As far as health and wellbeing are concerned, getting a good night's sleep is unquestionably one of the best things you can do for both your body and mind. This is the time your body takes to rest and repair, and when your brain performs vital processes that help you to concentrate, communicate and just act like a normal functioning human being.
That being said, almost 45% of Australians aren't getting their recommended numbers of zzz's each night, which in the long run can result in serious fatigue and underperformance.
If you feel as though you're not getting the sleep you need, then perhaps it's time to consider taking a closer look at your environment - the bedroom. While removing electronics and keeping the temperature at an ideal 21 degrees will certainly aid in a better night's sleep, there's evidence to suggest that surrounding yourself in a beautiful, tranquil space will also help you get the beauty sleep you're needing.
So with that in mind, here are our styling tips to help you create your very own bedroom oasis.
Minimalism is Bliss
When it comes to creating a space that is relaxing and tranquil, often the "less is more" approach is the best way to go. During the day your mind is already full of clutter, so keeping the space minimal and organised will give rise to a naturally calming environment.
One of the best ways to rid yourself of unnecessary bedroom items is with a big spring clean-out. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven't worn it, read it or touched it in 3 months, then it should go.
Along with this, invest in some beautiful bedside tables, such as these Ethnicraft Oak Madra Nightstands, which have a convenient large draw in which you can stow away all your bedside essentials.
You may not realise, but the colours you choose to decorate your bedroom can have a significant impact on your mood and sleep patterns. Bright colours, such as a vivacious red or bold purple, can stimulate feelings of excitement or anxiety and are therefore not ideal choices for your bedroom.
Instead, opt for soft, muted tones of greens, blues, pale yellows and off-white to promote a feeling of tranquility that will help you wind down at the end of a busy day.
For a full guide on the best sleep-inducing colours for your bedroom, click here.
Add a Rug for Comfort
Your rug is the last thing you touch before you get into bed and the first thing you set foot on in the morning. For this reason, choose one that feels great and has colour and texture that complement your room. This plush, woollen Armadillo & Co Ghan rug is hand-woven in India and will add an incredible amount of comfort to your room, making waking up on the right side of the bed so much easier.
Your bed is, naturally, the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom, so careful consideration should be taken when choosing the right one for you. Not only should it be comfortable and the correct size for the space, but should also reflect the calming and tranquil aesthetic you're trying to create.
With its smooth, flowing lines, this Gazzda Fawn Bed is the ultimate soothing place to lay down to rest and recharge each night. The beautiful hand-woven cotton bedhead and minimal frame give it an overall light and contemporary feel, making it easy to integrate into most modern bedrooms.
Position your bed so that it's facing away from your doorway or window. This will ensure you're sleep isn't disrupted by the early morning sunlight come daylight savings time.
And remember, maintaining your mattress is incredibly important for achieving good sleep hygiene. Many manufacturers recommend flipping or rotating your mattress every 3-4 months, and replacing it every 8-10 years.
Add Character with Colour and Accents
While keeping your bedroom's colour scheme relatively neutral is ideal for promoting a good night's sleep, your bedroom should also be an expression of your individual character and style preferences. To put your own stamp on your room, play around with accessories in varying textures, patterns and colours that truly resonate with you.
A pop of colour from your bed linen is an easy way to inject personal style into your bedroom without disrupting the overall harmony of the space. Firstly, invest in good quality linen, such as this Bedouin Societe set, created using a unique process from 100% French linen. With an incredible range of rich, opulent colours it's easy to create a look that is unique to you. Here, we've paired dusty pink and soft peach tones together to add a comforting warmth to this room.
Adding small touches of fresh plants or flowers to your room will inject energy and a feeling of natural beauty to your bedroom. Studies have suggested that exposing oneself to nature on a regular basis results in a happier and more content mental state. Furthermore, plants naturally remove toxins from the air, making your room a healthier place to be.
All in all, when styling your bedroom try creating a mood that is calming and tranquil. Take a look here for more dreamy bedroom ideas to help you achieve just that.
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