How to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Relaxing and Restful Oasis

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Vacations are wonderful, but who hasn’t muttered the phrase, “I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed” at some point? Home is where our bed is, which means our bedroom should be a spot for restful sleep—unless maybe you have a newborn or a toddler newly transitioned to a big kid bed. But overall, our primary bedrooms are best used for morning snuggles, evening rituals, and a good night’s sleep.

However, our bedrooms can also be easily overtaken by kid stuff, piles of clothes, or errant socks. Like any other room in the house, it doesn’t take much time for a bedroom to become disorganized and feel a little bit chaotic which is not exactly the best environment for a restful sleep. But there are a few ways to turn your bedroom into a more relaxing oasis. Read on for five tips to help.

 

1. Support Your Bedtime Ritual With Reminders

Much like our littles thrive on routines, having a bedtime ritual can send a signal to our bodies that it’s time for sleep. Whether you have a 10-step nighttime skincare routine or you just brush your teeth and hit the lights, the act of going through the same steps each night develops a consistent ritual.

In his popular book, Atomic Habits, James Clear writes that “mak[ing] the cues of good habits obvious and visible” is one way to get them to stick. For example, if you want to remember to do a few yoga stretches at night, place a yoga mat in plain view near your bed. Want to remember to floss? Keep a spool right next to your toothbrush on the bathroom counter. For me, I want to take care of my skin head to toe, so on top of my facial skincare routine, I add body care to my bedtime ritual right before I hit the sheets by using Social CBD.

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Plus, it includes a calming aromatherapy blend of Lavender, Bergamot, and Chamomile—the perfect scents for drifting off to sleep.

I leave it on my nightstand as a visible reminder to put it on before I get into bed.

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Amazon | Hatch

Hatch Restore

The perfect companion for nighttime rituals—the Hatch Restore combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock into one smart sleep assistant.

 

2. Keep Your Space Uncluttered

To any mom who has moved the pile of clean laundry from her bed to the chair nearby instead of putting it away, I see you (I am you). But attempting to keep our bedrooms uncluttered sets us up for rest so much better than having reminders of tomorrow’s chores sitting nearby.

In the viral “Make Your Bed” commencement speech from a few years back, US Navy Admiral William H. McRaven spoke of the power of making your bed each day, “[even if you have] a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made,” he said, “…and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow could be better.” If you only do one thing to tidy your bedroom each day, make your bed. If you want to add a few more steps to easily tidy the space, here are a few products to help.

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Courant

Wireless Charging & Accessory Tray

Add this wireless charging station to your nightstand as a catch-all that also works as a charger and an organized drop spot for your jewelry, watch, or other small items.

4 colors available

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Amazon

Cotton Laundry Hamper

Disguise your laundry hamper as a pretty home decor accent. This cotton rope hamper looks more expensive than its price tag.

multiple sizes available

3. Choose the Right Layers

Some people are hot sleepers, sweating through pajamas and sheets any time the thermostat registers over 70, while others like feeling tucked in under layers of bedding or weighted blankets. Some people use only duvets and avoid top sheets, and others have throw pillows and body pillows perfectly positioned each night. There are even some people who swear by the same pillow they’ve had since childhood (or maybe that’s just my husband).

Regardless, the right layers for sleep can vary based on room temperature and preferences, so it helps to understand your own ideal bedding environment. Fabrics like cotton or linen are naturally more breathable while synthetic fabrics like polyester are often budget-friendly but trap heat. Here are some layers to consider for a good night’s sleep.

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Parachute Home

Cloud Cotton Quilt

Made of 100% Turkish cotton, this airy quilt is perfect for summer-weight sleeping.

multiple colors available

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Lunya

Weighted Sleep Mask

This weighted sleep mask is described as "straight out of a lullaby" since it is noise-reducing, washable, and just heavenly.

3 colors available

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Target

Modal Pajamas

These super-soft lightweight pajamas are an editor favorite in this classic black stripe.

sizes XS - XXL

 

4. Be Intentional With Lighting

Banish bright overhead lights from your bedroom, especially as it gets close to bedtime. Instead, opt for some ambient lighting. Bedside table lights or mounted sconces with lower wattage bulbs add style and just enough lighting to your bedroom. You could also consider managing morning and evening light with window treatments depending on your preferences—from gentle light filtering options to full-blown black-out shades.

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Wayfair

Swing Arm Light

A bedside sconce is a perfect addition for nighttime reading and bedroom style.

multiple finishes available

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BIOS Lighting

Nightfall LED Light Bulbs

Replace the bulb in your bedside lamp with a BIOS Lighting Nightfall LED bulb to help promote a better night's sleep. The bulbs give off a glow akin to a campfire, mimicking nature's end of the day indoors.

I use these lightbulbs in mine and my kids' bedside lamps.

 

5. Add Personal Touches

Any bedroom can mimic a hotel’s aesthetic, but it’s the personal touches that make a bedroom feel like home. Adding framed family pictures, travel photos, or meaningful artwork to add a warmth no blanket or comforter can replicate.

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Artifact Uprising

Picture Frames

Not only do you get a beautiful frame at Artifact Uprising, but you can also uploaded the photo you want framed, which they'll print on premium paper.

 

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This post was in partnership with Social CBD but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.