You may already be familiar with the idea of sleep hygiene, which is a series of practices, habits and environmental factors that can be adjusted to promote a good night’s sleep. But you might be surprised to see bedroom design on the list of things that can affect your ability to rest. Sleep experts and interior designers agree that your bedroom should be a sleep sanctuary, which means considerations like bedding, color palette, textures, aromatherapy and even storage can go a long way towards helping you get the sleep you deserve.
“You want to feel like you’re away at a spa,” says Elizabeth Vergara, owner and principal at Vergara Homes. She says the idea is to emphasize tranquility and a sense of calm to set the stage for restful sleep, and Christine Stevens, a sleep consultant and coach for exhausted professionals, seconds that notion. I spoke with these experts and others for guiding design principles and specific tips to make your bedroom dream worthy.