How might your bedroom interior be affecting your sleep?

A good night sleep is something we all crave but while you may be aware of how your daily routine and the comfort of your bed affects your ability to drift off, chances are you’ve haven’t acknowledged the impact your bedroom decor can have.

If you don’t have a restful and relaxing space in which to sleep then you can say good-night to any chance of getting your minimum allotted hours come night-time. This means using suitable colours, fabrics and styles in your bedroom to promote sleep and guarantee a good-quality forty winks.

So, how do you do it?

Surround yourself in soothing colours

Carpetright Adoration carpet in cream

While raunchy red and electric blue may be your favourite colours, try to keep them out of your bedroom.

According to a survey by Travelodge, pastel blues are the perfect option for a soothing night time experience as it is is thought to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. They also found green and yellow give the average person 7 hours and 40 minutes worth of sleep so they are good alternatives to use if pastel blue isn’t your thing.

Colours you should steer well clear of include purples and greys with neutral, clean decors the best choice if you want to get a good night’s sleep.

Choose the right bed

The most important thing about getting a good nights sleep, is the bed you choose. With a range of beds andmattresses available, it can be difficult to choose the right one, so spend some time in the stores and try them out. This will ensure you choose the right firmness and size for both your back and your bedroom. You can also choose the perfect headboard to complement both your bedroom and your bed, whether you’re choosing a wooden one or a soft material one, remember; steer clear or purple and grey!

Icon divan bed from Carpetright

Organise lighting effectively

More than just a matter of colour, how your bedroom is illuminated will also affect your sleep pattern. Rather than harsh lights that keep you awake you want subtle, dimmed lights which provide a peaceful atmosphere.

By ensuring your room has lowered lighting through the use of a small side lamp or a dimmer switch, you can signal to your brain that the day has come to an end and it’s time to catch some zzzz. You should dim the lights about an hour before you are planning to sleep as this will get your brain ready to close down and enter sleep mode.

Beside the bed is a great position for a soft light or lamp which can provide a handy source of illumination should you fancy a little bedtime reading but without detracting from the overall feel of the room.

Choose the right bedding

To get the perfect night’s sleep, it’s important to ensure you have comfortable and supportive bedding as well as a stylish and attractive bed. Your choice of bedding not only determines how comfortable you are through the night but it can also be the perfect accessory to any interior design.

Choose a high thread count in your sheets to maximise comfort and warmth and always opt for layers of soft fabric that feel good against your skin. Opting for flat sheets as well as duvets and blankets can help you control your temperature at night too but we even stock mattresses that boast these properties if you’re worried about getting hot and bothered.

With these four tips in mind, your bedroom interior will provide you with the very best night’s sleep time and time again!

Find other things that may be affecting your sleep and ways in which you can improve your sleep routine in our blog section!