Your bedroom is a place that should provide the ultimate sanctuary. It’s a space where you can relax and get a good night’s sleep. Plus, it should be somewhere you look forward to resting after a hard day.
The design and layout of your bedroom could, in fact, be affecting your stress levels, and overall wellbeing. So, it’s vital to create a bedroom that is more than just a place you go to sleep.
To celebrate World Sleep Day, take a look at these handy ideas to help you transform your bedroom in a relaxing haven:
1. Keep it simple
It’s easy for any room to get cluttered and untidy, and in many cases, our bedroom is the most common space for this. If your bedroom has a ‘wardrobe chair’ (the clothes that don’t make it back onto the hanger after you’ve tried them on), then this will be taking up valuable space. Marie Kondo’s approach to ‘tidy house, tidy mind’ is a great way to declutter your bedroom. Having a clear space offers less distraction and makes you feel calmer, which is vital for a space you rest in.
2. Choose calm colours
Colour is an important factor in bedroom design. Neutrals are an excellent way to promote a tranquil space, and you don’t have to opt for white-wash walls either. There are lots of calming shades such as muted greens, oat and sand. If you do want to add a pop of colour, try smaller accents, so it doesn’t overwhelm the room.
3. Add warmth
There’s nothing worse than waking from a good night’s sleep to step on to cold flooring. This instantly makes you feel chilly, which can affect your mood before you’ve woken up properly. Soft carpet is a great option in bedrooms to add warmth to the space. However, it can also be achieved with plush rugs in rooms with wood flooring.
4. Think about lighting
Lighting is an essential feature that can create a mood in a room. For the bedroom, a great way to get the right ambience is to opt for warm-toned bulbs and dimmer lights. Avoid anything too bright, especially overhead. Plus, don’t forget to add lamps, so you don’t have to turn the main light on each time.
5. Add your favourite scents
Your bedroom should create a relaxing feeling for all of your senses, including smell. There are several fragrances that can help to alleviate stress and promote positive wellbeing, and it’s an excellent idea to have them in your bedroom. Scents such as lavender, chamomile and jasmine are known for their soothing and calming properties. You don’t have to opt for candles either if you’re worried about fire hazards. Why not try reed diffusers or essential oil diffusers which can be refilled.
Your bedroom should be somewhere you can’t wait to go after a long day. So why not give it a little revamp to make it into the perfect sleep sanctuary.