Ten bedroom styling tips for a better night’s sleep
While you can always put some of your personality into your bedroom, it’s more important that it helps you to get a good night’s rest. Here are my top ten tips for achieving just that…
While bright yellow or acid green might be funky, they’ll do nothing to help you wind down in the evening. Cool mint greens, sea blues and lavender tones are all hues to help you drift off.
The type of air you’re breathing in will influence your ability to sleep. By placing plants in the room that help to remove toxins and boost oxygen circulation, such as Aloe or Peace Lilies, they will not only provide health benefits, but act as a stylish accessory too.
It could be that a strip of sunlight in the morning is waking you too early, or do you find that the lighter evenings hinder your sleeping pattern? Installing blackout blinds as a secondary layer to your curtains will be a discreet solution.
If you can’t afford to pick up a brand new bed, but your mattress is uncomfortable, buying up a memory foam mattress topper will add extra comfort for the contours of your body.
The scent of lavender has long been known to have a soporific effect on the body. As well as adding a few drops of lavender oil to your bath of an evening, be sure to add a couple to your pillow too.
Soft lighting is an absolute must in the bedroom. Install a dimmer switch by your bed so that you can adjust it accordingly. On the other hand, you could get a reading light or softer bedside lamp.
If your head doesn’t have enough elevation when you sleep, it can be difficult to find a position that’s comfortable. Pick up some fresh, plump pillows so you can rest your head much easier.
If you live close to a road and suffer from noise pollution, there are a few things you can do to minimise it. Move your bed so that the headboard is against a solid wall, and you’re as far from the window as possible. You can also have double-glazing installed.
Staring at a screen last thing at night is the worst recipe for a peaceful night. Aim to have the last hour before you go to sleep as one where you don’t use any technology, and make sure it’s on silent throughout the night so you’re not tempted to answer any late-night messages.
Finally, this is your area for rest and relaxation, so surround yourself with things that will make going to bed feel like you’re retiring to a luxury hotel suite. Whether it’s lighting scented candles, or simply making a warm drink before bed, it will all help.
How do you make sure you get a good night’s sleep?