Sleep experts agree: Your bedroom environment has a significant impact on how well you sleep. Step one to a good night’s rest is turning off the screens (that’s phones, laptops, TVs, or any glowing device)—multiple studies have shown that the bright light from screens negatively impacts the ability to fall asleep. Keeping your bedroom as dark as possible (so pull those shades down if there’s ambient light from outside), cool temperatures, and soft, comfortable linens will also help you get your 8 hours in.
The bedrooms below are great examples of high style combined with a restful room. You’ll notice they have incredibly relaxing decor (of course, what’s relaxing depends on the person, so there is some variety). Re-fuel, and recharge.
Relaxing and Sensational Beds
Curtains keep light out and create a cozy cocoon; this Enignum bed is a modern take on the canopy bed that’s definitely an original.
A hanging bed rocks gently with movement, mimicking a rocking chair or cradle; the most basic relaxing movement that will get—and put you—to sleep.
Cutting Out Distractions
This beach-house bedroom is clean and simple, with a bit of a pattern to keep things interesting (but which won’t keep you awake); the sound of the nearby surf will lull you to sleep.
Notice the blackout bamboo blinds in this uncluttered but still colorful and fun space, proving that you don’t need to go all-white, or even minimalist, to enjoy a relaxed and relaxing bedroom.
Beyond the Obvious
This unusual bedroom is open and airy, but with minimal distractions, which is perfect for a long, deep sleep.
Enclosed beds have been popular throughout history—to keep out light, noise and animals—and to keep heat in. So beautiful vintage versions are available from various eras and in all sorts of styles.
Elegance and Opulence
This $50-million Lake Tahoe house has the ideal bedroom for sleeping well: a large comfortable bed, a beautiful view, and that wonderful sound of water lapping at the shore.
An all-white bedroom is one way to achieve visual simplicity, which will keep the bedroom clean and clear for better sleep.
Which of these serene, soothing bedrooms is your favorite?