Restful Retreat: The Materials to Use in Your Bedroom

Restful Retreat: The Materials to Use in Your Bedroom
Jan 24 2019

People rely on the comfort of their bedroom to help them recharge and prepare for the next day. This space should be welcoming and tranquil so that sleep comes easily. Custom designing a bedroom is worth the extra effort because this space is where many people spend a considerable amount of time.

Select Soothing Walls

Wall coverings always make a huge visual impact. The finish materials chosen for a bedroom should feel soothing and tranquil. The finish material can include painted walls, wood, or wallpaper but avoid bright colors or overly busy patterns. Some colors choices to consider are soft blues, green, or beige.

Look for stylish wall solutions if exterior noise is a concern. Mounting tapestries on the wall is an effortless way to muffle sound coming from outside the bedroom or house. Another possibility is to invest in acoustic soundproof panels to mount to the backs of existing artwork.

Keep Draperies Simple

Window treatments in a bedroom should block light, keep out chilly air and protect your privacy. A pair of lined drapes offers all these benefits and may even help to block out some of the outside noise too. Draperies are also easy to open wide during the day to allow in the sunshine.

Consider the use of luxurious materials like velvet and silk in a low-traffic room like a bedroom. Homeowners that allow pets in the bedroom will want to consider washable and durable materials instead like linen, cotton, or a high-quality synthetic fiber.

Remember to only use lined silk drapes in the windows because the UV rays from the sun fades silk. Wash the drapes by hand to protect the lining and hang them dry.

Soften Your Steps

Wood and tile floors are easy to clean and have a modern and stylish appearance, but they are noisy to walk across and cold on bare feet. Many people avoid carpet due to allergy issues, but there are ways to have warmth without sneezing.

Low-pile carpets have shorter fibers, so they trap less dust and other allergens. Synthetic fabrics like polypropylene, polyester, or nylon do not allow mold growth. Severe allergy sufferers may still have problems with these materials, so a few area rugs rather than a full carpet may be a safer solution.

Soft coverings on the floor lower noise levels too. The use of rugs is even more important in large rooms with lofty ceilings because noises often echo in these spaces. A few small areas rugs are usually enough to prevent the echo and soften the sound of footsteps in the room.

Cover the Bed

Cotton is a convenient bedding material because it is soft, lightweight, and easy to wash and dry. The fabric prevents overheating because it is also breathable, so perspiration can evaporate. Organic cotton is free from dyes and other chemicals that may irritate allergies. Flannel is an excellent form of cotton for the winter when people need more warmth.

Wool is also a good choice for winter. The density of wool makes it a great insulator, and wool absorbs perspiration from the skin so the body stays dry. Merino wool is soft and does not feel itchy against the skin.

Linen and silk are luxurious but not the right choice for everyone. Linen is exceptionally breathable and lightweight, so it is a desirable fabric for summer. Silk is also lightweight and soft but is surprisingly warm.

Unfortunately, silk is easily stained and is not machine washable and linen wrinkles. Avoid both fabrics if dry cleaning or ironing bedding seems undesirable.

Contact us if you are ready to redo your bedroom into the retreat of your dreams. At D. Schultz Interiors, our experts will help you to get everything you need in a pattern and color you love.