Good quality sleep is essential to our health, and having a beautiful bedroom decor to relax in each evening can really make all the difference. Unpleasant surroundings and clutter can contribute to stress which in turn can affect you being able to drift off. We all deserve a beautiful bedroom decor, a place to retreat to at the end of each day. If yours is looking a little worse for wear, here are some of the ways you can perk it up.
Think About Color
Studies have shown that color can influence our mood. In the bedroom, we want to promote feelings of relaxation. Blue, green, pink, purple, gray and even white have been shown to help with this. Once you’ve decided on a color, go with a very light shade. This will help to open up the space and make it feel bigger and airier. Anything too dark (especially in small rooms) can close you in and feel claustrophobic. If you want to incorporate a bold color, consider painting one feature wall in this, and the others lighter.
Choose a Good Bed
Of course the most important part in any bedroom is the bed. Therefore it’s worth investing in the most comfortable one possible. Foam mattresses have been shown to be the most comfortable in independent tests- so opting for memory foam, gel or latex over springs is a wise choice. You can find out more about different materials and mattresses from a site like Foam Nights. Finish the bed with some soft sheets with a high thread count, supportive pillows, and a duvet with the correct tog rating for the time of year. Dressing the bed with a contrasting throw and some decorative pillows will help to bring the space to life and allow you to add color, texture, and interest.
Find Storage That Works
Clutter, mess and disorganized possessions can quickly bring down the look of any room. Having the right storage means you have a place for everything and can stay organized. In smaller rooms you might need to get creative, under bed storage is one option or putting baskets and storage bins on shelves to utilize the wall space. Fitted furniture is also a good option, this can be built into any awkward space meaning no part of the room is wasted.
Make It About Sleep
Many of us double up our bedrooms with another function, especially in smaller homes. But if it’s at all possible, keep the bedroom decor just for sleeping. Is there another place you can house your exercise bike, your desk or your ironing board? Clearing things out and instead displaying items that are beautiful and inspiring will create a much nicer space to relax in. You could create a reading nook with an armchair, side table, and overhead lamp. You could put an extra set of drawers for storage and then accessorize the top with flowers and other decorative pieces.
Is your bedroom as relaxing as you would like it to be? If the answer is “no”, contact All About Interiors in CT. Our Interior designer will design a bedroom that you will fall in love with.