Janey Reilly's 7 Design Tips to Create a Serene Sleep Sanctuary

by Janis Blonde
Janey Reilly, Oak and Arch Home

As an Interior Designer and Home Specialist for Oak and Arch Design, Janey brings her expert eye for design and passion for creating serene, stylish, and functional living spaces to our community. In this segment, Janey shares her top tips for transforming your bedroom into a cozy sleep sanctuary, ensuring you get the restful sleep you deserve.

Janey tells us that:

“In the hustle and bustle of daily life, a good night's sleep is a precious commodity. The environment we sleep in plays a crucial role in how well we rest and recharge. Transforming your bedroom into a serene and comfy sleep sanctuary can significantly improve the quality of your sleep and overall well-being.”

After many years in the business, Janey brings us into her 7 best design tips for creating a space that promotes sound sleep. 

Tip #1: Colours Count 

Choose calming and soothing colours for your bedroom walls and decor. Soft blues, greens, and neutrals can create a peaceful ambiance conducive to relaxation. Avoid bright and stimulating colours that may disrupt your sleep. 

Bedface bedding from Haven

Tip #2: Invest in Your Bedding 

Invest in high-quality bedding that is comfortable and breathable. Opt for natural fabrics like cotton or linen that promote airflow and regulate body temperature. A cozy duvet or comforter can enhance comfort and warmth during colder nights. 

Candles and Essential Oils scents help create the mood for sleep

Tip #3: Soothing Scents

Introduce relaxing scents like lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus into your bedroom. Use essential oil diffusers or scented candles to create a calming atmosphere. These scents can help reduce stress and promote better sleep quality.

Neutral colours in your bedroom help create a serene sleep sanctuary

Tip #4: Deliberate Decor

Choose artwork and decor that evoke feelings of tranquility and relaxation. Nature-inspired paintings or photographs, serene landscapes, or abstract art with soft tones can enhance the peacefulness of your sleep space. 

Accent rugs and lighting help create a cozy sleep environment

Tip #5: Cozy up Those Floors and Lights

Opt for soft and comfortable flooring options like carpet or area rugs to create a cozy feel. Ensure adequate lighting with a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Use dimmer switches to adjust light levels according to your mood and bedtime routine. 

Blackout blinds or curtains create a calm sleep environment

Tip #6: Dark, Quiet, and Calm

Install room darkening shades or curtains to block out external light sources, especially if you live in a bright or noisy environment. A darkened room signals to your brain that it's time to sleep, promoting faster and deeper rest.  

Haven LUX Pillowtop Hybrid Mattress

Tip #7: Don’t Forget The Mattress! 

Your mattress plays a pivotal role in your sleep quality. A high-quality mattress like Haven Mattresses provides optimal support, comfort, and alignment for a restful sleep experience. Their innovative designs cater to various sleep preferences, ensuring a personalized and rejuvenating rest each night. 

By incorporating these 7 interior design tips and creating a serene and comfy sleep space, you can transform your bedroom into a haven for rest and relaxation. Prioritize quality sleep by nurturing a sleep-friendly environment and enjoy the benefits of improved well-being and vitality!   

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