We spend around a third of our lives sleeping and our bedrooms are where we go to read, relax and recuperate from the day’s stress and strains. So it makes sense to ensure that your bedroom is a relaxing haven filled with furniture and accessories that not only suit your tastes, but help to create a calming, relaxing atmosphere. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you create a tranquil space in your home. You’ll be enjoying a good night’s sleep in no time!

Mix up traditional style

Adding a touch of traditional style to your home is easy – look for solid wood furniture and classic shapes. Solid oak furniture with a painted ivory finish is ideal to keep your bedroom feeling light, bright and airy. Of course, you don’t have to stick with ivory; pastel colours such as duck-egg blue or mint green look great too. Rich colours and ombre paint are two top trends for summer 2014, according to Bettaliving.co.uk. You can paint your new furniture or pick up vintage pieces and give them a new lease of life!

Bright and beautiful

Bold, bright colours are great at any time of year but are an interior design trend for summer 2014. According to House and Garden , bright colours are back this season – don’t be afraid of using them when it comes to furniture as well as decorating! For a subtle way to incorporate this trend into your bedroom, add brightly coloured bedside cabinets to a white or neutral room or a vibrant pink or blue dressing table. Think primary colours and bold shades of green, red, pink, blue and yellow for the coolest results!

Keep it Unique

Bespoke furniture in Bristol providers http://simonkohnfurniture.co.uk are one of many businesses out there that can manufacture and supply bespoke furniture for your home. Dark wood, minimalist handles (or no handles) on chests of drawers and clean lines help to give your bedroom a contemporary feel. It’s best to stick to neutral decor with this type of look as the contemporary style also lends itself well to minimalism. Choose low bed frames with metal feet and opt for laminate or wooden flooring rather than carpets.

It’s all about the accessories

Remember that whatever style of furniture you choose, you can add some of your personality to your room – and make it a more relaxing space – with accessories such as candles, cushions and soft furnishings. Why not get creative and create your own cushion covers, invest in an oil burner to burn scented oils for a calming atmosphere or buy some bespoke curtains for the perfect finishing touch? Follow our handy tips and you may find it harder than usual to get out of bed in the morning; your bedroom will become a haven of relaxation and the perfect retreat after a busy day at the office. You don’t need to spend a fortune; just a few simple pieces can transform the look and feel of the most important room in your home.