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When it comes to the New Year, we are all desperate to improve our lives.

A new year, a new you with healthy eating, being better at our jobs and to save a little more over the year. Which are all great ways to improve ourselves in 2019, but there’s another improvement you should be adding to that list – making your bedroom a better place to sleep!

We spend a third of our lives in our bedrooms, but if they aren’t nice, relaxing havens away from the stresses of our lives, then our bedrooms can actually hinder how well we sleep and perform in our day-to-day lives.

Yet with just a few little changes, we can make our bedrooms beautiful and ensure our bodies are rested enough to tackle 2019 head on:

Silentnight MattressesTreat Yourself to a New Mattress

After indulging others over Christmas and the New Year, if there’s one way you treat yourself through these January blues, then it should be with a new mattress. Most of us just don’t realise how badly we’re sleeping until we invest in a new mattress and actually feel what a good night’s sleep is. Which is why it’s so important that you consider a new mattress this 2019, especially if your current one is over 6 to 8 years old.

True, mattresses can seem like a steep purchase, but come February or March when you wake every morning feeling rested and ready to tackle the world, you’ll be glad you chose to make the investment.

De-Clutter

Many of us know that a bad night’s sleep can be caused by things like a poor mattress or indulging in too much alcohol, but what many of don’t realise, is that a cluttered bedroom can also affect the quality of our sleep.

As the saying goes, a clean room equals a clear mind, so if our bedrooms are too cluttered this can reflect in our minds, making it hard for us to get to sleep at night. By simply de-cluttering your bedroom, you may just your sleep improves too.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to put all your belongings on Gumtree, rather look at smart storage options that could make your room a little more organised. Taller chest of drawers or shelves can give you more surface area for your ornaments or clothes, but without stealing too much of your space. Ottoman beds or a chest at the bottom of your bed, can also add a lot of storage, again without taking away too much of your floor space.

Re-Fresh Your Bedroom Furniture

The idea of changing your bedroom can be daunting, but one of the easiest ways to change up your bedroom is with a lick of paint.

Painting our walls is often the first thing that comes to mind, but you should also consider refreshing some of your bedroom furniture too. Wood paint is now readily available, for a good price, from local DIY shops, making it a cost-effective way of transforming slightly old or scratched furniture into your own masterpiece. You could even consider buying a paint stamp to add an extra unique touch to your furniture, something that is particularly effective in a child’s bedroom.

If DIY isn’t your cup of tea, you could also consider replacing your furniture. You can even give yourself some money towards this by selling your old furniture too.

Invest in Blackout Curtains

With spring and summer on the horizon, our mornings are starting to become a lot lighter. Which can make our morning commutes a little easier, but this light bursting through our curtains can also mean we wake earlier than we like on the weekends.

Blackout curtains will block the light shining into your bedroom, giving the illusion that it’s still the middle of the night and allowing you to sleep a little longer.

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