January is the month for starting afresh, whether that is changing up your lifestyle, having a well needed clear-out or trying to be a better person. However, now is also the perfect time to spruce up your bedroom and ensure that your décor allows you to get the best night’s sleep possible. After all, getting a great night’s sleep is what gives you the energy and motivation to reach your goals during the New Year!
Here are 3 changes to make to your bedroom décor this January, in order to ensure that 2017 is the year that you get better sleep and meet all your goals!
1. Ensure a great night’s sleep with blackout curtains
Blackout curtains are pretty much an essential for getting a good night’s sleep – especially if you have young children, work overnight shifts, or you simply love afternoon naps (I do!). Blackout curtains work by blocking any light from entering the room and create a nighttime ambience in your room, whatever time of day it is. They can also help reduce your energy costs as they keep the warmth in your room during the winter, and can help reflect heat out of your room in summer. Check out the range of blackout curtains by Yorkshire Linen.
2. Make your bed as comfortable as it can possibly be
We spend about one-third of our lives in bed, so it’s important to make sure that your bed is that comfy, big cloud you’ve always dreamed of getting into. Replace your old bed sheets with some super cosy brushed cotton ones. Brushed cotton sheets are extremely soft and perfect for the colder months. You can make your bed feel even more luxurious by adding a memory foam mattress topper to ensure you are well supported every night, and adding a few drops of lavender oil to the underside of your pillow.
3. Add fairy lights to make your room feel magical
Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas. There’s something kind of magical about these little strings of light that can instantly transform your bedroom, making it feel so much more cosy. I recently added some fairy lights to my bed, and they have made such a difference to the way my room feels. I switch them on every evening whilst I read a book in bed or write up a blog post and they just make me feel so relaxed and happy! The best thing about fairy lights is that they are so cheap and easy to get hold of – you can get some really gorgeous ones from Primark for under a fiver!
Will you be making any changes to your bedroom this year?
*This post is in collaboration with Yorkshire Linen.*