If your bedroom isn’t working for you, it can leave you feeling pretty bad. You might be cranky because you haven’t had enough sleep? Or you might feel depressed or low? But the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your bedroom, to make it the best sleep environment possible. Keep reading to find out how you can easily spruce up your bedroom to make it the haven you deserve.
As we spent around a third of our time in our bedrooms sleeping, it is important that the quality of the air is just as good as it is in any other room in the house. If not better! But how can that be achieved?
Well, first of all, the very basics of doing this are to ensure that there is a good fresh airflow through the room. This means putting the windows on draft in the morning when you wake up, even if it is cold outside. Remember that no matter how many other gadgets you use, the only source of real fresh air is from the outside!
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The next way of improving the air quality in your room is to make it a pet free zone. Yes. I know that allowing your cat to curl up on the bed is adorable. But they are leaving fur and dander all over you bedding, which can seriously compromise the quality of the air that you are breathing.
Lasting you can also use an air purifier. Which is an air filter that traps impurities, so they aren’t circulating around the room, for you to breath in.
Of course, light is another big issue when it comes to bedrooms. Firstly of all, you don’t want too much light in a bedroom, as this can negatively affect your ability to both get to sleep and stay asleep. This means using thicker lined curtains, or blinds that block out the light from outside.
However, you may want variable levels of light in your bedroom on the inside. So it’s best to not rely just on a single bulb. Instead make sure that there are lamps on the bedside tables so you can happily read in bed, without the glare of the full light. You can even get these connected to dimmer switches. So you have total control of the amount of light in the room at any one time.
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The next area you should take a look at to cure your bedroom blues is the textile you have in the room. Many people don’t realize how high-quality textiles can enhance the comfort of a room. Cheap textile usually looks and feel that way, so they are best avoided.
Instead, pick quality fabrics with high thread counts like these queen size sheets (aff link). High thread counts mean the materials will be much more comfortable against your skin and help promote a restful night’s sleep. Remember if they are good enough for top hotels to use, they will work just as well in your bedroom!
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Don’t forget to invest in a fantastic pillow either. Popular choices are goose feather and memory foam, but rumor has it that the most supportive ones are actually latex pillows. Although these can be tough to find outside of the professional hotel market.
Now you can have all the good quality fabrics you like, but if your bed is not decent as well, then it will be no more than slapping a band-aid over the problem.
The bed really is the central and focal point of the bedroom, and as such should be the item that you invest the most funds in. There are all sorts of beds on the markets from low profiles ones, so sleigh beds, to four posters. Then there are divans, which are a popular choice for many people because of the combination of comfort and storage space they provide.
Choosing a bed is a very personal choice, and you have to consider how it will look in the room that you are decorating. But the most important consideration is one of comfort. You need a comfortable bed to get a good night’s sleep in.
But beware! The comfiest bed and mattress for sleep isn’t necessarily the softest one. In fact, it may be that your body and sleeping style require a much firmer mattress to be able to sleep through the night.
Only folks that sleep on their backs can go for the softer ones. This is because they have a greater ratio of body to mattress contact, so there is enough surface area to support their body weight. You can read more about this here.
Another issue that can seriously affect how soundly and how long you sleep is noise. Yes, noise is highly variable, as is the individual’s tolerance to it. Some folks are quite happy to sleep in a room next to a busy main room, and they don’t even bat an eyelid. Others find the soft and reparative ticking of a clock unbearable, and will not be able to get anywhere near a good night’s sleep with one in the room.
So the most important thing is to know what your own noise limitations are and do things that will keep the level as close to this as possible.
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For example, if you have a snoring partner, you may choose to use earplugs or get them to use anti-store products like nose strips or gum guards. Or, if you are being troubled by traffic noises, it can be helpful to get triple glazed windows to insulate again the noise coming in from the outside.
If you are struggling with the noise from other rooms in the house, increasing the insulation in the partitions in your home can help reduce this. Allowing you to get a better night’s sleep every night.
But if all else fails, then it is possible to mask the noise as well. Some folks use relaxing music to help them get off to sleep in a noisy environment. While other use white noise which is readily available on platforms like Youtube. This cancels out the other sounds and allow them to drift off into a restful sleep easily.