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Any bedroom is incomplete without the personal touch of the homeowner. Most people spend a third of their lives sleeping so it makes sense that the bedroom is their personal relaxing haven. Afterall, rejuvenating yourself after a hectic day is such a treat! Most of us think that getting a bed for good sleep is enough for a restful night, but we’ve come up with five ways to create the ideal sleeping environment in your bedroom. Want to know how to get perfect sleep? Read below to discover the secret, with a little help from our friends at IKEA.
#1: Optimise Your Bedroom Space
For most of us, bedrooms are multipurpose spaces that tend to double up as working spaces, study rooms or storage for our clothes. Thus, there is a need to demarcate these spaces from the bed for a restful sleep. Make sure that a workstation or a wardrobe is separated from the sleeping space. For the same reason, the above IKEA bedroom has the bed pushed to the opposite corner of the workstation and the storage unit. The rug serves as a transition between the sleeping area and the home office. We put so much emphasis on this because we know that no one likes to come to a messy bed after a long day at the office.
#2: Pick a Soothing Colour Palette
Scientists and sleep experts are always studying ways to help us achieve better sleep, and one of the purported ways is the effect that colours can have on our psyche. According to colour theory, some hues can promote a sense of calm and relaxation, which is great for the bedroom! In the IKEA bedroom above, complementary shades of blue, white and pastel green come together to create a peaceful space that immediately calms you when you step inside.
On the other hand, colours like bright red and sunshine yellow might not work well in the bedroom. These hues tend to invigorate the mind, and can make you feel more alert instead of calm.
With that in mind, it’s advisable to choose colours that you actually like! Neutral colours and pastel shades tend to work better in smaller bedrooms, but it all boils down to your personal preference.
#3: Balance the Sleeping Environment
Designing the perfect sleeping space isn’t just about creating a room that’s nice to look at. The environment itself plays an important role. This includes the temperature control, the air quality and the noise level in the room. Finding the right balance is key in helping you get the perfect sleep.
For example, in our tropical climate, nights can be uncomfortably warm and humid. This makes it almost necessary to have air conditioning in our homes. You can also opt for IKEA bedding that’s designed for use on our balmy nights; they’re cooling and comfortable!
#4: Focus on the Furniture
The bedroom furniture you choose might be the key on how to get perfect sleep. From your bed frame to your mattress and even to the storage solutions, these furniture pieces come together to create a cohesive environment that promotes restful sleep.
When it comes to choosing the bed frame, the aesthetics play a vital role, of course. But equally as important is the size of the bed, the size of your bedroom, and the placement of the bed. You might dream of sleeping in a luxurious king-sized bed, but does it fit in your bedroom? Will you still have space to walk around the bedframe without stubbing your toes? Similarly, the other furniture pieces in your bedroom should complement the layout of your room.
The mattress you choose is one of the most important aspects of the sleep environment. IKEA has a comprehensive range of mattresses (from spring coiled to foam mattresses) that’s designed for different sleeping habits.
Also Read: How to Sleep Better
#5: Control the Amount of Light
Our bodies are highly attuned to the amount of light around us. Basically, it’s harder to fall asleep (and stay asleep) if we’re in bright light. This is why it’s important to control the amount of sunlight that enters your room, be it with blackout curtains or blinds.
Similarly, artificial light can affect how quickly we fall asleep too. The best light for sleep are dimmable lights that can be easily switched off when sleep starts to creep in. Other than that, ambient lighting is preferable as it is not too harsh on the eyes. Use track lights if you wish to create the spotlight effect in a certain area. Also, use table lamps for moderate light in the room.
Also, don’t forget to turn off your devices when sliding into bed. Now you can have a stress-free sleep. Afterall, we all need to recharge our batteries. We hope you keep our suggestions in mind next time you are looking to design or renovate your bedroom. Something on your mind? Send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can Livspace Help You?
Want stunning interiors? Livspace can help you! All you have to do is book an online consultation. If you prefer meeting in person, you can also find Livspace designers at the IKEA Damansara and IKEA Cheras stores. Hurry up and get quality home interiors from the best in the industry!