Creating a Healthy Sleep Environment

Sleep is one of the most important things necessary for a person’s well being.  Sleep deprivation causes  fatigue, irritation, and headaches as well as a foggy brain.  A proper amount of sleep is crucial to your health, but for some people getting adequate sleep is very difficult. Often one of the problems is that your environment is not conducive to falling asleep because it isn’t comfortable.  A great way to ensure that you have a great night’s sleep is to create a space which invites dreaming.


The most common place for sleeping is in our bedrooms because this room is separate from the rest of the home which allows us to get away from all the activity in the other rooms.  When creating a space for sleeping it is important to focus on creating a calm environment.  Many people like  using white when designing a bedroom because it keeps the room feeling tranquil and clean and invokes the feeling of sleeping in the clouds.  Others like the comfort of  darker colors such as navy blue, charcoal gray, and black because the absence of light makes them feel like they are in a cocoon.

Both looks are very inviting for sleeping and the decision is based on personality.  For those who prefer a white bedroom creating a space which will wake you up peacefully with the rising of the sun.  This look is generally best suited for those who are considered “early birds”.  If you are not an early bird, but still enjoy the cleanliness of white linens in your bedroom, then you can keep your room dark with either black-out curtains or plantation shutters as the sun rises.  This will still leave the room nice and airy, yet allow you to block out any sunlight in the early morning times.

Light and Airy Bedrooms

For many, darker rooms appear to be morbid and eerie, but when you are designing a room that has the intention of deep sleep in mind, darker might be better.  There are ways to create a space which is still inviting, yet dramatic.  Creating the perfect ambiance for the space is important and focusing on the light  in the room is crucial.  Lighting must be place strategically to enhance special features such as art, a reading space, or treasured furniture.  Spot lights on dimmers will make sure that the room appears more inviting while still encouraging sleep.

Dark Luxurious Bedroom

Dark Luxurious Bedroom

After you figure out what interior look  appeals to you, you need to put finishing touches in the room.  Comfort is very important and because of this a bedding look must be determined.  Determining the style of your room, whether contemporary, traditional, or somewhere in between, will be a key factor. If you want a more contemporary look, you will notice that there will be less decorative elements, meaning no ruffles or flanges on pillows.  Most of the bedding will look simple and sophisticated using more solid fabrics.  Very traditional bedrooms will have “fru-fru” written all over the room with lots of details including ruffles, trims, patterns and lots of pillows.

Regardless of what look you want to achieve, Fabrics and Frames is here to help!  Offering custom bedding and accessories will help you develop a perfect interior space for your bedroom. We also can help you create custom beds, headboards, comfy reading chairs and storage ottomans to make your sleeping space one where you will quickly fall asleep and stay there! Sweet dreams!

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Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir


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