If your bedroom is more like a catastrophe than an oasis, it may be time to wake up and take on the chaos. Designers and sleep experts agree that your bedroom should be a peaceful refuge, a restful retreat that creates an atmosphere conducive to sleep and relaxation.
1 - Get rid of the clutter.
Forty-two percent of women said the bedroom is their go-to spot for hiding clutter. But even though it might seem convenient to keep everything from your tax forms to your yoga mat in your room, experts say it’s a bad idea. You don’t want to bring in a lot of things that are going to increase your stimulation. So keep out anything that might get your mind racing, like an unfinished work project or even your workout clothes if they’re stressing you out. Do what you must to store all the clutter out of sight or get rid of it.
2 - Indulge on bed linens.
You will see your comforter or bedspread every single time you go past your bedroom so why not spend a little extra? Also you should fall madly in love with the way the linens feel against your skin since you will have the linens in contact with it for six to eight hours a night. Great linens can make even the most simple bedrooms look and feel fantastic.
3. Adopt a calming colour scheme.
Certain colours can impact your mood, so it’s important to pick the right ones when painting or decorating your space. You want to use colours that aren’t very saturated but are relatively bright, like classic pastels. A sage green is a great pick since the colour has been associated with both relaxation and creativity. Plus, the light hue can make the room appear a little larger. And you might want to stay away from red comforters—the colour is known to energize, rather than calm you.
4. Dabble in aromatherapy.
Score the same Zen feeling you get from spas by bringing their go-to scent into your bedroom. Lavender essential oil has been shown to increase deep sleep and make you more refreshed the next morning, according to a study at Wesleyan University. And previous research has found that the scent can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and nervous system arousal—all of which are crucial to winding down. To reap lavender’s benefits, keep a bottle of essential oil on your nightstand or place a few drops on your pillow.
5. Make it sleep-friendly.
The best way to turn your room into a serene space is to view it as just that—and not your office, yoga studio, kitchen, or storage unit. To do that, set it up in a way that promotes good sleep hygiene. That includes using light-blocking curtains, keeping the space at a comfortable temperature, and anything else that makes your space more snooze-friendly.