Yes, it’s important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.
“Keep clutter off of your bedside table,” says Brad Ford of Brad Ford ID Inc.. “It’s a forever reminder of things you need to do, take care of, and it’s not relaxing at all. It’s the first place you look at every night and every morning. It’s almost like a metaphor for how you’re living your life.”
2. CONSIDER AN UPHOLSTERED WALL
“If you’re trying to cocoon your room and keep it as quiet as possible, upholstering an entire wall behind the bed helps,” says Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews-Design “It also creates a comfortable surface to lean back on when you’re in bed too.”
6. TRY A SEATING ZONE
“If you like hanging out in your bedroom create a separate seating zone,” says Andrews. “That way your brain associates your bed with sleep, instead of reading, work, or watching TV.”
7. DOUBLE UP ON WINDOW TREATMENTS
“Keeping light out is necessary for a good nights sleep for most people,” says Griffin. “It’s best if window treatments are two-layered. You have the curtains, and then you have something inside the window box that helps regulates light and privacy.”
9. FIGHT NOISE WITH DESIGN
“If you’re super sensitive to outside noise waking you up, try noise reduction windows, it’s almost like a screen you would place over the outside window. They really cut down on street sounds,” says Ford.
11. PREP YOUR TECH
“If you want to use your cell phone as an alarm, dim the display,” says Griffin. “Same with your digital alarm clock. If you have a TV in your room that has little lights on it, they can keep you up too. Cover offending digital lights with black electrical tape because the light, whether you know it or not will keep you awake.”
[Source:- Elle Decor]