Rest and relaxation should be at the core of your bedroom’s purpose. But, what if your bedroom stresses you out? There are plenty of reasons your bedroom could be adding to your stress or anxiety. Don’t worry! We have some tips and tricks to help you solve your bedroom issues that won’t break the bank! Keep reading to learn more.
The Importance of Rest
In our fast and furious daily schedules, we don’t get a lot of time to rest. Whether you work, you’re in school, you volunteer, you’re raising a family, or you have some other mix of responsibilities that keep you busy, odds are you don’t have time to sit back and relax. Since we keep ourselves so busy, it’s super important to ensure we’re getting the rest we need. That means our bedrooms should be the right environment to rest and restore for the next day ahead.
Whether you’re lounging, reading, talking, or sleeping, your bedroom should be a comforting oasis. Next up, let’s dive into some ways your bedroom could be better and how to fix it.
All too often, we let our bedrooms become messy. We drop clean clothes, dirty clothes, shoes, accessories, and other miscellaneous items all over the place. If this sounds like you, it’s time to clean up! When you can see the surfaces of your dresser, chest of drawers, nightstand, and other furniture, you will feel more organized and peaceful.
To de-clutter your space, take some time to walk through your room and put items back where they belong. That might mean placing the shoes in the corner in their rightful place on the shoe rack or folding the pile of laundry that accumulated on your accent chair. Try your best to make a commitment to keeping your room clean. You could even go the extra mile an make your bed every day so that your room feels fresh and inviting when you return.
2. Rethink the Items That Add to Your Stress or Anxiety
Do you have a large TV or a desk in your bedroom? Distracting or stress-inducing productivity in your room could make it difficult to relax. According to an article from realtor.com, electronics, workout equipment, desks, and other items that can induce guilt aren’t ideal to keep in your bedroom. These items can capture your attention and make it difficult for you to focus on sleep when it’s time to rest.
It’s easy! Just take the distractions out of your bedroom. If you insist on keeping a TV or computer in your room, create boundaries to keep your stress or anxiety at bay. Shut your laptop, close up your desk if you’re able to do so, or turn off your TV at a reasonable hour before bed to meet your goal.
Furniture plays a huge role in the Feng Shui of a room. Oversized furniture can make your room feel stuffy and claustrophobic. Tiny furniture can make a room feel airy. However, too much space to move around can make your room seem cold or sterile. It’s best to find a happy medium between those two.
Consider removing furniture, adding a few pieces, or buying an entirely new bedroom collection from American Freight Furniture and Mattress. We have storage sets that make it easy to tuck away clothes, shoes, and linens. Or pick up a standard bedroom set with only the pieces you really need. Visit a store near you to see our latest selection today.
4. Change the Color Palette
Not all colors of the rainbow are a good fit for bedrooms. Reds and maroons are associated with strong energy and aggression, according to realtor.com. Rooms with large amounts of gray or gold can also impact sleep negatively.
We highly recommend choosing a color scheme with light green, blue, white, or a combination of them for your bedroom. Yellows, oranges, and other light pastel shades are great for bedroom color palettes as well. Lighter and brighter color palettes create calming environments and work well with natural light. For more color inspiration, check out the Pantone Color of the Year 2019.
Check out our How to Choose a Mattress and Mattress Size Chart & Bed Size Dimensions blogs to determine the best bed size for your needs. You can also take a look at different mattresses at your local American Freight Furniture and Mattress. Ask a sales associate to show you the mattresses that fit the firmness you’re looking for. Best of all, you can try them before you buy them! Click here to find a store near you.
6. Reconfigure Your Bedroom Layout
Sometimes it’s the simple adjustments that can make a huge difference in your day-to-day life. For example, if you move your bedroom furniture to a new location, you might find yourself wondering why you didn’t move it sooner. From the windows to the air vents, temperature and lighting can really impact how tranquil your bedroom is.
If you struggle with air circulation in your room, consider moving your furniture away from floor vents or in the direct path of ceiling vents, depending on your preferences and what you have. If the direction of your bed doesn’t align well with the sunlight patterns in your room, reposition the bed away from the light that’s bothering you. It might take a few tries to find the best setup for your needs. Patience is key!
Create the Bedrooms of Your Dreams
That’s all for the Things to Consider mini-series! Thanks for reading. Check out the other blogs 5 Reasons Your Living Room Isn’t Working for You (And How to Fix It) and 7 Things to Think About Before You Buy Your Next Dining Table.
For all your discount bedroom furniture needs, stop by your local American Freight Furniture and Mattress to see our selection. We offer low, easy payments, free layaway, and same-day delivery to give you easy and affordable options. Click here to find a store near you.
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