When it comes time to sleep at the end of the day, I want to be sure I am retreating to a peaceful place where I can get a good night’s rest. I find that when I get quality sleep, I have more energy, mental sharpness and patience with my kiddos too.
If you want to rest easy and sleep well, you need to create the right atmosphere in your bedroom, right? Keeping it simple, light, and free of clutter will bring a sense a calm and space. A spacious bedroom creates a sense of peace and beauty. Our bedroom is a retreat from the busyness of life. It’s our resting place. I keep it as simple as possible. That’s why we keep a minimalist bedroom.
Here’s a few things I do to create a calm, relaxing, minimalist space in our bedroom:
1. Minimal furniture
We have a queen bed (with a simple DIY headboard), two dressers (one of which was a DIY painted upcycle), and two nightstands along with a full length mirror…although I am considering removing one of the dressers to create even more space. We have a fairly large master bedroom, and even with these items, it still feels pretty open.
2. Light colors
We chose a neutral color wall and white bedding. This color palette makes the room light and relaxing, clean and simple.
3. No clutter
We keep the floors clean and make sure laundry makes it in the laundry basket. The walls only feature a few key pieces (photos of our family, and some greenery). We also keep the bare minimum on our nightstands, and place everything else in the drawers like tissues, books, charging cords, lotion, etc. Less clutter helps me relax at night (and it’s easier to clean!) Same goes for the tops of the dressers.
4. Make your bed / keep it simple
I am definitely on team “make your bed” each day. It just makes everything look more put together and inviting at the end of the day when you turn down the covers. We also don’t have a crazy amount of pillows or throw blankets.
5. No digital devices
This has been a work in progress for me, but when I put my phone away and stop scrolling before bedtime, I sleep so much better. Did you know that the blue light from digital devices actually steals melatonin from your body and hinders sleep? We do have a TV in our room, but have been watching it less and less and are considering giving it the boot as well. As an alternative, I’ve been trying to read a chapter or two before bed, and it’s really worked wonders!
6. Comfortable bedding
My advice is don’t skimp on bedding. It really makes a difference and it worth it, considering how many hours you spend sleeping each week! We have struggled to find a sheet set that is comfortable, cool and durable until we stumbled upon GhostBed Luxury Sheets. I love the Supmia cotton and Tencel fiber blend of the GhostBed sheets which makes them breathable and light-weight. They stand up well wash after wash and we both feel they have that fresh, crisp feeling that lasts way longer than any other sheets we have tried. They also have GhostGrip, so the fitted sheet doesn’t pop off (sidenote: they do offer memory foam mattresses, but our generic gel memory foam topper that we use works well too and the sheets definitely fit well with the extra padding.)
The GhostBed Luxury Sheets set is a product of GhostBed by Nature’s Sleep, which makes a mattress that Consumer Reports rated very good or excellent in every category, and comes with free shipping and a 3 year warranty.
What tips do you have to sleep well at night? Do you keep a minimalist bedroom?
Disclosure: GhostBed sheets and compensation were provided in exchange for an honest review.
I try to keep a minimalist bedroom also. It can be tough just wanting to leave things out and not put them away – most of our nightstand drawers are locked to keep toddler out of the electronics and lotions, etc.
We’ve never had a tv in our room and that is very conducive to better sleep. I’m also a big fan of making the bed every morning, it is so fast and an easy thing to accomplish!
What kind of locks do you use for your nightstands? I never thought to try that!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
Where did you get your end tables? I love them!!!
Thanks! They were from either Marshall’s HomeGoods or TJ Maxx a few years ago…I saw them and grabbed them right away because I knew if I left without them, they would be gone!