It’s clear to us that a huge trend for 2018 leading into 2019 is all about creating environments which can be beneficial to our ‘wellbeing’. In fact, it’s a buzz word you’ve probably heard us mention repetitively throughout the year. But how can our interiors improve our wellbeing, we hear you say. Well you may be surprised to learn that small things like adding certain colours or including a connection to nature in our spaces can calm and de-stress us.  So when we designed this bedroom in Athina’s South West London flat, we knew we wanted to focus on creating a space that was centered around wellbeing. So how have we achieved this? Through methods of shelf styling, plants & calming colours we’ve managed to do this. Keen on the specifics…scroll on down…

” How have we achieved a relaxing bedroom scheme with an emphasis on wellbeing? Through methods of shelf styling, plants & calming colours ” 

bedroom scheme

Sasha, Athina’s rescue puppy stealing the show.

Include A Calming Paint Colour That Doesn’t Overstimulate

For this relaxing bedroom scheme, we first up chose the paint colour. We knew that to create a calming space than can promote a better sleep we needed to choose something that doesn’t stimulate the brain. Although you could say grey is overdone, we couldn’t help but resist Little Greene’s ‘French Mid Grey’ colour that says ‘serenity’ to us. It was also recommended by the lovely Jess from Gold Is A Neutral! 

bedroom scheme
bedroom scheme
bedroom scheme

Pay Attention To Your ‘Shelfie’

You may or may not have seen a while back we spoke to shelf styling pro & ‘Shelfie’ author Martha Roberts about how cathartic, relaxing and de-stressing styling our shelves can be. So much so that it can actually promote mindfulness. If you missed it you can read it here. We actually put her tips into practice and use some ethical products from Ivyline, a brand available on Wayfair, to style the invisible HAY shelf from AMARA in this bedroom. The earthy tones & worn effect they have were ideal for injecting some colour into the space without it being overpowering. It also gave us a chance to include some natural greenery too which is crucial for connecting us with nature when it comes to wellbeing. 


HAY Pivot No. 1 Shelf From AMARA, £89


Incorporate Natural Products

Wood is a key ingredient to creating a relaxing bedroom scheme. Natural products that have a connection to nature subconsiously connect us with earth and help to de-stress and relax us. We chose this mango wood sideboard unit from Wayfair & oak carafe from LSA  for the bedroom to achieve just this, but you could try things like jute or rattan products too. 

Adding A Bit Of Blue

The final touch is adding some blue. We opted for a Wayfair headboard by Hazelwood in the ‘Marine’ colour. It’s proven through colour psychology that the sight of blue can relax as it can lower your blood pressure. It’s a no brainer therefore that including a touch of blue to the place where you sleep is a great way of promoting relaxation just before bed. 

So there you have it! A relaxing bedroom scheme created with plants, relaxing colours, unstimulative paint colours & plants. If you’ve enjoyed this post or like the pictures you see feel free to share & pin the content! 

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