5 ways to make your bedroom more dream-worthy

2. Make the bed the star of the show

When it comes to beds, size matters. Go for the biggest bed you can comfortably fit in the room so that it is luxurious to sleep in but also makes a visual impact.

The position of the bed also matters. Good feng shui requires the bed to be adjacent to the doorway so you can see the door from the bed but without the foot of the bed pointing directly at the doorway, which is known as the coffin position. Eek!

Style-wise, you want the bed to be the first thing you see when you enter the room. When dressed to impress, it will make a good first impression and invite you in to luxuriate between the feather-light covers.

3. Use lots of lovely layers

When dressing the bed, layer it with natural fibre textiles: buttery linen sheets, feather doonas, organic cotton quilts and throws.

Layering enables you to combine a mix of textures and tones.

The ability to shed layers also helps with the regulation of body temperature. Overheating is not a friend to sleep. In fact, a study demonstrated that the temperature has a much bigger impact on sleep than noise.

Consider layering the lighting too, with a pendant or downlights for ambient lighting, maybe a back-lit bedhead, wall sconces for accent lighting, and directional bedside lamps for task lighting, such as reading.

Also, remember to add dimmers to be able to manage the lighting levels and eliminate the light from bluescreens as much as possible.

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