Our bedroom is a sleep sanctuary. It's our go to place when we need to unwind and recharge, aside from our favorite local watering hole. It is important to make your room comfortable and relaxing to tempt you to slip under the covers after a long, tiring day.
Here are 5 tips that can transform your bedroom into a more inviting sanctuary to guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep. A stress-free zone where daily problems are left at the door.
1. Revamp your bed situation
Your bedroom is your personal space. You deserve to splurge a little to help promote a good night’s sleep. Investing on new bedding can add an oomph factor into your room. High thread count sheet sets can take your sleeping experience to a new level. Choose sheets that are breathable, wrinkle-free, and feels heavenly cool to the touch. While you are at it, you consider a down duvet for improved temperature regulation and an extra layer of plushness.
Ever hit your head a little too often on the wall or a wooden headboard while you’re asleep? You should probably consider a new bed frame Your mattress will also thank you for it. If you notice your mattress start to sag, it could be that your bed frame doesn’t fully support your mattress. Cheaply made bed frames are notorious for shortening the life-span of mattresses.
2. Experiment with room colors
One of the easiest ways to give life to your personal sanctuary and improve your overall mood is by coating it with a fresh paint color. You can change your vanilla-style walls into something more calmer, and cooler to the eyes. If you prefer a monochromatic look, add a pop of color by using teal or bright pink to liven up your sleeping space. Or go ham and completely make it your own and add RGB lighting, so your walls can be any color you want!
Pro tip: Choose colors from the color wheel. Opposite colors like blue and yellow/orange go well together. Blue makes the room feel cool and calm, while a cheery yellow brightens up the atmosphere.
3. Give your ceiling a facelift
We usually overlook our “fifth wall”, as interior designers like to call it. Before we sleep, we usually stare at the ceiling for a while before dozing off to dreamland. Giving it the TLC it deserves can elevate your sleeping experience…or should we say before-you-sleep experience.
You may have put glow-in-the-dark stickers on your ceiling when you were a kid but now the sky’s the limit! Literally! You can spruce up your ceiling by painting it with a new color or cut out a section of the ceiling to create a skylight!
4. Check your pillow population
Pillows shouldn’t take up more than half of your bed. Two sets of lofty bed pillows in the right size can improve your sleep. Opt for a self-cleaning power pillow filled with 100% microgel and 100% superfine combed cotton shell. There is nothing like a soft, yet supportive pillow to help you sleep better.
5. Add indoor plants
And lastly, bring a pot of green into your bedroom. Indoor plants generate oxygen and improve the air quality by decreasing airborne toxins and increasing oxygen level to help you breathe better while you sleep. English Ivy is a great plant to have to help decrease airborne mold. For those suffering with anxiety and occasional headaches, you can bring in Jasmine or Snake Plant in small pots inside your bedroom. Bonus: these babies are good stress relievers after a busy day. For those who don’t have the time to take care of plants, low-maintenance beauties like spider plants, pothos, or sansevieria are great alternatives.
These are just some tips from our team members and what works for them. Let us know if any of these have worked for you or if you have an idea that has helped improved your sleep sanctuary.