Redecorate your bedroom for a good night's sleep

I read an interesting article about design and sleep on Entrepreneur.com. The headline, Want Better Sleep? It Might Be Time to Redecorate, caught my eye. Anytime a business outlet is promoting decorating I am intrigued. Plus, there are infographics, so I was very interested.

 {Placement matters when it comes to better sleep. From  Entreprenuer .}

{Placement matters when it comes to better sleep. From Entreprenuer.}

I agree with a lot of what they had to say and thought I’d make a few specific suggestions to help you redecorate your bedroom for a good night’s sleep.

Blackout drapes or blinds - Many of my clients require blackout window treatments and there are many options out there. Here are a few that I particularly like.

Next Day Blind’s Savannah shades are a wonderful addition to any bedroom. These soft shades come in a blackout option, but when the fabric vanes are open, the filter light or they can be completely raised to let light flood in. Great for dark rooms while sleeping and letting in light during the day.

 {Savannah shades shown filtering light. They can also blackout a room for a restful sleep. Design by  April Force Pardoe Interiors. }

{Savannah shades shown filtering light. They can also blackout a room for a restful sleep. Design by April Force Pardoe Interiors.}

Blackout drapery panels are also a good option — with or without a shade or blind behind them. West Elm’s Linen Cotton curtain comes with a blackout lining option and in various lengths to accommodate high ceilings.

Cool colors - Cool colors often sooth and promote sleep. Blues and greens are sure to whisk you off to sleep!

 {A sophisticated and wistful dream space featuring Hague Blue walls. From:  Farrow & Ball .}

{A sophisticated and wistful dream space featuring Hague Blue walls. From: Farrow & Ball.}

Reading light - Settling down with a good book in bed is a great way to unwind and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Good lighting is key for reading in bed. Add a swing arm reading light to your bedside and you’ll be set!

 {This George Kovacs swing arm light fixture has a low-profile, modern look and can be plugged in. From:  Lamps Plus .}

{This George Kovacs swing arm light fixture has a low-profile, modern look and can be plugged in. From: Lamps Plus.}

Soft bedding - I think it goes without saying that nobody wants scratchy bedding, regardless of sleep. Soft, beautiful bedding will help you sleep better and make you smile. It’s a win-win. I love these bedding collections from Blissliving.com.

 {Fall asleep dreaming of travel with the Argentina Collection. From:  Bliss Living. }

{Fall asleep dreaming of travel with the Argentina Collection. From: Bliss Living.}

If your sleep is suffering you might want to take a look at your bedroom and what you can do to promote a good night’s sleep. A restful sleep may just be a redecoration away!

April Pardoe