Like my dear husband, it can be a Sunday afternoon and he'll say "Honey, I will be in the family room taking nap".....seriously. For a couple of hours at any given time of the day they can just lay down, or sit up in a favorite chair (like my husband) and close their eyes.......smiling. I think he calls it a "catnap".
Whatever he calls it ........ it's blissful napping at it's best.
Since I was born I have never been able to nap, just ask my mother and my kindergarten teacher, they'll tell you. My mind just wanders, over thinks and can never settle down. Something that I thought would have changed with age, but unfortunately hasn't.
But lets just say that I was like my husband and many of you, and could take a nap in the middle of day. I wonder what would help me close my eyes and not think of the laundry, paying bills and what I was cooking for dinner.
So I started with "neutralizing" my bedroom and changing the color of the walls. Here is the space before some of my nap changing tactics took place. You can see more of the room here.
Don't get me wrong, I love the color that has graced those walls since we moved into the house ( Palladium Blue from Benjamin Moore) but remember...... I am not good at napping so I needed something a bit more soothing and restful. You can read more about my paint and ceiling journey here and my advice for hardwood floors here.
And since I was after calm, I changed my bedding and curtains. I went with all white. Not only does it create an environment of tranquility, this change allows me to introduce color throughout the year..Besides, I need to under stimulate my mind....remember?
And I suppose if I could take a nap sitting in a chair like my husband, my love seat would be just perfect. Sitting there surrounded by all those windows and natural light. Perhaps that's the problem, you think?
Other then the wall color, bedding and curtains everything else remained the same in the room. The total cost for my nap changing tactics came to about $350.00. With most of the cost being in the paint.
And although I have yet to "nap" in my newly decorated space, I can say that I am able to smile when I am looking at my room ....with my eyes open.
I'll be sure to let you know when they are closed.
I have since added some monograms to the pillows on the bed. I made the pillows and went to a local place that monograms. This is less then it would have cost if I ordered the pillow with the monogram on it.
Now I can close my eyes.
So tell me, are you like me or my husband when it comes to napping?
PS- To see more of my home click here.
To be able to lay my head on my pillow each night and thank god for the many blessings in my life.
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