A calm, clear space always leads to a better night’s rest and brighter mornings.
Creating living spaces centered around functional and comfortable design can help us cultivate a relaxed mindset, which is key to rest. Feeling at ease and less stressed allows our minds and bodies to turn off and wind down.
With this in mind, your bedroom should be an essentials-only zone, filled with belongings that serve the room's purpose. Whether it's keeping your nightstand neat, swapping out any harsh lighting with softer bulbs, or simply wrapping yourself in something cozy, try to curate a space that encourages you to feel your best.
Here are four tips from interior experts to help you get started.
Choose calming colors
Color is a powerful thing(especially when it comes to the bedroom). Certain shades have been shown to have calming effects, while others are energizing, so it's important to be intentional about the tones you bring into this space. Warmer hues, including greys, beiges, blues, and browns, create a tranquil environment that will help you wind down at night and rise well-rested in the morning.
Become a plant parent
Studies have shown that bringing the outside in helps relax the mind. For new plant parents, easy-to-care-for plants in the bedroom include cacti, succulents, and trailing vines: minimal effort, maximum zen.
Hide your wires
Phones, computers, tablets, chargers—it's easy to forget how present technology is these days. But your bedroom is your sanctuary, and it's important to treat it as such. Finding ways to tuck away your electronics and minimize the clutter is key to creating a more restful bedroom. If items are loose and spread out, find a bin that fits under your nightstand or make a mental note to pick one up.
Invest in your bed
The average person spends 26 years sleeping in their lifetime, which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. So, we can say pretty confidently that's it's a place worth investing in. In our experience, a soft bed with cozy blankets, fluffy pillows, and fresh sheets is often the most inviting. Not to mention, putting in a bit more effort to keep things tidy always leads to a better night’s rest and brighter mornings.