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Creating a Relaxing Bedroom Retreat with the Perfect Bed in Singapore

by Leading Solution 14 May 2024

Singapore's energy is infectious. From bustling business centres to vibrant night markets, the city offers endless opportunities to connect, explore, and thrive. At the end of the day, however, even the most energetic amongst us need a place to unwind and recharge. That's where your bedroom comes in. This personal sanctuary should be your place to disconnect and relax. 

And it isn't just about aesthetics! Having a relaxing bedroom retreat gives you a haven that encourages good quality sleep and helps you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. On top of choosing the right bed frame and mattress, it’s well worth taking those extra little steps to create a cosy ambience in your bedroom. 

So, how can you make my bedroom more relaxing? Let’s dig into everything that you need to know to transform your bedroom into a haven of tranquillity that will have you waking up feeling energised.  

What are the best colours for a bedroom?

Your bedroom's colour scheme has a bigger impact on your sleep quality than you might think. Certain colours promote relaxation and deeper sleep, while others can have the complete opposite effect. To inspire your perfect bedroom colour scheme, let’s take a look at the best and worst colours for a restful night's sleep:

  • Blue: A symbol of calmness and serenity, blue is a classic choice for bedrooms. The full range of blue shades, especially light tones of blue, has a calming effect on your nervous system and boosts feelings of peace and tranquillity.
  • Green: Associated with nature and feelings of growth, green creates a sense of balance and harmony in your bedroom. Lighter shades like sage green and mint green are particularly soothing before bed.
  • Lavender: Like the plant, the colour lavender has calming properties that boost relaxation and help you fall into a deeper sleep.
  • Grey: Neutral greys create a calming and chic atmosphere. Opt for lighter shades of grey to avoid a too dark or gloomy space.
  • White: While it might seem a bit basic, a simple white canvas can create a clean and airy feeling in the bedroom, promoting a sense of peace. As you’re exploring options though, be sure to combine white with calming textures and accents to avoid a sterile look.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect colour, it’s important to incorporate accents to give you room balance. To spark inspiration, let’s look at a few tones that will create a dynamic but comforting effect. 

  • Yellow: Adding soft pastel yellow accents can add a touch of cheerfulness without being overly stimulating. 
  • Brown: Working with earthy brown accent tones is perfect for evoking a feeling of security and stability.

What are the worst colours for a bedroom?

While some colours promote relaxation, others can have the opposite effect and can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Here are some colours to avoid in your bedroom:

  • Bright red: Red is a stimulating colour associated with energy and passion. It can increase your heart rate and alertness, which is exactly what you don’t want when you are getting ready for bed. If you love red, look to more subdued or deeper tones. 
  • Orange: Similar to red, orange has a stimulating effect that can disrupt your sleep. If you are considering orange accents, look to earthy stone-coloured varieties. 
  • Purple: Deep purple shades can be too stimulating for a bedroom but lighter pastel alternatives like lavender and lilac can promote relaxation.
  • Black: While black can create a dramatic atmosphere, it can also make a room feel small and cave-like, hindering relaxation. 
  • Dark Brown: Similar to black, very dark brown tones can be too heavy and visually overwhelming for a bedroom. Again, it’s best to stick to earth tones. 

A bedroom's colour scheme plays a key role in your sleep quality so it’s important to plan strategically. To create a balanced and sleep-promoting environment, choose a dominant calming colour as your base and then add in pops of colour to create visual interest. 

Keep in mind that while it’s good to have a rich colour palette, it’s best to avoid using too many bright or contrasting colours which can be overly stimulating and disrupt sleep. 

Insider tip: While learning about colour psychology gives you a solid foundation for creating a relaxing bedroom retreat, the most important thing is to have a space that reflects you as a person. Ultimately, your personal connection to colour can outweigh its general psychological effect. So, listen to your gut and reach for colours that evoke feelings of peace and tranquillity for you!

