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Designing Your Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep *

*This is a collaborative post.

Many of us experience sleep issues, and once you get into bad sleeping patterns, it can be difficult to break them. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do, from sleep apps to herbal supplements. The room you sleep in has a powerful effect on your quality of sleep, and so it’s useful to give your room a bit of a revamp.

For a few starting point ideas, consider these six.

Remove Clutter

A cluttered space contributes to stress and anxiety, which can negatively affect your sleep. Clear out every area of clutter, from your wardrobe to under your bed, drawers, bookshelves, and so on. Your bedroom should be a functional space for relaxation and sleep, as opposed to storage space. To get rid of clutter, consider selling unwanted possessions using applications like 5Miles or Decluttr.

Improve The Aesthetics

Perhaps you’ve neglected the decor in your bedroom lately? Maybe the soft furnishings are looking a little dated and dull? The fact is, you’re more likely to sleep better in a room that’s well-kept and inviting. To give your bedroom a nice revamp, try choosing trendy furniture such as a mirror bedside table; a cute faux fur rug; and some artwork to jazz up the walls. With a little bit of TLC, you’ll soon have a bedroom that you can be proud of.

Black Out Blinds

For the best night’s sleep possible, consider investing in ‘blackout blinds’. These are blinds that are designed with an opaque fabric that entirely blocks out the light from the outside. These types of blinds are usually designed as roman blinds or roller blinds, as these are most effective at keeping out light.

Colours For A Calming Effect

The colours that we use for our interior design have a direct impact on our mood and feelings. For a bedroom space, it’s best to use colours that create a calming effect, these are usually neutral colours such as white and cream, or colours associated with nature, such as green or blue. With a smaller room, it’s best to choose light colours, as this can help to maximize space in a bedroom.

A New Mattress

The right bed makes all the difference to creating a tranquil sleeping space, try choosing a memory foam mattress, which adapts to your body, and preferred sleeping position. These mattresses are increasingly popular because they can reduce aches and pains and help you to get a better night’s sleep.

Soothing Scents

Lastly, it’s helpful to use soothing scents, to create a relaxing bedroom, to promote sleep. Try investing in a few sleep sprays, these are made with essential oils and designed to be sprayed around the room or on your pillow. Sleep sprays use scents that help to induce sleep including valerian, lavender, and jasmine.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a calming bedroom. With a few easy tips and tricks like this, you’ll be well on your way to a better night’s sleep.


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