It is very important to me that my bedroom is conducive to relaxing. It also gives me a pleasant place to read in bed at night. After about 6 p.m. and my yoga and shower, this is where I am.
My bed is a $35 junk store find from about 5 years ago. I painted it white. Well, most of it. There are places underneath where you rarely see that are still the wood color.
When I’m on the floor doing my yoga stretching, I see lots of places I missed. And I’m quite okay with that!
Perfection is not necessary.
I just recently added a few house plants because they are wonderful for filtering the air you breathe.
Some are better than others for air quality. You can Google and find out which ones you might try for yourself if you’d like.
This is a desktop computer, probably about ten years old now, that I no longer use. I did download my photos on it to edit, but I no longer even do that.
You see, it’s uncomfortable for me to sit with my legs down for more than about an hour. Because due to my ankle injury, the blood flowing down to the ankle makes it throb after about that length of time.
Which is why I work in the living room on the couch with my laptop and my feet up on the ottoman.
I think it is important to have lamps close enough to the bed height that you can actually read with ease. I find that having lamps on most night stands is just not high enough for me.
So my night stands are actually two other pieces of furniture that I painted the same color: Oregano Green by Valspar.
It’s a paint color I’ve used for several years on various furniture pieces. I happen to love this shade of green.
This time of year I typically start reading my Kindle again. Because it is back-lit and I don’t need any lighting.
Thus, without the lamps on, it is cooler and I can turn the air conditioning up for the evening to save a bit on my electricity bill.
However, I do like a little light so I don’t stumble over something when I’m walking. So I plug in my little fairy lights inside the green jar above.
Also on this dresser is my essential oil diffuser. It puts a nice cool spray into the air, which helps Abi’s coughing. I usually add a few lavender drops to the water inside the diffuser.
On the wall I have magazines to thumb through. And below that I have books I need to review but haven’t yet read.
I have a small TV opposite the bed that I occasionally watch, but the photo came out blurry so I left it out.
During the regular season I like to watch Law & Order SVU on Wednesday nights. Occasionally I will have CNN on for a bit before I settle down to read. Or maybe Law & Order reruns if I don’t feel like reading.
I’m not much of a TV watcher. I would rather read.
I know a mound of pillows makes the bed look pretty. But it’s not how I live.
All the pillows you see above are ones I actually use while sleeping.
I have the one small decorative pillow that I like to put my arms around while sleeping. It is an odd shape because I made it myself. It is covered with an envelope-style pillow cover that I also sewed.
My bed pillows are from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
My neck is partially fused from a car accident years ago, so it is important to me to have the right pillows that elevate my neck comfortably.
These pillows were not cheap. But they are the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever owned. They were suggested to me by someone who was trained in such things at their store.
Before I bought these pillows, I would pick up pillows that were about $5 a piece. As you know, you get what you pay for.
These were nearly $40 each. It sounded like a humongous amount and I almost backed out of buying them last summer. I just couldn’t see paying that much.
But the employee told me to try them out, and I could bring them back and get my money back if I wasn’t totally satisfied. So I had nothing to lose.
I was totally satisfied!
The great thing with these particular pillows is that I only need one under my head for actual sleeping. I typically use the other one between my knees to keep my spine straight.
Prior to using these pillows, I had to use two pillows and stagger them under my neck to sleep comfortably. It was a pain to get them staggered just right and they shifted position all night.
I’ve had these pillows about a year now. And their shape has not changed one bit. Love them!
I’ve read that many people leave their bedrooms as the last room in their home to decorate or pay special attention to.
It is important to make your bedroom your oasis, because you spend about a third of your life there.