Build Your Bedroom Sanctuary - Pier 1


The bedroom is your special corner of the world where you can unwind and recharge. So you deserve a dreamy oasis where you feel relaxed and inspired. These ideas will help you transform your bedroom into your exclusive sanctuary. 

Create Coziness

You deserve to have a bed you look forward to tucking into each night. Whether you’re sleeping, reading, or just relaxing, your bed should be comfortable and supportive. Creating your ideal sleeping space begins with the right mattress and a beautiful bed.  

Comfy Mattress

Trying to decide between an innerspring mattress and memory foam? Maybe this will help. 

An innerspring mattress is often firmer with a bouncier feel. If you are a stomach sleeper, an innerspring may give you the support you need.  

Memory foam mattresses are denser and are great for side sleepers or if you have a partner who tosses and turns all night. 

Your Best Bed

Your bed is the most significant piece of furniture in the room, so it will set the tone for your bedroom’s style. Choose a headboard, upholstered bed, or platform bed you love, then use the style to inspire the rest of your design choices.  

Layer on the Luxury

When it comes to selecting your bedding, deciding if you should go with a quilt, comforter, or duvet may come down to your design. 

Quilts are typically lightweight and made from cotton or cotton blends. They’re a good choice in the summer and for a second layer in the winter. Because they lend themselves well to casual design, if your bedroom decor is coastal, farmhouse, or boho, a quilt may be just what you’re looking for. 

Comforters are one of the most popular choices for bedding and are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, styles, and fabrics. Comforters are an excellent choice if you’re looking for bedding that’s soft, easy to care for, and comes in a set.

Duvet covers slip over a plain white down or down alternative comforter, then button, tie, or zip at the bottom. Available in a wide variety of styles and fabrics, duvets are the most versatile option and will look great in a modern, sophisticated bedroom. 

Organize Your Oasis

Keeping your sanctuary clutter-free will help you clear your mind and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Carefully choose pieces that provide you with the storage space you need to tuck everything away. 

A nightstand with storage will give you a place to stash your books or slippers. Placing a storage bench at the foot of your bed will give you space to stash extra linens -- and a handy place to sit while you slip on your socks. Decorative woven baskets keep your throws at the ready and add a touch of texture to your look. 

Soothe Your Senses

Create a calming oasis in your bedroom that satisfies all of your senses by tapping into the powers of color, lighting, aromatherapy, and touchable textures. 

Calming Colors

Choose colors that lend themselves to rest and relaxation like a delicate lilac, blush pink, soft blue, or creamy caramel. 

Soft Lighting 

Soft, warm lighting in your bedroom can help you relax. Consider a chandelier for your overhead lighting to bathe your bedroom in light and add a touch of drama and elegance. A pair of table lamps, sconces, or even pendants over your nightstands provide reading light, relaxing ambiance, and style.  

Sleep-Inducing Scents

Embrace the calming effects of aromatherapy and create a signature scent for your sanctuary. Reed diffusers and room sprays offer worry-free flameless fragrance for your bedroom. Lavender is well-known for its calming effects, but jasmine, bergamot, and chamomile can also help ease your mind and help you sleep better. 

Cushy Textures

Besides choosing super soft bedding, look for more ways to delight your sense of touch. A soft squishy rug to step onto in the morning, a chunky knit throw, or a velvet ottoman offer pleasing surfaces throughout your oasis. 

Express Yourself

Your bedroom is your personal space, where you are free to make it all your own. If you like to escape to your room to read, add a comfortable reading chair where you can curl up. Choose wall art that allows your mind to wander peacefully and decorate with trending pillows in colors and patterns that make you smile. 

Design Your Dreamy Bedroom 

Inspired to create your sanctuary? Start designing the relaxing bedroom of your dreams by browsing through Pier 1. You can find stylish beds, luxurious bedding, and all the accents you need to build your bedroom oasis. 


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