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How to Make Sure Your Bedroom Is Completely Stress-Free

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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When you're going to bed at night, the last thing you need is a room that gives off negative energy or that is so cluttered that it creates nothing but stress. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to make sure that your bedroom can be a stress-free zone.

Consider New Bedding

While some things are fine to be purchased at a bargain, bedding is one of those things where you get what you pay for. You are going to want a mattress that suits your sleeping style the best and gives you the support that you need. Take a look at your box spring as well. It may have become damaged over the years. Look for quality sheets with a high thread count. Many people swear by Egyptian organic cotton because it actually gets softer the more often you wash it.

Quality Costs Money

Of course, to upgrade your bedding, you are going to need to cough up some cash. If you don't have a bit of extra savings on hand, or if you would rather not tap your savings on hand, it's only a simple effort to take out a personal loan with favorable terms from 24 to 84 months from a private lender. The decrease in stress you'll feel in sleeping is well worth the short time period you'll be making a few extra loan payments.

Choosing Colors

While there's nothing inherently wrong with choosing your favorite colors with which to decorate your home, in the bedroom you may want to keep the colors on the cooler side. Blue is a great color to soothe the psyche. However, if you have no trouble falling asleep but are a little slow to get out of bed in the morning, you may want to decorate with brighter colors that give off a poppier sense of energy.

Lighting Options

Overhead lighting in a bedroom can be stressful to endure, as it reminds most people of a work environment. Try to go with smaller lamps placed around the room with warm tones such as yellow.

Minimal Decor

Avoid the temptation to place lots of decor in your room. This will give it a cluttered feel and definitely add to the stress level. Instead, place only a chair or bench in it and a couple of pieces of artwork on the wall. This will be more than sufficient to make the room look nice but it keeps it peaceful to the senses as well.

Keep Things Organized

When things are disorganized in the bedroom, it can also lead to a disorganized mind as well. Avoid leaving piles of laundry laying around. Hang up clothes in the closet if you have one. If not, buy a clothes rack of some sort or put them away in a dresser. Items such as books should be placed on shelves when not being used and electronics should be kept out of the bedroom entirely. If you need an alarm to wake up, use a clock instead of a phone as phones can be quite distracting when trying to wind down.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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