How to design the ideal bedroom for better sleep


Getting a good night’s rest is important in maintaining a person’s health and well-being. While some people may find it fairly easy to fall asleep, others may find themselves having trouble at bedtime. If you’re thinking about a bedroom makeover or are in the process of looking at houses and condos for sale, consider these tips when designing your bedroom so you can have better sleep.

Room layout

Believe it or not, the way your bedroom furniture is laid out, more specifically, the positioning of your bed, can affect your ability to get a good night’s rest. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that promotes harmony in one’s environment by focusing on the energy and natural flow of the space. According to general Feng Shui rules, it is best to position your bed as far away from the door as possible while still being able to see it when lying in bed. Important things to consider also include not having your feet pointed directly towards your bedroom door or having your head in line with where the door opens as it is believed to bring bad health and energy.

Keep it clean

It’s important to note that a busy environment can cause your mind to wander and be distracted, therefore making it harder to fall asleep. Not to say that you shouldn’t have any decorations in your room, however, when it comes to decorating your space, it’s best to keep it clean and free of clutter.

Choose the right colours

Being surrounded by soothing colours can help you to wind down at night. This can be implemented in the colour of your walls, through your textiles, or simple decorations around the room. The best colours to help promote calming energy include blue, purple, and green. These colours are also good to wake up to in order to start the day feeling refreshed. Neutrals are also a good option as they are not too loud. It is advised to keep away from bright and vibrant colours since they are known to stimulate the brain and can therefore prevent you from falling asleep faster. And remember, you can always hire a HeyBryan Painter for help.

Use your senses

As you know, the overall atmosphere of your bedroom can make or break your sleep. A good way to ensure that you achieve the full potential of your sleeping environment is to use your five senses. While selecting calming and soothing colours fulfills your sense of sight, being aware of how to cater to the rest of your senses can also greatly impact your ability to sleep well at night. Taste is not necessarily a sense you can fully stimulate while going to sleep but the rest of the senses, including hearing, smell, and touch, are easy to act on.

In terms of hearing, a noise-free bedroom or listening to white noise is ideal in order to fully get into a deep sleep. Noise of any kind can keep the mind awake and therefore hinder your ability to get a full good night’s rest. When it comes to your sense of smell, the most commonly associated scents to help people fall asleep are lavender, vanilla, and eucalyptus as these smells help to promote the feeling of calmness. Your sense of touch is possibly one of the easiest things to accomplish through simply changing your bedsheets to make it more comfortable for you. Understanding that small details work in their own way to make a big difference can help you make the minor required changes in your bedroom to ensure that you are well-rested every day.

Whether you are currently searching through homes for sale or if you are just wanting to give your bedroom a new look, follow these tips to help make your bedroom a sleeping paradise.

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