Sleep is a beautiful, wonderful thing. It’s essential for the healing of our bodies. A good night’s sleep feels incredible and one way to amplify this feeling is to create a sanctuary of a space in which to fall asleep… and one in which to wake come morning.
It’s a lot of fun to create a cozy space for sleeping – and you’ll notice a difference immediately. I like to call my sleeping area The Nook, and although I never, ever want to leave it, I always seem to wake up feeling refreshed and excited for the day ahead. Here are some ways to create a nook of your own.
Some spaces are cozy by nature, like the corner of a room or a spot with a low, angled ceiling. Placing your bed in a spot like this creates instant coziness. If that’s not possible for you, though, you can create a comfy area on your own by hanging curtains around your bed, almost like you’re in a tent. I also use just a mattress on the floor – no bed frame. To me, being close to the floor feels snug as well.
Pillows = coziness. And pillows with different textures = extra coziness. Crochet and velvet are my go-to textures. I also choose bedding in natural, earthy tones like moss green, mustard yellow, and pale blue.
Bringing in touches of real nature is another awesome way to create a sleeping sanctuary. I have plants in macramé hangers above the foot of my bed and a thick birch branch next to a big palm that hangs over the side of my bed. I always feel like I’m entering the jungle as I climb under the covers – and waking up among plants is even more magical.
Nothing induces relaxation quite like scents can. Surround your sleeping area with incense, perfume oils, and pillow sprays made of calming, grounding scents like lavender, sandalwood, and jasmine. I actually just got the Fat & The Moon Dreamweaver Mist as a gift, and I’m in love! Light a stick of incense, douse yourself with a bit of oil, and spritz your sleeping area before you get under the covers, and you’ll drift off into the most peaceful sleep in no time.
Finish off your space with some personal details, whether it’s a wall hanging you made or some photos of memories that make you smile. This is your space, and it should feel uniquely you.
Sleep well, babes.