solitude, calmness, protection. If I could
take you to the perfect bedroom, it would
be large, but feel cozy; it would be lit
and warmed by the rays of the sun.
we are tired, we find ourselves curled
up underneath a favorite quilt. When we
awake, we want to feel refreshed and renewed.
When we are sick, we want to to feel comforted
by our surroundings. When we escape to
our bedroom, we want to feel relaxed;
we want to remember the feeling of tranquility.
often hard for us to find this calmness
and peace in a place where we spend frustrating
hours awake. Our nightstand is peppered
with bottles of pills for pain and even
for sleep. With just a few changes, you
can redecorate or rearrange your bedroom,
making it efficient and a place where
you can find the serenity that a bedroom
a quality mattress. Shop around. Ask your
friends what name brand they have and
if they like it. Buy something that will
a comforter for your bed that will not
only bring you warmth, but also comfort.
It will define the style of the room,
so make sure you're going to want to look
at it for a long time.
a quality pillow to sleep on and other
pillows to cuddle with. Lots and lots
of pillows will also give you that decorator's
a bedside lamp that is touch sensitive.
It will save you from stretching and fumbling
a dresser that has rolling drawers. Make
sure the handles are easy to grasp; change
them if they aren't.
a pretty basket near the bed. Put your
heating pad, massage aids, etc. here.
a Bible, a good book and your journal
near the bed for those times you can't
go to sleep. If you can't sleep, it's
always better to do something than to
just lie there.
a small water pitcher. Having this on
your bedside table will make taking medications
a flashlight by your bed. If you have
to get up in the middle of the night and
don't want to wake anyone else up, this
will come in handy.
a cozy robe and slippers. You may want
to put a hook on the back of your door
so the robe is easily available.
an alarm clock nearby. If you don't like
to be jolted awake, alarm clocks are available
that wake you by simulating a sunrise
or by playing pleasant sounds.
a telephone near the bed. Find one that
has programmable buttons in case of an
a lap-desk or book holder nearby. You
may get tired holding a book, and a book
holder can make all of the difference.
you're stuck in bed for a few days, keep
some note cards by your bed. If you feel
bad, try cheering someone else up.
something that brings back good memories.
Whether it's a doll, a trophy, or a jar
of shells, display something that brings
a smile to your face when you see it.
yourself with pleasant scents. Try an
aromatherapy candle or some potpourri.
your favorite photographs. Get those pictures
out and put them where you can enjoy them.
Indulge yourself with frames that you
your favorite quotes. When you find something
that inspires you, frame it!
a chair that is easy to get in and out
of. Whether you're putting on your shoes
or just need to rest, a comfortable wicker
chair can be wonderful to sink into.
canopy bed, throw pillows and pretty curtains
can add some flair and a romantic feel.
Decorate with soft fabrics and colors.
Make sure your room is at a comfortable
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