Like money, friends, or good snacks, sleep is one of those things you can never have enough of. Unfortunately, for many of us, settling into a restful slumber at the end of a busy day isn't always easy. Why is it that as soon as we spritz our lavender linen sprays and rest our heads upon our silk pillowcases, a stupid thing we said six years ago immediately pops into our heads? Oh yeah, and don't we have that big work meeting coming up next week? Wouldn't now be a great time to obsess about whether we've prepared enough?
There are lots of way to trick our minds and bodies into going the f*** to sleep, as they say. Some are more useful than others, and while interior design alone is unlikely to cure a serious case of insomnia, creating a calming environment can certainly be conducive to winding down.
"Colors that make you feel good will translate into a better night's sleep. To some people, this is a color palette that creates a feeling of peace. To others, this is a color palette that invigorates them, such as colors reminiscent of their favorite travel destination," says interior designer Alexis Rodgers.
While the colors that chill you out are a matter of individual preference, in the spirit of serving up some inspiration, we asked two interior designers and one bedding expert for their recommendations.
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