How to Create a Stylish Bedroom That Promotes Deep Sleep

19 December 2019


If it’s time to change up your bedroom, why not take this opportunity to create a space that promotes better sleep? While you may use your bedroom for many things, its primary use is for sleeping, right?

If you love to decorate, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement about textiles and tones, forgetting what your bedroom is for. That’s not to say that your interior design skills need to take a back seat. These tips will help you decorate your bedroom in a way that promotes deep, restorative sleep.

The Power of Color

One current area of research is looking at the effect of color on how readily we fall asleep. Closely linked to mood, cool colors have been shown to have a calming effect on the mind, helping us power down after a day of intense stimulation. Whether you go for a deep blue, slate, or soft grey, you can boost your sleep simply through your choice of color. So before you buy your linens or get painters in, spare a thought for the effect your color choice will have on your slumber.

Block Out the Light

Especially if you live in a big city, your window treatments will directly affect the quality of your sleep. Research has shown that complete darkness is essential for good sleep, so your first priority when it comes to window treatments should be banishing even fine sliver of light from your bedroom.

Blackout curtains or blinds are a fantastic option. That said, these heavy window treatments may not be the most attractive or stylish. Your bedroom is your sleep haven, so you’ll want to create a mood that speaks to your idea of what makes a room peaceful and cozy. Don’t be afraid to layer window treatments. Something like soft curtains or muslin drapes on top of your blackout curtains means your window treatments not only keep the light out but achieve a sleepy style, too.




Get an Old Fashioned Alarm Clock

If you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, ask yourself whether you often use your mobile phone directly before putting off the light. Chances are, you do. Even worse: when you wake up in the night and check your phone, and try to fall back asleep! 

Exposure to bright, artificial light is one of the most reliable ways to interfere with your body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that sets in motion the process by which you power down for the night. So it’s all very well to say ‘no phone before bed’ but how will you wake up without your phone beside you? Consider getting your hands on a good old-fashioned alarm clock. That way, you can leave your phone in a drawer, so it doesn’t light up the room.

Dreamy Lighting

Just like your phone, bright lights in your bedroom can have a detrimental effect on your sleep. String up fairy lights, get a cute night-light, or switch out the bulb in your bedside light for a low-wattage option, and you’ll soon be sleeping better.

Though we know very little about this mysterious phenomenon, we can make use of the limited findings we do have to improve our sleep. These tips will give you a little inspiration to get you started.


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