Ansbert Designer Bed

Ansbert Designer Bed

Choosing the Perfect Lighting for a Relaxing Bedroom 

Your bedroom should be a haven for relaxation and restorative sleep, but harsh overhead lights or a distractingly dark space aren't exactly conducive to a peaceful night's rest. To curate that five-star hotel bedroom feeling, aim for a layered lighting scheme that caters to different needs and moods. 

When you’re layering, think of your bedroom lighting as a symphony. Your goal is to create a harmonious blend of elements that all work together. Here's how to achieve this:

  • Ambient lighting: Your main lighting source sets the overall mood and brightness of the room. Opt for soft, diffused light from sources like ceiling fixtures with dimmer switches. Choose warm white bulbs that mimic natural light and create just the right amount of lighting.
  • Task lighting: It is essential to have focused lighting that is bright enough for you to read. Bedside lamps with adjustable shades are perfect and again cool colour bulbs are the best pick.  
  • Accent lighting: Add a decorative touch that highlights specific features in your room. Wall sconces, strategically placed lamps, or strategically placed strip lights can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. To make the bed your focal point, look at a bed frame with LED lighting built into the Kieron bed frame
  • Colour temperature: When you’re replacing light bulbs, look for warm white bulbs around 2,700 Kelvin for ambient and accent lighting. They promote relaxation and mimic the calming effect of sunset. When you’re planning out your task lighting, look to cooler white bulbs around 4,000 Kelvin for optimal visibility.
  • Dimming is key: Dimmers allow you to adjust the light level for different times of day, activities, and moods. Ideally, you want to wind down with low light before bed and gradually increase brightness in the morning to mimic a sunrise. If you aren’t ready to install dimmers on your overhead lights, look for lamps with adjustable settings.  
  • Consider natural light: Maximise natural light during the day with curtains or blinds. Ideally, hang two layers of currants so you have a semi-transparent curtain layer during the day and blackout curtains for the evening.
  • Nightlights:  A soft night light is perfect for creating a path. Motion-sensing lights are especially nice for when you need to get out of bed for a bathroom trip and want to disrupt your sleep as little as possible. 

By incorporating these tips into your decor plan, you can utilise your bedroom lighting to promote relaxation, improve sleep quality, and create a truly tranquil haven. 

Decluttering for a Spa-Like Bedroom 

A cluttered bedroom creates visual chaos and makes it harder to unwind. By decluttering your room, you can create a more peaceful and relaxing environment that promotes well-being. Here's how. 

  1. Set realistic expectations: Don't aim for an Instagram-worthy transformation in one go. Start small and focus on achievable goals. Aim for simple things like decluttering a drawer or a shelf at a time.

  2. Gather supplies: When you’re ready to sort clothes, grab boxes and bags so you can sort things into keep, donate, and discard sections. Be honest with yourself about what you truly need and use.

  3. The One-Touch rule: As you handle each item, ask yourself: Have I used this in the past year? Does it bring me joy? If the answer is no, consider letting it go.

  4. Donate with kindness: Clothing, books, or items in good condition can be donated to charities or shelters. Rather than gathering dust, they can be used by people who will truly appreciate them.

  5. Just toss it: For broken items, expired products, or anything that is clearly at the end of its lifespan, toss it out and don’t look back.

  6. Wipe surfaces: With everything organised, give your surfaces a good clean. This Clean and organised space will make you feel like you’re getting a fresh start.

Staying Organised 

Getting your bedroom organised is easy. The real challenge is finding a way to keep it organised! To guide your journey toward a relaxing bedroom space that never gets cluttered or chaotic, there are a few rules to put into place. 

  1. Prioritise functionality: Keep items you use most frequently within easy reach. Store away seasonal clothes or less-used items in labelled containers.

  2. Give everything a home: make sure that every item that you own has a designated home. If necessary, invest in storage solutions like baskets, bins, or drawer dividers to keep things organised and prevent clutter from accumulating again.

  3. Maintain a minimalist mindset: As you bring new items into your bedroom, be mindful and ask yourself if they truly serve a purpose or spark joy.

