As I mentioned in my last, slightly depressing post (sorry about that) I wish I would have and could continue to SLEEP more and make it a priority. It has actually made it to the top of my new year’s resolutions the past 4 or 5 years in a row. As a mom of little ones, and a recovering night-owl/insomniac, I haven’t battled anything more physically and psychologically destructive in my life. Mostly because it takes so much time to recover from. *I am so grateful that I am one of the lucky ones so far that haven’t had to deal with any serious health threat nor have my immediate family members* But not getting enough rest is a mother*****r. As I was becoming this monster of a woman inside and out, all I could think of outside of the hormonal changes was this has to be caused from not sleeping! I was useless most days. Not just tired everyday, I was simply exhausted to the point where you think, “If humans can die from exhaustion, I only have minutes to live”. Where moments had been, memories did not remain. Where rosy cheeks once sat, now were dull, sunken eyes, wrinkles and acne. I was completely inarticulate most of the time- at work and home. I couldn’t seem to hold a thought before it slipped away forever, and I was hyper-emotional and somewhat depressed. Sleep is so incredibly crucial to your well being, folks, and I found a great article that affirmed my suspicion that lack of sleep is the root of everything bad in your life! Make it a priority before it’s too late, or you’ll end up like the people in the 90’s “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs” campaign, dancing around the streets or an asylum. Or in my case having weekly breakdowns in my closet. My friends and I now joke, “Like, are you crying-in-the-closet tired?? Or just sleepy today?”
Any-who, to get quality Zs, you need to be comfortable, obviously! Invest in a great mattress and take the time to analyze what your body needs. I.e. Back problems, joint pain, side or stomach sleeper? All of these play a part in choosing a mattress. But you also want to be comfortable aesthetically and create a space that is calming on the eyes. This is different for everyone. Many people like to use shades of blues and whites to create an etherial or beachy surrounding, others prefer to retreat to dark walls and extra cozy linens with layers of soft textures. I, myself, want the space to reflect me as a person, with colors I love, easy breathing fabrics and interesting pieces but nothing too fussy or ornate. Hopefully we’ll be updating our bedroom this year, so I’ve been keeping an eye out on Pinterest and Insta for some inspiration. I always need a little black, white, blonde or washed woods and definitely shades of blue!
I put together a little mood board pulling out a little here and there from my inspo photos. Don’t think I’d leave out that dream catcher from Solstice Design Studio! I’d also keep 3 walls white (Sherwin Williams Pure White) and repaint the accent wall behind the headboard Sherwin Williams Frosted Denim or Bracing Blue. It is SW Naval, in it’s current state. I love it, but think I’m ready for something softer 🙂
We’ll also have to make room for one of these Philo plants, which this article claims to reduce stress and boost relaxation within the home. We have decent light in our bedroom, so fingers crossed I can keep it alive!
Sources for the Bedroom Mood Board:
- Duvet (paired w/ crisp white sheets)
- Shams & Quilt
- Dream Catcher
- Vases & more vases
- Photo frames
A good friend of mine is also updating their master bedroom and has asked me for some advice. She is loving aqua tones and a more traditional look throughout their home. I threw this together and haven’t shown her yet, but here’s what I’m thinking the surroundings might look like while squeezing in a little grown up quiet time (or while beating each other snoring) Let’s be real.
Sources for this room concept:
So often we make the bedroom our last priority. Let’s stand up for master bedrooms everywhere, and more importantly, your right to sleep! Put your Z’s first and do whatever it takes to make that happen! Wishing you restful nights and healthy, productive days 🙂