It’s no secret that tossing and turning all night impacts your disposition, memory, health and appearance. Instead of downing an extra cup of espresso in the morning and caking on the under-eye concealer to makeover your mood and appearance, give your bedroom a much-needed makeover to get a better night’s rest.
Psychology of Color
Your bedroom is where you go to relax at the end of a long, hard day and reconnect with your romantic partner (if you have one). Choose colors with a calming effect to accomplish this. Greys, blues and greens all elicit feelings of tranquility, making them natural choices for decorating this space.
Makings of the Perfect Bed
It’s not always easy to tell when you need a new mattress. Generally speaking, however, you should replace your mattress every seven years. Waking up frequently during the night or feeling stiff in the morning are also indicators that you need a new mattress. Whether you prefer a traditional plush-top or a modern memory foam, this shopping guide helps you select the best mattress for your unique needs.
Once you have your mattress, dress it comfortably. The linens you select should look good and feel even better.
- Mattress Cover – Protect your investment with a cover made from a blend of lux materials that promote both warmth and breathability. Think silk and cashmere or a wool fleece pad.
- Comforter – Start with a high-quality all-season comforter, then add a duvet cover that complements your color scheme.
- Sheets –The experts at HGTV offer some sound advice for buying sheets. If your bed uses box springs for support, be sure to buy an extra fitted sheet to give the bed a tailored look from top to bottom.
- Pillows – Select sleeping pillows based on which position you sleep in the most. When you make your bed, place your sleeping pillows on first with the hem out. Then pile on decorative pillows with standard shams, euro shams and throw pillows in various shapes and sizes to make your bed more inviting.
Conceal the Clutter
Nothing adds stress and restlessness to a space like having stuff scattered everywhere. Even if storage space is at a premium in your luxury apartment, find creative solutions to keep it out of sight. Angle your bed in the corner and stash belongings behind the headboard or purchase a platform bed with storage drawers.