Spring Into Better Sleep!
When it comes to your overall health and well-being, is there anything more important than a great night’s sleep? Your bedroom should be your safe haven at the end of the day. We’ve got a few tips to turn your bedroom into the restful sanctuary you need to get better sleep and take on your day with renewed energy!
Cut the clutter–clear your mind!
Clearing out unneeded stuff simplifies everything, and absolutely makes for better sleep. For an easy way to contain what you do want to keep (like books or a notepad) keep a cross-functional tray or basket on a bedside table so everything has a place of its own. (As a bonus, it also protects the furniture underneath.)
Dial down your color palette.
Uncomplicate your color. In the bedroom, busy patterns and bright tones can have a very un-calming effect on a peaceful evening. Instead, use a textural combination of fabrics (like cashmere for throws and simply-tailored drapery panels) to easily take the room from loud and cluttered to quiet and calm–without going overly monotone.
Consider a moody wall treatment.
For an overall feeling of cocoon-like warmth, try switching up your bedroom’s wall treatment. Painting or wallpapering a room in a darker hue can help create a calming atmosphere, but you don’t have to stop there. The overall totality of the colors, textures, and lighting evokes serenity in the space–helping you get better sleep!
Try blackout shades or curtains.
An easy designer trick to keep the room as dark (or as bright!) as you need is to use Roman shades or drapery with blackout fabric. This simple — and often cost-effective — idea is a fool-proof way to make sure daylight doesn’t creep in too early.
Warm, white light puts you in the mood for sleep.
When getting dressed in the morning, it’s helpful to have enough overhead light to see clearly. But during the evening hours when you need to wind down, the light is more subtle with the use of sconces and recessed lighting that softly washes the wall. Opting for lightbulbs that lean warm help create that soft lighting that’s required to really unplug.
Bring the tranquility of the outdoors in!
Don’t underestimate fresh cut flowers on your bedside table and dresser. They add life and personality to the room; plus, they’re an easy way to include a pop of color without permanently committing to a shade. Take advantage of this mood-boosting tip to better your nightly sleep on the cheap!
Invest in a new mattress.
Buying a mattress is a completely personal endeavor, but finding the right mattress is important both for comfort and aesthetic purposes. For example, consider the thickness of the mattress. There’s no such thing as standard thickness and your selection can greatly impact the overall height (and look and feel) of the bed.
At the end of the day, great sleep starts with the firm (or not-so-firm!) foundation of a great mattress. Check out some of our options below–or see a wider range here.
You can get closer to achieving the better sleep you need to be the best version of yourself. And it doesn’t have to be time-consuming or even expensive! If you’re looking to build your best night of sleep “from the ground up” starting with a new mattress, come see us at our 7114 Maynardville Pike showroom in Knoxville, Tennessee!