Designing a Bedroom for the Ultimate Night’s Sleep

Most people have at one time or another found themselves in a room that just feels perfect; a room that literally completes you.

Truth be told, most rooms that elicit these feelings are simple in nature and design.

Coming up with the perfect simple design for a room is a complex matter, more so when the room in question is the bedroom.

This is because every bedroom needs to have a bed which happens to take up quite a lot of space in the bedroom due to size.

Aside from that, beds are a determining factor when it comes to setting the room’s tone. Even the placement and position of other objects in the room are largely dependent on the bed.

Consulting an architect during the process of remodeling a bedroom or planning a new one altogether can be a good way of ensuring that the bedroom ends up being comfortable, decent and practical.

Due to the simplicity associated with bedrooms, it is not uncommon to find most people overlooking the design of the bedroom.

Developing a great design for your bedroom should start with the floor plan.

A good floor plan is one that allows for the optimum use of space in the bedroom. It is generally advised that the flow is limited to one side of the room and that’s why a majority of hotels use this kind of floor plan.

As simple as it is though, flow/circulation floor plans can be quite challenging to implement in en-suite rooms or rooms bedrooms that open out to patios.

Correct and appropriate arrangement of furniture in the bedroom is what creates a good flow and subsequently, a feeling of comfort and relaxation.

master bedroom with fabrics

Secondly, the room environment can be improved by using fabrics. Fabrics are useful in ensuring and enhancing the reduction of noise. It is no wonder therefore that most hotels will have fabrics in almost every corner of the room from wall curtains to carpets and even pillows. If you happen to have hard wood floors the use of area floor rugs go a long way in reducing noise.

Then comes the light factor. If you are after a good night’s sleep, then you should work on reducing the light in the bedroom.

The use of black-out curtains can be a good way of ensuring the full relaxation of the body as well as stimulating the pineal gland to produce even more melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for reducing alertness in the human body. The most interesting thing is that it can only be produced in a dimly lit/dark environment hence earning the alias, “Dracula of hormones”.

As for those who like watching TV in bed, the use of the sleep timer is highly advised. Sleep timers ensure that in the event that one falls asleep while watching, the TV will go off after a predetermined amount of time. The light and noise emitted from TV’s that have been left on can cause restlessness and disruption of sleep.

Some people also find it hard to sleep in an environment in which there is noise. In such cases, the use of white noise makers is advised.

master bedroom designed with lots of fabric

Remember that the layout of the room is what induces comfort and relaxation. Minimizing noise and light in the bedroom are also important for a good night’s sleep.

With this in mind, have yourself a good night and sleep well!

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