Now yes I know that I have a 17 month old so sleep is pretty come and go anyway, but the last few months I just havent been sleeping great. So while I’m trying to design our bedroom, I’ve been looking into ways how the decor can help, here’s what I found.

If the environment of your room isn’t particularly peaceful, then it won’t be a good place for you to relax and sleep in. You might think that painting the walls in dark colours will help create a warm, cosy space but they might actually help to keep you awake more. Dark red and purple are colours of passion, emotion and intensity – instead go for paler shades like pastel blue and green. Make sure your room is a comfortable environment – if you have wooden floors or worn carpets, add soft rugs for you to push your toes into first thing in the morning. You could also put some soft throw pillows on your bed.

The Way You Use Your Bedroom

If your bedroom doubles up as an office space then that right there – that’s probably the issue that’s keeping you awake at night….whoops? hello writing blog post constantly sat in bed.  Though once my office is done I’ll have somewhere separate to the house to do work. We need to make sure that we associate our bedrooms with sleeping and with peacefulness. If you can see your desk and your unfinished projects out of the corner of your eye, you’ll just start feeling worried about how much work you have to do the following day, instead of focusing on resting…or in my case all that plus a mountain of clothes.

The bed.

If your bed is uncomfortable, there’s no chance you’re going to be able to get a decent night’s sleep right? I mean it makes sense. Though our mattress is quite comfortable but maybe new pillows and duvet might help. I often get a  sore neck and upper back, so maybe it’s time for new pillows.


The lights

I’ve read that if there are any electronic devices in your room,  you should cover up their lights. Even if your TV is off, there might just be a little red light on it that indicates it’s on standby, and if your phone is charging in the corner then it might be lighting up every now and then. These lights can keep you awake by distracting you out of the corner of your eye – the same goes for your digital clock, if you have one. It’s better to try not to look at the clock as you’re trying to sleep or if you wake up in the middle of the night. Getting back to sleep will be easier if you’re not frustrated that you only have half an hour before you have to get up – you should be focusing on the sleep itself rather than the time you have to do it in. No more phones got it.


For all you need to know about an eco-friendly mattress, click here. Regarding the bed, I’m considering getting a kingsize. Which arch making a regualr appearance in ours, having a little more space might help the sleep process. Take a look at your local antiques shops for a cosy chair or rocking chair, maybe ill try to get Arch asleep again in that, then have the bed just for ma and richard.

Your Living Habits

A tidy space leads to a tidy mind, and if you can see clutter around you then it will bother you and keep you awake. Well this sums me up. Our room is horrific at the moment. I think it’s time to declutter and to get rid of some things. I need to bring some zen into our bedroom.

Sleep time ritual.

I’m going to start doing yoga again…stretch out my muscles and find an inner calm me thinks…wish me luck