Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation by creating a bedroom sanctuary, just for Mum.
What is the best gift for Mother’s Day? Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation by creating a bedroom sanctuary, just for Mum.
Mums are a masterclass at balancing the demands and stresses of life — from work deadlines to running the household and looking after children — but it’s rare they take a moment for themselves. If anyone deserves a space to retreat, unwind, and recharge, it’s mum.
That’s why this year, we want to celebrate Mother’s Day beyond the traditional breakfast in bed; because while a croissant and a cup of earl grey under the covers is nice, it doesn’t last long. Creating a gift that Mum can enjoy every day is a gesture that will continue to show Mum just how much she means to you.
Mums are constantly putting others first and deserve a space where they can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life with a little luxury and indulgence.
Here are six simple yet effective ways to curate her bedroom into a haven of peace and tranquillity that she’ll love for years to come.
Clean and declutter
A cluttered room equals a cluttered mind, so the first step in creating a restful retreat is to tidy up and remove any mess from the room. Start by clearing out any unnecessary items and organising what’s left. Take a minimalist approach and keep only the essentials, then use storage solutions to keep things tidy and give everything a designated spot. This will instantly create a sense of calm and order in the space.
If the space is small and there isn’t a lot of storage, consider treating Mum to new bedroom furniture that is also functional. A bedside table with a drawer will help keep knickknacks out of sight, while an ottoman bench seat that doubles as a storage chest can hold spare blankets or shoes. Even something as simple as a valance around the base of the bed can maximise under-bed space as extra storage as well as adding texture and colour to the room.
Upgrading your mum’s bedding is one of the quickest ways to create a relaxing atmosphere in her bedroom. While subdued hues like serene blues or muted greens can help foster a sense of serenity, always consider her bed head when choosing complementary colours. At Heatherly, we’re currently smitten with a few colour combinations that elevate any bespoke bed to new heights of sophistication. For a neutral-toned bed head in sandy beige, we love layering textures and shades that play on the colours of nature, such as a rich rust hue in washed linen or calming sage green. For classic grey bed heads, we can’t resist the crisp refinement of pristine white. We’re also swooning over tonal blends of pink — layering dusky blushes, rosy pinks, and dashes of deeper mauves and burgundies for a stunning effect. And for a limited time, any showroom purchase over $3000 will receive an irresistible quilt set gift package. Including a French flax linen quilt cover and two pillowcases in your preferred size and hue, you can treat yourself to a stunning new bed and opulent bedding, all in one marvellous package! To make the most of this offer – head to our showroom bookings page.
Create a reading nook
Every mum deserves a quiet corner where she can escape with a good book or simply bask in blissful calm. Start with a plush armchair that offers ample comfort for lounging and reading. To elevate the cosy ambience further, consider a chair wrapped in boucle — an enduring interior design trend that exudes warmth and elegance. A chair with a curved form, like our own Amanti design, will also help enhance tranquillity. Then, adorn it with soft throws and plush pillows for a dreamy escape, add a floor lamp to provide the perfect light for reading, and if space allows, consider including a petite side table for a cup of tea or a vase of fresh flowers. And don’t forget to add her current book or a treasured tome for a personal and thoughtful touch.
Add a scented candle
Scented candles are a great way to enhance the relaxing atmosphere of a room. Look to scents that will help Mum to unwind after a busy day and set the scene for restful slumber, such as lavender or vanilla. Our new Heatherly Candle, Bedtime Bouquet, is the perfect scent to settle into. Inspired by our Founder’s own garden in Victoria’s Acheron Valley, this enveloping scent of lavender is entwined with notes of eucalyptus and lemon myrtle to help Mum drift into a luxurious sleep.
Add some greenery
Plants and flowers are a great way to bring life and colour to a room. Choose a few low-maintenance plants that thrive in the bedroom, such as rubber or snake plants. Alternatively, consider a wall-mounted shelf with some succulents to add greenery without taking up valuable floor space. And don’t forget to add a vase of fresh blooms to Mum’s bedside, such as peonies or roses.
Add a pop of art
A beautiful piece of art is the perfect finishing touch to any restful retreat and imbues a sense of personality and interest. Choose a piece that speaks to your Mum’s personal taste, such as a landscape or abstract painting, and hang it above the bed or on a prominent wall. Don’t forget to consider how her bed head will complement the art in the room and tie everything together. For a truly unique and memorable touch, you could also consider a gallery wall of small prints that reflect her personality and interests, family photographs, and even frame her children’s or grandchildren’s artwork.
Custom design calls for a truly customised experience. Aligning your style with our expertise, we will not only help you to create a space that tells your story with depth and personality but one that will transcend trends and time.