Create an “air of felicity” within your special get-a way room, your serene oasis and place of pampering.
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“Goodnight, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.”
“Good Morning beautiful!”
“Always Kiss me Goodnight.”
“Never go to bed angry…stay up and fight.” 🙂
“Sleep is an art.”
“A well spent day brings happy sleep.”
The ‘bedroom,’ (it’s first known use being 1616,) is a place of intimacy, retreat and of course a place of slumber. It is the perfect place for your favorite colors…Let the color or colors that your heart is the most passionate about, fill your room to overflowing. I like to think of creating a room as likened to a blank, fresh piece of paper… You are the writer, the artist, the designer and are able to create the room that is embedded within your heart into REALITY.
Snuggle up in a garden of dreams…enjoy bright floral linens, eloquent silk sheets or a high thread count of cotton, maybe even in stripes. Quilts, (especially homemade or a gift someone has created for you personally,) add a lot of warmth and are a cozy addition to your secret hideaway. Display all the things that you love and enjoy, a magazine collection, dried floral arrangements, topiary trees, framed photos of friends and family, a Chintz china tea set, ornate mirrors or homemade scrap books and journals.
As you begin creating your bedroom, your place of refreshment, your hermitage and oasis, don’t forget to let your room be enveloped with exquisite aromas… I love lighting my favorite scented candles in our bedroom, (soft fragrances as my husband has a sensitive nose.) Besides the soft glow of our large scented candle , I place a myriad of tea lights, (unscented,) on my bedside table and atop our hutch and antique table. It is very soothing as well as romantic as we watch a movie, read a book , (we both have kindles with lights,) or just sit and talk atop our bed with our piping hot coffee or cozy and delicious, hot apple cinnamon tea.
I love using our room as a private ‘mooring’ from the stresses of my day. The fragrance as well as all the flickering candle light accompanied by our down comforter brings about a calmness, quiet thoughts and tranquility.
I always think of our bedroom as a ‘niche’, a secret place to disengage from my daily chores or ‘To Do’ list. Everyone loves inviting nooks, (especially little kids.) These spaces make us feel safe and secure, all created by our imaginations and its our wondrous place a part from the world. (I remember as a small child building forts in our room, using sheets to make tents and gathering all the flashlights we could find so we could eat, read or tell scary ghost stories with the light shining on our animated faces.) 🙂 We also loved launching and putting together our tree house, nestled within our Brobdingnagian tree in the back yard. It was my brothers and my hideaway and I always felt as if we were on an extraordinary adventure where our thoughts were happy and we didn’t think about school , our troubles, or anything that we didn’t find peaceful.
I love the quote by Hanna Rion. “The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” In my garden, I can get lost…I dream, think deep thoughts, create and design my “little theater in the round.” I liken my time in the garden to my time in our bedroom…always a ‘dallying and leisurely affair.’ I find I always accomplish so much more in my life when I take the time to allow my soul to become calm, quieted and tranquil.
Oh the feeling of ‘total peace.’ Shutting my bedroom door, entering into my blissful sanctuary amidst all the lovely things I adore. In every corner, my favorite colors greet me as well as very special memories, beckoning me to come and ponder for awhile. It is here, I am able to close out the world, read, dream and refresh my soul, allowing my spirit and body to be ready for the next happening in the ‘real world.’ What would we do without our bedrooms?
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