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Designing Your Room For A Better Night’s Sleep

If you are like me and are always on the go, there is nothing better than settling down in your bedroom for a good night’s sleep. This should be a place of complete relaxation and I want to share a few ideas with you on how to have a stylish, functional and soothing bedroom to get enough sleep each night! It’s common for people to push renovating their master bedroom to the bottom of their list, but we spend about 1/3 of our lives in our bedroom sleeping and who doesn’t want to go into a room that is their haven and that they absolutely love at the end of a long day?!

#1 Soothing Paint Color – Sounds simple enough right? Well as much as you might love to have a bright pop of color on your bedroom walls, studies prove that a calming paint color is one of the top ways to make sure you get a good night’s sleep – think gray and light blues/ greens that will look great in any bedroom, no matter your style.

#2 Build Ambiance With Minimal Light – A good way to start here is by eliminating electronic lights, clock lights and swapping out bright white bulbs for warm white bulbs. One of the best ways to control light is a dimmer, allowing optimal light during the night and day. Keep in mind the correct size lamps 30″+ provides the best lighting while you’re seated in bed. If your bedroom has windows that bring in a lot of light, I suggest draperies (optional: use blackout lining to block out all light) to block outside light at night and then can be pulled open for a beautiful view in the morning.

#3 Remember your Senses – Calming your senses provides optimal relaxation. Soft blankets and pillows are great to cozy up in. With this in mind, I suggest having a lighter coverlet in the summer and a heavier duvet in the winter. A low speed fan doubles to cool your body and provide light noise. Calming scents such as lavender help provide deep relaxation. Sometimes we get caught up on the bed because it is the most important part, but I always suggest having an extra place to sit and relax (like seen here).

Sweet dreams to all! Hoping these tips help you create a healthy sleeping environment and remember to rid your bedroom of clutter and of things that don’t belong.

Watch my recent segment from Charlotte Today to hear more about designing a bedroom for optimal relaxation.

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