We were not surprised to read that some of us are finding it difficult to sleep right now.
And this of course, can have a detrimental affect on our health and wellbeing.
So we’ve put together some top tips and design advice, to create a sleep sanctuary.
To help you get a good night’s sleep and to wake up, feeling refreshed and feeling a little more positive, ready to start a new day.
1. Calming Colours
“There are certain colours that help the feeling of wellbeing. That are ‘restful’ colours, so are a really good choice for bedrooms” says Rachael, our Design Director “and the most obvious colour choice is green, the colour of nature”.
Decorating and styling with tints, tones and hues of green will create a restful and serene feeling in a bedroom. You’ll feel calm, relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep.
There are lots of paint companies that deliver online, so if you do feel like decorating, a shade of green in a bedroom, can help create a relaxing, serene interior space.
Of course, our sense of wellbeing is very personal, so you could choose a different colour that makes you feel calm and relaxed. To create your own bedroom sanctuary.
Soft tones of violet could help restful sleep, as it is a colour that has calming qualities.
Top Tip – Why You Should Avoid These Colours
“Do avoid certain colours though”, advises Rachael “such as yellow and orange, which are known to stimulate mental activity, so could result in a restless night”.
2. Make It Personal
Making your space feel personal and joyous to you, will add harmony and personality to a bedroom scheme.
Accessorise the room with items that bring joy and happy memories.
Fresh crisp bedlinen is always a delight to sleep in, so choose good quality bedding with natural fibres for a restful night.
Fragrance should be considered too, so fresh flowers or a delicious smelling candle should be on your wellbeing list.
3. Bedroom Lighting Design
A considered lighting design is essential for a bedroom to feel like a sanctuary.
Suitable lighting for snuggling up in bed to read a good book, a picture light to illuminate a favourite piece of art and candles for creating an ambient atmosphere, will bring a sense of calmness to your space.
4. Making Sense
Designing for the senses will also improve a sense of wellbeing and that feeling of serenity.
Try and use a variety of textures in a bedroom décor. Perhaps add a cosy, fluffy throw on the bed and a thick pile rug or carpet to sink your toes into. Furniture with a natural element, upcycled pieces and vintage finds will give the space personality and feel authentic.
5. House Plants, Wellbeing, Sleep and Interiors
The latest trend for biophilia design, where spaces are designed to connect the occupant to the natural environment, has proved that adding house plants to a scheme, adds a sense of wellbeing and calmness to an interior space.
Choose plants to enhance your bedroom style.
We hope that this will be a fun styling project for you and you sleep well!