Thursday, 28 September 2017

5 Top Tips for Creating a Calmer Bedroom Environment

Find out how to make your bedroom a more relaxing place to be!

Bedrooms are possibly the most important rooms in the house, but they also tend to be the most chaotic. When arriving home at the end of the day, most people just want to fall into bed. I mean, who can be bothered (or has time) to clean their bedroom after a full day at work? If you’re struggling to keep a handle on all of your stuff, try installing sliding wardrobe doors! They are a lot more effective than you’d think.

1. Find a place for clutter.

The very first thing to do when trying to create a calmer bedroom environment is to establish a place for all the clutter that will inevitably pile up within your room. One of the best places to store clutter is within a sliding wardrobe, although any ordinary wardrobe or cupboard will do just fine. Having a proper storage space for your clothes, shoes, accessories and cosmetics will enable you to have a much cleaner bedroom, helping to create a calming environment (who likes mess? Not us!).

2. Think about changing the décor.

A change to décor can really help to create a calmer bedroom environment. If your bedroom has a lot of bright, vibrant colours, it can have an adverse effect on your sleeping habits (and eventually, your health!). Try using muted colours when you decorate your bedroom, such as blue; blue is proven to be a very calming colour, which helps as your bedroom should be the most calming room within your home.

3. Put down the gadgets and turn off the electronics.

That’s right, put them down! We know it may be hard to completely disregard your phone or tablet, but it’s the best thing to do if you’re trying to create a calmer bedroom environment. It’s so easy to flop into bed, reach for your phone and scroll through social media before you sleep. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but the light from your phone has been proven to keep you awake as it disrupts your circadian rhythm.

If you make a conscious effort to not use electronics when you’re in bed, you’ll feel the benefits almost instantly and you’ll fall asleep a lot sooner.

4. Use blackout curtains to keep street light at bay.

When it comes to having a calming bedroom, blackout curtains are key. When you’re decorating your bedroom, think about changing your curtains to blackout curtains. The light that seeps through normal curtains at night can really disrupt your sleeping patterns, which creates stress when trying to sleep. Blackout curtains are relatively inexpensive, but they are more than beneficial to your home and health.

Remember: Set an alarm if you need to be up early for work, blackout curtains can make you question what time of day it actually is!

5. Ban activities that don’t involve sleeping or winding down.

We understand that people tend to use their bedrooms for many different things; children come in to play, some use them for work and many simply watch television in bed rather than on their sofa. Well, it’s time to stop. All that activity is stressful, and you want your bedroom to be relaxing. Ban all non-sleeping activity from the room and you’ll feel much more relaxed.