It’s important to get plenty of sleep at night. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t getting the sleep we need to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. Instead, we stumble around, leading less productive lives because we aren’t giving our bodies a chance to recharge.
There are many ways to increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep, but one of the most fun is redecorating the bedroom!
Here are four tips for creating a relaxing sanctuary in the bedroom that will help you sleep better.
When it’s time for bed, a dark room is a must. That seems like an easy assignment considering most of us sleep at night, but night time in the city isn’t so dark. Not to mention, many of us have to go to bed early or sleep in a little later in the morning in order to get the sleep we need to tackle the day. If you work a third shift job, it’s even more of a challenge! Window treatments are a must. Try vertical blinds or mini blinds in the bedroom and complete the look with blackout curtains. They’ll keep the room nice and dark so you can rest more soundly.
Not only do you have to think about the light coming in through the window, you have to think about the light inside your bedroom too.
The key to the perfect bedroom lighting is to keep things dim. A few ideas include:
• Use lamps instead of harsh overhead lighting
• If using overhead lights, use low wattage bulbs
• Use traditional candles before bed, or flameless candles all night long
Your bedding can have a huge impact on how well you sleep at night. Rough sheets, flat pillows, and blankets that are too heavy can all impact your quality of sleep.
Be mindful of the softness of the sheets you buy, be willing to spend a little extra on high-quality pillows, and switch out your blankets according to the weather. The right bedding will make you more comfortable so you can sleep for longer stretches at night.
Keep Things Simple
There are many reasons to consider a minimalist lifestyle. Not only can it increase your overall mental health, in the bedroom, it can actually help you sleep better.
Keep things simple by:
• Reducing clutter
• Put clothes where they belong—in the closet, the dresser, or the laundry basket—not the floor
• Keep the TV out of the bedroom
• Hang meaningful photos on the wall, but don’t go overboard
The bedroom should be for sleeping, so keep desks, large chairs, and other furniture items out of the bedroom that don’t encourage you to get some shuteye.
The interior design of your bedroom matters. With the right design details, you can actually increase the chances of getting a better night’s sleep. Not to mention, it’s wonderful to look forward to relaxing in your very own bedroom sanctuary at the end of a long day!
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