East London ApartmentMidcentury Bedroom, London
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3. Tone It DownAs important as it is to maximize daylight, it’s also crucial to minimize light at other times.“We now know that both light and darkness are very important to our biological clocks, or circadian rhythms,” Edelstein says. “Yet our homes and our cities are bathed in light that flows through into our bedrooms, or from computers and phones, exposing us to light from morning through nighttime.” “To not be exposed to blue light, or too much light, in the evening is crucial for a heathy circadian rhythm, which affects your sleep, your mood and even your eating habits and digestion,” Palti says.Plan a layered lighting scheme with lamps and dimmer switches, as low lighting will help your mind and body unwind in the evening. Keep screens out of the bedroom and invest in light-blocking window treatments.
3. Choose Silver for Elegance In an area that doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, such as a bedroom, you may be able to risk going with a silvery gray carpet. Paired with the light wall color, this carpet looks elegant. In a pale room like this, one or two darker elements can help anchor the design. Here, the rich wood bedside table and the dark upholstered bed frame provide a pleasing visual contrast.Find an interior designer in the Houzz pro directory