Let's face it: No room can compare to the bedroom. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it's important to design your room with a beauty rest in mind.
There's more that goes into a relaxing bedroom than a cozy mattress and luxe set of sheets. Whether you're in need of a quick fix or complete overhaul, here are nine ways to turn your bedroom into a soothing sanctuary. Sweet dreams!
1. Arne Jacobsen Alarm Clock, $129
Keeping your smartphone in your bedroom makes it way too easy to scroll through your Instagram feed until the early hours of the morning—don't worry, we've all been there. But smartphones, tablets, and television screens emit a blue light that makes it more difficult to fall asleep. Instead, leave your phone in another room and bring back the good ole alarm clock.
Anyone who wakes up feeling congested and groggy should consider getting some greenery. Snake plants are great for the bedroom because they improve air quality, which will in turn improve your breathing while you sleep.
3. Good Night Biological LED Bulb, $34
You probably never leave the lights on when you go to bed, but these bulbs will make falling asleep a more natural, seamless process.
4. The Shade Store Blackout Drapes, from $265
Speaking of lighting, blackout drapes are perfect for blocking out any exterior light. This style from the Shade Store marries form and function.
5. YNM Weighted Blanket, $163
Did you know weighted blankets can reduce stress and improve sleep quality? YNM's blanket is Amazon's best-selling option and available in six chic colorways.
6. Clare Paint in Nairobi Blue, $49 per gallon
Studies show people with blue bedrooms get more sleep than those with other colored bedrooms. We're partial to this soothing blue shade.
7. Closed Mondays XL Bucket, $124
What's keeping you up at night? An overwhelming to do list? A big work presentation? All the clutter on your bedroom floor? Research shows clutter can cause depression, stress, and poor sleep, which makes these baskets money well spent.
8. SNOWE Pillow Talk Diffuser, $40
Want to catch some zzzs? Snow's diffuser features soothing notes of lavender, sandalwood, and ginger.
9. Brooklinen Down Pillow, from $69 each
A less-than-stellar pillow can cause headaches, stiffness, and neck pains. Not only is Brooklinen's pillow soft and supportive, it's hypoallergenic, making it perfect for anyone with allergies.