Your bedroom is the ideal place to unwind after a long busy day. It should be a well-designed and equipped space that expresses your individuality and so aids you in resting, unwinding, and calming down.
Turning your bedroom into a tranquil haven is the best approach to help you overcome stress, whether you're renovating with serene neutral colours, adding plush throws and blankets to make your area appear more welcoming, or replacing your bedding to give it a hotel vibe.
We spend our time in bed restoring, resetting, and refreshing ourselves (in other words, all of the good ""re-wordsâ€). However, we have spent much too much time indoors in the preceding year, and our bedrooms may be beginning to seem less and less like a special sanctuary.
Certainly, claustrophobia and restlessness are at an all-time high. However, there are a few easy ways to bring our bedrooms back to life and turn them into pleasant sleep sanctuaries.
Tidy Up Your RoomÂ
Cleaning your room is probably the first thing to be looked upon while you are on the journey of making your bedroom a place where you can reduce stress. A shabby bedroom leads to unnecessary stress and anger. Mess makes you feel guilty, uneasy, and visually overburdened, resulting in tension.Â
Cleaning up your room if it's a little cluttered may help you relax (even if you might not feel like it). You've probably heard that having a clean space equates to having a clean mind. Making the bed is about committing to doing the little things that help you live a more organized, thoughtful, responsible, balanced, or successful life. Making the bed may be calming for some people, as well as providing a small sense of daily accomplishment.
Make sure your bed is comfortableÂ
Your bed is a haven away from the outside world, and it's where you want to relax the most. Layering your bed to provide cloud-like support is one of the simplest ways to do so, which will not only help you relax but also help you get a better night's sleep.
It's a good idea to start with a mattress topper. These are great for giving your memory foam mattress or any other mattress, extra support and will make for a comfortable bed. Next, an all-season duvet will keep you warm and cosy throughout the cold winter months but may be quickly removed in the summer to avoid overheating. Finally, to complete the image of a lovely bed, add high-quality pillows. As a result, you'll look forward to getting into bed at the end of the day.
Choose the right lightingÂ
Given how closely mental health and sleep are related, it's no wonder that natural light affects both. Natural light can help to fill your bedroom with positive energy, which will help to keep mood swings at bay â€” do we need to say more?
Using pure white linen, hanging mirrors to bounce light about the room, and decorating with pastel tones may all assist to increase the amount of natural light in your bedroom.
Use a variety of lighting in each room (including natural, ambient, and task lighting). ""A bright, well-lit environment is a simple way to make a space appear more inviting and well-organized"", says interior designer Sara Barney. ""Bring sconces, a floor lamp, a desk lamp, or pendants to add more light to those dark places in your house.""
Draw the drapes back and bask in the sunlight during the day to take advantage of natural light. Use bulbs that provide a peaceful, pleasant light to create a lighting plan for the evening hours that is just as inviting as nature's beams.
Light a candleÂ
Candles can help us relax when we're stressed by reminding us of our favourite places and experiences. Lighting one you love while winding down may be immensely relaxing and help our thoughts unwind. Just don't forget to blow it out! To create a calming ambience, a few aromatherapy candles might be utilized. Light the candle to get a good night's sleep. You may also use an essential oil dispenser. An hour before you go to bed, turn out the lights and light a scented candle in one room. The candle will provide a relaxing atmosphere and mild illumination in your room, making it easier for you to go asleep.
Many studies have demonstrated that some scents evoke both happy and sad memories. If you simply want to remember positive memories to cheer yourself up, you can light a candle in the dark to let you enjoy a little vacation from reality. Your mind will grow clearer as the wax melts, making it easier for you to contemplate rational and constructive answers to your problems. You can use various colours and fragrances of candles to make you feel relaxed.Â
Along with the candles, you can also light a camphor lamp in your bedroom which further brings in a lot of positivity and good vibes in your bedroom. Try to keep the bedroom smelling the best it could, as what you smell has a direct impact on your mood. When you smell a very flowery fragrance you instantly feel happy and your mood becomes pleasant.
Separate bedroom from your workspaceÂ
There is something to be said for having a variety of spaces in your home. It's beneficial to eat and sleep in places where you're not resting or working. Maintaining these mental associations, on the other hand, may be challenging.
I used to work from a bachelor's flat where I lived. Although working and eating from my bed would have been much easier, I was able to create distinct areas for eating, working, and sleeping.
Work should not be done in bed, according to the Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine. They say that keeping computers, televisions, and work materials out of the room will improve the brain's relationship with sleep.
