5 Ways My Bedroom Keeps Me Healthy
Nothing makes me more frustrated at the end of the day than walking into my bedroom and it’s a disheveled mess. In that moment all my energy is drained and I feel my stress levels rise.
Compare that to the feeling of walking into a well designed hotel room at the end of a busy day, the hotel suite might not have your Personal Style but it is clutter free and in most cases well organized and equipped for relaxation. Most of us don’t want our homes to feel like a hotel, but they should feel like our own personal get away from the world. A “luxury” retreat for you and yours!
So this is the question, can the right design make you at ease? Healthier? More in love? Ready to try something new? You bet it can. Here are 5 ways I have PERSONALLY experienced the design of my bedroom contributing to my health in a positive way.
- Our room is painted a dark color which helps me sleep better. This is totally personal preference here, but when my room was light blue I did not sleep as well. We painted it Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor, below. I love it!
- Getting to sleep is hard for me so I have a lot of books next to my bed that help calm my mind. Since clutter stresses me out I have a nightstand with drawers where a lot of my books are stashed, then sitting out I have one pretty book stack. Reading gets me to la la land in no time! (some of our books at home below)
- I leave my phone downstairs at night. Unless I am meeting someone to run early in the morning I don’t sleep next to my phone. My phone feels like a constant “tap on the shoulder” so I invested in a really great alarm clock. I love my alarm clock, it’s the best way to wake up when you have to!
- I keep pens and a journal in my night stand so I can write down ideas, to do lists or prayers at the end of the day. This is HUGE for my Mental Health, even keeping a variety of pens and markers for highlighting is helpful. (Fitzgerald Condo Project Guest Bedroom)
- A good nights sleep is also helped by the fact that the color palette in my bedroom is simple and calm. White floor to ceiling draperies, white bedding, dark blue walls, white furniture creates a sense a sense of zen which I love.
The design of your home should be a personal manifestation of who you are and what you love. Practical habits can be supported through good design. Don’t underestimate the power of your homes appearance and function. Design effects your health, mindset and goals.
Invite beauty into your life and good health will follow!