Sleeping should be the easiest thing we do in our everyday life, but that’s not really what happens nowadays. With the busy lives we have, it becomes really hard to get home and turn off our brains. Most people come up with a ritual - it can be taking a shower, having a snack, having a cup of tea...whatever it is, we’ve decided to give an extra push and put together some tips on organizing and decorating to improve your sleep quality.
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” - Thomas Dekker
Choose Colors Well
The best colors for you to have in your room are hues of blues, purple, and gray. That’s because these colors evoke relaxation, and combining that with a breathing exercise in bed, you’ll be able to fall asleep in no time.
Use Lightning Tricks
Dimming the lights will make the room feel cozier and warmer, which is just what you want for a good night of sleep. Orange or brown-ish lamps with yellow light bulbs can do the trick nicely - and it’s also an idea for a nice DIY project for the weekend.
Scents Make a Difference
There are many essential oils that can help improve your sleep quality, and you could also go for scented candles. Place one on your nightstand, and light it a couple of hours before going to bed. That way the scent will be in the air by the time you go to sleep (and you won’t be taking any risks of having a fire start during your night).
Keep Electronics Away
When going to bed, it has already become a habit of most people to lie down and stay on their phones until falling asleep. But that’s not healthy at all! The right thing to do would be leaving all electronics out of the bedroom since they can disrupt your sleep.
Pick the Right Curtains
It’s important that your room is dark in order to have a good night’s sleep, though if you’re using blackout curtains you might not notice when the sun starts to rise and you’ll end up waking up still tired. That happens because your body didn’t get the message that daylight came.
Use Indoor Plants
Not only do indoor plants improve air quality and brighten the mood inside the house, some specific plants can even reduce your anxiety and help you sleep better. If you prefer something smaller and more discreet, you can choose something like peace lily or lavender.
If you’re a fan of making a statement with decoration, a bamboo palm or a hanging English ivy will be perfect for you!
Make Your Bed in the Morning
Making your bed in the morning and always keeping it clutter free is a good way to keep your nerves at rest. You wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, make your bed! Keep two pillows and a couple of cushions there and you’re all set!
This is a tip which will:
- Keep your bedroom organized
- Help you notice when it’s time to change the sheets
- Eventually give you more peace by the time you decide to sleep
Put All Clothes Away
One way to avoid clutter is by putting away all of your clothes, that includes both dirty and clean! Simply take a couple of minutes each day to fold and put in the closet the clean clothes, and take the dirty clothes away to the laundry room. It’s one simple step that will make your bedroom feel cozier and it’ll keep your mind from wandering to that task (of getting the clothes out of sight) you need to get done.
Make a Rug + Cushions Combo
A rug and cushions make a room look super cozy, and they even muffle out the noise. Just be careful not to overdo it, since clutter can make you anxious and end up getting in the way of that good night’s sleep.
Ceiling Fan for Temperature Control
Having the perfect temperature in the room is essential for good sleep, and one of the best ways you can control that is by installing a ceiling fan in your bedroom. It not only helps your room feel airier, but also gives some style to the decor look!
Choose the Right Sheets
To choose the best type of sheets, you first need to know a bit more about the materials and how they affect you. Among the most common are:
You can read all about it here, but to sum up:
While polyester is durable and stain resistant, it can also feel scratchy on the skin. Unlike silk, which feels amazing to the touch, but it’s the most delicate material. Then you have flannel that’s perfect for cold winter nights, though very difficult to sleep on during summer. Lastly, cotton is the jack of all trades - it’s durable, soft, easy to clean, and breathable!
Add a Throw (Or Arm-Knit Blanket)
This pick will depend on the time of year you decide to make a change to your bedroom. If going through the colder weather, an arm-knit blanket can be a perfect addition - one that both decorates and allows you to snuggle in the comfiest way.
If the weather is warmer, you can decide on a simple throw. They’re actually the perfect solution for mid-term weather too!
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