Bedroom Makeover: 5 Decorating Tips To Help You Catch Some Z's

The decorations we choose for our bedrooms can really impact how well or poorly we sleep at night. By choosing carefully what goes into our bedrooms, we can actually help ourselves get better sleep. This is important because good sleep is necessary for good health as well as for making sure we feel rested and function at our best.

To help you transform your bedroom into a Z’s paradise, try implementing these five decorating tips.

Choose a Calming Color Scheme


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Try to avoid bright or strong colors and colors and/or patterns that catch your eye. Instead, choose from a range of calming color schemes like cool greens and blues, warm sunset colors, or neutral tones like beige or grey. Having the right color scheme can help to better soothe you to sleep.

Use Low Lighting or Dimmer Switches

Installing a dimmer switch will make it easy to lower lighting levels before you go to bed. According to the National Sleep Foundation, dimming the lights about an hour before you plan to go to sleep signals your brain that it’s time to start going into sleep mode. You can also have low bedside lighting to use at night, or candles to create a soft flickering light that will help you fall asleep. Using a soft reading light can also help you and your partner transition into a more peaceful slumber.

Pick a Mattress That Is Comfortable For You


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Some people like firmer mattresses, while others prefer soft, cushioned mattresses. When you choose your mattress, take into account the position you like to sleep in because this will affect the type of mattress that you’ll likely be more comfortable sleeping on. Look at a mattress buying guide to help you make your decision based on comfort and other features, such as mattress lifespan. Reading mattress reviews are also helpful for getting first-hand accounts about different mattresses you are considering buying.

Choose Blackout Curtains or Blinds

Annoying outside lights shining into your bedroom, such as car headlights, can prevent you from falling asleep or disturb your sleep. To avoid this, try using blackout curtains or blinds to keep outside lights outside. If you like having lots of light in your bedroom during the day, then you may want to consider a combination of curtains and/or blinds, where one serves to block out light at night and the other protects privacy but still allows light in during the day.

Install a Ceiling Fan


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Keeping your room cool will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. A ceiling fan will help circulate cool air and create just enough background noise to block out other sounds that may occur during the night inside or outside of your home. You should always make sure ceiling fans are properly installed and maintained to prevent irritating noises that could prevent or interrupt your sleep.

These are just a few tips for making your bedroom into the perfect place for a refreshing night’s rest.

Do you have any other bedroom decorating tips to recommend for improving sleep?


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