The bedroom is perhaps the single most important room in any home because it is thanks to it that we wake up every day rested and full of energy for the challenges of a new day. People try to turn it into a place of work, but that just won’t go as the design of the room is aimed at making the brain relax. Yes, you have read correctly, the design of the bedroom is related to sleep quality so take care when designing this room. In order to sleep soundly, here are 7 bedroom design tips that you can implement as of today.
Words: Mia Johnson
Setting the air temperature
During the day, the temperature in the room should be different than the one during night time. This is because it has been scientifically proven that colder air makes us fall asleep faster. So cooling the room down before going to bed is highly desirable. If you have a thermostat, you can program it to decrease the room temperature after dark and then to increase the heat again in the morning so you wake up in a warm room.
Colours that make a difference
The walls inside the room as well as the furniture should be of a neutral color. It is really up to you to choose a suitable color scheme, but be sure to avoid tacky colors such as orange or bright yellow. Beige, black or white are all good choices. Brighter colors can be introduced into the children’s room but even here you shouldn’t use luminescent colors.
Another feature that you can introduce to the bedroom are ambient sounds. Crickets, water or chimes are all ideal to set the right atmosphere to fall to sleep. You could burn a CD with ambient music and play it before bed. This is perfect for putting children to sleep. Also, you can create your own “before the bed” playlist that you can listen to while working in the evening. It is important to relax as much as possible and prepare the mind to go into “rest mode.”
Be sure to declutter
Creative chaos is one thing, but clutter is a whole different story. No one can go to sleep in a room full of clutter, so make sure to put away all the clothes before going to bed. Start putting all those closets and wardrobes to good use by filling them up with pieces of garment instead of putting them across the armrest. If the room is in a mess, the brain cannot relax, let alone focus on going to sleep.
The key to falling asleep quickly is a dark room. That is why it is important to invest in good-quality awnings, so as to regulate the amount of light that comes in. Luxurious awnings as made by Oztech are crucial when it comes to getting a good night rest. Even after dark there are strong street lights that have no place in the bedroom. That is why window awnings are an important part of the bedroom’s design, don’t neglect it.
The importance of a good mattress
The centerpiece of any bedroom is, of course, the bed. However, the important part of the bed is the mattress you actually sleep on. This shouldn’t be either too hard or too soft but just right. This way, you will be able to sleep soundly. Also, take into account the size of the mattress you need. Many homeowners make the mistake of buying mattresses that are too short or too narrow. Better buy a larger one, so you don’t make a mistake.
Finally, falling asleep in a smelly room is not a possibility. Placing vases with scented flowers around the room will increase your chances of getting a good night sleep. There is a variety of scents to choose from and they needn’t all be natural. Artificially scents can be dispersed around the room using air-fresheners. Lavender is perhaps the most common scent used in bedrooms.
We hope that by now you realize how design and little things can contribute to the bedroom’s main function. After you apply these 7 design tips the quality of your sleep will increase significantly.