Is your bedroom design contributing to your insomnia?

Many homeowners don't realize just how much their bedroom design can impact their sleeping habits. Stress and anxiety are certainly some of the most common causes of insomnia. But the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently published some advice for insomniacs that includes tips on how bedroom decor can either hurt or help one's ability to get a good night's rest.

"We recommend choosing wall colors that elicit warmth and calm," Tom Clifford, director of development for the foundation, tells "Individuals know their color-feeling connections better than anyone. So we recommend picking colors, artwork, blankets and so forth that you find soothing."

Clifford suggests choosing calm, warmer colors for your decor, as cooler colors may evoke feelings of austerity and discomfort. Several interior designers also recommended to the source that striking a balance, not just in terms of color, but also textures, lighting and arrangement, can be helpful to those who are having trouble getting sleep.

For example, they point out that wooden furniture and leather products are typically thought of as "masculine." To balance these out, you may want to incorporate mirrors, metal hardware and floral wallpaper.

It's also recommended that you consider what materials your bed is made out of and whether it's time to get an organic mattress. Conventional mattresses typically contain synthetic chemicals that can be allergens for some. It's possible these substances may be impacting your sleep cycle.

At Bazaar Home Decorating, we carry a wide inventory of Milwaukee contemporary window treatments, along with curtains and shades that can help block out light and give you a darker bedroom where you can take naps during the day. Make sure to stop by our showroom today to see what options are available!