Our bedroom is probably the one room we spend the most of our time in, although granted we are not conscious for most of it. It’s essential to relaxation and good night’s sleep that a bedroom is luxurious, comfortable, and cozy. This is why it’s so important to get the final touches right in the decor and the furnishings. Here are some bedroom essentials that every woman needs to get a good night’s sleep.
Although they’re primarily useful for people who sleep at odd times of day, blackout blinds are a great addition to any bedroom. Light from outside can severely impact our sleep, especially in the summer when the sun comes up at four in the morning, and manages to convince our brains that it’s breakfast time. Additionally, unless you live in the back of beyond, street lighting and car headlights can disturb you in the night, so you may not wake up feeling refreshed.
Lighting in a bedroom is so important when you’re trying to wind down. Although you might want good lighting when you’re getting ready and doing your make-up, a bright central light will keep your brain awake and make it harder to fall asleep once you turn it off. A light with a dimmer switch means you’re able to control the light at a more comfortable ambient level. If you like to read in bed while you’re relaxing, consider investing in a bedside lamp, also with a dimmer switch, so you don’t have a bright central light in your eyes.
Uncomfortable bedding can cause stiff joints and disrupted sleep, meaning you won’t feel your best throughout the day. Invest in a good quality mattress that supports your body evenly, and treat it well. Good quality microfiber pillows and duvets are also crucial for your comfort. It’s also worth spending a little bit more on good quality cotton sheets. They look beautifully luxurious and add to the feeling of comfort and relaxation. High fiber count cotton sheets will make you feel like a queen!
Candles and aromatherapy oils
It’s so relaxing to spend time in a room which smells delicious, and it makes the whole house seem more appealing too. Burn whatever candles and aromatherapy oils you enjoy the smell of, but in your bedroom, you may find it useful to focus on lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang to aid relaxation and sleep quality. Use an oil burner for essential oils, and burn them while you’re getting ready for bed. Once you’re ready to go to sleep, put out the candles and the lovely scents will stay with you all night.
It’s so important to love your bedroom and spending time in it. It needs to be both functional and attractive, as well as tidy and fragrant smelling. Hopefully, you can take some of these ideas away, and create a truly luxurious place to sleep.