2/7/11

Creating An Ideal Bedroom

The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house as it is where we sleep and recharge our batteries. It is important that the bedroom is a place to relax and get away from the stresses of the world. Quality restful sleep is essential to being happy and productive and that all starts with the bedroom. Light and sound are the main offenders when it comes to disruptive and unproductive sleep so in order to get as restful and easy a sleep as possible it is essential to block light and sound off wherever feasible. In order to achieve this an effective bedroom should be insulated where possible from any unwanted light and sound.

A carpet is a good idea in a bedroom as it can insulate the room from any noise coming from underneath. Windows are a source of both noise and light. Curtains are a useful addition as they help to block out light while maintaining heat in the room. Double glazing can help reduce noise levels and to ensure that as little light as possible enters the room a blackout blind can be a good addition to any window. Blackout blinds can sometimes still let in slivers of light at the top and sides where they meet the window. A recent innovation called the Sunbuster blind is a product that is new to the market which can eliminate almost one hundred percent of light from a window.

To make an effective bedroom the bed and mattress chosen should take any physical conditions into account. If a person has difficulty getting in or out of bed they should perhaps consider a bed at a low height. A bed can also serve as an extra storage solution with a number of stylish options for storage available in todays modern beds. The main thing not to go cheap on is the mattress. It will be supporting you for a number of years and will go a long way to providing either a good or bad nights sleep. There are many different types of mattresses available including memory foam, pocket sprung, visco elastic and latex. Be sure to research which mattress will benefit you most in the long run.

The style of a bedroom should follow the style set out throughout the rest of the property. Whether it is a contemporary or traditional style there are styles of beds available to suit any home. In order to make a bedroom as conducive to sleep as possible try opting for light colours. Dark colours can give an opressive feel to a room whereas light colours are more calming. It is also a good idea to remove any unecessary electrical equipment from a bedroom in order to get as relaxed a sleep as possible.

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