Fall in Love with You Home: Bedroom
Remove the TV. It’s easy to slip into the habit of watching TV before bed when it’s right in front of you. This seems harmless enough, however there are factors that can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, which is the whole point of loving your bedroom, right? Artificial light can cause your brain to stop making melatonin, a hormone that helps your sleep cycles. So love your room (and yourself) a little bit more and remove the TV, and limit your screen usage before bedtime. (Read more science-y stuff here.)
Make your bed an oasis. Everyone loves going to a hotel with a large, plush bed and comfortable, crisp, clean sheets. Why take that home with you? The color, fabric, and amount of pillows should make you feel relaxed and help soothe you after a long day. For softer sheets, buy cotton with long fibers. Ikea has an assortment of pillows to choose from, whether you like super soft cloud-like pillows or extra firm. Also, don’t under estimate the ambiance of an aesthetically pleasing head board and side tables. Surround yourself with things that relax and comfort you.
Did you know: Thread count refers to the number of threads in a square inch of fabric, not how soft/luxurious they are.
Keep it neutral. You may love bold, bright colors, but keep in mind that your brain may night like them when you’re trying to wind down for the day. Keep it neutral with soft tones, bring in some calming colors (like blues and greens), or add elements that create white noise that will help you relax and sleep better. If you really need some color in your life, try adding some accent pillows with patterns that include those fire-y reds and oranges – just don’t go overboard.