Your bedroom design and layout can have a huge effect on how well you sleep, and how relaxed you feel. A hectic or messy bedroom can lead to a bad night’s sleep and increased stress levels. Making a few small changes to your bedroom can help create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, helping you chill out, get a great night’s sleep, and start the day right.

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The Bed

Your bedding should be comfortable – after all, you’re spending about a third of your day on it, right? Try to avoid bed linen with too much pattern, or too many colors. Plain, light colors are best for a calming bedroom. Even though your eyes are closed when you sleep, your bedding is one of the last things you see. Then there’s the bed itself. A comfortable mattress is the key to a peaceful sleep. Investing in a memory foam mattress could be one of the best bedroom décor decisions you make.

Lighting

You’ll also want softer lighting options. While you might still want a bright main light, when it comes to lamps and other lighting, softer options are a good idea, especially if you like to read in your bedroom at night. Bright lights will make it harder to fall asleep, even when they have been turned off, whereas softer lighting will help sooth you to sleep.

Color

While you may be tempted to opt for bold shades or romantic reds, for a tranquil bedroom, soft hues are the best option. Soft colors such as blue or lilac promote a peaceful atmosphere. This will help you relax and rest.

Cut the Clutter

A clear bedroom leads to a clear mind. Clear any clutter from the room. Make sure everything is stored away neatly and that your bedside tables are clean and tidy. A cluttered room will make it much harder to relax and leave your worries behind. In order to reduce clutter, and keep your bedroom tidy, keep it reserved for sleeping and rest. Don’t work or watch TV in your bedroom; this is another thing that will make it much harder to switch off at the end of the day.

Positioning

Safety is the most important thing when it comes to positioning. Make sure there are clear spaces and it’s easy to walk around your bed, even in the dark. Also, have your bed facing the door, so it’s the first thing you see, welcoming you inside. Next, make sure everything is where you need it to be, easy to find, and easy to access. Nothing brings quite the same stress as not being able to find something you need.

Noise

Sound is equally important when it comes to creating a peaceful atmosphere. If you have a ceiling fan, make sure it’s a quiet as possible, and if you like to listen to music in your bedroom, try to keep it soothing, and at a low volume.

There are a multitude of different options when it comes to bedroom design. However, it’s best to keep it simple and calming.

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Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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