We spend a massive amount of our lives asleep. However, few of us consider how important quality sleep is. Most of us just fall onto cheap beds and deal with gaudy surroundings that never change. However, every element of a bedroom affects the way we sleep. With a little planning, you can use many different small ways to make your bedroom more cozy and get better sleep. Besides sleeping well, bedrooms can also be turned into tranquil havens you can retreat to any time of day.
Add In Subtle Aromas
A very easy way to shift the mood of a room is with comforting smells. The bedroom especially focuses on low-key smells. You don’t want to be overpowered by smells in the place you’re going to sleep.
Try lighting candles for five to ten minutes a day. Lightly spritzing linen spray on the sheets and carpet also helps bring in a gentle aroma. Another underrated method is using scented drawer liners. The smell is kept inside the dresser and only wafts about in small bursts as you open drawers through normal use.
Upgrade the Furnishing
Adding comfortable furniture plays into how cozy any room is. However, in the bedroom, this cannot be understated. Many of us use the bedroom as the dumping ground for everything else as we know, only we usually go inside. It’s worth breaking this habit and letting go of clutter and uncomfortable furnishing that are crowding the room.
Only bring in the comfiest of items that encourage sleep. You may also want to think about a new mattress. With new building techniques, a better mattress is likely cheaper than you think. Besides that, many businesses offer mattress-in-a-box delivery and disposal of old mattresses at the same time.
Utilize Cool Colors
The color of your walls and decorations is more important than you think. Many homes default to neutral colors like light greys and beiges. However, bright colors stimulate the brain. After all, we’re diurnal, so light tells us that it’s time to get up.
Warm or hot colors should generally be avoided. Instead, choose cool colors and favor darker hues. Purple is considered the ideal color for optimal sleep, followed closely by deep blues and soft lavenders.
Pay Attention To Lighting
If you’re having trouble sleeping, play around with the lighting. Managing light is one of the best small ways to make your bedroom cozier. In general, much like color, excessively bright lights are a no-go. Try using soft lightbulbs with lower lumens. An off-color from white light also helps as we may associate fluorescent white with wakefulness and work. Don’t be afraid to throw a shade over your lamp and add heavier curtains. Especially the latter if you tend to wake up too early due to the encroach of sunlight through your window.