If you’re having trouble letting go of your stress before sleep, your bedroom may be the culprit. Believe it or not, the design of your room can actually boost or bust the way you unwind at the end of the day. That’s because the spaces you inhabit have an effect on you, whether you’re conscious of it or not.

If you want to unruffle those feathers and settle into your nest at night, the best thing to do is to treat it as exactly that: your nest, your hideaway. Only you know exactly what you need to turn your bedroom into a haven, but a little inspiration doesn’t hurt.

These beautiful interiors possess calming attributes that every bedroom should have, and capture the essence of relaxation.

Apartment in South Kensington, UK

This room takes the idea of throw pillows and makes it really cozy, and the recessed nook gives the effect of having a private hideaway. Imagine the fort-making potential of taking all those pillows and turning them into a super pillow at bedtime. Oh, the possibilities.

French Limestone House in Atlanta, GA

The beauty of the curtains in this French Limestone House is that they let in the right amount of sunshine during the day, but their heaviness means they create a feeling of warmth by night. Curtains do wonders in the morning when you want to sleep in, and they’re marvelous at night when you want to feel like you’re sleeping in a den.

Rustic Home in Nashville, TN

The homey barn wood and neutral colours in this bedroom make it an ideal space for serenity and repose. Neutral colours have soothing properties that can have an effect on your mood.

Another trick to making your bedroom more conducive to tranquility is an obvious one. It goes way back to when your parents nagged you in the morning: make your bed. No photo inspiration can ever capture that feeling you get when you slide into a freshly made bed. So take the time to create your cave, your nest, your nook, and you’ll find yourself sleeping in no time.

Angela, Your Sleep Expert

Main Picture Source: Megan Winters Interiors