My dream bedroom is filled with natural light and natural materials – wood, stone, neutral colours, plush textiles, a bit of greenery – ahhhh, wouldn’t that be nice? It would be a treat for all of the senses, simple, yet luxurious; practical, yet aesthetically pleasing. There would be a gentle scent of fresh linen, the crispest of white sheets and…
Oh, WHO the heck am I kidding here?
In reality my bedroom is dark, cold, filled with boxes of stuff I have nowhere to store, and a bit more cat hair than is healthy, lol, but I do have much fun planning what I’d do if time, space and funds permitted.
Here are a few bedrooms that fill me with peace and delight:
All images via Pinterest
I’ve read many times that one’s bedroom should be kept as a place of sanctuary, for sleep and sex only, and well, as I get very little of either (OMG, did I just say that?) I guess it’s no surprise that mine has ended up as the place where I work and is piled high with crochet supplies, folded, clean clothes and a dizzying assortment of unmatched shoes.
I know, I know, this crazy, messy, overcrowded space is probably responsible for, in many ways, my stress, insomnia and total LACK of sanctuaryness (yes, it’s a word, because I just used it). A few months ago I had a hankering for a bit more minimalism in my life and read a couple of fabulous books on the topic, the best of which was Minimalism: Leo Babauta and How To Live a Minimalist Life which I highly recommend if the subject interests you. I admit I didn’t really follow many of his suggestions at the time, but the urge has risen in me once again, so I’m feeling a big decluttering session coming on! This will, of course, have to be immediately followed by a shopping spree… See? I’ve failed already, lol!
I do love a beautiful home, but with 3 kids (even big ones), 2 cats and a very naughty beagle, I do find myself wistfully saying out loud “This is why we can’t have nice things” at least 5 times a day. Sigh – maybe one day, hey?
Do you have a space in your home that is your sanctuary? If so, I’d love to see a photo, feel free to share in the comments below. Same if you’ve got any tips for a total packrat who sort of, kind of wants to declutter!
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