7 Tips for Styling Your Room for Better Sleep
The purpose of your bedroom is to provide you with the perfect space to rest, relax, and restore your body for the next day.
Healthy sleep is an incredibly vital component to your overall health. In order to get the best night’s sleep, it’s necessary to create an environment conducive of sleep and relaxation. When styling your bedroom, you need to be intentional with your style choices to make sure you’re setting yourself up for great sleep.
You may already know that you want to optimize your bedroom for better sleep, but you might be lost on how exactly to make that happen. Follow these seven steps to create the bedroom perfect for your best sleep.
1. Picking the right mattress for you
Your mattress is arguably the most important item in your bedroom that will help you improve your sleep. When it comes to choosing your mattress, you should think carefully about your personal preferences and needs.
While side sleepers tend to sleep best on memory foam mattresses, a back sleeper will sleep better on an innerspring. You should consider factors like spinal alignment, pressure relief, motion transfer, and temperature control when picking the bed for your sleep haven.
2. Positioning your bed
Once you pick the right bed for you, make sure you make a smart decision about the placement of your bed in your room. The best place for your bed to feel relaxed and secure is somewhere where you can view the door and window. Also, avoid placing your bed directly under an air vent or right next to a window to avoid air and light disruptions.
3. Focus on the lighting
Harsh, fluorescent lighting is not ideal for a sleep oasis. Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFBs) also emit blue light which interferes with your sleep quality. Use soft, ambient lighting with incandescent bulbs to create the perfect sleep haven to help you wind down in the evenings.
When choosing curtains, look for light-blocking curtains that will prevent light pollution from entering your room while you sleep.
4. Account for any noise disruptions
It may not be practical to restructure the foundation of your walls and windows to block out sound, but there are some easy measures to take to avoid nighttime noise disruptions. For instance, when choosing your bedroom, consider the room’s placement in relation to exterior noise. Being backed up to a busy sidewalk or road is a bad idea.
You can also invest in a white noise machine which masks background noises by closing the gap between silence and harsh noises.
5. Think about your paint choices
While there has been some debate among the design community as to whether cool toned or warm toned bedrooms are more conducive for good sleep, you should pick whichever theme appeals more to you and helps you feel relaxed.
Warm tones can be associated with relaxation and help you wind down, or they could have the adverse effect of winding you up since warm tones are also associated with feelings of passion or anger. If going with warm tones, stick to a neutral palette rather than reds or oranges.
Cool tones are associated with calmness, so a light blue or purple color may be best for you. Generally, blue, yellow, and green are known to be the best colors for sleep.
6. Leave out the electronics
The blue light emitted from electronics stimulates the mind and interferes with the quality of your sleep. So when it comes to the electronics, leave them out of the bedroom. Any Netflix binging should be left to the living room. Digital alarm clocks can also present a distraction with bright lights while sleeping, so you can decorate your nightstand with an old-school analog alarm clock instead.
7. Decorate with plants
Besides being the perfect tranquil addition to any room, plants also improve indoor air quality to which helps you sleep and breathe better. Some of the best foliage to improve air quality is golden pothos, aloe vera, and English ivy.
Interior design goes far beyond looks. It’s about functionality. Now you can sleep easy at night knowing your room is helping you get your best sleep possible!