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Relaxing Bedroom: How You Can Get Better Sleep And Be More Productive

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Having a relaxing bedroom might feel like a bit of a waste of time. I mean you have to get up early to start chores, deal with kids, and keep the house in some sort of decent order. 

Then in the summer months, you are crashing as soon as you come in the door from all of the summer activities and dealing with a garden. Not to mention livestock having babies and all sorts of things that come with the warmer seasons. 

Who has time to relax when you are barely getting enough sleep as it is?

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How Having A Relaxing Bedroom Will Help You

 When your body feels better, you’re going to have an improved outlook on your day. A key component to better health is getting a good night’s rest is having a relaxing space to do it in.

This can be difficult for many of us when our lives are jam-packed and our minds are constantly on overload. Use these tips for creating a calm and relaxing bedroom, and you’ll be getting better sleep in no time.

woman holding mug over a bed ready to hit the day.

A Bed That Fits You!

When we first got married my husband had a full-size bed from his parent’s house that we slept in. I was used to a bed that we made longer so it was the length of an extended twin.

The one issue his bed had that I was not used to was it was a normal length full-size bed. AND IT HAD A FOOTBOARD! 😖😡

On top of that, it was one with rungs so your feet could go through like a jailbird in a stockade! I kid you not I had serious thoughts about taking a chainsaw to the food of that thing. I HATED IT! 

So yea, I have hard feelings about this. Get a bed that fits you if you can. You may even have to adapt what you’ve got.

Your best option is to have a headboard only and have a normal bed frame with one of these extension sets from amazon or Walmart. (If you don’t have a basic bed frame that you just put box spring and mattress on here is a link to an affordable one. Amazon Basics Metal Bed Frame, 9-Leg Base for Box Spring and Mattress – Queen, 79.5 x 60-Inches, Tool-Free Easy Assembly)

Extention Set From Amazon – Kings Brand Furniture Bed Frame Footboard Extension Brackets Set Attachment Kit – Twin/Full/Queen/King

Extention Set From Walmart – Bed Frame Extension Set, Extend a Metal Bedframe to Meet a Headboard or Footboard, 2 Pieces, Hardware Included

Here is an article about extending your beds.

Get Your Best Mattress

Your mattress is EVERYTHING! First and foremost, the best mattress you can afford is recommended, if at all possible.

Go to the store so that you can test out each mattress and find the one that feels best for you. You probably should take your spouse with you if they have a preference. Most couples have to find a compromise.

It’s a good idea to try to find a store that allows for a trial period to make sure you love it and that you’ll sleep well night after night.

Night Time Kit By Your Bed

Even if they are in your own home kits are fun for anyone and make your bedroom feel cozy and relaxing. 

Have things like lotion, cough drops, chapstick, essential oils that will help you fall to sleep, contact solution, a contact case, a space for your current book you are reading. 

While I am a big proponent of not having your phone by the bed a charger slot and earbuds might be nice to have on hand if you want to watch something without disturbing your spouse. 

nighttime kit for a relaxing bedroom

Layer Your Bedding For A More Relaxing Bedroom

Your bed is the star of your bedroom, so it should set the pace for the entire room’s style. That means that in a room intended to help you relax, the bed should be as comfortable and inviting as possible.

Layered bedding is the key to a luxurious bed that welcomes you into its relaxing embrace. Start with soft sheets, then a light blanket or quilt for warmth. Top those with a down-filled comforter in a duvet cover, and then toss a throw blanket across the foot of the bed. Finish the look with several throw pillows and shams, and you have a bed that feels as good as it looks.

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Keep it Cool

Temperature matters when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. You want to sleep in a room that is cool in order to promote sleep. Cooler temperatures alert your body that it’s time to sleep. Shocker because it gets cool at night. 

Also, it is far easier to warm up a room with a small pace eater or throw on another blanket.

Pro Tip: If you sleep with someone having your own blanket on TOP the quilt instead of one big blanket. for each side has really helped. It cuts out the pulling and tugging on a blanket and gives more freedom to each person sleeping in the bed. I just fold them up each morning and put them at the foot of the bed. 

Small Space Heater Options

They don’t have the same one we bought a few years back but both of these space heaters have 4 start reviews and up.

BUT if you are feeling hot there is only so much you can do. Even if you can sleep in your birthday suit you can still feel to hot.

Make it Dark When Its Time To Rest

Waking up to see light filtering in through the curtains can truly disturb your rest and make it harder to fall back asleep. My schedule fluctuates a lot but I try to match my schedule to my husband’s so our together time is as uninterrupted as possible. With that said some nights are really late and others, we have to get up early. 

woman sitting on a bed reading

In the summer when the sunrise is early if there is just one trickle of sunlight in the winder it wakes me up and my brain starts firing. There is no way I am going to get sleep after that.

