The odd thing is that we overlook addressing bedroom design in favour of tackling the more public areas in our homes. Often times people will have a completely polished formal living room and only entertain several times a year but the room they sleep in every night is sadly lacking attention. I've been guilty of this myself. There are easy steps to a quick fix that needn't be overly expensive or time consuming.
Jillian Harris' Bedroom
Here's my sure fire, easy guide to sprucing up the space where you unwind and getting a better night's sleep plus some other simple tips that might help out too.
1. Invest in decent bedding. How many of us sleep on scratchy sheets?
2. Keep bedside clutter to a minimum. Provide yourself with a tray or lidded storage solution if your bedside doesn't have a drawer.
3. A nebulizer with essential oils helps with dry stale air and lulls you to sleep. Mist your pillow for extra sweet dreams.
4. Paint. If your room is a horrible colour that doesn't make you happy paint is the easiest and least expensive solution. The same goes for furniture if you have mismatched beside tables but would like to create a more cohesive look, painting them the same colour will create a sense of continuity.
5. Ditch the ugly t-shirt you've had for 10 yrs in favour of something comfortable AND pretty.
6. Create a bedside emergency kit. In my top drawer I have a tiny boxed water, travel sized tylenol, makeup remover face wipes, and a slew of other important things incase I don't want to get up.
7. Rountine! My friend Annie at XOtreatment room suggests following a strict self care routine every night to indicate to your mind it's time to wind down. You'll also end up with a more beautiful complexion. Steps are cleanse your face, serum/retinol application, brush teeth (while serum absorbs), moisturize face. Lights out.
8. Supplement your diet with 8 foods... almonds, bananas, brown rice, cherries, oatmeal, chickpeas, kale, and walnuts are all contenders for inducing a better night's sleep by being rich in key nutrients like potassium, GABA, calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, tryptophan, etc...