If you have ever woken up after a full night’s sleep and still lacked the feeling of rest, you might need to look at the current decor of your bedroom for answers. The bedroom should be a sanctuary for recharging and being at utter peace. Poor decoration and a lack of a soothing edge in the bedroom are known to reduce the sleep-inducing feelings that we need to even fall asleep. The science behind bedroom decor for better sleep simply lies within how comforting your bedroom is, how dimly lit it is in the evenings, and also your previous sleeping habits within the room.
Decorating the bedroom to encourage a better night’s sleep is less complicated than it sounds. A lot of the hacks for decorating a bedroom for a better night’s sleep are backed by science and recommendations from health professionals. In this blog, we will cover achievable decoration swaps that you can do in your bedroom. A restful night’s sleep is just a few sneaky decors hacks away.
Soft, soothing bedding
First and foremost, if your bedding is old and worn, you need to consider getting yourself some new bed sheets. When you get into bed at night your bedsheets and blankets should feel like a warm hug. This is so important when falling asleep, not to mention the right bed sheets can make the bedroom look aesthetic. Avoid excessively patterned duvet cover sets, and opt for neutral-toned bed sheets. Make sure the bedding matches the overall aesthetic of the room. Also, when looking at the best materials for a soothing night of sleep, opt for cotton, linen or stain sheets.
Have a relaxing pallet
Speaking of tones of bedsheets, you should also make sure that your bedroom has a relaxing colour pallet. When we are trying to sleep, it is best if where we are sleeping features relaxing colours that encourage the feeling of sleep. If your current bedroom features a range of different colours and fails to meet a specific theme, you should consider toning down the overall palette of the room. Neutral tones might sound boring, but you can make them much more interesting by mixing complementary colours. Neural tones that will look best in the bedroom but also encourage a better night’s sleep include beige, green, white, pale pink, and also blue. There are so many different Variations of these colours to consider, so consider painting small sections of the wall to see which resonates with you the best.
Blackout blinds for deep sleep
Black-out blinds are one of the best bedroom decor additions to make if you hope to have a great night of sleep. Having a dark environment for when you fall asleep is essential if you wish to fall asleep quickly. Studies have even shown that sleeping with a simple night light can increase stress and fatigue from sleeping. If you struggle with light that shines into your room, or you find yourself waking up at the crack of dawn to the sunrise, black-out blinds might just be the thing you need. They do not have to be black, and there are hundreds of different designs to choose from. Why not layer blackout curtains with netted curtains so you can interchange during the day and night when you might want some light coverage, and use the black-out blinds at night?
Set the tone with the lights
As mentioned, the amount of light that is exposed to our eyes can disrupt the feeling of wanting to fall asleep. If the only light in your bedroom is the main light, then you are doing it all wrong. Having ambient lighting features is important, so invest in some spotlights behind the bed and the wardrobes, or even a simple lamp next to the bed for a cosy projection of light. Keep the exposure to bright light to a minimum when going to bed at night, and if you need light, make it a gentle warm light.
Chuck the clutter
Have you ever tried going to sleep at night and had a pile of clothes and clutter left around the floor? This can create a sense of anxiety when you are trying to fall asleep, and instead of organising the mess, you sit in bed and ponder all the jobs that are left to do. Leave the days of clutter behind if you hope to have an uninterrupted night of sleep. Make sure you have enough storage solutions to create the most amount of space possible and avoid any of your belongings decorating your floor. Aesthetic and compact storage solutions such as hanging door boxes, under-the-bed compartments, and also simple shelves around the room are such an easy and attractive way to decorate the room whilst avoiding clutter. Also, how you arrange your furniture in the bedroom also can contribute towards clutter, so make sure you have an idea of what arrangement is best for the space you have.
Getting better sleep is more than just having a comfy pillow and blanket. You have to feel comfortable and relaxed enough before you willingly rest your head, therefore it’s important to consider adding elements of freshness into the room. This can be quickly done using flowers and artificial plants draped around the room. Also, you might even consider investing in a dehumidifier to make the air in the room feel much more crisp and comfortable when trying to sleep at night.
Although some may not consider aromatherapy as important for sleep, it is scientifically proven to make us feel calmer. Scents such as lavender are known for inducing a sense of calmness and serenity, so consider having a diffuser in the room that emits these scents. Diffusers can be as small or as focal as you like them to be in the room. There are some beautiful designs to choose from, and they are the ideal shield addition if you are looking for more specific pieces to be put around the bedroom.
Overall, the bedroom should be the most focused room in the home, with attention to detail on the decor. Also, the perfect night’s sleep starts with the comfiest of bedroom features, designed to support a sound night of sleep. So, get your natural skincare products ready, get some nice pyjamas on and prepare to have a great sleep. Consider treating yourself to soft bedding, changing your room palette to a more minimalist approach, and also creating ambience with the lighting is just one of the ways to encourage a better night’s sleep with the room decor.