I really struggle with getting good sleep. First of all, I am a light sleeper and easily wake up to noises and changes in light. Second of all, Jeff is blessed with the ability to sleep through anything in just about any circumstance. It makes me crazy and jealous of all the zzzz’s he is getting!
One way I hope to improve my sleep is by changing up the design in our bedroom. I really like some things about our room, but overall our room feels unfinished. So this is a great chance to finish things up and tweak design details. Believe it or not THIS is what our master bedroom used to look like when we first bought the house!
Our house, built in 1896, was split into two apartments in the 1950’s and this was the upstairs apartment kitchen. We gutted the kitchen, raised the roof and put in a master bedroom. We installed a set of double french doors and painted the room light blue.
After moving in our furniture and sleeping with the light blue for a while I quickly realized a darker color would be better. I love the look of the light blue but the brightness bothered me. I know this is totally personal, and not everyone is sensitive to light in their bedroom, but I learned it makes a big difference for me! (below our previous headboard and light walls)
Next, we painted the walls this rich Benjamin Moore color Dark Harbor. So much better! It has darkened the room significantly.
Designer Erin Williamson used this color in her home and it added a lot of drama.
To make the room even darker, I am going to paint our white ceiling BM Dark Harbor so the walls and ceiling blend. Along with adding black out lining on our drapes I am hoping a darker ceiling helps with sleep. Here are a few of the other design details I am adding to the room, I love the mix of modern and classic styles!
What do you think? Do you have trouble with sleep and is your bedroom design not helping?