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In a fast-paced and stressful world we live in, it is necessary to slow down and relax a bit sometimes in order to keep moving forward. The simplest way to do that? Spending quality time with one of your best companions at home – your bedroom.

Aside from the aesthetical value, designing one’s bedroom is also crucial in improving one’s sleep quality. In order to have a cozier slumber and wake up feeling rested, here are some of the bedroom design tips to consider.

1. Coat your bedroom with quiet and calming hues

Bright colors like red and yellow bring energy and excitement to your space but you should not bring these colors in your sleep sanctuary. Use soft, quiet, and muted colors for your finishes and furniture. Coat your walls with light pastels like soft shades of green, blue, purple, peach, yellow as well as light gray tones to create a serene and cozy sleeping environment.

2. Keep your bed simple but focused on quality
A bed filled with decorative pillows look nice and comfy at first but can also serve as a hindrance once you’re ready to hit the sack. Just keep the bed simple and spacious. For a better sleep quality, face the bed against the wall and facing away from openings like windows and doors.

Focus on the little yet essential details like top-quality mattresses, beddings, and pillows. Invest on materials that can support the alignment of your spine. In choosing the proper fabric, you can never go wrong with cotton. This material creates a cool environment which is ideal for sleeping.

3. Choose the right window treatments

Darkness cues your body to rest and go to sleep. Aside from blocking the warm kiss of sunlight, the proper use of window treatments such as blackouts and blinds keep streetlights and other sources of illumination at night from reflecting in your room. If the amount of light in your area is too intense, you may consider a two-layer window treatment by combining blinds and blackout drapes.

4. Clean and Declutter
Bedrooms that are clean, open, and contain minimum accessories are conducive in bringing clarity in mind. Let the area breathe by disposing of your old junk and unnecessary items. Keep the bedside tables, closets, and shelves clean.

It is also important to replace your linens and use the vacuum regularly in keeping the bedroom tidy. Dust, dust mites, and pollens that live in the beddings and mattress surfaces trigger allergies and may prevent you from having a restful sleep.

5. Get rid of work-related items and electronics

Ideally, the bedroom should only be used for sleeping, relaxation, and lovemaking. Any material that does not support these activities should not be brought into the bedroom. These materials guilty of this crime are your laptop, phones, wires, files, and other things that remind you of work and other stressful duties.

It will be beneficial to your sleep quality if you’ll lose your electronics. You can have a separate room such as a home office for these materials. If not, you may hide your gadgets inside closed shelves and drawers.

6. Use white noise
The relaxing noises that help you fall asleep are called “white noise.” Try to embrace these steady low sounds in your sleep sanctuary in the form of fans, air purifier, air conditioner, low static radio, and even small fountains.

7. Fill the room with calming aromas

Satisfying the sense of smell also helps in making you feel calm and relaxed. Incorporate the soothing fragrances of plants like lavender, vanilla, and jasmine into your bedroom through scented candles and essential oils.

If you’re not a fan of overpowering aroma, let the natural scent of clean beddings make you fall asleep. It is recommended to change your linens every week. To add a subtle punch of fresh fragrance, use your favorite fabric conditioner.

Carmina Natividad considers herself as a night owl and sunlight isn’t really her best friend. She always writes for Sunteca Awnings, a leading provider of high-quality awnings, shutters, blinds, and pergolas, serving Sydney and its surrounding areas, and support their goals of providing a more pleasant atmosphere.