Tips for a restful bedroom

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Try as we might, some nights it's just impossible to fall asleep. Have you ever thought that perhaps your bedroom may be to blame? Today at homify with the help of our UK experts, we will be bringing you a few tips to help make your bedroom as restful and relaxing as possible. Take a look..

Keep it simple

The bedroom is not usually the place for bright colours, conflicting patterns or crazy accessories.  We want the bedroom to be a restful sanctuary, somewhere we can go to escape from the hustle and bustle we encounter all day long.  In order to achieve this feeling, it's important to keep bedroom décor relatively simple. However, as we can see in this example, simple doesn't have to mean boring. Small details like the decorative pillowcases and the texture of the brick wall keep the space personal, while the colour scheme ensures that the look of this room is clean and effortless.

Light control

Light is one of the most essential factors to consider when planning a bedroom for optimum sleep quality. Electric light is sometimes too bright, tricking our internal clocks into believing that it is earlier in the day than the clock actually says. One way to avoid this problem is to rely on natural light as much as possible.  Of course, sometimes the sun wakes up a bit earlier than we would like to. In this case, it is very important to have good window treatments that can block the early morning rays.

The colour grey

Vintage Bedroom:  Bedroom by Hege in France
Hege in France

Vintage Bedroom

Hege in France

Many people find grey to be one of the most calming colours, and its light, neutral qualities are easy to work into any room. Not a fan of grey? Try to focus your bedroom interior design around a similarly pale, unobtrusive shade. Very subtle varieties of pastels or similarly airy colours work well here too. 

Proper storage

Nothing is less restful than the sight of a lot of clutter or the clothes you haven't had a chance to put away yet. In order to keep your bedroom feeling open and clean, it's important to have ample storage space. The unobtrusive closets in this example allow you to close the door and lie down in a tidy room.

To screen or not to screen?

Some people would never dream of having a TV in the bedroom, while others love the comfort of drifting off to sleep with their favourite programs in the background. Make sure you know which situation is best for you. If you're the type of person who can't pull their eyes away from the action on the screen, you may want to leave the movies in the media room. However, if you prefer to watch TV at night, make sure that the set is not too close or too loud and that you have a good piece of furniture on which to display it.

Natural assets

Chalet Gstaad: rustic Bedroom by Ardesia Design
Ardesia Design

Chalet Gstaad

Ardesia Design

​Finally, in order to make your bedroom a place of peaceful calm, it's important that the space is one you want to be in. Take advantage of natural assets, like the beautiful view pictured here. Who wouldn't have sweet dreams with a landscape like this in the background? 

How do you make your bedroom peaceful? Share your ideas below!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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