Creating a Serene Retreat

How to Design A Relaxing Bedroom Oasis

Our bedrooms are a place that gives us the freedom to relax and be ourselves and the peace to get away from the noise and stress of daily life. In 2023 most homeowners are considering a bedroom makeover: so why not make it as peaceful as possible?

These are the top ways to turn your room into an oasis and why it's worth the effort!

1. Inviting in the Natural Light

Although sleep is the primary purpose of a bedroom, inviting in the light can feel like it does the opposite of what you need: natural light is vital to helping your sleep schedule! Consider adding an additional window to your room or purchasing smart blinds or curtains, which can rise when it's time for you to wake in the morning.

This will boost your circadian rhythm and help you wake up and go to sleep far easier.

2. Remembering Comfortable Seating

Your bedroom shouldn't just be a bed and a dresser! Take the time to build a relaxing suite where you can let go of your stress and relax. For many, this means adding a bench, chair, or small loveseat to their bedroom.

This added seating lets you enjoy your room without the express need to sleep and invites you to sit, read, watch television, or do whatever makes you happy. What's more serene than that?

3. Using Sound and Scent to Tell a Story

There are a dozen ways to make a room comfortable for your senses of touch and sight, but what about sound and smell? Using wall plug-ins, you can add any soothing scent and enjoy it all month long as it pushes out a steady stream of aroma. Many are also starting to use sound as something they design in their rooms. Using smart speakers, you can set up a nighttime ritual that includes calming ocean waves for relaxation before you go to sleep.

4. Make the Space Quiet and Serene

Nobody wants to lay in bed and listen to loud traffic right outside their window. If you have noisy neighbors that like to throw parties in the summer, it can be a headache just trying to sleep. Soundproof window inserts have become increasingly popular in 2023 as people move towards comfortable silence instead of noise.

5. Understand the Importance of Soft Rugs

The average homeowner is moving away from carpet and towards hard floors, but we all still crave that comfort that comes from stepping out of bed onto a soft surface. Invest in high-quality and washable rugs that will let you walk around without getting cold feet.

 Since they're washable, they're able to be kept cleaner than a carpet could be, plus they're an excellent way to start and end the day.

6. Add Visual Texture for Extra Appeal

The physical texture is nice, but the visual texture can elevate any room! Look into different shiplap ceiling ideas, and research the different ways you can add visual appeal to this otherwise untouched area of your room.

 You can add a fun pendant for your light, or you can create an exciting design that makes your room feel more expensive based on your personal taste!

7. Install Smart Lighting With Dimming

Nobody wants to lay in bed and then realize they have to get up to turn off the lights and fan if they're going to sleep. Turn your room into a technological paradise by adding bright lighting! This type of lighting will dim or brighten by either vocal command, by using the switch, or by using an app on your phone. Instead of having to get up or deal with the light only going fully on or off, you can make your room feel however you want!

8. Give Yourself a Mini Bathroom Makeover

Your main bathroom should be a relaxing extension of the paradise you're turning your bedroom into. To achieve this, take the time to complete a mini makeover! A mini bathroom makeover offers a higher return on investment and gives you the opportunity to change the details you're unhappy with so far. This could mean replacing the shower as a whole, or it could mean staining your grout to give the room a more modern look. Think about what changes would elevate it for you.

9. Invest in a Great Mattress

Sometimes the mattress can make all the difference. Although going into a mattress show can be nerve-wracking, it's a good idea to at least go to try out the different firmnesses. Consider which is the best for your back and for those who share your bed, and then start looking at prices.


This is an investment in your sleep, back health, and mental health, so it's going to be worth the price. Even if you don't buy in-store, and want to order online, trying them out in person can take you far.

Your Bedroom Should be Paradise

Our bedrooms are where we go to relax and enjoy the end of the day, so make it into a paradise for yourself. Consider working with professionals like Liberty Interior Design to watch your bedroom become the space of your dreams.


Natalie Akins is a freelance writer that loves sharing her knowledge and expertise on interior decorating and remodeling. She lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and decorating with her children. Natalie’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource site.

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