We all know that one of the most difficult things to consider when doing up any room in our home is what colour scheme to use! This really becomes the life source of the room and choosing the wrong colour can throw everything off-kilter!
Believe it or not, the colour of your walls and home decor can actually affect the amount of sleep you get and your overall mood. Studies show that the colour of your bedroom can even greatly affect the mood you're in! So when you're picking out your home decor, don't just think about what looks good, think about the meaning of the colours too!
Although red may seem like a beautiful romantic colour for your bedroom, it is quite the opposite. Red is an intense colour that raises the energy level in the room which is not ideal when you are hoping for a good night's sleep. The best rooms for red are the kitchen or dining room as it is known to stimulate the appetite.
According to a survey conducted by Travelodge, blue comes in at number one when it comes to getting a good night's rest. Blue is known to be one of the most calming colour and creates a very relaxed atmosphere in the room within your home. Hints of blue can be easily introduced to your home decor style by looking for bed sheets, wall art and armchairs which would add those subtle pops of the colour.
Choosing an earthy green colour for your walls can be great for your sleep. Green oozes positivity and creates a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. Green is a mixture of the cheerfulness of yellow and refreshing components of blue. It also is a great reminder of the outdoors when you might not get the weather to go out! Therefore it's a wonderful way to invite the outdoors in!
Yellow is the second best colour for sleep! Yellow is known as a warm and happy colour. This cheery colour encourages relaxation and rest. It is also a great colour for smaller spaces such as narrow hallways. This really does create a more expansive look in certain smaller rooms or else introduce it subtly into home accessory items for that familiar pop of colour throughout-out your home.
Neutral colours performed surprisingly low in the survey with most sleepers getting an average of about six hours a night! Although grey seems like a neutral & safe colour to paint your room, grey is a dreary colour that can evoke depressing and isolating feelings causing a restless nights sleep. Keep this for living room spaces that can be brightened with colourful accessories and soft furnishings.
Grey is a wonderful colour to introduce contrasting colours to! Greys and blues make a wonderful combo and provide the best of both colours for your home interior style.
Probably no need to explain this one! Black is best used as an accent colour rather than an all-over wall colour for a bedroom, as it is said to darken the mood and create an unwelcoming feeling. It can have a very dramatic effect, however, so if you are looking to create a real statement, it might be a good idea to consider it.
White is a symbol of purity and cleanliness, so is ideal for children's bedrooms and bathrooms. It emanates feelings of tranquillity and relaxation. White, similar to grey, can be a really powerful base in which to build on with other pops of colour in your home. It is also great for bouncing light from windows around your home to brighten up that home interior.
Whatever colour you choose for your bedroom, make sure you have the right foundations - a quality mattress and bed frame will be instrumental in how well you sleep. Check out our full range of bedroom furniture and mattress.