When you browse tips for better sleep, you’ll most likely find that you need to make your bedroom conducive. It’s true, according to SleepFoundation.org, that your sleeping environment affects the quality of your sleep.
So how can you make sure that your bedroom is comfortable enough for decent shut-eye? We have five tips that may help you create a bedroom that can support good sleep.
1. Choose Wall Colors Wisely
Colors are powerful enough to set the mood in any space, so, for your bedroom, go for colors that help you relax. The general idea for choosing bedroom colors is to have a color palette that isn’t too bold and vibrant.
Lighter shades of blue and green are popular choices for bedrooms because they naturally bring calmness and serenity. Other classic choices include neutral colors such as light grey, taupe, and beige, as well as pastel versions of the basic colors. Earthy bedroom colors – natural wood, terracotta statement walls, and woven baskets – are also trendy these days.
There are also people who respond well to having dark colors in the bedroom, such as navy blue, forest green, and charcoal gray. Darker colors are often associated with negative emotions, which is why most people avoid them. Still, it really is about preference, so if you find that having dark walls help you sleep better, we say go for it. But balance is key, so maybe you can opt for white or cream for the sheets and curtains and natural wood flooring and furniture.
2. Create Zones in Your Room
The bedroom is ideally a separate space that is solely meant for rest. But people have different living situations – some live in studio apartments, and others have to make their bedrooms multifunctional for various reasons.
Creating zones in your space allows you to establish a natural flow. There is a nook for working, a separate area for entertainment, and so on. Making a zone just for sleep helps build a psychological barrier, that the particular place is mainly meant for rest… and this might help you sleep better.
You can establish zones by strategically using rugs and placing furniture and lighting. You can also build some sense of separation, creatively, without having to build walls. For example, you can use wooden folding screens, shelves, and curtains.
3. Sleep Organic
“Organic” is the trend these days and for good reason – it simply is the healthier way to go, even for your sleep.
The common mattress is predominantly produced with high chemical content and often treated with fire retardants to make it fire safe. Ironically, the chemicals used to help ensure its safety are potentially toxic. They are linked to many health issues like respiratory irritation, hormone disruption, and unfortunately, cancer. Moreover, these chemicals are also harmful to the environment.
An organic mattress, meanwhile, is made with non-toxic materials such as organic latex, cotton, and wool, among others. It’s the healthier choice because it helps you avoid exposure to toxic chemicals. Plus, an organic mattress provides you more comfort, it doesn’t get too warm or too cold, and it’s hypoallergenic – all of these qualities contribute to better sleep.
If you’re going for an organic mattress, you might as well pair it with a non-toxic, solid wood bed frame. Like the organic mattress, it is free from chemicals that may give off a sharp, distinctive smell that triggers headaches and allergies.
This type of bed frame is also more durable and can provide you with stable support as you sleep.
T.Y. Fine Furniture offers a variety of Naturepedic organic mattresses, which you can easily partner with our organic bed frames. Aside from bed frames, we also have dressers, side tables, and armchairs – pieces of furniture to complete the whole look of your bedroom.
4. Go for a Minimalist Bedroom
A minimalist bedroom might help you get better sleep. With fewer things in your space, you get fewer distractions and you’re somehow able to minimize stress.
Focus on the essentials only – the stuff that you really need to get a good night’s sleep, and bring them into your space. We’re not saying to keep your bedroom devoid of any decor, color, or personality. Focus on functionality then incorporate a touch of character through meaningful design pieces… without going overboard.
One simple way to achieve that minimalist, chill bedroom vibe is to have a few potted plants. They breathe life into a space and they’re not too distracting. Solid wood furniture with a natural finish also helps you get that rustic-chic, Scandinavian-inspired minimalist look.
5. Clear the Clutter
It is easier to drift off to sleep in a clean and organized bedroom. If you see dirty clothes on the floor or the armchair, fresh laundry waiting to be folded, messy cables from your charger, a pile of books on your side table…all these things may register as tasks that need to be completed.
You may consciously or subconsciously think about the clutter you need to clear away, and if you don’t do it, you feel guilty. And, this is not at all healthy for your sleep.
We previously recommend to go for minimalism in the bedroom – this is one of the reasons why. Fewer things mean less clutter. But of course, for the things that you do bring in to your sleeping space, you still need to keep them organized.
Having ample storage in your bedroom helps keep the space clutter-free. Go for a nice armoire or dresser and a couple of woven baskets.
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