Your bedroom is truly a personal space in which you can get in touch with the sensual side of yourself. It is a space that offers you the opportunity to express who you are through your decor choices. These decisions are also a key element influencing how relaxed and happy you feel in the space, so make them wisely.
Here are a few important tips on how to make this space irresistably epicurean:
Texture is vital for sensuality
This is especially true for your bedding choices since this comes in direct contact with your bare skin. If you’re planning to spend a lot of time frolicking – and resting – in bed, then it makes sense to kit your bed out with luxury bedding that not only feels great, but is also kind to your skin.
Natural fabrics are essential to ensure comfort and yet still offer textural variation that will help enhance the sensual experience. High quality Egyptian Cotton in a sateen weave is satin smooth to the touch, while true linen is feather light with a handsome texture.
Comfort really is key
First off, is your mattress comfortable? If you’re finding any sagging in your mattress, it’s time to consider investing in a new one. A good mattress is the foundation for great rest, so don’t compromise.
Controlling temperature is the next item on the comfort agenda and it need not be high tech. To start off, place a rug beneath the bed to insulate the bed area from any cold air coming up from the floor, and so that your bare feet don’t have to come into contact with any cold flooring as you climb into bed. Even if your bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting, adding a rug beneath the bed creates a feeling of luxuriousness, helping to highlight the bed as the main feature of the room.
Next up, opt for black-out curtains in your bedroom as this will enable you to shut out the world at any time of the day, control the room temperature more effectively and turn your bedroom into a cosy personal sanctuary.
Two different sets of pillows, each of different densities give you the option of more or less support depending on your bedtime activity.
Throw out the distractions
Be strict with yourself and keep phones, tablets, laptops and even televisions out of the bedroom.
We’ve heard it many times before, but it’s worth hearing again: the glowing screen light from electronics has a significant impact on your body’s ability to rest. Not to mention that if your device keeps lighting up with notifications, you’ll struggle to stay focused on the sensual experiences in your bed.
Add a sensual touch
The bedroom is meant to offer a serene ambience to help you leave everyday worries at the door, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have some character. While your dominant colour palette might be tranquil tones, throwing in a few brighter colour references will help keep things stimulating and sensual. Opt for removeable colour pops such as scatter cushions, throws or blankets.