Sometimes you can get so stuck in a routine that it can be difficult to change it. Developing a good sleeping pattern can be something that we don’t give a lot of thought to – but we should be! A few tweaks to your bedroom and you could be on your way to a better night’s sleep in no time.
Colors That Calm
The simplest things make a big difference, and color scheme is one of those things. Create a sleepy atmosphere with neutral shades – try accessorizing with warmer tones to ensure the room doesn’t seem completely impersonal. Pay attention to lighting too; choose blackout blinds or curtains to ensure that any time of day can potentially be a time for sleep… Finally, opt for lamps and dimmer switches, so that you can unwind without being dazzled by buzzing, bright lights.
A Bed Worth Dreaming About
There are few days that go by without the thought of climbing into a cozy bed at the end of the day. Opt for 100% cotton sheets for that crisp but comforting feel when you hop into bed. If you have some extra cash, you could even splash out on silk – just a couple of silk pillowcases could give you a new level of luxury. Some final touches with soft blankets and cushions and your perfect bed is complete. Be careful not to complicate it, because who has time for complex bed dressing each morning?
Clear The Mind and The Mess
Don’t fall asleep just yet – there’s still some disorder in your sleep time paradise… Clutter can be stressful at the best of times. Finding it overtaking the one room you need to unwind in is not exactly ideal. Not to worry, there are plenty of home solutions for this problem. Take a day to sort through what you really need to keep in your bedroom. Throw out everything that you don’t need and use artful storage solutions to organize the rest.
Don’t forget about the little things. Fragrance can have a huge impact on the sleep quality. Keep your bed linen smelling fresh by changing it as often as possible, and add a few drops of lavender or scented fabric softener to calm you after a long (or not so long) day. Candles and air fresheners are also a perfect addition to bring on some shuteye.
It’s safe to say that once you’ve checked off this list, you may be ready for a nap. Hopefully, your bedroom is a little more restful than before – if not, here’s a more in depth guide. Sweet dreams!