What keeps you awake at night? Is it financial stress, overstimulation from scrolling your Instagram feed, or perhaps a snoring spouse? Maybe you should consider your bedroom’s color palette. The psychology of color shows that hues affect us on a subconscious level. A room’s color can cause us to purchase impulsively, feel warm or cold, and, yes, lose valuable hours of sleep.
If you have fluffy pillows, a top-notch mattress, and soothing rainforest sounds that aren’t helping you achieve a full eight hours of sleep, it might be time to make some color adjustments.
Sleep deprivation has become one of the primary reasons people visit the doctor. So, don’t fall for the myth that you need eight hours of just sleep to be healthy — both the quality and quantity of your sleep matter. If you have fluffy pillows, a top-notch mattress, and soothing rainforest sounds that aren’t helping you achieve a full eight hours of sleep, it might be time to make some color adjustments.
Shades of blue take top prize for sleepy hues. Like calm ocean water, walls, accent pillows, and sheets in muted shades of blue will induce a quiet mind and help you drift into a peaceful slumber. In fact, according to a Travelodge survey of 2,000 Britons, those who have blue bedrooms experience an average of 7 hours and 52 minutes of sleep each night.
Close your eyes and think warm sunsets and summer creamsicles — not safety-guard orange. Gingery colors soothe our nerves, and some say promote digestion, as we wind down after a long day. Consider a duvet cover in oranges and creams paired with nightstands in a soothing nutmeg stain. Add pops of Marigold and create your Bombay hideaway. Orange bedroom owners enjoy 7 hours and 28 minutes of sleep on average.
For those who feel overwhelmed by color, silver presents a simple decor solution.
For those who feel overwhelmed by color, silver presents a simple decor solution. It makes decorating easy and creates a nocturnal environment by resembling moonlight. Use silver lamps and lampshades, silver curtains, and cool silvery sheets. The mood you set will make you want to dive into a cozy and well-made bed. Survey respondents with silver bedrooms got 7 hours and 33 minutes of shuteye each night.
Green hues can be both warm and cool and are perfect for the bedroom. Introducing a sense of the great outdoors, some find the feeling especially soothing. Green bedroom owners enjoyed 7 hours and 36 minutes of sleep each night. They also showed a higher tendency to wake up feeling upbeat and positive. Paint the walls a warm shade and use cooler hues to accent the room.
Want to Really Get Some Sleep?
Here’s a professional tip for decorating the children’s rooms — avoid primary colors that could be overly stimulating. Instead, consider soft shades of yellow, orange, or and pink for a cozy bedroom. When the kids sleep, you sleep!
In addition to avoiding screen time and going to bed too late, find a soothing color to lull you into a pleasant and restful dream state. Everyone around you will appreciate your improved mood and you will enjoy a clearer mind.
If you need help deciding how to decorate your bedroom, give Design Avenue a call. We offer free decorating consultations.