How to renovate your bedroom for a better sleep

Minimalist bedroom with natural light from VELUX roof windows, cozy bed, and a desk.
Quality sleep is vital to our well-being. That's why you should prioritise organising your bedroom for optimal sleep. Inconsistent sleep can affect our health negatively. There is a lot you can do to renovate your bedroom for a better night’s sleep.
Key takeaways
  • It is possible to easily update your bedroom for improved sleep, including adding soothing paint colours, use of natural materials, adding plants, and including a roof window.
  • A roof window in your bedroom improves air quality, connects the indoors with nature, and helps control your sleep cycle.
  • VELUX Active with NETATMO smart home solution allows you to wake up with the sun, improving your natural sleep rhythm.

Paint your bedroom with soothing colours

Your bedroom should be a tranquil space. One of the easiest ways to make your bedroom more calming is by painting the walls in soothing colours. Shades of green are ideal. They make us feel soothed and refreshed. Lighter shades of purple like lavender are great for early risers and have a revitalising effect. Who doesn't love a lush lavender field? A peaceful grey shade is the perfect fit if you prefer a minimalist look. Grey is excellent for smaller bedrooms because it brightens up the room while providing a neutral atmosphere. 

Natural furniture

Furniture made from natural materials gives your bedroom a laid-back ambience. Furniture made from organic materials makes us feel closer to nature, which has a calming effect. Think about adding wood, bamboo, or rattan items to your room. The warm, soft colours make you feel at ease at bedtime. Find the material that appeals to you, makes you feel calm, and promotes a restful sleep.

Natural fabrics

Laying in your bed, you should be wrapped in soft sheets and linens that foster better sleep. Natural fabrics like cotton have been used in textiles for hundreds of years. Cotton is soft, breathable, and easy to care for. Cotton collects moisture, however, so if you tend to feel warm at night, it may not be the best fit. If you perspire at night, linen is ideal for your bed. It’s breathable, soft, and cool, making it ideal for warm summer nights. Silk, whilst a little more expensive, is soft, made of strong fibres, and a good insulator.

Add plants

Not only are plants a beautiful addition to any room, but they can also help to purify the air and reduce toxins. The snake plant is one of the rare houseplants that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. It sounds like magic but it's just nature in all its splendour. In fact, the snake plant is on NASA's list of the top 10 air purifying plants. They look great, too.

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Better air quality and ventilation

Proper ventilation is very important to maintain good indoor air quality. Fresh air comes with a wide range of benefits: it makes us feel happier, strengthens our immune systems, and helps our brains to function better. With roof windows in your bedroom, it’s possible to improve the flow of fresh air in your home by opening windows on opposite sides of the house. Fresh air is an easy way to ensure a healthy indoor environment.

Bring the outside in

Roof windows in your bedroom bring the outside in. Whether it be more natural light, a starry sky, fresh air, birds singing, the sound of kids playing, or church bells ringing. You are closer to the outside, which improves sleep. 

Helps you to control your sleep cycle

Natural light helps to rebalance the circadian rhythm (our sleep cycle) to have a better night's rest and a more productive day. The sun stimulates the body to produce melatonin and balances the day/night rhythm.

Wake up with natural daylight with VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO

Are you exhausted in the morning? That's probably because you wake up in a pitch-dark room to the sound of beeping from your phone. Your brain is still in sleep mode. By gradually letting sunlight into your bedroom, your brain will tell you, ‘It's time to wake up’. With VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO, you can swap your alarm clock for a sunrise as well as monitor air quality with a room sensor. Set your own personal preferences with the VELUX smart home solution.

More light without compromising privacy

Most of us want privacy in our bedroom. Roof windows will add more natural light without sacrificing privacy. It's a win-win.

Fresh air comes with a wide range of benefits: it makes us feel happier, strengthens our immune systems, and helps our brains to function better.


VELUX Editorial team


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