The way your bedroom looks and feels to you personally play a considerable role in your proper rest and getting a good night’s sleep. If you can’t relax in your bedroom and pleasantly drift off to the dream world, you’re more likely to feel tired in the morning, moody, lack the necessary energy, and so on. Not to mention that this can affect your general health as well. In that respect, you must view your bedroom as a safe space where you can let go of daily worries and allow yourself to fall asleep quickly and pleasantly. That said, the design of your bedroom can make a world of difference, so keep the following tips in mind.
Declutter Everything That Doesn’t Spark Joy
There’s no room for items that don’t spark joy in your bedroom. It doesn’t only include accessories, but the furniture too, as well as clothes in your wardrobe. Clutter can create mental pressure that you are not aware of consciously, but subconsciously, it will disturb your rest and sleep. Start by getting rid of clothes that you don’t wear or like. You can use the rule of “haven’t worn it for more than a year” to bid farewell easier. Once you’re done with clothes, focus on your bedroom layout. If you don’t find it functional, and certain items are utterly unnecessary, move things around a bit and throw out those items that don’t play any significant role. Also, if certain accessories don’t match your style or remind you of a stressful past, you don’t want them in your bedroom.
The Right Kind Of Support For Deep Sleep
Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom and the most crucial factor when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. If you find your bed to be uncomfortable, try to invest in a new bed or mattress that would give your body proper support for adequate rest. In case you’re rather content with your bed but still need to boost its effectiveness when it comes to resting, get yourself some new linens and bedding that match your taste. Adding a personal touch is very important for an intimate environment such as your bedroom, which is why you might also enjoy putting up a headboard and maybe even DIYing this project.
Keep The Air Clean And Pleasant
Aromatherapy has been very popular recently as certain scents can effectively soothe your senses. For instance, lavender is known to relax and lull you into sleep nicely. This is why you can try utilizing diffusers, incense burners, or scented candles in your bedroom. However, this is not all. Scents won’t mean much if the air is dry or full of dust particles. In that respect, you must do yourself a favor and get an effective air purifier for the dust to keep the bedroom environment safe and healthy. Of course, remember to air the room every morning (or evening) by opening the windows for a bit.
Change Up The Lighting In Your Bedroom
Many people do not realize this, but the lighting is essential when it comes to your proper rest and deep sleep. Overly bright lights will hinder your ability to relax and fall asleep properly. This is why it would be better to install soft lights in your bedroom. What’s more, having a dimmer switch installed can make a big difference in your bedroom as you can adjust the level of brightness. Instead of using full-blown accent lighting in your bedroom before you go to sleep, you could benefit a lot more from task lighting such as a lamp on your nightstand or above your bed.
Accessorize In A Smart And Soothing Manner
Even if you like accessorizing, remember that you should never go overboard with trinkets in your bedroom décor. Curtains, rugs, bedding, and cushions already add a textured decorative aspect so that you don’t need a bunch of other items in this room. However, you can always utilize wall art that you like as well as certain elements such as the mentioned candles/diffusers, photos, a jewelry box, as well as a nice plant. You’ll know whether you can add more stuff into your bedroom but make it a point that the result doesn’t feel crowded, overwhelming, and cluttered.
Specific colors can also affect the overall rest-related efficiency of your bedroom. That said, keep in mind that whites, neutrals and pastel shades work the best, but if you like deeper shades, jewel tones could also work. The important thing is to avoid bright and colorful shades that can be too vibrant for a deep sleep atmosphere.