The bedroom may not be the first room that strikes a general impression of your entire house but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. In fact, you should put more effort to ensure that it is well kept and looking spectacular. This is because after a long hard day at work you need a calm and quiet place to rest. This place is often your bedroom. However, you won’t rest or sleep peacefully when your bedroom does not give off that atmosphere of peace and tranquility. That being said, we are going to look at 7 ways you can décor your bedroom for better sleep.
Get a fine mattress and pillow
If you want to sleep better, then you need a good surface to sleep on. There are a variety of mattresses out there for example foam, airbeds, innersprings and waterbeds. You need to find a quality mattress that complements your bedroom and provides maximum comfort because no matter how stunning your bedroom may look you still won’t be able to sleep better without a good mattress. While shopping for a new mattress, ensure that you do an extensive research on the alternatives available. After that, you then test them and choose the size you prefer (See standard bed size infographic here).
Finding a thick and soft pillow can also help you sleep better and also improves the general look of the bedroom. If you have shoulder pains when sleeping or after waking up in the morning then you should consider getting a pillow for shoulder pain. Such pillows are customized to help you sleep more comfortably because your mattress may not help as much.
Use colors to your advantage
One outstanding feature about colors is their ability to create different moods and feelings. You can therefore use this to create a suitable environment for sleep. Sky blue, spring green and pink are some of the few colors perceived to create a soothing sleep environment. They can be a very good choice for your bedroom walls. You can also incorporate such colors into other things in your bedroom like pillows, blankets and chair cushions. You may want to avoid using strong colors that symbolize aggression such as red.
Declutter your bed
As much as having a number of duvets and pillows on your bed may be good, they clutter your bed thus making it hot and uncomfortable when you sleep. It is important to remember that we are trying to decorate our bedroom in a way that makes it more comfortable to sleep. To get better sleep, try reducing the number of pillows and throws on your bed. Sometimes less is beautiful.
Create a suitable air temperature
The temperature in your bedroom will most likely determine how you sleep. The temperature should neither be too cold nor too hold. A balance needs to be achieved while also taking into consideration the outside temperature. You can do this by incorporating a standing or ceiling fan, putting up heavy blinds to prevent the cold night breeze from sneaking in and also getting a portable heater.
Choose a suitable lighting option
Lights can help create a warm and relaxing feeling in your bedroom. Having an overhead light may not be enough because different lighting options create different moods. You need bright light options as well as dim light options in your bedroom. Dim light options can help create a mood for sleep. Some lighting options also come with a dimmer enabling you to dial them down when preparing to sleep. You should also consider picking lighting options that are easier to switch off from your bed so that you do not lose sleep trying to find the switch.
Add fresh flowers
Flowers give your bedroom a pleasant smell and hence make it a better place to sleep. Flowers also help to purify the air. They clean the air by taking in harmful substances and releasing oxygen. Some flowers you can use include; the peace lily, gardenia, pink jasmine and lavender. These flowers not only have a wonderful scent but are also beautiful and captivating.
Put up some artworks
We have talked about creating an environment where you feel safe and relaxed enough to sleep. Putting up artworks can help you create such an environment as well. You can frame some beautiful photos you took and place them or your wall or right next to your bed. You can also put up some amazing artworks you purchased and pictures of friends and family.
As can be seen, to get better sleep you need to put your environment into consideration. You may have a good mattress and pillow but your bedroom just doesn’t give you that calm feeling you need to sleep. These tips will help improve your sleep as well as the look of your bedroom.