20 Shoppables to Make Your Bedroom a Sanctuary
The place that greets you at the end of a hard day should be oh-so-relaxing. Create an escape-ready bedroom with these buys that'll help you relax and unwind.
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Photo By: Steven Randazzo
A Firm Foundation
A good mattress is key to any bedroom sanctuary. No one wants to wake up with back pain. Invest in a high-quality mattress, like this memory-foam option, that's designed for body-conforming comfort. Plus, the materials used are made without chemicals so you can feel good about where you lay your head.
BUY IT: Allswell, $855 and up
Set the scene for your bedroom retreat with a sophisticated headboard. Not only is this towering tufted headboard visually appealing, it's also perfect for leaning against to read your book. The Hollywood Regency style adds a touch of glam to your space.
BUY IT: Pottery Barn, $799 and up
Slip Into Something More Comfortable
Nothing beats crisp white sheets at the end of a hard day. We spend one-third of our life sleeping, so it's important to have textiles that are closest to your skin be chemical- and preservative-free. Theses percale cotton sheets are GOTS-certified 100 percent organic and will get softer with each wash.
BUY IT: CB2, $79.95 and up
The Right Lighting
Ambient lighting is key to creating a restful atmosphere. For bedtime reading and journaling, a lamp on your nightstand is an absolute necessity. Add another lamp on your dresser and set it on an evening timer. You'll never have to walk into a pitch-black room or flip on those glaring overhead lights; instead, you'll have a perfectly lit room ready for instant serenity.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $199
Available in a variety of firmness levels to suit all types of sleepers, these pillows are not only 5-star rated, they're also guaranteed. If you're unhappy for any reason, simply return them. But, with a case sewn from 230-thread-count organic cotton filled with the finest humanely-sourced European down, we think they'll help you rest easy.
BUY IT: The Company Store, $99 and up
Casual yet refined, this heathered gray bedding is simple and luxurious. The breathable linen fabric, made from Belgian flax, is perfect for hot summer nights and the addition of a down insert ensures it's perfect for year-round use.
BUY IT: West Elm, $199 and up
Essential Modern Amenities
We've all heard that eliminating electronics from your bedroom is better for your sleep, but for those of us not ready to banish our phone to a separate room, try this classic white nightstand with a built-in charging station. Your phone is still within reach but stowed out of sight, so hopefully you grab your latest novel rather than scrolling through Instagram for the hundredth time today.
BUY IT: Wayfair, $295.99
Whether you need another blanket at night or nearby your reading chair, extra throws are always smart to have on hand. This refined blanket, available in gray or forest green, is made from super-soft lambswool — perfect for cuddling.
BUY IT: Kaufmann Mercantile, $280
Block Out the Light
Complete your design by dressing the windows in style. Floor-to-ceiling curtains create the safe-harbor feeling you're trying to achieve while also providing privacy. Look for blackout curtains to create a dark environment ideal for getting a good night's sleep.
BUY IT: JCPenney, $59.99
Unload Your Mind
Taking time to journal has major benefits in your day-to-day life. Whether you need to clarify your thoughts, ignite your creativity or increase your gratitude, journaling is a habit that will help you process stress and hone your emotional skills. Keep one on your nightstand so it's handy for jotting down memorable moments of your life story.
BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $16
Conceal the Clutter
It's all about order. An uncluttered space is decidedly more relaxing than one with stuff strewn all over the place. Choose furniture, like this graceful dresser, that matches the scale of your room and fits all your storage needs.
BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $1,499
Add softness to hardwood floors or layer a cushy rug on top of carpeting to give your feet a cozy treat as soon as you step out of bed in the morning. A shag rug is the perfect mix of lush texture and warmth.
BUY IT: Pier 1 Imports, $99.95
Freshen Up With Flowers
Blooms not only add beauty to your room, but flowers and plants also make us feel more at ease in our surroundings. Give yourself a reason to smile every time you step into your space by filling this bubble glass vase with gorgeous blooms.
BUY IT: Terrain, $38
Bring on the Breeze
A cool bedroom is a sleep-ready space. The ideal temperature for sleeping is actually between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, but an extra fan is always handy to keep you cool. And, fans provide double sleep benefits, they not only lower the room's ambient temp, they also work as white noise to block distracting sounds during the night.
BUY IT: Amazon, $59.99
Pile on the Pillows
A plush environment is completely welcoming. Incorporate pillows throughout the bedroom — on your bed, your chair and bench — to give the space an overall inviting vibe. Select a dominant color, then mix and match patterns and textures for a curated but lived-in look.
BUY IT: Minted, $44
Part of your refuge requires a cozy nook for reading or simply taking a break. This comfy hand-tufted wingback chair is a classic choice, especially when paired with a cushy ottoman to put your feet up. Available in black or brown leather, blue velvet or neutral linen, this cozy chair just might become your favorite seat in the house.
BUY IT: Frontgate, $1,495 and up
No more walking to the kitchen for a glass of water in the middle of the night. Have a bedside carafe nearby so you can quench your thirst when you wake up. This contemporary carafe combines a pitcher and tumbler that acts a lid to keep water dust free.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $24.95
Personalize your space with elements that create a haven-like atmosphere. Look for artwork that feels relaxing, like abstract paintings in soothing hues, as well as photos of people you love to bring joy into your bedroom.
BUY IT: Kirkland's, $139.99
Serving Up Double Duty
The traditional end-of-your-bed bench serves a myriad of purposes — a quick place to perch and put on your shoes, a flat surface to lay out your clothes and in this case, a hidden storage spot. When closet space is tight (and is it ever not?), this tufted upholstered bench comes in handy to stow away shoes, sweaters or scarves and accessories.
BUY IT: Apt2B, $448
Fill your room with your favorite scent. This trio of Bailey & Brooke candles are a natural blend of wax and essential oils in woodsy, tea and floral scents.
BUY IT: AHAlife, $59.95