8 Ways to Make Your Bedroom the Most Relaxing Space in the House
The bedroom is a place of rest so it only makes sense that it should be as relaxing as possible. However, not all of us are gifted with the perfect insight for creating the perfect sleeping environment. More often, we bring things inside our bedroom that makes it the least appealing part of the house.
We’ll help you fix that problem with these tips on how you can make the bedroom the most relaxing space in the house.
1. Install a sound machine
It seems like the last thing you want in your bedroom is more noise. However, with a sound machine, you’re able to drown out noise from the outside that you don’t want to hear such as cars honking, dogs barking, construction, etc. Try playing white noise from your phone and you’ll notice a big difference in how a room feels. If you’re convinced, then investing in a really good sound machine that offers a wide variety of white noise will be great for your bedroom.
2. Invest in the right mattress
Part of why you can’t relax at night could be because of your mattress. It may be too soft or too firm, making it difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep. You can remedy this when you get a mattress that works best for you. Try lying down in different levels of firmness at the furniture store and see which one you feel the most comfortable in. Some companies allow you to try out their mattress for a couple of weeks so don’t be afraid to take advantage of this offer.
3. Watch out for temperature
It’s easier to relax when you’re in a cool environment. Check your room temperature to see whether it’s at the right coolness. If it’s too hot, you may want to consider tweaking parts of your room such as your windows and drapery. Cool air could be escaping from your room because there are not enough curtains covering the windows.
4. Use the right lighting
When it comes to lighting, we often go for the standard white light bulb. However, the bedroom is a different story as this is a place where you want to relax. Consider using soft, warm yellow and orange light bulbs instead. They’re more calming and when you turn them on at night, it helps signal your brain that it’s almost time to sleep.
5. Clear the clutter
A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. When you have too many unnecessary objects lying around the bedroom, it can overwhelm your senses making it hard to sleep. Make it a point to always keep your bedroom clean and tidy. You can even use an under bed storage to easily put things away so they are out of sight.
6. Prep your bedside table
Your bedside table should have everything you need before and during sleep so you don’t have to get up every time and disrupt the mood. This may include an eye mask, the current book you’re reading, a glass of water, your supplements, etc. It also helps if the table has drawer storage so you can hide some of these items when not in use.
7. Make your bed
It’s very basic and yet many of us fail to follow through in making our bed every morning. Starting now, make it a habit to do so. Not only will it give you a good start for the day, you’ll also come home to a well-made bed in the evening. And who doesn’t like jumping onto a freshly made bed?
8. Keep work out
Don’t bring anything inside the bedroom that’s associated with work. Just like clutter, it will only mess with your senses making it hard to “turn off”. This includes electronics as well. If you’re going to check email on your phone, do it in your office or anywhere in the house, as long as it’s not your bedroom.
Which of these tips did you find the most useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.