What Do You Need for a Bedroom: 6 Essentials
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Whether you’ve moved into a new place or are just looking to address some shortcomings in your home’s style, ensuring that your bedroom is a relaxing, well-thought-out place to unwind is crucial to your well-being. It’s also really satisfying to look around a room in your home and know it’s perfectly designed for your needs and personal taste.
While this list could be nearly endless, let’s talk about six essential things you need to take your bedroom to the next level — or to start out your stay in a new home in style. But first, let’s go over why this is so important.
What’s the Big Deal About Your Bedroom?
Here’s the thing: we all spend about a third of our lives sleeping. That’s almost more time than you’ll devote to anything else. So, while you may not think of your bedroom as the most highly-trafficked room in your house, it probably is. It’s worth putting some extra effort into ensuring it’s a place you like — and a place that’s conducive to relaxing.
Your sleep environment can have a significant effect on the quality of your sleep. This contributes to everything from how bright-eyed you feel when you wake up to actual tangible effects on your health when you aren’t getting enough sleep.
We’re not saying the right sheet set is going to suddenly solve severe insomnia — but doing everything you can to optimize your sleeping environment can make your nights more restful and more relaxing. Restorative deep sleep benefits your overall well-being.
But what do you need for a bedroom that ticks all the boxes? Let’s talk about six essentials to get you started.
1. Proper Lighting
Lighting is so important throughout your house, but especially in your bedroom. While natural light may be ideal in your living spaces, you’ll want to be sure you can properly cover your windows before you sleep — whether you use curtains or blinds.
You might not want to be woken up too early by the sun or thrown off in the summer if you have an early bedtime. Unless you are someone who likes to rise with the sun, blackout shades might be your new best friend.
But beyond natural lighting, artificial lighting plays a big role in your quality of sleep, too. Blue light — like the kind emitted by phones, laptops, and TVs — can disrupt your sleep. It’s best to keep these sorts of screens elsewhere, or at least not look at them around bedtime.
Instead of screens and harsh overhead lighting, stick to warm-toned bulbs by your bedside for easy use, or even some mood lighting and aromatherapy to make things feel extra relaxing. Our Miracle Candle gives off a soothing french vanilla scent to help you wind down and drift off to sleep.
2. Breathable Sheets
If you tend to “sleep hot,” you already know the importance of finding the right temperature to get a restful night of sleep. There’s nothing worse than having your sleep interrupted by hot, sweaty feet suffocating under restrictive bedding. So prioritizing breathability when you’re looking for your new sheet set is key.
Our Antibacterial Sheets come armed with many qualities that make them the perfect option if you’re looking to transform your sleep with one easy adjustment. Our Miracle Sheets are infused with natural silver. This makes them naturally thermoregulating — goodbye, night sweats — but it has another benefit, too.
Natural silver has antibacterial properties, which means these sheets resist up to 99.9% of bacterial growth. This cuts down on odors, promotes clear skin, and means that you don’t have to spend so much time doing laundry. Talk about relaxing. They’re also super soft, so you don’t have to sacrifice luxury in pursuit of the ultimate bedroom setup.
3. High-Quality Bedding
In addition to upgrading your sheets, you should spend some time making sure you’ve made informed decisions when selecting things like comforters and pillows. It may be tempting to grab the first thing you can pick up at the local store when you move somewhere new, but not all comforters are created equal.
Our Miracle Comforter is a cut above. It has all the fluff and coziness you want from a comforter with none of those claustrophobia-causing heat-trapping effects of other comforters. With 500-thread count Supima cotton and anti-bacterial silver helping keep you clean and germ-free, the right comforter is definitely something you need to take your bedroom to the next level.
4. Anything That Ups the Cozy
This means blankets, pillows, soft rugs, slippers — even a plush robe or housecoat you can cuddle up in as you settle down for the day. While everyone’s aesthetic preferences may be different, considering textures more strongly when designing your bedroom can be really helpful in creating a relaxing environment.
5. Natural Touches
There’s no debate about the importance of green space to mental health. Our brains crave contact with the natural world, and it’s crucial when it comes to helping you unwind from the daily stressors of life, especially if you live in an urban environment. While you can’t necessarily open up a park in your bedroom, you can add a few natural touches to help promote healthier cortisol levels.
If you’re a houseplant person, adding one or two to your bedroom can be great for your sense of well-being. Houseplants have a positive impact on air quality, which can positively impact sleep, so it’s a win-win. Even if you’re not blessed with a green thumb, consider easy-to-care-for plants like snake plants or pothos plants — or even opt for an artificial plant!
6. Fewer Distractions
This one is less something you need than it is what you don’t need.
Keeping your bedroom clean and organized is so important to your sense of well-being and ability to relax. While you may be the type of person who thrives in chaos during the day, even if the rest of your house is messy and stuffed full, one thing you really need for your bedroom is some serious organization.
Decluttering your space can promote mental health. Having too many things in your space can be stressful and lead to distractions, making it more challenging to fall asleep.
Prioritize keeping your bedroom tidy and organized (even if the rest of your home could use some work). This will make it easier to wind down at the end of the day and maintain your bedroom as a sacred, soothing space your brain knows it can switch off in.
Odds are, you spend more time in your bedroom than in any other room in your house! Because we spend so much of our lives sleeping, ensuring that your bedroom is a comfy and restful place is a worthwhile investment in your home and overall well-being.
Armed with this list and a little knowledge about why your sleep space is so crucial, you’re ready to answer the question, “What do you need for a bedroom?” confidently and with style.
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We Spend About One-Third of Our Life Either Sleeping or Attempting to Do So | National Library of Medicine
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Blue light has a dark side | Harvard Health
Put Plants in Your Room for Better Sleep, According to Astronauts | Healthline