Bedroom Makeover Tips for the Sleep-Deprived Parent

While everyone wants their bedroom to look nice and up to date, the main goal is ultimately to make it as sleep-friendly as possible, especially if you’re a busy parent. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up making some decoration mistakes that could actually make their bedroom less conducive to sleep. But by making a few adjustments, you could change an otherwise uncomfortable bedroom into a sleep haven. Here are a few bedroom makeover tips that will help you maximize your sleep environment.

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Get a New Mattress

Everything starts and ends with the mattress. Ultimately, this is the single most important piece you’ll have to pay attention to if you want to make your bed as comfortable as possible. And we say for you because the perfect mattress for one person might not be the best choice for another.

For instance, someone who needs more comfort might prefer going for a softer mattress while someone who needs more support might need a firmer one. Then you have issues like breathability and temperature retention. You also have to take things like your sleeping position into consideration as well. 

For instance, someone who sleeps on their side might have a preference for a softer mattress since it allows for less tension on your pressure points by allowing your side and hips to sink into the mattress and align with the spine better. But if you sleep on your stomach, your hips and pelvis might sink too much into a softer mattress, which will result in an unnatural spine curvature.

So, whatever you do, make sure that you research which type of mattress you think would be the best choice for you and test it at home for at least 30 days. This is the only way you’ll be able to tell whether the mattress is the right one for you.

Choose Cooler Tones

As you may already know, colours have an effect on your emotions and the colours you choose for your room could have a direct influence on the type of sleep you’ll be getting. When painting your bedroom, try to go for neutral tones or something in cool blue or green, for instance. And try to avoid colours like red or bright purples at any costs.

Choose the Right Quilt Cover

Your quilt cover will not only set the tone for the rest of the room; choosing the right one is essential for your own comfort as well. 

The first thing you should look at is size. But before you judge by the mattress or bed manufacturer’s size designations, it would be wise that you check the dimensions yourself. You might think that a king quilt cover set is fine, but depending on your bed, you might actually need to look for new super king quilt cover instead. So, make sure that you have the exact dimensions before you buy. That way, you can be sure your new set is the right match. This is especially important if you’re buying the set online.

The design is another important factor, not just for the look, but when it comes to price as well. Multi-piece quilt covers will usually cost more than single piece covers, but the designs are usually much more intricate as well. It all depends on what your budget is and what you wanted to achieve as far as look goes.

You also have to take fabric into consideration as well. If you’re looking for something lightweight, inexpensive and comfortable, cotton is hard to beat. But if you’re looking for something more luxurious, silk might be a better option. And if you need more warmth and protection, then wool or flannel might be better choices.


As you can see, making your room more conducive to sleep isn’t that difficult after all. Just making these few minor changes should help improve your quality of sleep and give your bedroom a second life as well.

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