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  • Writer's pictureKatie Eshmoili

Bedroom Designed For A Better Sleep

The bedroom is a sanctuary where we relax and recharge after a long day. It's the place where we spend a significant amount of time in our lives, and hence it's crucial to create a space that promotes relaxation and restful sleep. So lets talk about how to design a bedroom that relaxes you and helps you sleep better using natural calming colours, tones, and textures resembling a spa-like feel or a master suite at your ideal vacation spot.

1. Choose A Calming Colour Scheme

Colour has a significant impact on our mood and brain activity. Certain colours have a calming effect that helps promote relaxation and sleep while some colours keep you excited and active. When designing a bedroom, it's important to choose colours that are calming and soothing. Ever wonder why spas are often in the brown and white tones with the occasional green and purple plants? Neutral colours such as beige, gray, and white create a serene atmosphere, while pastel colours such as lavender, blue, and green have a calming effect.

Take a look at these colour palettes for example and where to use them:

This colour palette is one of our favourites bringing the calmness of the ocean water and white sands into the bedroom.

I know what you’re thinking with this second palette, why is it all brown? Right? This is actually not only a new trend, but for a few very good reasons as we are moving away from designing a space for fashion and towards functionality and mental health!

a. If you would keep with this earthy tone throughout the bedroom, physiologically it keeps your brain activity low and grounded

b. This takes you back to your dream cabin in the woods with no distractions.

c. Feels warm and cozy

d. Simple and least distracting


2. Incorporate Natural Textures

Incorporating natural textures such as wood, linen, stone and cotton can help you feeling grounded in your bedroom. These textures promote relaxation and comfort, which is essential for a good night's sleep. A natural fiber rug or curtains made of linen or cotton can add a touch of warmth and texture to your space. When choosing your throw consider the soft wools and perhaps the hand crafted heavy knit pillows for visual texture.

3. Invest In Quality Bedding

Investing in quality bedding can make a significant difference in the quality of your sleep. Opt for bedding made of natural materials such as cotton or linen, which are breathable and promote airflow. Choose bedding in calming solid colours to create a serene atmosphere, and a high thread count above 400 for a soft and soothing feel.

4. Create A Clutter-Free Space

A cluttered bedroom can create a sense of chaos and stress, making it challenging to relax and sleep. Create a clutter-free space by decluttering your bedroom and organizing your belongings in their rightful place. A tidy space promotes relaxation and calmness, allowing you to unwind and fall asleep more easily.

5. Add Soft Lighting

Soft lighting can create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom, helping you unwind and prepare for sleep. Incorporate ambient lighting such as table lamps or wall sconces to create a warm and inviting atmosphere and to give you the option of switching from your overhead lighting at down time. Avoid bright overhead lighting, which can be harsh and disruptive to sleep.

6. Incorporate Natural Elements

Incorporating natural elements such as plants and natural materials can help create fresher breathable air and a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom. Plants such as lavender, jasmine, and aloe vera can help promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Large green plants recycle and freshens the air. Natural materials such as stone and wood can create a sense of calm and tranquility.

Designing a bedroom that promotes relaxation and restful sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being. By incorporating natural calming colours, tones, and textures resembling a spa-like feel or your ideal vacation spot, we can create a serene and peaceful atmosphere that helps us unwind and prepare for a good night's sleep. Follow these tips to create a bedroom that is both relaxing and inviting, allowing you to get the restful sleep you need to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Need help putting these ideas together for your bedroom? We are here for you! Click below to book a complimentary discovery call to discuss your bedroom design project.

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