserves some "me time" to unwind and do some things for herself and get some much needed rest and relaxation. Mum's more often than not put everyone else first, to pay it forward why not turn your Mum's bedroom into her own private sanctuary in time for Mother's Day with a few easy tips we've put together. And if you're looking some Mother's Day gift ideas we have some of those incorporated too.
Remove everything from the floor, bedside tables and anywhere else that’s feeling chaotic.
If you have time, do a proper declutter and go through all the items and decide what should stay, be donated or tossed. Or if you’re looking for an express bedroom makeover, just try and find a proper home for these items so they don’t end back up on your bedroom floor.
Give the floor a good vacuum and wipe down all surfaces so you’re ready to start the makeover.
Decide on a theme
Think about the type of bedroom you (or mum) would like. How do you want to feel in the space?
Once you decide on the mood or aesthetic, selecting a colour palette and styling accessories will become easy. Here are some other ideas:
Tranquil – muted tones of soft greys, duck egg blue, or washed out sage. Items such as watercolour artworks or oversized mirrors look great and consider keeping styling balanced.
Happy – bolder or richer colours from shades of green, pink or yellow. Look for opportunities to bring happy memories into the space such as artwork that incorporates family photos.
Romantic – perfectly suited to the dusty pink and white colour palette or for a bolder look, embrace punches of navy. Floral wall art, fresh blooms, scented candles and rich textures suit this style.
Minimalist – simple colour palette such as greys, whites and pops of black or metallic. Keep styling restrained using clean line, contemporary pieces.
Bohemian – introduce textures and keep to a natural colour palette. Raw timbers, leather and indoor plants fit this brief well.
Buy the best quality bedding you can afford and lean towards natural materials. Linens feels so much better than polyester and it breaths and will last a lifetime.
Selecting neutral colours such as white, naturals and grey mean you can easily change the look of your bedroom using cushions, throws and artwork.
Help Mum relax and fall asleep by ensuring all electronics are not in easy reach of the bed and certainly not hear her head. Keeping electronics away means less disturbance from vibrating or ringing phones or illuminated screens.
If the phone is used as an alarm clock, consider putting it on the floor at the foot of the bed. It also means you’ll need to crawl out of bed to turn it off, helping you to get up in the morning!
Add a pop of art
I believe in bringing art into every room of the home and love the energy and mood art can bring to a bedroom. Whether it's abstract, figurative or landscape art, choose a style of artwork with colours that compliment the rest of the room.
Gallery walls above the bed are trending more than ever or you could look at installing a small shelf like I have done so you can easily swap and change the look without damaging walls.
This one is purely for aesthetics but it’s important – a well-styled bed says ‘hello, I’m ready for you’.
However many cushions you decide, remember:
mix shapes and colours
don’t be afraid to create an asymmetrical look
play with texture.
Fresh blooms or indoor plants
Fresh flowers and just the sight of them in the bedroom makes one feel happier and more relaxed. But some people can find the fragrance too much in the bedroom so indoor plants are also a great idea – and there are even plants that are said to help cure insomnia like the Snake plant, Aloe Vera, White Jasmine and English Ivy.
Keeping with the scented theme, candles are another winning idea in a bedroom sanctuary. Not only do they smell amazing, the gentle flicker of a candle flame can be incredibly relaxing – just be sure to pick a candle that uses natural wax and essential oil fragrances (and never burn it right before bed!).
Above all the bedroom should feel like a space that can be enjoyed. Be sure to design your bedroom around your Mum and not just what looks good.
Hopefully by taking on board these tips you can give Mum the gift of a good night’s sleep this Mother’s Day!