‘This is an amazing result, as there are receptors in the retina of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the colour blue,' says Chris Idzikowski, Sleep Expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. ‘These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24-hour rhythms and affects how we perform and feel during the day.'
As with kitchen planning, it's worth listing what you need to store in your bedroom and working out how much hanging- and drawer-space is required. If you are starting from scratch, you can opt for fitted furniture or freestanding designs, or a combination of the two. If there are already cupboards in place, a new paint finish and updated interior fittings will help improve the look. Additional items like a bed-end chest or a multi-drawer cabinet can also provide crucial extra storage.
There's no better time of year to freshen up the bedroom than spring and this season we've set our sights on the trend for urban living. Although monochrome provides the basis for the look, shades of grey and subtle bursts of brighter yet easy-to-live with colours soften the effect, and are paired with organic, textural materials. Think weathered wood, soft-to-the-touch fabrics and utilitarian furniture and accessories.
Now you know what you're looking for, take a look at our edit of the best wardrobes currently on the market. We've done our research to pick out the best across all budgets and styles, so there's a storage solution for every type of home.
Skandi style is still high on the trend charts and so, too, is bedding that encompasses an on-trend geometric print. It's always going to be a winner!Not so bright as to hurt your eyes, but certainly a bold design choice in its own right, this set is big on style and low on price.
Check into your own pampering space inspired by our pick of the best hotel-style bedroom ideas. Choose a bold colour scheme such as plum or charcoal grey to create an opulent hotel-like feel to your bedroom. Opt for walls and carpet in this rich shade for an ultra-chic backdrop. Dress the bed with high-thread count white bedlinen and plump feather pillows. Pile the bed high with faux-fur and satin cushions.