If you are planning to redecorate your bedroom then you should consider doing so in a shade of blue. Why? It is associated with calmness and serenity – and if there is one room in the house where you want to feel this, it’s in your bedroom.
Different colours result in different feelings and cause various moods. Blue is a peaceful colour known to help you relax – it’s believed to slow your heart rate, lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety. Whereas red, for example, is the opposite, it’s intense and exciting – it can increase your heart rate and actually cause you to feel anxious, perhaps due to its association with danger.
The psychological effects that colours have on us – and knowing what these are – can be beneficial when decorating the rooms around your house. Brighter colours energise and stimulate you. So while you may well regret painting your bedroom red, it could fit perfectly well in another room.
So, back to blue. Blue has long been associated with nature. Imagine sitting on the sand and watching the waves of the deep blue ocean or laying back on the grass and looking up at the light blue sky, white fluffy clouds drifting slowly across it. Both are tranquil and serene settings that make you feel calm, aren’t they? It’s a soothing colour – exactly what you want after a busy day when you flop onto your bed for a moment of peace.
Blue helps our stresses float away – quite literally, it’s known to produce a chemical in the body that helps us to feel calm and content. Furthermore, it is a colour that is known to help you sleep – which is, of course, ideal for this room.
So which shade of blue should you go for? As mentioned, bright colours can have the opposite effect, even in blue to an extent. Instead, stick to soft and neutral tones.
Now to incorporate that into your bedroom. You could pick one part of it to become blue – this might mean painting your walls in this calming colour. But, blue might not be your colour and perhaps you don’t want this on the walls. Well, there are other calming colours that will complement the blue such as a soft violet or lilac which benefits from a blue base. Then you can, of course, incorporate the blue far more subtly elsewhere in the room.
You could get yourself a nice comfy bed from Divan Beds Centre – an ottoman is ideal as you can hide away all the clutter. However calm the colour makes you feel, a cluttered room will definitely start to counteract that. Then, choose a beautiful blue bedding set complete with throw and scatter cushions. This creates the perfect tranquil space to sink into for a peaceful night’s sleep.
So, what are you waiting for? Get some blue in your bedroom and make it a space that allows you to escape your busy life and calms your mind. A room that allows you to fully relax and rejuvenate, ready to do it all again tomorrow.