The importance of getting enough quality sleep every night can never be overstated. However, did you know that bedroom design can have significant impacts on preparing both your mind and body for rest? Your bedroom space should be designed in a way that makes it easy for you to relax as soon as you enter the room. Your ability to wind down quickly will help make your nights more restful, so that you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Here are some of the most effective, and simple ways of designing your bedroom to promote relaxation and enhance the quality of your sleep.
1. Indoor Plants
Having a bit of greenery in your bedroom is a great way of helping yourself relax before bed. Living plants naturally create a feeling of tranquility and health. They provide a sense of life that cannot be matched by any other bedroom accents. Some plants can even help you sleep better, such as the spider plant, peace lily, snake plant, among others.
You can use a large green plant in the corner, or you can have several smaller ones on your nightstand and dresser. Make sure you water them at least once a week and open your bedroom curtains to give them daytime light.
2. Dim Lights
Lighting impacts your mind, eyes, and mood in a way that can significantly affect your quality of sleep. Consider dimming lamps or ambiance lights in your bedroom to help you adjust from an active state, to a state of calm and relaxation. They can also help establish a restful tone, transforming your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary.
3. Feng Shui
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of designing your living area in such a way that you get the best possible flow of ‘Qi’, a sort of energy that helps you relax and enhances your feeling of well-being.
With regards to your bedroom, Feng Shui is about creating balance using the placement of your furniture, leaving electronics out of your bedroom, and removing clutter. It’s also about using mirrors, colors, light, and decorations to enhance the flow of energy.
A major part of helping your body relax at night involves soothing your senses in any way that you can. Candles are very effective for bringing sensory delights to your bedroom. They create a peaceful, spa-like environment. Put a few candles by your bedside so you can soothe your senses with your favorite scents. Just remember to always blow candles out before you fall asleep.
5. Wall Paint Colors
The colors on your walls have a massive impact on your quality of sleep. Make sure that your bedroom walls are decorated using soft, calming colors that are proven to help you relax. Such colors don’t have to be bland or boring. You can opt for white, soft blue, green, gray, or a variety of other mid-tone and pastel shades to add color to your bedroom without being harsh on the eyes.
As you well know, there are countless ways of decorating your bedroom. With a little planning, you can make sure that your room is not only beautiful but also serves to promote relaxation and help you get better-quality sleep.
Written by Christine Huegel at Mattress Advisor