Your Villa Magazine - Foothill Cities - May - June 2022

D E S I G N + B U I L D The primary bedroom should be a place for winding down after a long, productive day and waking up after a peaceful night’s rest. It should be a space where you can retreat and refresh; a room where you can leave your troubles and stresses at the door and cozy up in your bed for total relaxation. But does your current design scheme and decor mirror this idea? You may find it more difficult to feel at ease with too many distractions in this space — creating an atmosphere that encourages you to truly make yourself at home starts with reevaluating the current setup and deciding if there’s potential for improvement. Not sure where to get started? Don’t fret. Here are some simple tips for making your primary bedroom more relaxing in the near future: 1. Clean up Sometimes, the simplest act of tidying up can completely transform a bedroom into a more tranquil living space. Take some time to reorganize and declutter your room to let the space breathe and you may find yourself suddenly at ease. This can involve everything from removing clutter from the tabletop surfaces to vowing to make your bed every morning. Tasks that involve reorganization can be the simple fix you need to feel more comfortable. 2. Get rid of potential distractions Your primary bedroom is meant to be a space where you can unwind. The last thing you want to do is compile the space with distractions. We recommend removing furniture that insinuates that the bedroom serves any other purpose than relaxation, such as a work desk or television. 3. Bring in the fresh scents If your primary bedroom is in need of a quick refresh, let sensational scents do the trick. Subtly fragrant candles and fresh flowers can tantalize your senses and bring you peace after a long day in the office. Plus, they can add a touch of luxury to a space that’s potentially lacking elegance. 4. Reconsider your color scheme Perhaps it’s your current room theme that’s making it too difficult to relax. Look around your primary bedroom and decide how your wall color, bedspread, and accents make you feel. Do these decorative elements put you at ease or do they make you feel overstimulated? Calm, tranquil shades of gray or green can bring you peace after a long day, as radiant shades like orange or red may make it difficult to wind down. 5. Don’t forget the room darkening window treatments If you find yourself tossing and turning at night because your room simply isn’t dark enough for total relaxation, it may be time to reevaluate your window treatments. Likewise, if you like to sleep in on the weekends but the sunrise has different plans, a set of room darkening shades can make all the difference. 6. Refresh with new furniture When was the last time you treated yourself to a new collection of primary bedroom furniture? If you find yourself staring at a set that’s moved from one house to another, or you’re simply holding on to a set of antiques passed down from a prior generation, now’s a great time to consider something new and improved. You don’t necessarily have to reinvest your entire setup — perhaps a new headboard and bed size can do the trick. If you’ve been sleeping on a queen-size mattress for as long as you can remember, moving to a king-size bed can be the difference between tossing and turning at night and getting the best night’s sleep. 7. Give Michelle Jett - Decorating Den Interiors a call Revamping your primary bedroom is an exciting endeavor — it gives you an opportunity to improve not only your living space but also your mindset. If you’re having trouble getting started and could use some support or inspiration for the redesign, get in touch with Michelle Jett - Decorating Den Interiors. One of our personal decorators will come to your home to provide a complimentary consultation. During this meeting, your designer will get to know you — gain a better understanding of your personal style and ultimate goals for the end result of your primary bedroom. They will discuss these tips for creating a more relaxing living space and provide additional ideas to ensure your primary bedroom becomes the ideal haven for relaxation. With spring around the corner, now’s a great time to consider a new and improved living space. Don’t do it alone! Contact a design consultant from Michelle Jett - Decorating Den Interiors at 1-877-JettDec (538-8332) today to get the project started. Designing a Primary Bedroom Retreat 22 | YourVilla Magazine