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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Way's to make your room a Sanctuary

The master bedroom should be a space that couples (or indeed a single person) should function as a sanctuary. I place to escape the day's stresses and ultimately the kids! Whatever the size of your room it should evoke that instant hygge feeling, one that makes you go "ahhh".

The word sanctuary is defined as a place of refuge, a place that you seek to take comfort and timeout in. When planning your master bedroom, its really important to figure out what is important to you, what gives you that "ahh" feeling. What do you see when you first open your eyes in the morning? Is it something that inspires you? Gives you that get up and go? If not, why not?
Refuge also means it's a place to nurture you, to make time for you and your needs. A space free from distraction. No laundry. No work. No computers. No kids toys. Yes, a room free from those annoying children toys that have overtaken the rest of your house. Your room should be a space for you.

The bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the room (home, even). It a place you spend the most time in and if it's not right it can really generate negative feelings. Our current mattress is awful and it's really becoming an issue for us. We're desperately wanting another memory foam mattress like our last one.
How you dress the bed is equally important and again, it's down to your personal preference. Traditionally, for that hygge feeling, you may want to opt for cosy blankets/throws and lots of cushions for added texture and warmth. Though, of course, this isn't to everyone's taste. My husband hates a "pointless cushion", so instead, we have some larger pillows that my husband prefers, which still makes the bed look cosy - keeping the husband happy too.

Colour schemes, again completely down to your preference and what you want from your room. Opting for a darker shade brings a lot of calm and relaxation, a deep grey is perfect for this, very elegant too. If you prefer a get-up and go feeling when you wake then opt for a lighter shade, which is what we've done in ours. Essential when you've got kids really!

For furniture, mirrored furniture has made somewhat of a comeback and with some absolutely incredible designs like Zurleys mirrored furniture, it's not hard to see why. They can make a feature within a room and are a fabulous alternative to your usual offerings. One of the biggest benefits of opting for mirrored furniture is the fact that it visually expands the space. Again if you love hygge, soft lighting in the room will then be gently reflected off the furniture and really adds to the ambience in the room.

I would love to know whether your bedroom is your sanctuary or whether it's been invaded by the kids? Ours is still very much our space, even if they do raid it in the mornings. To be honest, we wouldn't have it any other way.

Mummy B xoxox

Sanctuary at home Hygge feeling

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