At French Bedroom, we believe that your bedroom should be a haven of tranquillity and relaxation, a place where you can escape the stresses of the day and unwind in both comfort and style. Whether you’re adding some luxury bed linen for better sleep, a fragrance to aid relaxation , or you’re merely searching for calming colour schemes, our team has great tips on how to decorate a calm bedroom sanctuary that evoke a sense of serenity and peace.

"Having been a long-term sufferer with insomnia, I've found lavender spray on my pillow to be a great sleep aid; something about the calming scent instantly relaxes me."

Ben, French Bedroom Finance Director.

Colour Yourself Calm

First and foremost, let's talk about colour. Colour has a powerful effect on our mood and emotions, and choosing the right colour scheme for your bedroom is essential for creating a calming and restful space.

We recommend soft, muted colours that promote a sense of relaxation and harmony. Pale blues and sage greens are both calming, cool tones that are soothing to the eye. Soft pinks and creams are also great options, as they create a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Neutral colours, such as beige, grey, and white, are also popular choices for a calming bedroom. These colours are timeless and elegant and can help to create a sense of balance and harmony in the room. They also provide a great backdrop for other calming elements, such as soft lighting, natural textures, and plants.

"I style my bedroom in sage green and other colours that remind me of nature. Maybe it's because I live in the countryside! A long walk in a green forest has always calmed me down."

Sarah, French Bedroom Social Media Specialist

Use Natural Materials

Natural textures, such as linen, wool, and cotton have a soft and tactile feel that can help to create a sense of comfort and relaxation in the room. At French Bedroom, we’re big fans of using natural wood, rattan, and woven fabrics to enhance your bedroom scheme.

For example, a beautiful wooden bed frame or a set of pure linen bedlinen can add a touch of organic beauty to your bedroom, while a natural jute rug or a soft, quilted cotton bedspread will give cosy and inviting vibes.

Plants are another great way to incorporate natural elements into a calming bedroom scheme. Not only do plants help to purify the air and create a sense of tranquillity, but they also add a natural and organic element to the room.

Consider adding a few potted plants to your bedroom, such as a snake plant, peace lily, or spider plant, to create a calming and inviting atmosphere.

“I have two plants by our bed, one to aide sleep and one to aide waking.
Mother in Law’s Tongue is great to have in a bedroom as it emits a huge amount of oxygen to encourage a consistently restful night.  The other plant I have in my bedroom is a palm that sits right next to our bed. It’s the first thing we see in the morning, filling our hearts with hope and happy holiday vibes.”

Georgia, French Bedroom Founder.

Layer Your Lighting

Soft, warm lighting is ideal for creating a peaceful ambience, while harsh or bright lighting can be jarring and disruptive to the senses. Choose a combination of ambient lighting, such as soft ceiling lights or wall sconces, and task lighting, such as reading lamps or bedside table lamps, to create a layered feel that is relaxing and inviting.

Finally, don't forget about the little details that can make a big difference in creating a calming and restful bedroom. Soft, fluffy pillows and luxury bed linen make a huge difference in your comfort and relaxation, while scented candles or reed diffusers add a touch of aromatherapy to your bedroom experience. Don’t forget those all-important personal touches - family photos, artwork, and sentimental objects will create a sense of familiarity and comfort in your space and make it uniquely yours.

“I find florals in all forms to be very calming. I have our Cherry Blossom artwork on the wall opposite my bed and a white orchid on my windowsill. They both help create a sense of serenity in my bedroom.”

Jo, French Bedroom Buyer Extraordinaire.

Now you know all our tips for how to decorate a calm bedroom sanctuary. By choosing soft, muted colours, natural materials and textures, soft and warm lighting, and incorporating personal touches, you can create a haven of peace and serenity in your own home. So, take a deep breath, let go of your worries, and embrace the calm and beauty of your French Bedroom. Bonne nuit!