There are few rooms in your home with a more important purpose than your bedroom. It’s impossible to get through the day unless you’ve had a good night’s sleep. Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you to sleep better. Let’s dive in and take a look at how to instil peace in your bedroom…
A Peaceful Colour Scheme
You may remember that I’ve written previously about calming colour schemes. Colour is a great way to evoke peace and calm. When it comes to colours in your bedroom, it’s best to steer away from acidic colours or anything too garish. Instead go for calmer colours: if you want a dark colour, go for dark blue or dark grey. Off white looks great and will make your space look more open, while extremely pale green will add an extra sense of peace and calm to your room.
“By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.”-Arianna Huffington
When your room is cluttered, it’s a whole lot harder to fall asleep. Who can relax when they’re surrounded by all the things that they need to sort out? If you haven’t already watch Marie Kondo on Netflix for inspiration. A lot of the time, the key to decluttering is better storage. Research storage solutions that will actually work for you. Rauch wardrobes have a huge amount of choice that will suit any space. Once you have your storage in place you need to remember that there should be a place for everything in your room. All the objects that are out need to be either useful or beautiful. As for the other things: have a long, hard think as to whether or not you need them. It can be a tough, long term process to declutter but once you start seeing the results, it’s worth the hard work!
Define Your Relaxation Space
With technology constantly at our fingertips, sometimes it’s difficult to separate work and relaxation time. If you live in a small apartment, you may not be able to avoid having a desk in your bedroom. It’s important that you at least try to keep work away from your bed. Block off your desk from your bed with a curtain or with a room divider so that you aren’t focused on that work when you’re trying to get to sleep at night. You could also try to make sure that once you’re done with work, you spend some time outside your bedroom before going to bed – walking straight from your desk to your bed makes it hard for your brain to turn off. At the very least you should try to dedicate 30 minutes before bed without looking at a screen.
“It’s also our collective delusion that overwork and burnout are the price we must pay in order to succeed.”– Arianna Huffington
Studies have demonstrated that people sleep much better when their rooms are cool. If it’s a warm night, open the windows before you go to bed and turn the lights off so that air can circulate in there. Turning the lights off will prevent pesky bugs from being attracted to your room. Invest in a fan and a summer weight duvet.
You deserve to feel peace and restful in your space: hopefully these tips should help.