Going to sleep isn’t an easy task for everyone. While some people nod off as soon as their head hits the pillow, others have trouble even after drinking a warm glass of milk and counting sheep. The latter category of people probably doesn’t realize it’s their bedroom décorthat’s causing them to get only forty winks a night. To get the best out of your bedroom, your décor has to be on point. Believe it or not, it’s the essence of having quality shut-eye each night.
1. The scent should not be neglected
How your bedroom smells can be the difference between tossing and turning and falling asleep right away. You need to introduce a sweet and calming smell which won’t suffocate you but will relax you enough to fall asleep. Lavender and vanilla are sound choices. Fresh lavender flowers make excellent décor and fit into any room, but so does incense.
You should air out your bedroom an hour or two before you go to bed, then introduce your desired scent. This way you’ll be breathing fresh air while inhaling the positive effects of lavender and vanilla. With this method, you should be out cold in no time.
2. Colours should be used appropriately
It’sno secret that colours influence our mood and the way we function. That’s why it’s especially important to choose a calming and happy colour for your bedroom. The reason you’re not sleeping well may just be that your bedroom is too flashy and distracting. That’swhy you should avoid neon and very bright colours as they tend to keep you alert and awake.
Instead, opt for a calming shade of blue as it promotes serenity and relaxes your mind. Yellow is associated with joy and happiness, so a softer shade can prompt positive emotions, making it easier to fall asleep. Whatever you decide, make sure not to incorporate too many colours and to make proper colour schemes. This way you’ll avoid confusing your mind and making it focus on the wrong things when bedtime comes.
3. Setting the right temperature is crucial
An ideal bedroom shouldn’t be too hot or too cold if you aim for a full eight hours of sleep. In winter time, you should find ways to warm up your bedroom while, naturally, you should find ways to cool it down in the summer. If your room is especially sensitive to outside temperature, you can add an AC or another type of cooling and heating system.
Otherwise, it may be enough to use more or fewer warm blankets. Ideally, though, you should aim for good thermal isolation. This will help keep the temperature stable all year long and allow you to sleep well regardless of the weather outside.
4. Windows are important too
How much light gets into your bedroom is important, too. Sure, it’s nice to have natural lighting over the day, but what happens when night falls? The street lighting gets into your bedroom, disturbing your sleep and constantly making you feel like there’s someone there with you. Bedroom décor can help you here. You can add a pair of beautiful curtains that match the rest of your room, for example.
Drapes aren’t always enough, though. Quality and tasteful window awnings are an essential part of any décor. They stop the light from entering the room and allow you to have peace of mind while sleeping comfortably and uninterrupted. Talking about interrupting, you will need some good retractable fly screens, too. This is how you will be perfectly protected from outdoor influences. Combining heavy drapes with window awnings might even help keep down the noise in the room, too.
5. Blue lights should be avoided
Technology has brought us a lot of good, but it also might be the reason you can’t sleep. With the increase of devices we have in our possession, blue light is ever-present in our bedrooms. Once the lights are off and you’ve settled in bed, you’ll notice numerous things shining in the darkness.
These lights come from phones and other devices on standby or charging. Some research has even shown that the blue lights are the reason you wake up in the middle of the night randomly or why your sleep pattern is interrupted. It’s simple, the light triggers the body’s natural mechanism for waking up. You should either shut off your devices completely or avoid having too many in your bedroom for a good night’s sleep.
As you can see, some light renovations might be required if you want to improve the quality of your sleep. It might be a tough task in the beginning, but after you’ve made the switch you’ll wonder how you managed to live any other way. We’re confident that you’ll be able to get some sound rest in your new and improved bedroom, decorated just right to reap all the sleeping benefits.