How to Decorate the Calming Bedroom You Deserve
Life is hard and there are many stresses that we face from the time we wake up in the morning to the time we rest our heads at night. No one wants to wind down from the day in a chaotic space so here are four ways to create the bedroom feng shui that you deserve.
Calming Color Palette
The color of your room can make a bigger impact on your nights sleep than you think. Even if your favorite color is a bright yellow or orange, it is best to keep the walls of your bedroom a cool tone. Cooler tones can be anywhere from light beige to a soothing shade of blue. These tones create a peaceful, calm, and gentle space helping manage stress. Add a nice blue duvet cover to your bed or have a light beige set of throw pillows to rest your head on after a busy day at the office.
Relax Your Senses
When it comes to relaxing your senses, technology definitely does not play a role in that routine. Create a technology-free space without any televisions, cell phones, or laptops. This may be difficult for those using their favorite TV series to wind down from a tough day, but studies show that watching TV right before bed can actually keep you up longer because of the brightness emitted by the screen. Blue light exposure can delay the onset of REM sleep and lead to morning drowsiness. Instead of watching a show before bed, try reading a good book or reflecting upon your day by writing in a journal.
Dimmed Mood Lighting
Use warm lighting in the bedroom to help ease the mind. Candles and bedside lamps can help create a calm environment, while overhead and recessed lighting is not recommended. Recessed lighting is not flattering or pleasing to the eye so instead use accent lighting or dimmers. Also, invest in a good set of lined drapes which can block any light and noise at night that would otherwise keep your brain awake.
Make Your Bed the Best
If you have an uncomfortable bed, you won’t be able to get the full rest that you deserve. Start with a mattress that fits your needs. According to Arya Nick Shamie, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA, a mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position, one in which your spine has a nice curvature and your buttox, heels, shoulders, and head are supported in proper alignment. If your current mattress does not support your body the way it should, your mornings start with an aching back that will follow you into the rest of your day. Imagine not having this pain when you wake in the morning and how much of a positive impact it can have on your performance throughout your day!
If you have questions about the best way to make your room feel more like you, contact us! We will explain all your options in detail so you can make the best decision!
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