21 Things That Will Turn Your Bedroom Into 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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July 15, 2021

From linen duvet covers to cotton percale sheets to blackout curtains, our luxe-yet-affordable product picks will elevate your sleep space and help you catch more z's. You'll feel like you're sleeping in a dreamy hotel room every day — except you don't have to dig through a suitcase for PJs. Think of everything you love about a fancy hotel room — the mattress, the bedding, the ambient lighting — and add those same touches to your own space. We're sorry to say, but going to bed may become the best part of your day.

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 two-layer cover features a top layer that draws moisture away and an inner layer that provides cool-to-touch comfort for a refreshing sleep throughout the night.

Cushy Backdrop

Set the scene for your bedroom retreat with a sophisticated headboard. Not only is this towering tufted headboard visually appealing, but it's also perfect for leaning against to read your book. The Hollywood Regency style adds a touch of glam to your space.

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. These percale cotton sheets are GOTS-certified 100-percent organic and will get softer with each wash.

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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 to 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.

Comfort, Guaranteed

Get the sleep you deserve and the comfort you need with this set of goose-down and feather pillows. The medium-firm pillow set comes in either standard or king sizes and is machine washable.

Laid-Back Luxe

Casual yet refined, this mint bedding is simple and luxurious. The breathable linen fabric, made from European flax, is perfect for hot summer nights and the addition of a down insert ensures it's perfect for year-round use. It even comes in five sweet hues so you can find your perfect match.

Bundle Up

Unwind and decompress after a long, stressful day with this revolutionary weighted blanket. The high-quality blanket design uses an inner shell that comes in three weights to provide a therapeutic sense of security while you sleep. The sleek duvet cover is crafted from faux Tencel material to give a cooling effect to the body and ensure maximum comfort throughout the night.

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.

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.

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.

Snuggly Toes

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.

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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 pill vase with gorgeous blooms.

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, but they also work as white noise to block distracting sounds during the night.

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.

Tastefully Timeless

Part of your refuge requires a cozy nook for reading or simply taking a break. This comfy tufted wingback chair is a classic choice, especially when paired with a cushy ottoman to put your feet up. Available in a neutral off-white hue, this cozy chair just might become your favorite seat in the house.

Artfully Inspired

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.

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.

Scentsational Decor

Fill your room with your favorite scent. Closely related to L'Ombre Dans L'Eau, diptyque Baies features a bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves.

Soothing Scents

Set the tone for restful sleep with a soothing stone essential oil diffuser. This sleek design is handcrafted from ceramic and uses ultrasonic technology to diffuse custom essential oil aromas into your home without using heat. Choose between a modern white, matte black or rosy blush diffuser to best complement your bedroom color palette and design.

Silky Smooth

Treat yourself to better hair and skin with this one, indulgent accessory. The Slip Silk Pillowcase has a cult following and for good reason. Its sleek silk design minimizes facial friction for age-defying beauty sleep and reduces your beautiful blowout from frizzing in one fell swoop.

Rise With Ease

Mornings are hard, but this savvy alarm clock makes it a little bit easier to ease into the day. The high-tech clock imitates natural morning sunlight by slowing increasing the light in your room. Each clock also comes with a decreasing light feature that mimics sunsets and is said to promote restful and natural sleep.

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