That’s why it’s smart to add light-blocking curtains or blackout shades to your bedroom. Keeping things nice and dark will add to your nighttime routine. In addition, avoid adding night lights if at all possible. Also, devices that have small lights that stay on even if they are powered off can also be a problem. 

Lots Of Light During The Day

More often than not you are buying a house pre-built. you don’t get a choice in window placement. You have to work with what you’ve got.

Buut if you can help it, having lots of natural light during the morning and mid-day will help you have a more powerful morning. 

Having a variety of artificial light for the times when you need more will also be helpful. An overhead light, a bedside lamp on your nightstands, or floor lamps in the corner. 

A Relaxing Bedroom Should Have Soothing Colors

I feel like this can be different for everyone. But even if the most energetic people would be honest about it. Neutral colors or lighter colors are going to be the first choice for colors that are calming.

If you like pops of color then cool colors are best for the bedroom. A nice pastel will promote rest and relaxation far better than a brighter hue. However, if done sparingly accent pillows are a great way to add stronger colors without overdoing it.

Save the bright colors for more energetic and active spaces like the kitchen or living room. Color matters when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

Earth Tones Or Natural Color

 “I recommend warm, rich earth tones such as copper, coral, cream, and cocoa for creating a cozy and welcoming atmosphere,” says Karin Sun, Founder of Crane & Canopy.

“Using soft, natural colors also leads to a quiet, tranquil, and inviting energy in your bedroom.” According to Sun, the addition of bright pinks and reds can increase the romance in a relationship; however, limit these colors to accents in the form of pillows, throws, or decorative pieces. “Use softer pinks for your bedding or wall color. Otherwise, it can be too overwhelming.” 

Source: thespruce.com

relaxing bed with open books

Try Serene Green

Erin Williamson Green, with its connection to growing, living things, is a peaceful color, yet at the same time, it has a freshness and aliveness that feeds the soul. Decorating the bedroom with living plants or botanical designs both relaxes the senses and invigorates the mind. Potted plants; artwork depicting flowers, trees or fields; bedding or window treatments with botanical designs it all works. Sticking with a palette of mostly mid-tone greens, as well as plenty of white, also ups the serenity factor.

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Make it Neat

This one goes without saying. Be sure to clear the physical clutter in your bedroom as much as possible. Having visuatl clutter will turn a relaxing bedroom into a chaos-filled environment.

Seeing piles of laundry to be put away or the paperwork that’s waiting for you in the morning will not put you in the right frame of mind for rest.

Get rid of other types of distractions like television, computers, and excessive décor also.

Minimize The Stuff For A More Relaxing Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a place of rest, contemplation, and intimacy.

Things like exercise equipment, phones (more on this in a minute), and a TV give completely destroy a calming environment. 

Back to the phone thing. While I am not a phone basher. I use it quite a bit. However, if you have a business side to your small farm or homestead having your phone with you makes it a lot harder to ignore texts and messages when you should be resting.

Your bedroom is your place to turn off the stresses of the day.

If you don’t have a choice but to have certain things in your bedroom due to space, use a folding screen or hanging fabric to conceal them.

When it comes to the TV put it behind a cabinet or some sort of way to hide this big black box on your wall. 

Reconsider Your Alarm Clock

This is not for everyone but if you don’t have to use an alarm don’t. Just wake up naturally.

On the days when I am just getting up with my husband, I let him set the alarm for when he wants to get up for work and he wakes me up. We snuggle a bit and then get up. Slowly getting up is far less jarring and disruptive to your body.

alarm clock on a bedside table

For the days that you need to use an alarm try to find one that at least has a softer sound that isn’t a harch sound. How you wake up can also have an effect on how you feel. A harsh, high-pitched, buzzing alarm clock will jar you awake. This can cause you to feel agitated, rather than rested and rejuvenated.

Look for one that wakes you gradually, with music that increases slowly in volume or that adds increments of light to help you to adjust to the waking hours.

Add Texture to Keep Things Interesting

When you’re working with a completely neutral palette, the way to avoid snooze syndrome (and not the kind of snooze you want in a bedroom) is to add lots of texture. This lovely room gets it right: the layers of waffled and cotton bedding, the rattan and woven baskets, the area rug layered over simple flooring, the faux fur pillow. Despite all the pattern and texture, the room feels very peaceful.

Source: thespruce.com

You might be wondering what does having a nice design style in your room really matter? If you have a comfortable resting space you are going to be able to rest well and be ready to tackle farm chores and whatever else your day holds.

Hopefully, these tips will help you to create the bedroom you love.

Your surroundings make a difference in your sleep quality. Make your room as pleasant to all of your senses as possible in order to enhance your rest.

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