Do you wake up in the morning and feel like you didn’t sleep well? What a frustrating feeling! What if your bedroom layout is preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep? Arrangement of the furniture, the colour of the walls, storage, and lighting. So many elements that can affect your sleep both positively and negatively. Here are some tips for designing a bedroom that promotes restful sleep.
The place of the bed, essential for a restful sleep
Feng Shui, a Chinese art that tends to harmonize the energy of the home to promote well-being, makes the position of the bed in the bedroom an important element in the quality of your sleep. Where to put the bed?
- Putting the head of the bed against a wall would provide comfort and security. But be careful, the sides of the bed should not be obstructed to allow energy to circulate.
- Avoid placing the bed on the axis between the door and window, under a window or in front of a mirror (mirrors should not reflect your body).
- If the bedroom is not too small, try to put the bed as far away from the door as possible. It’s better if you can see the door when you’re in bed.
The rule to remember, feng shui or not: remember to allow good circulation around the bed.
Soothing colours for a good night’s sleep
Have you ever thought about the power of colours? Some are energizing, others are calming. For the bedroom we are therefore moving towards colours that call for rest and relaxation:
- Blue: is certainly the most recommended colour to promote sleep. Midnight blue with its evocative name works wonders.
- Green: Zen colour par excellence, green in the bedroom comes in emerald green, pine green, sage green…
- Purple: a colour that we think less about (although its mysterious aura has been making a comeback in decoration in recent years) and yet is known to promote sleep. We prefer deep purples bordering on indigo, parma or mauve.
In the bedroom, on the other hand, certain colours should be avoided: very warm or very bright colours such as red or orange, whose dynamism could prevent you from finding the rest necessary for a good night’s sleep. These colours can still find their place in your room, but in small accents, for example, a bedside lamp, a pillow or a plaid.