Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best experiences in this world. Nothing beats the joy of waking up feeling like you’ve had enough sleep. It energizes your body and sets the tone for the rest of your day. It even improves your physical health and mental well being. That’s why it’s important to know how to transform your bedroom for better relaxation and a good night’s sleep.
But if you’re like some people, you might have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you spend hours tossing and turning waiting for a peaceful slumber. You likely even scroll through your Instagram feed a couple of times or watch a few episodes of your favorite web show on Netflix. Before you know it, the clock ticks way past midnight, and you realize you won’t get enough sleep for the night. Consequently, you wake up feeling groggy and exhausted, which, in turn, takes a toll on your entire day.
The good news is that a few simple changes in your bedroom design will improve your quality of sleep. The idea is to create a comfortable and cozy environment that’s conducive to sleep. We outline below, a few useful tips to transform your bedroom into the relaxing sleep haven you desire.
Relaxing Design Tips to Transform Your Bedroom
1. Clear the clutter.
As a ground rule, try to use your bedroom only for sleep. That means removing traces of any other activities, including recreation, dining, work, and exercise. It’ll help your body and mind associate the space with bedtime, which makes it easier for you to fall asleep.
Start by looking around your bedroom and removing objects that aren’t related to a good night’s sleep. From dirty laundry and work documents to gym equipment and fast food packaging.
If space constrictions require that you work in your bedroom, make sure you have a dedicated work area away from the bed. Once you clear and organize all your belongings, it’s now time to tweak your bedroom decor.
Watch out for distracting or stimulating imagery in the form of paintings, photographs, bed sheets, etc. The last thing you want is to stare at a violent war-themed painting while you’re struggling to fall asleep. It’s wiser to replace stark wall art with soothing paintings or photographs of nature.
Also, get rid of any unnecessary decor elements that take up too much space. Instead of keeping artifacts and showpieces, opt for a minimal decor that soothes your mind. Of course, organizing and decluttering the bedroom will positively impact your quality of sleep.
2. Get the right bed.
The size, shape, and quality of your bed are key factors that affect your sleep. Depending on the available area in your bedroom, choose between single or double beds. It doesn’t make sense to splurge on a lavish four poster bed if there’s no room to move around.
Also, consider whether you’re going to sleep alone or with a partner. If your bedroom is tiny but you want a spacious bed, it makes sense to invest in a trundle bed. Make sure the bed is sturdy and resonates with the overall decor of your bedroom. Also, place your bed against a solid wall to create a sense of emotional security and stability.
If you can’t afford a new bed right away, it’s a good idea to invest in a high-quality mattress. Be sure to buy one that fits your body style perfectly. Also, it should be of the right size based on how large your bed is and how many people are going to sleep on it.
Next, make your bed cozier by layering it with bed sheets, blankets, and duvets. Throw in a few comfortable pillows and cushions to create a relaxing and welcoming space. Choose subtle patterns and colors for bed linen to avoid any strong visual stimulants at bedtime.
3. Add some fragrance.
Have you ever wondered why you feel at ease the moment you step into a spa? Apart from the soft music and warm lighting, the combination of various soothing fragrances in a spa plays a key role in relaxing your mind. So, what’s stopping you from creating a spa-like ambiance at home?
All you have to do is light a few scented candles or turn on your electric diffuser before bedtime. Choose calming essential oils, such as lavender, sage, marjoram, and chamomile, to turn your bedroom into an oasis of peace and relaxation. Now, that’s a wonderful way to transform your bedroom!
Have you used any other techniques to transform your bedroom to be more conducive to sleep? Share your suggestions in the comments section below. Also below are links to more fun articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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