Your bedroom isn’t just a place to sleep. You’ll also spend time winding down there, perhaps watching television or reading a good book. That’s why it’s really important to have a relaxing bedroom so you can reflect on the events of a busy day.
It’s been proven that having a well-decorated and tidy bedroom can create a relaxing atmosphere and reduce stress. So we’ve put together 10 ways you can create a perfect relaxing bedroom and ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
1. Choose calming colours
Neutral or pastel colours look great in a bedroom and do well to create a relaxing atmosphere. Don’t use bright colours, as they will keep you awake and won’t encourage restful sleep. Ensure that your furniture and soft furnishings all match so everything complements one another.
2. Don’t over-do patterns on your walls
A feature wall can look great in a bedroom, but it’s best to not choose a pattern that is too busy. Plain, warm or pastel colours will create a sense of calm and promote good sleep.
3. Pick a good bed
A bed that matches your colour scheme is vital to ensure that you have a relaxing bedroom. If it stands out, it will look awkward in your room. Also, make sure that you choose a mattress that suits you – there are different levels of firmness to meet your needs and ensure you get a great night’s sleep.
4. Choose the right floor
There’s nothing worse than getting out of bed on a chilly morning and meeting a freezing cold floor. Steer clear of ceramic or marble floor tiles and go for carpet, wood or laminated flooring. If you have cold floor anyway, ensure you have a rug by your bed so you can step on that in the morning. Make sure it matches your colour scheme though!
5. Pick relaxing lighting
Lighting is very important for a good night’s sleep. Whilst the light in the middle of the room will be good for getting you up in the morning, it won’t help you sleep. Lampshades, up lights and pin lights will all create soft lighting and create a more relaxing atmosphere.
6. Keep your bedroom well-ventilated
Ventilation is fundamental to a good night’s sleep. If you’re hot, you’ll be too uncomfortable to sleep, but if you’re too cold you won’t be able to sleep either. You could get a ceiling fan, and make sure that your windows open adequately so you can keep cool when you need to.
Your bedroom should be the most relaxing room in the house. If you follow our 6 tips, you will create a calming atmosphere and improve your night’s sleep.