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A Room to Relax

Tips for Creating a Restful Bedroom

We all know that the bedroom is a place for rest, and of course, sleep. But often times, it becomes an office, a storage room or a place for dumping mail and other “I’ll get to it later” items.  Your personal area should be a place to slumber and revitalize yourself for the next day. After all, it is the room where you spend the most time. Why not make it the most special room of your home?


Opaque window coverings

Your body repairs itself while you sleep, and it needs darkness to do so effectively. There are many options for blackouts that filter enough light so you can wake up in the morning naturally to sunshine yet provide sufficient privacy during the day.


Calming color palette

Choose soft, relaxing paint colors for your bedroom walls, such as light blues, greens or grays. Same goes for fabrics and window treatments. Or opt for a tonal hue like all white or all cream, or a mixture of both.


Minimal decor

Even though your eyes will be closed when you go to sleep, if you have too many distractions in your bedroom, it may be hard to actually fall asleep. It’s wise to get rid of the clutter around your bed. Keeping your bedroom clear of distractions will help you clear your mind at the end of a long day.


Properly positioned bed

Position the bed so that it’s one of the first things you see when you walk into a room. Generally, it’s a great way to invite you into the space. However, if your windows overlook something that warrants it, consider flipping your bed so that it faces the view. Just make sure to purchase those blackout shades previously discussed.


Safe circulation

Ensure that you leave enough room around your bed so that you aren’t bumping your shins or stubbing your toes when getting in and out of it. Consider the actual dimensions of the bed frame when purchasing a mattress, not just whether it holds a twin, full, queen or king size.


Adjustable lighting

Bedside lighting is critical. Soft, soothing lighting is ideal for a bedroom. Having light fixtures on a dimmer is also a smart move since it lets you regulate the amount of light that your fixture emits. Adjustable sconce lighting is a great option because it allows you to keep your nightstand neat and tidy, and it can be positioned to provide optimal lighting for reading in bed.


Quiet ceiling fan

When planning your bedroom design, you may want to think about adding a ceiling fan. Fans help provide good circulation and fresh air, which will aid in a good night’s sleep. It’s not imperative to have a fan, but it’s certainly a bonus to any healthy bedroom. Just be sure to find one that makes as little noise as possible.


Serene artwork

In keeping with the theme of creating a relaxing environment, it’s important to choose art that’s calming and sleep-inducing. Choose your art wisely, and keep it sparse in your bedroom. Again, you don’t want too many distractions.


No tech

This is a tough one. Banish televisions, computers and exercise equipment from the bedroom. To make it a peaceful haven, you need to ensure that you aren’t bringing your work to bed with you. Creating an oasis devoid of technology will allow you to connect better to your natural biorhythms.


Nightstand no-nos

Your nightstand should be clutter-free. This is a space for a bedside lamp, your favorite reading materials, reading glasses, clock, and something living… like a plant or vase of flowers.


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