'This genuinely helps me sleep better.' I've found 12 finishing touches to make your bedroom feel like a sanctuary

Tie your bedroom together with any of these 9 decorative additions that will help your bedroom feel like a relaxing sanctuary

A selection of bedroom finishing touches
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Decor is one of my favorite elements of interior design. It's the fun part, where the hard work is done and dusted, and you can enjoy your space coming together with those small final touches. 

From texture to lighting, to those decorative pieces that help a space feel finished, these small purchases really pack a punch, tying everything together in one fell swoop. Finishing touches are important in every room of the home, but it's in the bedroom where they feel extra special, helping the room feel cozy and luxurious. To help you create your ultimate nighttime sanctuary, these are the decorative finishing touches that I've spotted from some of best home decor stores.

Best bedroom pillows

Best bedroom candles

Best bedroom nightstand trays

Best bedroom throws

What makes a room feel finished?

When in doubt, texture is the surefire way to help your bedroom feel finished. A bit of softness goes a long way to give that cozy, lived-in feel, and without it, your space is bound to feel a little stark. 

'A bedroom needs to achieve so many things,' says Irene Astrain, architect and designer at Astrain Scheld. 'It needs to be cozy and welcoming, relaxing and soothing and provide a safe space. Soft elements, textured rich fabrics and personal elements can all help with these feelings.'

Try accent cushions and focus on how you arrange pillows on a bed for that extra cozy look. Add luxurious throws, and even if you have a small bedroom, rugs of all sizes are a great way to ramp up the texture in the space. 

Oonagh Turner
Livingetc content editor and design expert

Oonagh is a content editor at Livingetc.com and an expert at spotting the interior trends that are making waves in the design world. Writing a mix of everything and everything from home tours to news, long-form features to design idea pieces on the website, as well as frequently featured in the monthly print magazine, she's the go-to for design advice in the home. Previously, she worked on a London property title, producing long-read interiors features, style pages and conducting interviews with a range of famous faces from the UK interiors scene, from Kit Kemp to Robert Kime. In doing so, she has developed a keen interest in London's historical architecture and the city's distinct tastemakers paving the way in the world of interiors.