When looking to get a peaceful night’s sleep there are many things you should take into consideration. There are many popular suggestion that float around online. Avoid caffeine in the evenings, have a device ban 3 hours before sleep, don’t read in bed – the list is endless.
But one of the most underrated recommendations is to consider the over all design and vibe of your room. Is your room loud in colour? Is is busy with detail? These design choices (and many others) might look great, but are they assisting with helping you wind down to a pure, peaceful rest.
Here are some palette and design recommendations to sooth your bedtime:
Cool colour palette
Cool colours allow your emotion and internal processes to wind down. Colours like red, orange and other hot colours would have the opposite effect
get the right lighting
Bright lights will keep you alert longer but the colour of the light also has affect on your internal clock. Warm light will help to prepare your body for sleep
Subtle textures like Flannel
Texture helps soften the look of surfaces making them look less stark and helps us fold into the more easily.
avoid complex patterns and hard surfaces
See how busy the wallpaper here look? this is not good for winding down the mind. This on top of the floorboards (which will enhance the acoustics of the room) give the senses more things to process and is therefore an enemy of sleep.
Organic and natural Textures
Getting away from artificiality will help to comfort and settle the mind.
soft features such as rugs, pillows and throws
There are plenty of smaller features that can be added to your decor to help soften a room.
Use of white to open up the space
You want your room to feel cosy but you also don’t want it to feel too small and box you in. White is the perfect way to open up your space.