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Who couldn’t use a better night’s rest? Whether you’re doing a major renovation or just want to make some minor tweaks, paying some attention to the design of your bedroom can make for a more relaxing and restful space. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about updates:
Upgrade Your Window Treatments
Do you sleep best in complete darkness, or do you prefer to wake up with sunlight? Getting just the right curtains can help you start off your morning the way you want to. Often, allowing in some natural light can make for an easier waking process, but it’s really all about your preference. Once you determine the amount of light blocking you’ll need, investing in some new curtains is a great way to update the style of your room.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Most of us are fairly sensitive to the colors around us, whether we fully realize it or not. Sitting in a bright orange room can be energizing or even possibly over stimulating for some. When it comes to creating a peaceful space in your bedroom to promote better rest, going with a softer, more neutral paint color is a great option. You can always add a few pillows or blankets to bring in a pop of color if that’s more your style, but going with a lighter color for the walls is a great place to start.
Improve Your Storage Systems
It can be difficult to relax when surrounded by clutter. It can feel like just glancing around your room forms a to-do list in your head. Investing in some storage and organization systems to help store your belongings can help clear the room of clutter and remove distractions that make it difficult to rest.
Trade Your Phone for an Alarm Clock
While most of us are used to using our phones as alarm clocks, there’s some benefit to not having your phone beside you all night. So many of us spend time on our phones just before bed or start the day off checking email before we even set our feet on the floor. Choosing a stylish alarm clock can be a design feature that also encourages better routines around sleep.
Consider Your Lighting
Give yourself some options when it comes to lighting. Perhaps in the morning, you like a bit more light to help you wake up; while before bed, warm, softer light can promote better relaxation. Adding a few side table lamps or even a strand of lights can help you adjust the level and quality of light in your room.
Do you have any tips for a peaceful bedroom? What features in your bedroom help you get a good night’s rest? Are there any that make it more challenging? I’d love to hear your thoughts!