As a result, if you work from bed, falling asleep may be more difficult since your brain believes you are at work. Separating the workplace from the various bedrooms also helps in enhancing your productivity at work. This is because you tend to have a high level of concentration and focus on your work while you are away from your bed. As when you are closer to your bed you tend to feel sleepy even if you have had a good sleep the night before.
Remove electronic devicesÂ
Your phone, computer, and other electronic devices emit blue light, which stimulates your brain and keeps you attentive. You can use a screen on your smartphone to block out blue light and use it just before bed if necessary, while still getting the rest you need. There is even eyewear that filters blue light and acts similarly â€“ these solutions will allow you to quickly switch between devices while protecting your brain and eyes from hazardous light.
The never-ending vibrations and notifications keep your attention focused on the stress of everyday life and work when you should be ready to sleep. A room devoid of electronic devices (e.g., by establishing a curfew, shutting off the phone, etc.) may help to relieve the stress that constant communication may cause.Â
Without a phone, TV, or computer, you'll have more time to rest. Not only do these devices give out harmful radiation but also give your bedroom a more workplace kind of look. Your bedroom should only have things that make you feel relaxed and not those things that make you feel like working.
Read a book or listen to musicÂ
Reading before bedtime might help you sleep better. The University of Sussex conducted research that raised the stress levels of individuals and then sought to lower them, according to the Telegraph. Dr David Lewis, a cognitive neuropsychologist, discovered that ""reading performed best, lowering stress levels by 68%"". It outperformed listening to music (61%), sipping tea or coffee (54%), and going on a stroll (54%). 42% Participants' stress levels were lowered in just 6 minutes.
This is because reading a good book diverts your attention away from the daily tensions and anxieties that produce tension. Stories allow you to temporarily move your mind to another area. This means that you can put your troubles aside. Reading also helps you relax by relaxing your muscles and slowing your breathing.
Choose calming coloursÂ
The world is full of colour, and you, like everyone else, have your tastes. You've probably observed that certain colours may influence your mood. Colour may also have an unspoken effect on you that you are unaware of.
Colour is employed to promote health and wellness in many cultures. Certain feng shui and acupuncture practitioners, for example, utilize colour in the form of gemstones, candles, textiles, and prisms. Colour and light are used in chromotherapy to balance a person's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies.
Beige-green and light yellow-green are the most stress-relieving colours in the green family. Another colour that promotes peace and tranquillity is pink. Pink is considered to soothe and tame various energies in a space according to Feng Shui. Its calmness enables you to rebalance your energies. Light colours should be chosen for the bedroom as it is the place where you come to relax after all day hustling. So, very loud colours and often not recommended for your bedroom. They can be used for any other corner of your house but definitely not in the bedroom.
Have a flower in your bedroomÂ
Flowers and attractive plants increase positive energy and make people feel safe and secure. Having flowers around the house and at work can help to reduce stress levels. Floral arrangements help individuals feel happier, less worried, and more relaxed in their homes.
Having flowers around the house and at work may reduce stress. People find natural aesthetic beauty soothing, and having lovely flowers in the house can help to relieve stress and anxiety. Floral arrangements help individuals feel happier, less worried, and more relaxed in their homes. As flowers are a symbol of life and the freshness of nature, humans are more likely to feel stress-free if they have flowers around in their room.
Individuals are less prone to suffer from stress-related depression as a result of the good energy they receive from their surroundings. Bringing flowers to your house or business might help you relax and feel safer. Flowers may lift your spirits by providing attractive visual signals and increasing your emotional well-being.
Make your bed and keep the room cleanÂ
""A clean space means a clean mind,"" you've surely heard, and it's true. Clutter in the bedroom may lead to mental illness, which is the last thing you want in a space that is intended to be relaxing and calming. Is your closet always stuffed with clothing when you open it? Do you have a jumble of things strewn on your nightstand? As a result, you may get more irritated and worried.
Reorganize your closet â€” donating items you haven't worn in a long time will make getting ready in the mornings easier and less stressful. To help create that extra space, search for new bedroom storage options like drawer dividers or under-bed storage bins to keep things organized.
Interior designer Darla Bankston recommends designating a space in your house where resting is the primary function. Make it fit your preferred form of relaxation, whether it's reading, listening to music, or meditating. ""Move a comfy chair to a position in your home that gets plenty of natural light or has a view you enjoy,"" she advises. Use a foldable screen to block out undesired sights and reroute foot traffic away from the area to create a barrier between you and distractions.
Alter the multiple things in your bedroom according to your liking. The colour which you like the most, the candle whose fragrance just makes you feel good, the flowers that you are most attracted to because that is all that is going to make you feel stress-free."