Why Eliminating Bedroom Clutter Can Help With Sleep Deprivation

Did you know that bedroom clutter can affect how well you sleep?

Researchers have found a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and high levels of clutter in one’s sleeping environment.

Eliminating bedroom clutter isn’t a cure-all for getting a better night’s sleep, but it can certainly help.

How bedroom clutter negatively affects your brain

A bedroom that’s full of clutter has an affect on your brain, whether you’re aware of it or not.

Even someone who’s lived in messy surroundings for their entire life doesn’t simply “tune out” the clutter that surrounds them because they’ve grown so accustomed to it.

That disorganized environment is being registered by our brain as a job to be completed, on a conscious and subconscious level.

And the longer we avoid tackling that job, the more clutter accumulates and the stronger our feelings of guilt become over not dealing with it.

Why a mind burdened with stress impacts your quality of sleep

These stress-causing guilty feelings have an adverse affect on you, even when you’re sleeping. Sleep cleans and refreshes your mind, releasing tension that accumulates via stress throughout your day.

This process works more efficiently with fewer sources of stress, like bedroom clutter.

Eliminating bedroom clutter (or at least reducing it) will give your brain one less worry to contend with, which will help improve your quality of sleep.

Why your bedroom should be the least cluttered room in your home

We spend about ⅓ of our lives in our bedrooms.

That’s more time than we spend in any other room in the home. Your bedroom should be regarded as a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary that enables you to recharge your batteries.

Accomplishing this becomes harder when that restful environment is “polluted” with bedroom clutter.

Waking up to a cluttered bedroom floor and piles of clothes draped over furniture is no way to start your day. Having these eyesores as the last thing you see before going to bed is also not conducive to sleeping well.

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Eliminating bedroom clutter is easier than you might think

Start taking steps to eliminate the bedroom clutter that’s having a detrimental affect on your well-being.

One of your first courses of action will be to thoroughly go through your bedroom belongings and get rid of items that don’t receive enough use to justify the space they occupy.

One of the easiest fixes for eliminating bedroom cutter is to simply use efficient organization and storage solutions.

Equipping yourself with practical methods of managing your belongings will greatly reduce the opportunity for clutter to accumulate, as well as make your life much easier.

Use a closet organizer to maximize your storage space

Having lots of closet space definitely helps cut down on clutter, but it’s not an absolute essential.

Even small closet spaces can see their full storage potential realized by utilizing a helpful closet organizer.

Organized Interiors features three types of closet systems that will be a great asset when it comes to eliminating bedroom clutter:

  • the SmartLine closet system offers great flexibility to accommodate your changing storage needs
  • a great addition to any walk-in closet, our Classic closet system provides a wealth of storage options to get the most out of any storage space
  • the Custom Cabinetry Collection is perfect for dressing rooms/large walk-in closets, adding a decidedly elegant touch to any larger storage space

Turn a spare bedroom into a dressing room/large walk-in closet

If you’re lucky enough to have an unused bedroom in your home, you can convert it into a dressing room (also known as a large walk-in closet).

Managing your clutter becomes much easier with a larger storage space such as this.

Our designers can show you a wide range of style and storage options that will make any dressing room a beautiful and highly efficient space in your home.

Add a wardrobe closet as an attractive storage solution

You can’t go wrong with one of our custom-fitted wardrobes as a storage method for eliminating bedroom clutter.

An attractive wardrobe from Organized Interiors is custom-built by our own highly skilled cabinet makers.

We customize wardrobes to accommodate your bedroom’s space requirements, as well as your exact design preferences.

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Make your bed do more than just provide you with somewhere to sleep

Making use of the space under and around your bed can be quite effective when it comes to eliminating bedroom clutter.

Bed surrounds are a perfect way to help you do this. This integrated system adds drawers and open storage spaces to your sleeping area.

Along with providing additional storage space, bed surrounds also nicely enhance any bedroom’s aesthetics.

Try these additional tips to help improve your quality of sleep

In addition to adding some of these helpful storage and organization solutions, try these other tips to help you sleep better:

  • make sure you’re sleeping on a quality mattress
  • refrain from using electronic devices like phones, tablets, computers, and TVs at least 30 minutes before going to bed (the blue light they emit activate our brain in a way that can make it harder to sleep)
  • stick to a consistent sleeping schedule that allows you at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily

Life moves quickly and presents us with a host of problems to worry about, which takes a toll on our ability to get a good night’s sleep.

