In the ever-changing environment, we find ourselves to be in, it is now more important than ever to look after our mental wellbeing.

Creating a haven to escape too, that promotes mindfulness and evokes a space of calm is the perfect starting point. But for many people, like myself, the process of falling asleep is elusive at best and downright frustrating at worse. Even the notion that the bed could be a place to practice a type of peaceful mindfulness can come as a revelation.

With interior bloggers and Instagrammers aplenty, it is easy to fall down a rabbit hole of house envy-inducing photos whilst finding inspiration and products perfect for creating your very own zen. So where do we start?

How to choose the right colour

If you were to think of a time you were most relaxed, where would you be? What colours surround you? For many, colours that connect to nature are often the most mindful. Blue and Green shades bring a sense of calm whilst inviting the great outdoors in. These natural tones are an effective reminder to take a deep breath in and be calm in the moment.

Crafted from solid oak and veneers with a beautiful aged finish and natural linen upholstery on the beds. Hand carved detailing finishes off this classic range.

Incorporating different textures

Crisp neutral linen adorned with a sumptuous quilted throw and plump cushions is sure to give a bed that welcoming feel. Natural wood finishes found here in the Camille coupled with a neutral linen headboard are perfect for a mindful home, complimenting the above colours and connecting to nature perfectly.

Soft and tactile are key to promoting a soothing and comforting space to find solace in.

…and finally, adding accessories

When accessorising your bedroom ensure the items are complementary in colour and texture and evoke a calming and nurturing atmosphere. A large statement lamp can command a bedside and be a great focal point but ensure the lighting is soft. Live plants are key as they help purify the air and have never been more popular in the interiors scene. Think tumbling string of hearts coupled with full and vibrant ferns to add life and texture to the room.

And no bedside would be complete without a good book. Reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation. Research has found that reading brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm and that regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers!

I think it might be time to expand my current library which consists of ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ courtesy of my small people. Whilst I may reach a trance-like state after the 1675th time reading them I’m just not sure it’s pleasurable! Perhaps a little trip to Waterstones may be in order this weekend.

Until next time…