How to Redesign Your Bedroom for Better Sleep
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about how to redesign your bedroom for better sleep.
Do you find that sleep is something that constantly evades you? Do you wake up tired regularly, always feeling like you need to play catch up and get some extra hours of rest in? Starting your day tired means you’ll have a hard time mustering up energy and stamina. Your focus and concentration will be difficult, and likely will negatively affect your mood. For those who are ready to stop the endless sleep cycle, here are some great ways to redesign your bedroom to ensure you get better sleep. Just imagine how great it will feel to wake up rested and ready to tackle the day.
Remove Electronic Distractions
Many homeowners admit to having not just one but multiple electronics in the room that can act as distractions. This can include a laptop, a tablet, a television or even a desktop computer. The bedroom needs to be viewed as a place for sleep, a restful spot in the home that allows your mind to shut off and relax. All these electronic gadgets can act as a stimulant, making it harder to fall asleep.
Then there is the fact that these gadgets don’t add to or complement the décor and design in the room; instead, they will take away from the beauty. So, it’s time to give them the boot and get them out of the bedroom.
Get Rid of Clutter and Improve Storage
While you may not think that clutter is hindering your ability to get a good night’s sleep, in reality, it’s playing into how you visualize the space. Again, it goes back to creating a restful oasis and if it’s completely disheveled with so much stuff lying about, it can create stress in the room. Let this be a great opportunity to declutter and purchase better storage solutions so everything in the bedroom has a proper place.
Upgrade Your Bed – Invest in a New Mattress
If you want to promote better sleep, there is no better way to do so than by investing in a new mattress. Mattresses have a typical lifespan of about 10 years – any more than that and you can consider it borrowed time. Depending on the quality of the mattress, you may need to think about replacing it much sooner. However, buying a mattress shouldn’t be based on budget alone, as there is a lot to consider. This buying guide can take you through all the important factors to be aware of, helping you to narrow down your options and find the best mattress for you. To ensure you get a restful night’s sleep on your new mattress, it’s probably wise to also purchase new pillows if they are more than 1-2 years old.
Choose Stylish New Bedding
To bring style to the bedroom and make it more visually appealing you can purchase new bedding. You’ll likely want to purchase more than just sheets, as you want to transform the look of the room. A new duvet or comforter, beautiful plush throw blankets and plenty of luxurious throw pillows will make the space feel like something out of a designer magazine.
Pick a New Color Palette for the Room
Did you know the paint color you choose for the room will also help to determine how well you sleep? Experts suggest picking neutral or cool shades as these can create a sense of calmness and even help to lower blood pressure. Some great examples are light blue, pale mossy green, silver, and light yellow.
Design and functionality can blend to help you create a beautiful and inviting bedroom that also encourages a great night’s sleep.