Your bedroom’s choice of décor can have an impact on your quality of sleep. Here are just a few décor choices that could help you to sleep better.
Use soothing colors
Certain colors can have a more soothing psychological effect, helping you to sleep better. Blue is a naturally calming color that is perfect for a bedroom. Cool greens, greys, and pinks can also have a calming effect. Reds and yellows may be best avoided as they tend to be more energizing – they’re naturally better suited to room in which there is a lot of activity such as the kitchen or dining room.
Grow plants in your bedroom
Plants can help to improve air quality and provide a fresh source of oxygen, which can help with sleep quality. Several plants also produce sleep-inducing scents which can help with the production of melatonin – these include the likes of lavender, jasmine, and chamomile. Make sure that you have enough natural light getting into your bedroom throughout the day to grow these plants (you’ll likely want to position them at a window).
Upgrade your curtains
Many of us find it easier to sleep in total darkness. A pair of blackout curtains could help to keep any outdoor light out of your bedroom whilst you sleep. This could be important if you have street lights outside your window or if the early morning sunlight hits your bedroom window. On top of curtains, there are other options to consider such as plantation shutters and blackout blinds. These options will all be much better than regular curtains, which may still let some light through.
Cull the clutter
A cluttered environment can be hard to sleep in. Many of us find it much easier to relax in an environment where there are harmony and order. This is because clutter convinces us that there are still tasks to do, making it harder to get to sleep. Common sources of clutter in the bedroom may include piles of clothes on the floor and messy dressers. Make a point of tackling this clutter by giving everything a neat orderly home. Make sure that jewelry and cosmetics aren’t just strewn everywhere and consider buying chests or bags to put these in. Also, try to keep your bedside cabinet surface free of clutter.
Upgrade your bedding
Of all the changes you can make to your bedroom, your bedding is likely to have the most dramatic impact on your sleep quality. Most of this is likely to be personal preference, as well all like to sleep differently. You should start by considering your mattress – whilst a good mattress can be expensive, it can make a big difference when it comes to comfort. Some people prefer a spongy and springy mattress, whilst others prefer a hard and firm mattress. There are also hybrid mattresses, which can offer a combination of springiness and firmness. Once you’ve chosen a new mattress, consider your other bedding. When it comes to sheets, softness is key – a high thread count tends to be a sign of softness. Certain materials can be better suited to certain seasons due to their ability to stay cool and soak up a sweat – bamboo, and silk, for instance, are better for the summer months. As for pillows and duvets, consider the type of filling.