Small Bedroom Changes For A Great Night’s Sleep

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Have you been tossing and turning in bed a lot this summer? One leg out the covers? Getting some shut eye is especially difficult during this time of year. Counting sheep might do the trick for some people, but if your bedroom is hotter than an oven and brighter than a Spanish beach, picturing fluffy animals hopping over fences isn’t going to do much to help you drift off.

The solution to a better night’s sleep is, in fact, the look and feel of your bedroom. With just a few little changes here and there, you can set yourself up for a full night’s worth of blissful slumber. As your mother always told you, there’s nothing a good night’s sleep can’t fix. Shall we take a look?


You might consider yourself to be a little unorganised, and whilst you’re certainly not alone, having a bedroom reminiscent of a battlefield isn’t going to do you any favours when it comes to catching some precious z’s. You’re sure to find that a clean, open, ordered space will work wonders in solving the problem.

Fitted storage units are ideal for keeping things neat and tidy, putting items out of sight and out of mind. So if you’re having trouble drifting off, it might be time to declutter.

Calming colours

The surrounding shades in your bedroom interior play a big role in helping you slink away to the land of nod. Earthy browns and soft greens work well for most people, but it all depends on which colours you personally find the most soothing. Avoid bright tones like yellows, oranges, and reds if possible, as these have a particularly stimulating effect on the brain. If you want to start feeling drowsy the moment you tuck yourself in, repaint your bedroom with colours that make you feel at ease.

Soothing symmetry

A symmetrical interior gives your brain a comforting, natural sedative. Place your bed against a solid wall so it isn’t facing a window or door, and place matching bedside tables either side for an effective (and attractive) balancing act. Opt for fitted furniture where possible for a well-adjusted scene when the sun goes down.

Opaque curtains

Thick, dark curtains are a necessity when it comes to keeping the light out. The last thing you want is a bright bedroom interior – especially if you’re working nights or you’re having to head to bed early during the summertime. If you want to keep the light and airy look without the implications for sleep that come with it, some high-quality blinds are also well worth the money.

If you’re looking to turn your bedroom into a relaxation pod that puts you in a state of serenity, give the Hartleys team a call on 01756 700471 or drop us a line using our contact form. We specialise in helping people to build beautiful bedrooms with bespoke furniture solutions. Get in touch and we’ll be glad to guide you. 

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