Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Posted by Trish Sutton on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 11:16am

(NC) Getting a restful night’s sleep isn’t just important to our energy, it plays a key role in our overall well-being. To help you create a bedroom that encourages you to rest and relax, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her top tips for a serene space. 

Make space for sweet dreams.  

If your goal is a tranquil bedroom, decluttering is a good place to start. “It’s easier to feel calm and relaxed when your space is free from clutter,” says Grech. To help store your favourite items, consider adding smart storage solutions into your space. “Bed frames with storage drawers and even using a chest of drawers as a nightstand are clever ways to add concealed storage to your bedroom.” Once you’ve tucked away all the items you need, but don’t need to see, out of sight you can focus on highlighting just a few favourite pieces for a calming, intentional esthetic.   

Choose colours that suit your mood.  

Whether you want a space that gives you a spark to wake up, or a bedroom that invites you to cocoon under the blankets, there is a colour that can help create the ideal ambiance.  

“If you want to relax and unwind, consider soft, warm colours like Pale Moon OC-108 that are often used for cozy and intimate spaces, or cool hues like Hint of Violet 2114-60 that create calm, yet refreshing atmospheres,” suggests Grech.  

Looking for a bedroom that gives you energy to get out of bed in the morning? “Deeply saturated paint colours such as Mysterious AF-565 or Wild Flower 2090-40 energize and envelop.”  

Consider the fifth wall.  

When it comes to the bedroom, the ceiling is often overlooked. While classic white paint is a perennial favourite, a pop of colour on the ceiling enhances a bedroom's character. 

“Contrary to popular belief, painting a ceiling with colour can visually expand a room, especially with blue that nods to the open skies,” says Grech. For professional results at home, she recommends Waterborne Ceiling Paint, which dries to a flawless finish so you can transform your bedroom in one weekend.

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