A new year is a great time to refresh any part of your life, including your bedroom. The global pandemic has meant spending more time than ever at home and has naturally led to people tiring of these spaces, especially working from them. Many people therefore feel the need to restore a sense of sanctuary to their bedroom, which is important for achieving a peaceful night’s sleep. There’s no better time to do this than the start of a new year.
To provide some inspiration for your bedroom revamp, TEMPUR® explores some of the most popular ideas for bedrooms from the past year. From the most popular colour schemes to creating a cosy reading nook, read on to learn about the best bedroom design ideas for you.
When you design your own bedroom, the first step is choosing a colour scheme. To help you do this, TEMPUR® investigated the most popular bedroom colours of 2020.
Grey was the most popular colour for bedrooms in 2020, with thousands of people looking online for grey bedroom ideas. Grey is a great choice for a bedroom, as it gives a modern, stylish feel to your design, whilst remaining neutral and calming.
Grey is also versatile, matching well with a wide variety of other colours. The most popular colour combination of 2020 was grey and pink.
Another popular colour choice is white. Also versatile, white can be paired with almost any other colour or used alone to create a pure and serene atmosphere. If decorating your entire room in white, remember to mix materials and textures to give depth to your design.
Colours affect our mood, so decorate your bedroom in soothing shades to create a calm atmosphere. For example, you could use light grey primarily, as dark shades have been linked to anxiety and may harm sleep. Other colours that can cause unrest are red and orange, so you should use these only sparingly when designing your bedroom.
Colours that tend to be soothing for the mind are green and blue, possibly because the brain associates them with nature. This means they’re great choices for a bedroom colour scheme. These also match well with grey, so you could try combining them to create a stylish and soothing design.
The bed is the centrepiece of any relaxing bedroom and should be a priority in any redesign. First, you need to ensure you have a high-quality mattress that provides both support and comfort. You can be sure of this with a TEMPUR® mattress, as they rank first for customer satisfaction and come with a 100-night free trial.
You’ll also need to ensure your bedframe coordinates with your new colour scheme. If you are struggling to find a bedframe that compliments your new décor, TEMPUR® offer a fabric sampling service so that you can be sure it will match.
When redesigning your bedroom, you should consider how this new design can encourage a healthy bedtime routine. A bedtime routine is vital for achieving high quality sleep, as it signals to your brain that it is time to rest.
One of the most beneficial activities to include in your routine is reading as it reduces stress. You could adapt your room to encourage you to read before bed by creating a quiet reading corner, with a comfy chair and lamp. A small side table could also be added as a place to put a cup of sleep-inducing chamomile tea or warm milk.
If reading doesn’t help you sleep, a quiet nook like this can also be used for other relaxing activities, such as knitting or journaling
Finally, you should consider adding some houseplants to your bedroom. Like all animals, human beings are part of the natural world, which is why bringing nature closer is so calming. Although sleeping outside isn’t recommended, you could bring nature into your bedroom instead. Having plants in your bedroom will make it more peaceful and can help to oxygenate the air, making it a healthier and happier place to sleep.
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