An essential key to balance and happiness is the correct allotment of sleep, without it your days will quickly consist of confusion and tiredness. For many of us, this is often overlooked due to the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. An easy way to ensure a restful sleep is by improving the quality of the sleep environment itself. This can be as simple as making a few changes to your bedroom’s décor and creating a space that promotes sleep.
Here are a few tips to help you make sure your bedroom décor isn’t sabotaging your sleep.
Your bedroom should be a relaxing, comfortable environment free of worry and stress. It’s important that your bedroom is organized and clutter-free to keep your mind from worrying about any potential mess while you’re trying to fall asleep. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should remodel your bedroom in hopes of better sleep. Instead, take a simpler approach, like putting away your clothes in their designated space and keeping your closet door closed.
Minimizing the mess in your bedroom also applies to technological clutter. Keep your work items, like your laptop, school books, tablets, etc., in your office or another designated area. Bringing your work to bed is not conducive to a relaxed environment.
Calm Color Palette
When it comes to creating a serene space for sleeping, color is very important as it can alter our moods. Therefore, to create a tranquil, sleep-inducing space, choose a calming color palette for the paint and accessories in your bedroom that will play into your sleepy subconscious. Cooler, muted, soft neutrals and natural wood tones work best for creating a relaxing bedroom.
However, just like with any room of your home, it’s important to consider your personal style. You can still incorporate your favorite colors, perhaps yellow, in a small way, by using a pale yellow that will maintain your bedroom’s serenity.
Read more about choosing a color palette for a room here.
Temperature and Lighting
One of the most important factors in getting a good night’s sleep is light and temperature. If your bedroom is too bright or too hot, your sleep can easily be sabotaged. A simple and efficient way to manage a room’s lighting is by investing in warm-tone artificial lamps and blackout curtains or blackout shades. Blackout shades can stop up to 99% of sunlight from entering a room. When most people think of blackout curtains or blackout shades, they think of thick, heavy window treatments. However, blackout window treatments from Hunter Douglas come in a variety of opaque fabrics and styles that won’t compromise style for sleep.
Check out our blackout shades and curtains for more information.
To help control the temperature, make use of a fan. Not only do fans create airflow to keep the air fresh and cool, but they also produce a calming white noise, which makes a deep, peaceful sleep easier to achieve.
Every room in your home has a purpose whether it’s cooking, entertaining, working, or sleeping. You wouldn’t design your study to be comfortable for cooking, so logic follows that you shouldn’t design your bedroom with a stimulating décor. Use the tips we’ve outlined above to transform your bedroom into an environment best suited for restful, restorative sleep.