Is there anything sweeter than sleeping in on the weekend? (If there is, we're hard-pressed to think of it). Although decent shut-eye is, itself, a fickle friend, there's no denying that one's immediate surroundings can positively (or negatively) impact our mental and physical health. Carving out a tranquil enclave in which to enjoy long, restorative sleep is really as easy as making a few simple tweaks to your own bedroom situation—just take your cues from the following five peaceful bedrooms, and let the snoozefest begin.
Chic & Undone
This pared-down, peaceful primary bedroom inspires the blissed-out vibe we covet. There's really nothing else but a bed to keep your mind on the task at hand. Strategically messy beds are where it's at, too. This chicly-disheveled, undone bed looks outrageously comfortable because it's covered with crinkly linen bedding; we could laze away the day in this tangle of touchable bedsheets. Now, who's up for an afternoon catnap?
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Large, wide-open bedrooms must be furnished with a careful eye on scale and function. Fill the space with hulking pieces and ruin the open-air vibe; opt for a pared-down approach and it runs the risk of appearing too sparse. This primary bedroom has snooze-worthiness on lock: One can even tuck into an impromptu siesta on the chaise lounge or velvet sofa. A large Oriental area rug anchors and warms the whole space, too. Suspend a statement-making chandelier over the bed and watch as its crystals catch flecks of light while you doze off.
Warm-gray walls in Benjamin Moore's "Sleigh Bells," pops of bright yellow, and touches of timber make this L.A. guest bedroom a picture of stylish grace. A low-profile platform bed composed of tactile woven felt sits directly on the floor, evoking the Japanese tradition of sleeping on, or close to, the floor for more restful, restorative sleep. Natural light peeks in from a horizontal window above the bed, so you're not rudely blasted by the sun's rays before you're duly ready to be up and at 'em.
If it's slumber you crave, then this beachy, bleached-out hotel suite in Côte d'Azur will put you in a sleep trance. Channel these French-Riviera vibes in your own bedroom by incorporating natural, organic materials such as terra-cotta, linen, seagrass, and rattan. Fresh, tailored cotton bedding and a linen throw draped haphazardly over the bed beckon weary travelers to curl up, snooze, and calm those frazzled nerves.
Thanks to a raised teakwood platform, tropical plants, and natural stone elements this peaceful Balinese retreat remains solidly at one with nature. Create the same romantic, dream-inducing sensation by festooning a four-poster or canopy bed with enveloping, gauzy panels. Perhaps the best thing about this Indonesian bedroom is the fact that you can actually sleep here, too. (Hello, Fella Villas.)
This wide-open white primary bedroom on Nantucket Island (off the coast of Massachusetts) isn't too precious—rather, it's a comforting, peaceful respite after a long day walking its cobblestone streets and lolling in the Atlantic Ocean. A soft, plush carpet underfoot warms cold tootsies, and the room's windowed walls eliminate the need for fussy light fixtures and make it easy to wake up with the sun.
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