After a long day, there’s nothing better than resting your head on a pillow and feeling the day disappear from your mind. Bedrooms should be designed to encourage this kind of deep relaxation – a cozy sanctuary to send you off to sleep. There are lots of different ways you can achieve a style that’s best for you, and we’ve got some tips to get you started…

Mood lighting: Use floor and table lamps to create a sultry or warm atmosphere. In those last few moments before bed, you don’t want brilliant light keeping you alert. Soften the mood and signal to your brain that it’s time to sleep.

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De-clutter: Resist the urge to cram your bedroom with furniture and art. Embrace the “less is more” philosophy of minimalism. And try to keep your room neat – hang your clothes, hide the paperwork.

Pamper your feet: If your bedroom isn’t already carpeted, lay a rug across the patch of floor next to your bed. Your first step in the morning will be a welcoming one.

Linens you love: Take some time to find a linen set that you won’t grow tired of. Consider different spreads for summer and winter. Invest in top-of-the-line pillows and duvet. It’ll be worth every penny.

Smell better: The next time you’re reading in bed, burn a candle on your chest of drawers or night stand and let the scent relax you. Lavender is known to help with sleeping. Just remember to blow out the candle before sleep.

Add warmth: Certain textures and colours are cozier than others. Add wood accents and neutral colours, incorporate deep hues of amethyst, blue, and green, or find the plushest knit throws for extra warmth in winter.


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