We’ve all at some point in our lives used the bedroom as a multifunctional room. It could have been a laundry room, an office or even a library, but one purpose it has always had to fulfil – help us get the rest we need. There are many reasons why the bedroom and the bathroom are considered the most private rooms in every house and why you don’t let everyone into either one of them.
Still, in order to be able to make the most of it in terms of providing the necessary conditions for good sleep, there are some things we have to consider when it comes to design and organisation. Since sleep, i.e. rest, is such an important element of our lives, you really need to reconsider whether you’re using your bedroom in the most efficient way. So, what are those vital elements?
Words: Ameilia Atkins
A good mattress
We’ve all heard that a good bed and a good pair of shoes are vital, since we are either in one or the other. It seems to be so simple, yet so true at the same time. Therefore, make sure your bed, i.e. mattress, is perfect for you. If, on the other hand, it’s too hard, soft or lumpy, you won’t be able to get the rest you need and you might even experience some pain in the morning. If you don’t deal with this problem immediately, the conditions are only going to worsen and so will your health and mood. With so many different mattresses out there in almost every price range, you just don’t have an excuse to postpone replacing your old, uncomfortable mattress with a new one.
Let there be no light
It’s very important that you are able to sleep in darkness, as scientists have confirmed that our bodies and minds expect it in order to recuperate. Not only do you need to prevent direct sunlight, so common in Australia, from coming into your bedroom and waking you up, but you should also get rid of modern devices, such as TVs, phones and computers that can light up and disturb you while you’re sleeping. Some smaller gadgets can be left in a nightstand drawer if you really want to have them in the bedroom.
Let’s suppose you have proper insulation around the walls of your bedroom and hope you’re not living in a busy and noisy area. But what about the noise coming from the rooms below? You need to consult professionals, such as these experts in flooring installation from Sydney, who’ll be able to advise you on the best possible flooring for your room and your budget.
Ideally, you have a thermostat in your bedroom and can regulate your indoor temperature. If that’s not the case, make sure you items stuff like a ceiling fan, portable heater or heavy curtains to create the best possible conditions for sleeping. Remember that we sleep better in colder places, so make sure your bedroom is not too hot.
Colours and sounds
Your bedroom is definitely not the place where you should experiment with vibrant and bright colours. Instead, opt for calm colours and tones. The only bright elements should be decorative pillows, for example. Also, some people find it very relaxing to sleep to some soothing sounds, such as those of waves or crickets’ chirping, and you might want to experiment with that as well, unless you live somewhere on the Australian coast and can enjoy the real thing.
Declutter your bedroom
There shouldn’t be any stuff in your bedroom that you don’t really need, which is pretty much true for the rest of your home, too. So, make sure you get rid of everything that doesn’t belong to the bedroom if you want to create an oasis of peace. This will also prevent you from tripping over something and possibly seriously injuring yourself.
As you can see, these tips are quite simple to follow and don’t require any large investment. Still, they all provide much better conditions for sleeping and getting the well-deserved rest that you’ll probably never look back to the state your bedroom was in before you followed these tips.