Posted:31st October, 2023

Setting Up Your Bedroom To Soothe

Experts recommend that adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep to feel the maximum health benefits of a good night’s rest.


The way your bedroom is decorated can have a direct impact on your ability to get good quality sleep. So, let’s look at how you can improve your rest with just a few bedroom decorating tips!

Layer your lighting

Every person has a 24-hour internal clock that coordinates their body’s processes, including sleep. This is called the circadian rhythm, and your lighting can interrupt this rhythm.

Curtains and blinds are a great base for your lighting. Opt for a lightweight drape or curtain during the day that allows natural light but not at its full brightness. Then, for night time, you can layer a blackout blind to ensure your brain can fully succumb to sleep.

As for your synthetic lighting, exposure to bright lights and cool-toned colours, such as blue light from screens, can hinder your melatonin production and keep you awake. It’s time to turn off the big light and focus on layering your lamps instead. Hues of red, orange and yellow are better for preparing your mind and body for sleep because warm lights are similar to a setting sun, which can help signal that it’s time for sleep. Try a mix of table lamps, recessed lights, flush mounts and twinkle lights. Dimmers are useful for the bedroom, too, as are smart bulbs or even lampshades that diffuse brightness. Together, they’ll help you get some better quality zzzz’s.

Soothing colours

A colour scheme and lighting go hand in hand when creating a soothing bedroom. Creating a soothing colour palette for your bedroom is a deeply personal choice - soothing doesn’t always mean light! Depending on your personal taste, it could be playful and bright or moodier and contrasting.

Blush or white can be easygoing and versatile, especially as wall colours, as you can dress up the room with soft furnishings depending on your preferences. If you want something peppy for getting out of bed in the morning, then a sunshine yellow can put you in that bright mood - whether you dash a wall with it or bring it in through bedding and cushions all depends on how brave you are!

Alternatively, if you want to create something calming and cosy, then dark and rich colours such as emerald green, navy and soft black offer you that velvety and all-encompassing vibe.

Keep it clutter-free

You’ve heard it before - tidy room, tidy mind. If a room is cluttered and messy, then it brings a level of anxiety into your bedroom that can hinder your sleep. Your bedroom should be peaceful, which means it should be clutter-free and organised.

Baskets are the perfect solution if you’ve got lots of books, knick knacks and trinkets. They come in basically any style (wooden, wicker, mirrored, metal, woven…), and they’re incredibly practical too! So, you can tidy away that clutter without compromising on the mood and style of your room. The same goes for laundry baskets, so you never have any clothing strewn across the floor - or draped over that one chair (you know what we mean).

Part of being clutter-free in the bedroom is leaving your electronics at the door, and that includes your TV. All that blue light before bed is a sleepy-time mood killer and can often leave you with more restless nights than peaceful ones. If you really want one, consider hiding it behind a screen or in an armoire.

Oh, and always always make your bed in the morning. It’s one chore you’ll never regret doing.

These are just a few things that will help make your bedroom the peaceful haven you deserve at the end of a long day. Why not start over with a new bedroom in a new build Russell Home? Our homes are built with your peace of mind at the forefront of ours, so take a look at our available new build homes today.