Your room should be a place that is peaceful, and that promotes sleep. If you have a hard time sleeping, then there are some things you can do to your room that will help take care of some of those problems.

1. Your bedroom should be a place of privacy for you and your spouse, and a place for sleep. You should never work, or do homework from your room or your bed. As soon as you start associating other things to your bed then when you get in bed to sleep, your brain will wander to the things you haven’t done yet, and it’ll have a hard time shutting off.

2. I know a lot of people have TV’s in their rooms, and I’m not going to say take it out. But if you want your room to be a sanctuary, then take it out. :) It’s just one of those things, that if there is a TV in your room, then it takes the focus off of either your relationship with your spouse, or your sleep. Both of which are really important, and it’s hard to turn the TV off.

3. Make your room a priority. First in decorating it, and keeping it clean. And not letting it turn into the family bedroom. It’s a room that can be closed off from the rest of the house, and can make it’s way to the bottom of the list, as far as spending time and money on it. If you put a little effort into your bed, and furniture, you’ll be so glad you did, and you’ll find that you like spending time in there.

4. If your room is big enough, create a sitting area. A place just to relax, or read. It will give your room such a serene feeling. Either two chairs, or a love seat, you can add an end table and a lamp. You’ll definitely want the bed to be the main focus of the room, then have the sitting area be off to the side. Try to create the area with him and her in mind.

5. There are so many people that say to keep your colors neutral in your master. I don’t necessarily agree. When you go to sleep it’s dark, and the lights are off. So I don’t think it’s a big deal if you want to add color and bright décor to your master bedroom.

6. Create white noise. This is good if you live next to a busy street, or you sleep with a loud sleeper. You can buy a machines that play soft soothing sounds, or just turn your fan on. If you sleep best with your room completely silent, then stick with that, there’s no need to rock the boat if what you’re doing is already working.

7. Keep your room clean, and free from clutter. If you struggle with this already, then don’t fold laundry on your bed, keep the toys out of your room. Change your clothes in your closet, instead of your room. Throw away knick knacks that are just cluttering your room, and becoming a distraction from what you want that room to be.

With a few adjustments, and some effort you’ll be able to have a peaceful room that you like to spend time in, rather than a room that makes you see all of the work you need to get done.