  4. Embrace the process: Keep in mind that decluttering your bedroom is an ongoing process. It’s important to schedule regular decluttering sessions to prevent clutter from creeping back in.

Marty Storage Bedframe Casa Concetto Singapore

Marty Storage Bed Frame

Finding the Perfect Bed in Singapore

Choosing the right bed frame and mattress is the cornerstone of a good night's sleep, but navigating the options can feel overwhelming. To simplify the process, let’s dive into the essentials. 

The Best Beds for Small Bedroom 

Singapore is famous for its compact homes and that means that you have to make the most of every square metre. That’s why we love options like the Marty Storage Bed Frame. By making use of the space under your bed, you essentially have an extra closet where you can store extra bedding, clothes, and all of those miscellaneous items that you don’t need to reach for every day. 

Blending Style and Comfort 

From timeless wooden frames to modern platform beds, you’ll find a variety of styles to match your bedroom décor at the countless Singapore bedroom shops. For a touch of luxury, consider designer or upholstered bed frames. We love options like the luxe Roydon Bed Frame for comfortable cushioning when you’re sitting up in bed. 

Choosing the Right Mattress 

You'll find an array of mattress sizes from six-foot king bed mattresses (183 centimetres) to five-foot queen bed mattresses (152 centimetres) to 3.5-foot super single mattresses (107 centimetres) to 3-foot single bed mattresses (91 centimetres). The best size for you depends on your bedroom size and how you use your bed. Do you have little ones that like to crawl into bed in the morning? Do you share your bed with a four-legged friend? Think carefully about your lifestyle and what works best for you. 

As you’re shopping, pay attention to the firmness. consider going to the showroom to try out different options to see how they feel in person, 

Insider tip: here in Singapore, it’s important to look for mattress and bedding options that will keep you cool. Smart tech options like the Spinal Lovin 13'' Ice Silk Pocketed Spring Cooling Mattress are a great way to keep cool all night. 

Choosing Bedding in Singapore

A good night's sleep in hot and humid weather hinges on your bedding. Here's how to create a cool and comfortable sleep haven. 

Opt for Cooling Fabric

The fabric of your sheets and bedding significantly impacts how cool you feel. Look for materials known for their breathability and moisture-wicking properties:

  • Linen: This warm weather favourite excels at wicking away moisture, which allows it to evaporate quickly and keep you cool and dry throughout the night.
  • Cotton: A classic choice with good breathability. Opt for a lower thread count (between 200 and 400) for better airflow compared to high thread count sheets that can trap heat.
  • Tencel (Lyocell): This eco-friendly fabric, derived from wood pulp, offers excellent breathability and moisture-wicking properties.

Insider tip: The weave of your sheets also plays a role in how cool you feel. Look for a percale weave. This weave has a crisp, cool feel and allows for good air circulation, making it ideal for hot and humid climates like Singapore. 

Relaxing Bedroom Retreat Checklist: Singapore Edition 

Ready to create your dream space? Here is your full checklist. 

  • Bedroom colours: Create a calm base (blue, green, etc.) with pops of earth tones 
  • Lighting: Layer it on! Opt for soft ambient, task lighting for reading, and accent lighting for mood. Use dimmers, warm bulbs (2700K) and cool bulbs (4000K) strategically. Maximise natural light with curtains. Consider nightlights.
  • Declutter: Do it in stages, using the "one-touch rule" (used in the past year/brings joy?). Donate, toss, or clean surfaces.
  • Stay organised: Prioritise function, give everything a home (storage solutions!) and minimise clutter. Schedule decluttering sessions.
  • Bed: Choose size based on space/needs, style to match decor, desired firmness, and cooling tech (important in Singapore!).
  • Bedding: Breathable & moisture-wicking fabrics (linen, cotton with low thread count, Tencel). Look for a percale weave for a cool feel.

Ready to update your bedroom? Visit our Singapore bedroom furniture storeroom at 152 Ubi Ave 4, #02-02 Smart Innovation Centre or contact us today.

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