Our Favorite Registry Picks For Making Your Newlywed Bedroom a Sanctuary
Whether you're already living together or taking that big step after you've said your "I dos," the newlywed bedroom is a special place. It's where you'll begin your mornings, end your evenings, and enjoy . . . other marital activities. Point is, your bedroom should be a calm, relaxing place exclusive to the two of you: a sanctuary and refuge from the busy, noisy world, if you will.
If you're putting together a wedding registry, now's the time to think about how you'd like this special space to feel — and how you'll achieve it. By adding a few carefully chosen items to your bedroom (and subtracting those that don't fit your vibe), you can start your wedded bliss in the bedroom of your dreams.
Need some ideas on how to start? We browsed the virtual aisles of Bed Bath & Beyond — aka the store that has everything you could think of for your registry — and came up with a few winning ideas. Read on to see our favorites.
Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen 625-Thread-Count King Sheet Set
Starting your marriage with clean sheets can be symbolic of a new beginning together — or it could just be a great excuse to bid your old ones adieu. This Nestwell Egyptian Cotton Sateen 625-Thread-Count King Sheet Set ($126, originally $180) is made of sateen-weave Egyptian cotton, fits deep mattresses, and comes in a range of understated colors. Better still, it's on sale for 30 percent off.
Nestwell Cozy Teddy Sherpa Scuff Slippers
Sure, it's warm now — but come December, you'll be glad you registered for these Nestwell Cozy Teddy Sherpa Scuff Slippers ($15). The fleecy slippers are available in women's sizes as well as men's, so no matter who you're marrying, you can both be fuzzy-footed.
UGG Devon 3-Piece Reversible King Comforter Set
Along with the sheets, you might as well update your other bed linens. This UGG Devon 3-Piece Reversible King Comforter Set ($130), also available in queen size ($100), is especially good-looking in mint green. Show it with the stripes for fun, or flip it to display only the solid color. Either way, your bedroom will look refreshed.
SpaRoom Soothing Snooze Essential Oil Diffuser
This SpaRoom Soothing Snooze Essential Oil Diffuser ($42, originally $56) transforms a room's ambience with the touch of a button. Add water and an essential oil, which the diffuser turns into a gentle scented mist; for even more of a mood, turn on one of three sounds to help you drift off to sleep. Instant relaxation.
Everhome Sullivan Triple Baratta Lumbar Throw Pillow
A beautifully made bed is always nice to sink into together. Along with standard pillows, consider this Everhome Sullivan Triple Baratta Lumbar Throw Pillow ($60). It's filled with duck feathers, so it's squishy and soft — and exactly the finishing touch your bed has been waiting for.
Abstract Sea 18-Inch Square Framed Wall Art
Most couples don't register for wall art, but . . . why not? Choose a scene that speaks to your relationship, and you'll have fond memories every time you look at it. For instance, if you're having a beach wedding, this Abstract Sea 18-Inch Square Framed Wall Art ($96) is a perfect (and stealthily romantic) pick.
No. 918 Lourdes Crushed Texture Semi-Sheer 84-Inch Curtain Panel
Alone or layered beneath heavier curtains, this No. 918 Lourdes Crushed Texture Semi-Sheer 84-Inch Curtain Panel ($11) is a beautiful window treatment at a very nice price. It filters light, which makes everybody feel and look just a little bit more glowy.
Laura Hill Chunky Knit Throw Blanket
Every bedroom should have a nice throw blanket, and this Laura Hill Chunky Knit Throw Blanket ($100) is as cozy as they come. Knitted of a super-soft poly fabric, it complements any decor style and looks great at the foot of the bed or draped on a chair.
Design Imports 2-Tone Ribbed Accent Rug
A throw rug next to the nightstand is always a nice touch. This Design Imports 2-Tone Ribbed Accent Rug ($29) is available in six colors from bold to neutral, and it's priced well enough that gift-giving guests will be happy to give you two.