Nowadays, we’re all working so hard and leading such busy lives that we need somewhere at home to retreat to and recharge the batteries. That’s where your bedroom comes in; a place in which you can shut the door on noisy family life and simply relax.
If your bedroom is more dismal than a delight to be in, it’s easy to fix the problem. First, clear out all the clutter so that the room is reserved just for sleeping and relaxing. It’s scientifically proven that a messy bedroom can affect your quality of sleep so it makes sense to keep it as tidy as possible.
How to get the best night’s sleep
To ensure the best chance of a good night’s sleep, it’s recommended that your mattress should be replaced every seven to eight years. If you’ve been waking up with aches and pains, it probably means it’s time to treat yourself to a new mattress. Add sumptuous bedlinen to your new bed and a bedside lamp that’s specifically designed for reading. It’s also a good idea to ban technology from the bedroom to increase the amount of ‘downtime’ you’re getting, so leave laptops, tablets and mobiles in the living room.
Master light and shade in the bedroom
With the clocks going forward by an hour this weekend, it’s more important than ever that your bedroom window is dressed correctly to help you master light and shade. There’ll be more hours of daylight so if you only have flimsy curtains, the chances are you’ll be woken early in the morning by the sunrise. At the very least, consider a good quality blackout blind, and ideally one that’s made to measure. Another option is a hybrid ‘shutter blind’ that gives you the best of a shutter and a blind in one window dressing.
With the window sorted, your bedroom is now the perfect sanctuary to return to after a hard day’s work. Relax, put your feet up and enjoy the spring!