When we wake up in the morning fresh and relaxed, our day starts well. Our room has a special importance in getting the rest and sleep that our body and mind need, but it is more than that. The bedroom is sometimes a place where the family also gathers, so it needs to be comfortable and cozy. Offer yourself the gift of better sleep and comfortable living by making your room an inviting space for living and sleeping.
The best way to organize ideas for a room remodel is to keep a notepad with ideas and inspirations. Include:
• Scraps and impressions from magazines and websites that inspire you
• Photographs and notes on colors, fabrics and furniture you like in your friends’ homes or in stores
• Notes on a great night’s sleep in a hotel, describing what made it so perfect
• Tissue samples and ink chips
• Images of natural landscapes and landscapes that inspire you, such as the beach or the mountains
• A list of words that describe the feeling you want your room to evoke
• A sketch-drawing of your dream room (no need to be an artist!)
• A description of how you feel in your room
Although you want your room dark for sleeping, you also want a radiant and cheerful space the rest of the day.
• Opportunity window
Choose shutters, blinds or curtains that will allow you to turn the room into a dark and peaceful sleeping space, but let the sun in for the rest of the day.
• Disconnect all electronic devices
Alarm lights, televisions, cable TV boxes, computers and other devices may impact your sleep, but they may also be functional parts of your day in the room. Identify all the light sources of the devices and strategically place them where they will not interfere with your sleep.
• Give importance to artificial lighting
Choose the power of the lamp based on the purpose of each lamp in particular. For example, brighter lighting may be needed at a desk or near the mirror. A smaller power offers a lighter and more delicate environment to read in bed. The lamps have an important role in the diffusion of light.
• Adjust the intensity
Installing a dimmer switch allows you to customize the brightness control as needed, particularly for the light on the ceiling.
Your bed is the centerpiece of your room, not only frames the room but also the key to a quality night’s sleep. Consider replacing your mattress as part of the remodeling if:
• Has more than 8 years
• Your bed is not large enough for everyone who sleeps in it (you, your partner, occasionally your children and / or your pets)
• Wakes up regularly with aches and pains
• The mattress has visible signs of wear
• You slept better elsewhere (home of a friend or hotel)
• Your bed is not comfortable and inviting
Reducing the noise in the room can help you sleep better and make the room more welcoming.
• Out-of-room appliances
Ringtones and notifications from your smartphone, tablet and computer prevent you from sleeping well. When remodeling the room, include an area where electronic devices sit away from the bed, or silence them at night.
• White Noise
If you have trouble falling asleep, include a fan, air purifier, air conditioner, or small fountain in your room. The so-called white noise that these objects create can help block other disturbing sounds for your sleep.
• Snoring Solution
If your partner snores, visit a doctor or sleep specialist, buy nose pads that help to breathe better, or a nasal decongestant should be included in your list.
Temperature is another key component to consider throughout your room remodeling.
• Numbers that matter
The ideal temperature of the bedroom to sleep well is between 18 ° and 19 °Celsius. A room that is too hot or too cold can be quite uncomfortable and difficult to have a quality night’s sleep. Consider including a programmable thermostat in your room.
• Less is more
While multiple duvets, blankets and cushions can create a luxurious ambiance, making the bed the center of attention, these can also make sleep uncomfortable with too much heat. If your bed is stacked with decorative items, consider retiring some at night.
• Collaborate together
Neither you nor your partner should be uncomfortable at night. If one of you prefers to sleep in a warmer or colder weather, adjust your pajamas or add individual sheets. If one feels uncomfortable it will disturb the other’s sleep
Invest in a good mattress
Money spent on a new mattress is money well spent. Determine a significant portion of your remodeling fund for a quality mattress that makes your dream a dream come true. Remember if:
• Regular replacement is required
Experts agree that if you have the same mattress for 7 years or more, it is most likely that your mattress is not providing you with the optimum comfort and support.
• Quality account
Choose cushions and a quality mattress so as to keep your spine comfortable and properly aligned. Soft sheets, a good duvet, a bedspread and a variety of matching decorative cushions make the whole room cozy in the daytime and ensure a good night’s sleep.
• Account size
Buying a bed that is too small is a common mistake. The ideal size of mattress for a couple would be the Queen or King.
The colors you choose for your room will decide the tone and spirit of any space.
• Climb walls
Opt for quieter shades. Vibrant colors may be to your liking, but they will not help you sleep and relax. Neutral colors (eg gray, beige and white) or soft, pastel colors will help calm you down and space will seem calmer.
• Color tones
Choose lighter colors for the room to look bigger and darker colors for the room to look more intimate and cozy.
• Color Wheel
Color tones that are parallel on the color wheel encourage more rest than colors that contrast or are unrelated. If you want a more contemporary style, include contrasting colors in the accents of the room.
• Be in touch with your feelings
Shades rich in red, orange and yellow (warm colors) can make you feel cozy. Warmer tones, such as blue and green, can have a calming effect and make the room look cooler.
The materials you choose for your bedroom have an impact on your sleep and how you feel when you are in the bedroom.
When looking for sheets, try different fabrics, different compositions and fiber numbers to determine which one suits you the most.
Compare different fillers and weights so you can test how you feel with pillows and pillowcases before you buy them.
The use of contrasting textures may have the same effect as the contrasting colors while bringing life to your room.
The rug is the last thing you touch before you get into bed and the first thing you put your feet in the morning when you get up. So you should choose one that feels comfortable and a texture that complements the room.
When creating your ideal room, make the space comfortable and welcoming.
• Decorative objects
Your mind is filled with day-to-day clutter, so keep your room with the least accessories, creating a calm environment. Making the bed the focal point will help to simplify the decor of the room.
Expose some photos and pieces that have meant to add a personal, history-driven touch to your room.
Natural plants and flowers bring energy into the room and remove toxins in the air, making the room a happier and healthier place to live and sleep.
• A place for everything
Draw your space so everything has a place and then make sure everything stays where it belongs. Keeping the order makes it easy to find your belongings and makes the room more inviting.
• Keep cool
Periodically rearrange the accessories and change some decorations for something new so you want to open your eyes and see your space every morning.