Serenity in the Bedroom
Ever dream of a better night’s sleep? Considering studies say we spend one-third of our lives asleep we should snooze well, but for most of us a solid night’s rest is rare. For a recent segment for NBC’s Today show, I shared my latest finds, hot bedroom trends and clever solutions to hopefully help in adding some zzz’s to your nighttime routine!
1. Ugg Robes, from $78 - 145, nordstrom.com
To kick things off for our Serenity Bedroom, we have co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver in the softest robes possible by Ugg from Nordstrom. Turn one of their signature boots inside out and you essentially have the un-compromised softness of the Duffield jersey or Marlow fleece robe to begin the unwinding. (I mean this Marlow below was so sinkably cushy to the touch, I couldn’t stop petting Hoda’s arm, sorry!)
2. Restorative Sleepwear, from $88, lunya.co
It’s a first: I’m wearing sleepwear on the national airwaves! But Lunya has me covered with this extremely stylish, modern jumpsuit made of Pima cotton that’s super breathable and feels like an ocean breeze. During my test drive it was so comfortable I nearly wore it out the door to go grocery shopping! Several rompers, jumpsuits, separates and colors available.
3. Removable Wall Mural, from $190, minted.com
Change an entire bedroom’s mood from blank walls to soothing works of art with Minted.com’s new Removable Wall Murals. From calm neutrals to relaxing blues, watercolor forests to the new Cotton Candy cloud skyscape we featured in the segment, you’ll transport your haven into a sleep-inducing one. Easy to install, you merely peel off the backing and apply the panels one by one, which can be removed with no damage to the wall! (Detailed instructions on how to apply on minted.com) Comes in various sizes and prices. Pictured below: Cornflower Lake View
4. South Shore Vito Nightstand with Charging Station, $126, homedepot.com
Decompression in the bedroom begins with disconnecting from your devices! This nightstand features a drawer with an inner charging strip station that encourages you to charge your electronics inside the drawer! So plug to recharge, close the drawer and shut out your electronics…and then shut your eyes in peace for your sleeping hours! (Hey, if you use your alarm to wake you up in the morning, just crack the drawer open an inch so you can hear it just before you go to sleep: no biggie.) This item qualifies for free shipping and flexible delivery options including direct home delivery or to the closest store location.
5. Personalized Pillow Set for 2 pillowcases, from $105 + $25 for personalization, hillhousehome.com
Bringing the sweetest personalization to your pillows to set your heads down at night from Hill House Home with their Sure Thing Pillow Sets. Write a short sentiment divided upon these coupled pillows and sit back and enjoy your creative gift of words night after night! You can do a little poetry, a secret love saying between you and your lover or any phrase that makes your heart light. Here we did Hoda’s book title You Are…My Happy and Maria Shriver’s I’ve…Been Thinking. 10 characters for each pillow, 10 font color options, 3 different fonts.
6. Ervét Duvet Bedding System for Couples, from $199, ervétbedding.com
Ever fight your partner for the comforter? Struggle as a couple with two different temperatures under the covers too? (I sleep cold, my husband sleeps hot!) Well here you have the Ervét Duvet, a bedding system connected by magnets that separates into two twin duvets as each couple separately cocoons during the night! Add to this that each duvet can be customized with temperature inserts: here we have ALL SEASON which is a medium weight for those who sleep cold and LIGHTWEIGHT which is lighter for those who sleep hot. 5 duvet system colors. 100-night guarantee.
7. Casper Mattress Topper, from $195, casper.com
Brand new! Luxuriously plush topper adds cult-following Casper’s UBER comfort to any mattress—without having to buy the entire mattress! You gotta give these three layers of premium latex foams a squish! Available size Twin up to California King.
8. Signature Soft Solid Hemmed Sheet Set, 7 colors, from $200, bollandbranch.com
We change our clothes every day, but we lie repeatedly on sheets every night. So we should really invest in them. These Signature Soft sheet set by Boll & Branch—which have a loyal following—are some of the softest linens available, 100% organic, made fair trade and sustainably sourced. Includes: fitted, flat, 2 pillowcases and a reusable laundry bag for storage. (twin and twin XL come with one pillowcase) 100-day guarantee. For a limited time, use code “NBC” at checkout to get 20% off!
9. Super Soft Shearling Rug, $122, pbteen.com
I’ve always loved carpet in the bedroom, but even for those with hardwood floors, consider the benefits of an area rug. It’s plush, sound dampening, warm under foot, relaxing and your toes just want to sink into it at both the start of the morning and at day’s end.
Another option, this Unique Loom Shag Rug above comes in 23 hues and is a best seller on amazon and starts at $18.88. Look for splashes of saturated hues in bedrooms, and area rugs are a great way to achieve this!
10. Floral Burst Chandelier, $499, westelm.com
Statement lighting in the bedroom is a growing trend, and draws our eyes flittingly upwards when so often immediately in the bedroom—our eyes often drift straight to the bed. This Floral Burst Chandelier from West Elm creates dimensional balance within the room and an artistic punch. Tip: make sure the light blubs are diffused and not too bright, creating a soothing energy that makes you sleepy—not energized.
11. Phillips Wakeup Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation, $37.49, amazon.com
We were meant to wake and rise by the light of the sun, but with our modern lifestyles that’s a challenge. This alarm clock by Phillips uses a simulated sunrise that slowly illuminates 30 minutes prior to your alarm to help you gradually and naturally rise using light therapy. It’s been clinically proven to help you wake up feeling more refreshed! You can add to this one of three calming wake up sounds or radio music.
12. White Gardenia Porcelain Diffuser, $69.95, williams-sonoma.com
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool to get the body to calm down and relax. Embrace the light floral fragrances of gardenia, star jasmine and tuberose as you float off to sleep from this stunning porcelain floral diffuser that doubles as room décor exclusively from Williams-Sonoma. Inhale the garden-like transformation of your space. Lasts up to 6 months.
If your bedroom affords the space, create a cozy reading nook where you can unwind with your favorite books during quiet you or family time.
13. Book Nook Armchair, $449, westelm.com
Set the scene with the softest of armchairs, this one literally called the Book Nook!
14. Maisy Side Table, $199, westelm.com
You’ll see a lot of rounded elements in home décor as well as metallics and this Maisy Side Table just hits those two notes perfectly, while holding some of our favorite co-host reads.
15. Lustre Velvet Beanbag Slipcover + Insert, from $138, pbteen.com
I like having plush seating that is inviting for your little ones as invariably they treat your bedroom like their own! Here an inviting PBTeen Beanbag done in a velvet which is one of fall’s hottest textiles, where your child can cuddle up and read or be read to right alongside you.
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