If you are struggling to get to sleep at night or don’t wake up feeling refreshed most mornings, then your bedroom design could be at fault. A bedroom with uncomfortable furniture, not much storage space, or harsh colors could impact your sleep quality in several different ways. And since we spend 7-9 hours per night in bed every night, designing the perfect sleep oasis in your bedroom is a great investment to make. No matter how large or small your bedroom is, who you share it with, or whether you rent or own your home, there are several things that you can do to improve your sleeping space and boost your sleep quality too.
Get a Comfortable Mattress:
The first step in redesigning your bedroom is to get a mattress that is right for you. If you are sleeping on a mattress that is too soft or too firm, old and sagging or has damaged springs and coils, this could be a major reason why you struggle to get comfortable at night or wake up in pain. You can check out a full list of mattress sizes here to find the right one to fit your bed and figure out what firmness level is best for you based on factors such as your body size and sleep position.
Use Calming Colors:
Even if you are renting and not permitted to repaint your room, there are several things that you can do to add more calming colors to the space and turn it into a relaxing oasis for sleeping. If you are able to paint the walls, consider colors such as pale blues and greens or a simple and chic off-white paired with soft gray and blush or other pastels. Hanging calming artwork or tapestries might be a renter-friendly option for you if you aren’t able to paint the walls, or even for anybody who just doesn’t want to get messy painting. Choose bed linen, curtains, and accessories in calming, coordinating shades.
Add Plenty of Storage:
If you are buying new furniture for your bedroom redesign, make storage space a priority. The more space you have in the room for storing your items away easily, the less cluttered – and more relaxing – the space will be. Underbed storage is an ideal way to keep things that you don’t need to access all the time out of the way, such as winter clothes during the summer when your wardrobe is filled with outfits that are suitable for the heat. A built-in wardrobe can also be a great addition for further space.
Add Some Relaxing Scents:
Relaxing scents like lavender and rosemary have been proven to help reduce stress and can help you get to sleep at night. For the final touches in your relaxing bedroom, you might want to consider room sprays or an essential oil that you can drop onto your pillow at night. Keeping a diffuser in the room is a good way to fill it up with a relaxing scent; you can keep this running during the day or at night before you go to bed. A smart diffuser is a great idea since you can control it using an app on your phone even if you are not in your room or even at home at the time.
The conditions that you sleep in can contribute in a massive way to your quality of sleep and ultimately, your health. If you’re going to make any investments in your home, your bedroom is likely to be a room that you spend the most time in, and turning it into a relaxing oasis is a great place to start.