When it comes to getting a good nights sleep, we can often underestimate just how much of an effect our bedrooms can have. Whether it’s an uncomfortable bed, an unusual colour scheme or even the temperature, the smallest things can make getting a restful night difficult. If you find that you struggle to drift off, stay asleep or simply aren’t feeling rested when you wake up in the morning, there are a few things you can do to create a cosier space:
Start With The Bed
The bed itself is the very heart of your bedroom – it’s where you might unwind at the end of a day, where you sleep, and where you start your mornings. We spend around a third of our lives in bed, so why skimp on comfort? A comfortable, good-quality and sturdy bed frame, with a mattress that suits your sleep style is the best way to ensure that you’re in the best position to get a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s a firmer mattress or a softer one, you should be replacing your mattress every 7-8 years to ensure that it still provides the right amount of comfort and support that your body needs as you sleep.
Getting cosy can be the difference between falling asleep quickly or tossing and turning, and creating a space that is already comfortable and cosy will keep you one step ahead. From fluffy cushions and soft bedding, to warm throws and a good rug, having a cosy space can help you relax at the end of a stressful day and lull you into a better, more restful sleep. Choose your favourite textures and home comforts and adorn your bedroom with the cosiest of them all – the more you can destress and get comfortable before sleep, the easier you will find it to drift off.
Pick The Right Colours
Colours are thought to have an effect on our moods and headspaces, and for that reason, picking the right colours could help you sleep each night and wake up in better moods each morning. Blue is considered to be one of the best colours for a bedroom due to it’s calming and serene effects, particularly lighter tones. If you’re worried about the room looking or feeling cold with icy blues, try warmer blue tones like periwinkle or turquoise. Yellow is another good colour for those in need of a mood boost when they wake up in the morning. Mimicking sunshine, the yellow will help to communicate and encourage happiness, providing you don’t use too much! Lilac is a sweet, subtle colour also thought to have a relaxing effect on your mood, perfect for falling asleep at night.
Pick Out Some Plants
Beyond their decorative nature, having plants in your bedroom can boost your mood, reduce stress, filter air pollutants and even enhance creativity and productivity – perfect for those slower mornings. Plants can counteract the pollutants our homes can develop over time, including those that may come from paint, furniture, insulation and more. Plants purify the air and help you breathe better at night, ultimately leading to a better night’s sleep.
Keep Things Organised
As with any room in your home, a tidy space leads to a tidy mind. When we head to bed at night, we ideally want to be able to switch off from the day’s worries and sleep stress-free. A messy or disorganised room, however, can clutter the mind and make it difficult to really settle. You might find yourself thinking about the mess or wanting to get up and tidy, or not being able to get comfortable because of clutter around. Tidying up and keeping things organised in your bedroom can really help you settle and clear your mind at the end of the day. Bookshelves, floating shelves, drawers, a good wardrobe – all of these can help you start with keeping things away and tidy, ultimately improving your sleeping experience.
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