From a design perspective we can share bedroom-decorating tips for days, but there’s only so much that neutral color schemes and high-quality sheets can do. If you’re not prioritizing a good night’s sleep, you’re not your best self. And Arianna Huffington wants to change that.
“Restoring sleep to its proper role in our lives starts with something as simple as it is profound: asking ourselves what kind of life we want to lead, what we value, what gives our lives meaning,” she says in her new book, The Sleep Revolution. She, like Nate, believes that our bedrooms need to an honored space, kept apart from the chaos of daily life.
The book is clearly resonating with many of you – and has inspired us to share some of our favorite parts, as well as a round up of Nate’s best good-bedroom, good-sleep tips.
ARIANNA SAYS: “A bedroom should be an oasis: a beautiful, relaxing escape from the demands of the day.”
NATE SAYS: “Add depth and softness by bringing in fabrics in a soft, muted color palette. And don’t be limited to pillows – hang fabric on your walls, slipcover your nightstands, get creative!”
ARIANNA SAYS: “Don’t charge your phone next to your bed. Even better: gently escort all devices completely out of your bedroom.”
NATE SAYS: “People tend to put so much junk on their bedside table. If it’s not functional or beautiful, get rid of it.”
For more tips – including information on the science of sleep, how to master jet lag, and more, pick up her book!
Bedroom photo by Julie Holder; bedding from the Nate Berkus collection available at Target.