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We could all use a better night’s rest. Whether you’re considering a major renovation or just want to make some minor improvements, paying some attention to the design of your bedroom can make for a more relaxing and restful space. Here are a few ideas that can optimize your bedroom for a better night’s sleep:
Is your preference waking up with the sunlight, or do you like your bedroom as dark as possible? Choosing the right curtains can help you start off your morning exactly the way you want to. Allowing some natural light in can make for an easier waking process, but it’s really all about what works best for you. When you’ve determined the amount of light-blocking you’ll need, investing in some new curtains is a terrific way to update your room.
Whether we realize it or not, most of us are fairly sensitive to the colors around us. Sitting in a vibrantly colored room can be energizing— or maybe even overstimulating. For the bedroom, choosing a softer, neutral color will assist in creating a peaceful space that promotes better rest. You can always add some color with blankets or pillows if that’s more your style, but going with a lighter color for the walls can be of benefit.
If we’re immersed in clutter, it can be difficult to relax. It can make it so just glancing around your room has you forming a mental to-do list. Storage and organization systems will help store your belongings, clear the room of clutter, and remove any distractions that make it difficult to rest comfortably.
Leave Your Phone Elsewhere
Most of us probably use our phones for alarm clocks these days, but there are some real benefits to not having your phone beside you all night. If you find that you’re spending time on your phone every night before bed, or the first thing each morning upon waking, it may be time to invest in a simple alarm clock. Buying a stylish alarm clock can be a design feature that compliments the room, while also encouraging better routines around sleep.
When it comes to lighting, more options are better than fewer. Maybe in the morning, you like a bit more light to assist in waking up, while you prefer warm, softer light at night. Adding a few side-table lamps or even strands of lights can help you adjust the level and quality depending on your mood.
With just a few minor adjustments, we can optimize our bedroom and improve our sleep.
If you’d like to talk more about any of these ideas, or if you need a referral for a local, trusted handyman, please reach out. I’m always happy to help.