Your bedroom should be an inviting sanctuary that facilitates restful sleep and overall well-being. By prioritizing comfort, controlling light and noise levels, and adding personal touches, your bedroom can become a cozy retreat.
Playrooms can quickly become chaos-inducing sites of confusion and disorder, yet keeping it organized may seem an impossible feat. But with some smart strategies and some creativity you can turn the tide against toy chaos!
Create a Comfortable Temperature
Sleep is of vital importance for babies and toddlers alike, and one way you can ensure they get enough restful slumber is to create an inviting sleeping environment for them. This may mean setting the appropriate room temperature or wearing comfortable clothing during sleep time.
Experts advise setting the perfect sleeping temperature at between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 to 22 degrees Celsius, making sure it doesn’t veer into being either too hot or cold – too hot is a risk factor for SIDS while too cold may lead to discomfort or even shivering during the night, leading to frequent wakeups during sleep and possible awakening.
If the room is too cool, add extra blankets around your baby to help warm them up a bit more. Be wary not to go overboard; too many layers can lead to overheating if bedding doesn’t allow air circulation properly. Without thermometers available, one way you can determine your baby’s comfort level is by gently touching their chest or back; their skin should feel slightly warm but not hot or sweaty.
At home, another way of keeping the room comfortable is using a fan or air conditioner during the daytime. When using a fan, make sure it is placed away from baby’s crib/basinet and does not direct its blow directly at them. In humid climates, consider also installing a dehumidifier.
Establishing the ideal sleeping environment for your infant or toddler is vital not only to their physical and mental wellbeing, but also development and mental well-being. Without enough restful slumber, children cannot think or learn as efficiently and this may have long-term consequences on their life. With proper conditions in place for your child’s development, good sleeping habits can be fostered early on – for more tips to assist your little one get what they need in terms of restful rest check out this helpful guide.
Set Up a Convenient Storage Area
An average person will spend 26 years sleeping and 7 years trying to fall asleep – that’s a lot of time spent in one room! Make your bedroom an inviting, soothing space by keeping decor and furniture clutter-free so it helps facilitate restful slumber when tiredness strikes. No one needs the added frustration of struggling to locate what they need when stressed-out!
Switch up your storage options by opting for open shelving instead of a dresser to store clothing and toys for your baby. Keep these shelves low so they are easily reachable without needing to stand on a chair or stool – this also saves floor space and gives the room the feeling of being bigger!
If your cot or crib offers storage spaces beneath, use baskets or tubs to fill them. Once your child outgrows his or her clothing, place it into larger plastic storage tubs so you can use it again with future kids or sell or donate it.
Use a daybed as a comfy spot for your baby to sleep or nurse while you’re awake, making sure the design doesn’t overwhelm the space. Add storage capabilities with desks with multiple shelves as your child matures.
To create a cozy bedroom retreat, combine textures that work harmoniously to complete your color palette. Textural layers can help focus your attention and soothe nerves – choose natural textures like wood and linen; then layer throw pillows and blankets that feature soothing patterns or colors; finally use natural fragrances in the space so it smells fresh and relaxing.
Another fantastic way to create a relaxing bedroom oasis is by adding green plants or scented candles into the space. Nature has long been known to calm and comfort us; add in a diffuser with relaxing lemon, cedar or lavender aromas for extra reassurance of relaxation! Investing time and thought into these small changes could have hugely positive effects on quality of life!
Create a Quiet Space
If your child struggles to regulate their emotions or is oversensitive to noise and sensory stimulation, or has difficulty processing sensory information, creating a quiet space or cozy corner can be immensely helpful in managing emotions and processing sensory data. This is particularly helpful for toddlers and preschoolers prone to tantrums.
Quiet spaces or cozy corners allow children to escape the bustle of daily life and gain control of their emotions. Playing quietly, reading a book or taking a nap are all activities which help children relax their minds when the world becomes overwhelming. A quiet space should not be seen as punishment or timeout zone; rather it should be encouraged as a means for kids to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors in a healthy manner and become better balanced overall.
Create a peaceful space is simple and inexpensive. A tent, cubby house or teepee can help your child feel safe and cozy; simply move it out when not required. Or use blankets, pillows and soft toys to create the ideal quiet retreat.
Color schemes should be relaxing; shades of blue and green tend to be especially soothing for many children. Soft music may also help, with some children preferring humming or whistling when feeling calm; others might enjoy hearing raindrops or ocean waves lashing against windows and walls as an aid to relaxation.
Add sensory toys to the area for added support, such as chew toys that provide oral input – these can help relax children during a sensory meltdown and can provide essential oral sensory input. Visual elements like star gazing lights, galaxy jars or lava lamps may also provide comforting relief.
Establish a regular quiet time routine with your child so they know what to expect during this period of relaxation, thereby relieving some stress and confusion associated with transitioning between activities. Try practicing relaxation techniques together like blowing up balloons or stretching, before suggesting these practices be performed in their cozy area.
Add Personal Touches
Ambience can have a powerful effect on our mental and physical wellbeing, creating a relaxing space at home can significantly benefit both mental and physical wellbeing. By decluttering, adding plants, adding soft lighting features, and using personal decor accents you can transform your bedroom into a cozy sanctuary.
Your color selections for a high chair cover can have a dramatic effect on how a room makes you feel. Blues and greens tend to induce feelings of serenity while earthy tones bring relaxation into the equation. Whatever colors you select for your bedroom should elicit positive emotions that make you feel safe and cozy.
If you want to create an environment in which your baby can unwind and relax, opt for shades such as white, gray and blue that will lull them to sleep. In addition, choose bedding in soothing patterns or neutral hues that complements the rest of your decor.
Beyond the color and pattern of your bedding, texture and pattern of pillows can add a cozy element to your bedroom. Try mixing and matching different pillow covers to create a look that speaks to your individual style; luxurious throw blankets may further increase comfort levels in your room.
Add warmth and relaxation to your outdoor space by installing a fireplace or lounge seating area into your backyard. Wood burning or electric, your backyard will get that resort-like feeling you desire, along with strings of patio lights, tiki torches or lanterns setting the ambiance and herbs planted in wooden planters around seating areas providing pleasant aromas while you and your family unwind together outdoors.
Maintaining an organized, peaceful playroom can seem like an impossible feat, but with smart strategies and creative vision you can turn a disorganized mess into an oasis for your family. Blogger Molly from Almost Makes Perfect used earthy neutral colors with lots of texture to transform her room from open and airy into cozy yet functional retreat. She included an Amazigh rug as the focal point, tall standing mirror for adding functionality, user-friendly wardrobe selfie setup as well as some well-placed Moroccan poufs as extra seating and added flair – creating cozy yet functional haven!