Stop Compromising Your Sleep With These 4 Bedroom Decorating Mistakes

Part of the Singaporean demographic that doesn't get sufficient or good quality sleep on a daily basis? As much as stress and screen time could be the cause of your poor sleeping experience, your bedroom decor might be playing a role too! From your choice of wall colours to the types of furniture in your bedroom to the type of mattress you're sleeping on, there are actually many factors that could greatly impact your sleeping experience. Here are 4 common bedroom decorating mistakes to avoid, so you can go one step closer to achieving a better night's sleep!

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1. Using the wrong paint colours 

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If you're constantly having trouble falling asleep in your new bedroom, it might be due to the colour of your walls. Vibrant wall colours like red and purple often add energy to a room, making it more difficult for you to fall asleep at night. Overall, your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should be a space that allows you to unwind and relax. Thus, consider opting for more soothing paint colours like pale blue, moss green, navy, grey, taupe, white, etc. These colours are great choices for bedrooms since they give off a cosy, comforting feeling without being overly stimulating.  

Fans of brighter tones would be pleased to know that you don't need to completely give them up. Simply incorporate them through the use of small, accent pieces such as cushions, throw blankets, artwork, decor pieces, etc. This way, you'll still be able to enjoy the use of these brighter tones without compromising your sleep!

2. Having too much clutter on your bedside table

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Clutter, in general, is one key factor that contributes to an inability to unwind and fall asleep at the end of the day. The presence of clutter can be extremely overwhelming for the brain, creating this subconscious feeling that there are tons of uncompleted tasks remaining, resulting in feelings of stress that ultimately prevent you from being able to fall asleep or falling into deep sleep. 

Such feelings are definitely exacerbated when the clutter is right by the bed, on areas like your bedside table which are piled high with books, papers, cables, etc. To transform your bedroom into a serene space, and one that enhances your sleeping experience instead of compromising it, start clearing off the surfaces of the pieces of furniture in closest proximity to your bed. Make use of organisational tools like cable boxes, which will be able to hide all untidy, loose or tangled cables neatly so that you can get one step closer to achieving a clutter-free space. 

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3. Leaving an office desk in your bedroom 

If you currently have an office or study desk in the bedroom, you might want to move it to your living room or guest room instead. If you were to speak to any sleep professionals, they'd probably tell you to keep all work out of the bedroom, reserving your bedroom for relaxation and sleep. This way, your brain will start associating this room with sleep, rather than work and stress, hence making it easier for you to fall asleep at night. 

4. Not picking your perfect mattress 

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Okay, we know this isn't exactly related to bedroom decor but your bed is one of the largest items in your room. In fact, for many, the bed is essentially the centrepiece of the room, with all other decorations chosen to match the bed. More importantly, the bed is the place that you're going to be sleeping on and is thus one of the most crucial factors in determining how well and long you'll sleep every night. The wrong bed, and more specifically, the wrong mattress can thus have a major impact on both the quantity and quality of your sleep.

Something that most people don't realise is the fact that the perfect mattress differs for different people. There is no single option that triumphs over all the rest, because everyone has their own preferences and needs. The perfect mattress for you might be a firm one but the perfect one for your best friend might be one that's softer. While finding your perfect mattress can become quite the big undertaking, it’s certainly a personal decision that’s worth investing time and money in. For tips on how to choose the right mattress for you, head to this article: Guide to Buying A Mattress In Singapore.

Now that you're aware of some of these common bedroom decorating mistakes, you'll hopefully be able to avoid making them, moving one step closer to achieving a better sleeping experience. For any questions or enquiries regarding our products, feel free to reach out to our customer support team at wecare@hipvan.com or our live chat and we’ll be more than happy to help! 


References: 

  1. https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/tips-techniques/bedroom-decor-mistakes-affecting-sleep
  2. https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/decorate/bedroom/a36107572/interior-design-mistakes-sleep/


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