Mama, you need a calming bedroom retreat


March 14, 2023

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Welcoming Penny into our lives was such an incredible experience! And, after all the planning and praying, wishing and hoping; the stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion (ohmygahh the exhaustion!) that came along with being a new mom was humbling. 

Jerry and I spent countless hours decorating Penny’s nursery. However, we did nothing to prepare our own bedroom for this transition. Creating a beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, serene, and cozy space for yourself before welcoming your baby is essential for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being and it’s something I wish we had done before her arrival! Let me explain. 

main bedroom suite
The before: our lackluster bedroom
Main bedroom retreat
The after: our cozy bedroom retreat
  1. Rest. Recovery. Repeat.

Sleep is crucial for new moms, especially during the first few months after delivery. [Did I already mention the exhaustion?!] A comfortable and peaceful bedroom can help you get the rest you need to recover from childbirth and adjust to your new role as a mom. Cozy blankets, loads of pillows, and room-darkening curtains can make getting back to feeling like yourself a little easier. 


You need curtains.

so plush
Master bedroom retreat
peep those curtains!
Master bedroom reading nook
a cozy reading nook
  1. Bonding With Baby

A cozy armchair, a soft rug, and a well-placed Boppy can transform your bedroom into another comfortable oasis where you can spend quality time with your little one. Set up a bedroom corner with burp cloths, books, and a small lamp with a low-watt bulb for those midnight feedings and round-the-clock cuddles. 

  1. Don’t Sleep on Your Self-Care

As a new mom, it’s essential to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. Your main bedroom can become a peaceful oasis where you can practice self-care activities such as reading, stretching, or napping. It seems impossible to take care of your new baby and yourself in the early days [I know, I did a shitty job of the latter!] but taking a few minutes every day to do something you enjoy will benefit everyone in your home.

  1. Your Sleep Impacts Your Overall Health

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and it’s important to create a space that reflects your personality and makes you feel good. We never redecorated our bedroom after I moved in 6 years ago. I think we’ve just been waiting to move to our forever home which, in hindsight, is so dumb! Now, our bedroom is a beautiful and luxurious retreat. I never want to leave [it’s a problem in the morning!] and it has helped my health greatly over the last 6 months because I actually sleep now – it’s just so damn comfortable! And, boy, do I wish I had had the adjustable bed frame back with P was born! Gamechanger.

  1. Family Time!

Our bedroom has become a fun and cozy space for family time. We all pile into the bed and read books, watch a movie, or just relax [Kidding! I have a 3-year-old! There’s no relaxing]. A comfortable bed, soft blankets, and plush pillows create the perfect environment for that Sunday morning snuggle sesh.

I’m here to tell you that you should prioritize a main bedroom retreat N-O-W. It upgraded our home and lives in ways I never imagined possible. I only wish I had done it sooner!

And, you’re in luck! Bedrooms are my thing!

Send me an email or comment below on how we can work together to design your bedroom retreat!

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