When it comes to designing your bedroom space, good design is not just important when you are rolling out of bed in the morning to get ready. In fact, a well designed bedroom is perhaps even more crucial when drifting off to a good night’s sleep. So how can you be sure your bedroom is not the thing keeping you up at night? Well here are a few ideas that can help you design your way to a better night’s sleep.
Storing your laptop, briefcase, or other work supplies in your bedroom makes it much more difficult to destress at night. I mean, how can you relax with a stack of unsorted papers piled up your night stand? By keeping these items out of the bedroom, it will be much easier to put that stress aside until Monday morning.
Color has perhaps the most significant impact on how a bedroom, and really any design for that matter, affects our mood. Bold hues such as red or bright yellows are proven to be stimulating colors while more neutral, subtle shades tend to be calming. But this definitely doesn’t mean your bedroom has to be dull. Soft shades of green, blue, and even purple can produce the same soothing effect. The key is to use these soft colors to make your bedroom an oasis-like space within your home.
Windows are a huge part of design that are often maximized for their views and natural daylight. However, when your alarm is set for 8:00 am, you probably don’t want to be woken up two hours early as the rising sun floods your room with light. But don’t worry, even those of you with eastern facing windows can easily solve this problem. By using window treatments such as blackout shades or draperies with either a thicker fabric or even just some sort of backing, you can pull them aside during the day but also keep them closed when you feel like sleeping in.
It sounds almost too simple, but a clean bedroom is one of the easiest ways to help with a better night’s sleep. This can be achieved by an organizational unit in the closet or by simply picking your clothes up off the floor and letting the good design of your bedroom show through. Then you can be assured that you will wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day…or maybe comfortable enough to hit the snooze button a couple more times.