Having bedroom clutter be one of those problems is easily avoidable, however. Decluttering your bedroom helps to declutter your brain as well, so let Organized Interiors help.

Schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our design experts to get started.

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Maximize Your Bedroom Storage Space With A Bed Surround

If the storage space in your bedroom is limited, a bed surround is a fantastic way to maximize your storage space.

In the drawing below, Organized Interiors design consultant, Mike Seguin, designed a custom bed surround that incorporates five oversized drawers into the base of the bed.

A sleek headboard contains a hidden pillow box. On either side of the bed, two night stands with double drawers contain electrical access for reading lights.

Design drawing of a bed surround.

Mike’s client lives in a luxurious condo and wanted something with a modern style, clean lines, and minimalistic looking, yet functional. The choice of a textured melamine board (Monaco) complements the décor of the condo.

Pictured below is a photo of the bed surround in the Organized Interiors manufacturing facility, ready for delivery and installation.

Bed surround until leaving the Organized Interiors manufacturing facility.

If your storage space is at a premium, a bed surround is a great solution.

There are dozens of finishes to choose from to match your personal taste. Visit our showroom and talk to one of our design consultants to learn more.

14 New Decorative Panel Colours for 2014

Desk in Spring Blossom colour
There has never been so much choice in decorative panels. The number of colours and textures that can be used in custom cabinetry keeps growing every year. This plethora of choice makes it easier to create a custom closet or entertainment unit that matches your personal taste and blends well with the decor of a room.
For 2014, Organized Interiors is introducing 14 exciting new colours that can be used in all of our custom cabinetry products.
Spring Blossom
Spring Blossom
Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze
Latitude North
Latitude North
Latitude East
Latitude East
Latitude West
Latitude West
Desert GreyDesert Gray
Pebble BeachPebble Grey
Stone GreyStone Grey
Gravel GreyGravel Grey
Ice GreyIce Grey
Avalanche StoneAvalanche Stone
Modern GreyModern Grey
Organized Interiors has hundreds of decorative panel designs to choose from that vary in terms of their:

  • colour
  • sheen (matte, semi-gloss, gloss, metallic)
  • finish (solid colour, flat, grain, texture)
  • style (traditional, transitional, contemporary)

Which Colour Or Finish Is Right For Me?

If you’re not sure which colour or finish is right for your space, take some photos with your smartphone and bring them to our showroom. At Organized Interiors you can browse through hundreds of samples and get a feel for the different styles that might work in your home.
When you have questions or just want help choosing a decorative panel, we have design experts that can help. They’ll even visit your home and with you to design a storage solution that is right for you. And our in-home design consultations are free!

Top 10 Trending Shades of Grey Finishes

Not everything is black and white. Grey has become the new neutral with a special allure of many shades. Some greys are feisty others are shy.
Organized Interiors has a number of interesting grey finishes for our custom closets, home offices, and laundry rooms. Any of our custom cabinetry solutions can be finished with the grey colours listed below. Discover the many unique, intimate details of our shades of grey.
Summer Drops
Summer-DropsOur coolest of greys with flat finish and a slight hint of blue.
Latitude East
Latitude-EastA love-at-first-sight delicate textured grain bringing out the best of its surrounding décor.
Silver Gloss
Silver-GlossDraws you win with its chic metallic finish and mingles well with other colours and textures.
Pizzo Ferrato
Pizzo-FerattoThe texture and warm hue is an instant charmer.
CastellinaWith highlights of beige and delicate dark streaks, the finish has a wide appeal.
Spring Blossom
Spring-BlossomA must see loaded with charisma: a matt finish, streaks of delicate sheen topped with a grainy and textured finish.
Audacity Gloss
Audacity-GlossA chic contemporary feel, charged up with attitude with its a gloss flat finish
Metallic Charcoal
Metalic-CharcoalA unique delicate micro texture which pairs nicely with other finishes.
AntroaciteAs its mineral name implies, the slate polished look and metallic sparkle is a true gem.
TuxedoStylistically, the deeper grey-brown shade bridges across a span of décor styles from traditional to contemporary.
Characteristics Guide
Organized Interiors’ greys are bursting with personality. Many of them have overlapping characteristics that can be described with three categories — sheen, finish and style.
Our design experts are here to help you use these wonderful shades of grey to express your own style. Contact us for more information or visit our showroom to get a better idea of what these shades look like.