When it comes to things we’re all thinking about, how to get more sleep ranks near the top of the list. While we all know it’s best to get eight solid hours of shut eye, most Americans average about five hours of sleep per night. One way to get more sleep is to create a sanctuary in your bedroom. Ready to get rest? Read on for our top tips.
An easy way to turn your bedroom into a sanctuary made for sleeping is to think simplicity. For tips on clearing out the clutter, make sure to read our guide on spring cleaning. Once you’ve cleaned up and cleared out, think basics. Your bedroom needs a bed, of course, nightstands, and maybe a dresser, bookshelf, vanity, or sitting area. If it’s not a must-have item, do your best to relocate it to another room in your home. If it’s an electronic item, it doesn’t belong in your bedroom. The photo above does a great job showcasing what’s most important in your bedroom without having to sacrifice design and style. A soothing, simple space doesn’t have to be boring, but it does have to be relaxing.
After Simplicity, think Balance. In order for you and your partner to get the best sleep possible, create a balanced bedroom. Be sure each side has it’s own night stand, it’s own light, and plenty of space to get on and off the bed. If you’re straining to find light to read by, or have to shimmy along a wall to get into bed, you’ll wind up frustrated, which is no way to try and get a good night’s sleep. When rooms are designed with balance, it creates a sense of balance within us, too.
A great way to get a better night’s rest is to have designated spaces for everything. Just as you shouldn’t bring your computer into bed, you also shouldn’t bring the newspaper, a late night snack, or any projects you might be working on at the moment. By creating a designated sitting area in your bedroom, you can still retreat to your room but have somewhere to finish your magazine, chat on the phone, or enjoy a cup of tea. What’s so great about this space, designed by HHC Living, is that it blends simplicity, balance, a designated space, and gorgeous design all in one. Starting to feel overwhelmed? Don’t panic, we’re happy to help! Use our contact page to start the conversation.
When asking yourself “how can I get more sleep?” it’s important to look at the overall feel and lighting in your bedroom. Think feminine, romantic, light and airy, with the ability to draw your curtains and block out natural light when need be. This is yet another gorgeous design by the HHC team where we see every tip illuminated. Note the balanced sides, a cozy couch as a space to read or write, the lack of clutter, and no electronics. Doesn’t this room make you want to snuggle up and relax? That’s the feeling you should get every time you step into your very own sanctuary from the world.
Another fun way to create your very own sanctuary for sleep, is to find inspiration from your favorite hotels. Hotel rooms are so inviting because they’re generally filled with natural light, and utilize lots of neutral colors such as whites, tans, greys, and golds. The next time you stay in a hotel, take note of what you love. Is it the plush, nap-worthy bedding with high thread count sheets? Is it the lack of any unnecessary items anywhere? It is the way one main color flows throughout? Write down what you love and when you get home, implement those thoughts into your own bedroom.
Last but not least, make sure you truly love your bedroom. Add textures, colors, and details that make you smile when you see them. Throw pillows, like the ones seen in this photo, can add a much needed element to your room without creating chaos. Add soft blankets, cozy chairs, plush rugs, favorite art work, and a limited number of trinkets that make your heart happy. If you’d like help creating a sanctuary where you can get deep rest, we’d love to help. Fill out our Design Inquiry and we’ll get right back to you.
You should love where you live, and that includes where you get your much needed rest. Take the time to make a beautiful bedroom or have one professionally designed for you. Sleep affects everything and this is one way to ensure you’re truly putting your best foot forward every day. Have sweet dreams, friends, and we’ll see you back here on the blog next week.
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