It’s no secret: today’s world is often chaotic and stressful. Between work, family, and a myriad of other responsibilities, it can be difficult to find rest amid life’s busyness. And what is one of the first things to suffer when we can’t relax? Our sleep. One of the easiest solutions to this problem is to ensure that your bedroom is an oasis of calm and quiet.


Here are our top 3 design tips for creating a space that supports healthy and rejuvenating sleep:

Invest in a quality mattress

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but it is the most important factor for good sleep: do not settle for a cheap or uncomfortable mattress! A piece of furniture that you use every day of your life is worth your investment – especially when it greatly impacts your quality of life. A bad mattress inhibits your sleep, leads to muscle and joint pain, and leaves you feeling worse in the morning than you felt when you first laid down at night. Your mattress should stand the test of time and comfortably support your body all night. You should also test any mattress you are considering before purchasing it. Our store carries bench-made mattresses from Winndom, a Virginia-based company, which you can try for yourself right in our Roanoke showroom! Several of our staff members own one or more mattresses from Winndom, so we can recommend these beds personally. With several firmness and size options, we can find a perfect mattress for everyone in your family.


Use calm colors and soft lighting in your room

Scientific studies have proven that color has an effect on our mood, appetite, and even some of our decisions. It’s no surprise that the colors of your bedroom also have an impact on your mental state when you are winding down for bed. We recommend choosing muted colors that give you a sense of calm for your bedroom walls and décor. Warm neutrals, pastels, and earth tones are all great options for creating a calm color palette. Colors that are bright and bold, on the other hand, can be overly stimulating and reflect too much light for a healthy sleep environment. If you need help choosing the right colors for your space, our designer, Lia, is wonderful at recommending paint options. Our store also carries full bedding sets for any style!

In addition to calming colors, make sure the light fixtures in your room are not overly bright. If you like to read or journal before bed, we recommend placing a small lamp on your nightstand. Our showroom carries several lamps that also have a night-light setting, which is particularly useful for nighttime reading!


Minimize clutter

Creating a clean and organized space is our final tip for giving your bedroom a calming environment. When your room is cluttered, your mind is more likely to feel uneasy or anxious. We recommend incorporating storage elements in your bedroom furniture to ensure that all your belongings have a place. Perhaps you would benefit from a storage bed with drawers tucked neatly underneath your bedframe; or maybe a gentlemen’s chest or dresser could provide storage space for the things that don’t fit in your closet. Even a small, solid wood chest at the foot of your bed can help to minimize clutter an add to the beauty of the room. Once your bedroom is organized, we guarantee you will feel much more relaxed when your head hits the pillow! 

We hope these tips will help you to start off the new year with better sleep! When you get quality rest, you are better equipped to enjoy life and handle any stressors that may come your way. If you need help finding the right furniture or design elements for your bedroom, we would love to help you! Come visit our Roanoke showroom or make an appointment at our Lynchburg Design Studio for personal assistance today!