Sleeping is important for our physical and mental health. A lack of sleep can cause irritability, a lack of focus, and fatigue. If you are struggling to get the sleep you need, no matter what you do, it could be a bedroom decor and design problem that is keeping you awake at night. Here are our five top bedroom design tips that will help you improve the quality of sleep you get at night.
Get Organized and Declutter Your Bedroom
It can be really hard to sleep in an untidy and cluttered space. If there is a pile of work in a corner, or bits and pieces of hobbies or crafts cluttering the floor, it can be hard to relax.
If you want to get more sleep and a better quality of sleep, then you should take some time to organize your room and declutter your sleep space. Try and find a place for everything, and put it in its place. There are some great storage ideas out there that can help you find more storage in even the smallest bedroom.
Switch to a Lighter Décor and Make Use of Natural Light
The color and shade of your walls can impact your sleep. Bright shades and tones can keep you awake when you are trying to rest. Most interior designers recommend using pastel shades of color, with light blue being the best shade for sleeping. Light reflected from the walls takes its blue hue, which is known for relaxing the eyes and calming the mind.
Invest in a Better Bed and Mattress
Many people will spend hundreds, or even thousands, on items of furniture throughout their home that they seldom use, and then buy the cheapest bed frame and mattress they can.
We spend a third of our lives in bed, or we should try to, so spending money on a proper bed and mattress is a sound investment for you and your health. You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to get a high-quality mattress that gives your body the support it needs while you sleep. You can get one at a discounted price if you strike when the time is right and take advantage of a seasonal deal or special offer.
Add Some Potted Plants that Aid Sleep
There are a number of plants that have been known to aid sleep for centuries, and having one or two of these in your bedroom can have a positive impact on your sleeping habits.
Aloe Vera is one of these plants. Its thick leaves have a large surface area, so it produces a lot of oxygen for its small size. It also has natural purification properties and is known to clean the air of the spaces it is in. Think of a plant like Aloe Vera as a small, energy-efficient air purifier.
Remove Electronic Distractions and Disruptions
One of the biggest design changes you can make to your sleeping space is to remove as many electronic distractions as possible. If you have a television in your bedroom, the chances are it is keeping you up at night and impacting your sleep patterns. Staying up to watch just one more episode of the latest TV shows can soon add up. Keep yourself awake for an extra hour and a half a night, and you’ve missed a whole night of sleep in just five nights. Electronic devices can also emit sounds and electromagnetic fields that we cannot hear or see, but our bodies do feel. These can keep us awake at night without us even knowing it. Experiment by slowly removing devices one by one, night by night.
How much sleep you get will have a big impact on your work and social life. Try a few of our design tips to get yourself a sleeping space that helps you reach a deeper, better sleep.