Creating the Perfect Relaxing Bedroom

I was asked to share my best tip for creating the perfect relaxing bedroom. You can read it at The Mattress Insider along with the wisdom of my other design professionals.

“My best tip for creating the perfect relaxing bedroom is to avoid having a television set or work space in the bedroom. The bedroom should be a place of rest, calm and relationship with partners and family. Televisions and work spaces bring the “real world” into the oasis – and nobody needs that!”

“I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

I truly believe that there doesn’t need to be a tv in a bedroom. We’re already stuck on our phones anyway!

Here are a few of the bedrooms I’ve done over the years.

trurobedroom relaxing bedroom

dusburygardenhometwinbeds relaxing bedroom

304_Beacon-St-Bedroom_1500-M relaxing bedroom

LMDS Nook Cottage BR wide relaxing bedroom

_25I5025 relaxing bedroom

And some design concepts I’ve put together for my virtual design clients:

LMDS Bedroom 1

LMDS Bedroom 3

LMDS Bedroom 4

Linda Merrill bedroom drapery wall full open blackout window treatments wide placement relaxing bedroom

“Moments before sleep are when she feels most alive, leaping across fragments of the day, bringing each moment into the bed with her like a child with schoolbooks and pencils. The day seems to have no order until these times, which are like a ledger for her, her body full of stories and situations.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Please enjoy more photos of my work here.

xoxo Linda

9 thoughts on “Creating the Perfect Relaxing Bedroom”

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