I find that having my bedroom be a reflection of my travels, comforting memories and favorite stories, keeps me calm and happy. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in life, work and even trivial things like gossip; but coming home to a beautiful room filled with tangible remains from personal experiences can help remind you of what you may already know but sometimes forget.


1. Candles

I have been obsessed with candles for as long as I can remember. I love how they can instantly bring light to any space or situation, and carry with it a sense of hope dressed in the most beautiful scent. My favorite candles are from DiptyqueJo Malone, Le Labo, A Dose Of Something GoodBath & Body WorksNo-Mad (Indian), Niana (Indian) & Good Earth (Indian. Their quality isn’t spectacular in comparison to the other brands mentioned, but I do love the pretty glasses the candles come in).
P.S: When I was younger my father would voice that he hoped I marry a man that made creams or candles as a living, so as to cut down on this significant expenditure.


2. Plants And Flowers

Considering I love the outdoors and being with nature, I enjoy having a little piece of it in my bedroom. Besides, the addition of a healthy plant or a cluster of romantic flowers makes a space seem more aesthetically pleasing.


3. Coffee, Coasters, And Cups

I always start my day with a cup of hot black coffee and end my day with a cup of hot herbal tea (my Snapchat account – ishikasachdev – can attest to that!). I enjoy having my beverage in pretty mugs and placing them on fun coasters. Some of my favorite Indian coffee brands are: Seven Beans Coffee Company The Indian Bean Good old BRU coffee. Some of my favorite tea brands are: PukkaOrganic IndiaConscious FoodRadhikas & No. 3 Clive Road.


4. Books And Magazines

I like to keep the books (and magazines) that I am currently reading, or should be reading, in my bedroom; because I like looking at a physical object that can transport you to a totally different realm of space and time. Besides I enjoy looking at various fonts. Now reading: Crime and Punishment, The Unbearable Lightness of BeingIt’s Not How Good You Are It’s How Good You Want to Be, A Short Guide to a Happy LifeA Visit from the Goon Squad, Sita’s Curse, The White TigerPersepolis, Oh the Places You’ll Go! (My sister gifted me this Dr. Seus classic when I graduated college, and I love skimming through it whenever I feel unmotivated) & 17 Steps To Excellence For Youths (written by my dear Nana).


5. Acupressure Mat

My belief in alternate therapy stems from my Nana (maternal grandfather), a holistic practitioner of reflexology based out of Delhi. My Nana’s passion has passed on to my father, who enjoys collecting and trying out new acupressure-related devices and mats. My papa gave me this acupressure mat that stimulates blood circulation and our bodies’ pressure points, to aid in detox and maintain balance.


6. Copper Drinkware Set

Not only does a copper drinkware set look pretty, but there are also numerous health benefits associated with drinking water stored in copper jugs. Moreover, this copper set brings back memories from one of my favorite Indian homestays – Sunnymead.


7. Cute, Quirky Objects

Memorabilia fills a space with positive energy and good vibrations. Decorating spaces with smallish objects from places that I’ve traveled to or things that speak to me, make me smile.


8. Photographs And Postcards

Surrounding yourself with moments in time that made you immensely happy can help bring perspective when you least expect it. When I’m feeling particularly shitty, seeing a photograph of my sister and I relishing a mango or seeing an old photograph of my parents soon after they were married or even looking back at a 15-year-old ticket that I’ve saved from when my mother took me to see Queen Mary’s dollhouse at Windsor Castle, helps me shift focus.


9. My Dog Whom I Sometimes Call Monkey

He doesn’t seem to mind.

P.S: He regularly features on my Snapchat story! Follow me – ishikasachdev.


– For your convenience, by clicking on the underlined terms you will be redirected to the website where you can buy them or learn more about them.

– With the festive season approaching, check out this piece on personalized gifting solutions!

– Want to know how he swept me off my pedicured feet? Check out this 3 minute read that will leave you smiling. 

Bedroom Essentials

  • aswinirameshswini Ramesh
    January 29, 2018

    Hi Ishika ! I always find your blog posts really informative and inspirational 🙂 ( I came back to re-read this post for some bedroom decor ideas ) In fact you probably know that you inspired me to start my own blog “The Scribble Scape” (https://thescribblescape.com) . I’m really missing your posts now ! Looking forward to more new posts xD Hope your having an amazing married life!

  • tanvi
    November 3, 2015

    Hi Ishika…what a correct timing I read this post! A friend of mine recently introduced me to accupressure and I excitedly ordered an accupressure foot mat from amazon which turns out to be so spiky that I am not daring to step on it. Yours seems so good. Pls let me know where to buy it from.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      November 15, 2015

      Hi again Tanvi 🙂
      My dad got me mine from eBay. Maybe have a look there? I have the spiky one too, and sometimes I put that on my chair and sit on it, as surprisingly our butt cheeks have a lot of pressure points and it’s a great way to get in an acupressure session as well. Don’t want to scare you off but yes, start with walking on the mat daily and then move on trying out these funny ways that I’ve begun to enjoy. Keep me posted okay. Have a great week!

  • chicpeachypink
    October 8, 2015

    wow that acupressure mats and the copper drinkware set seem like some really amazing ideas… I think I will invest in them specially the mat 🙂

    • Ishika Sachdev
      October 25, 2015

      Hi, Yes you must invest in it! It has honestly made such a huge huge difference to my overall health. Let me know if you have any trouble finding it. Hope you had a lovely week and that you’ve checked out my other blog posts. Best, Ishika

  • Jesh
    October 2, 2015

    Now I am inspired to redecorate my room 😀 Thanks pushoos!

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