As much as we love multifunctional spaces, there’s a lot to be said for reserving the bedroom as a respite from everything beyond rest and relaxation.
In this digital age, the lines between home, office, playtime, and work continue to blur. “Multi-function” is the word du jour in everything from furniture to interior design. And for good reason. There is an undeniable need and appetite for being able to do anything from anywhere, be it working remotely from your living room sofa, shopping for groceries from your kitchen table, or updating your calendar from bed.
But however tempting it may be to turn every room into a virtual office, you may want to reconsider that inclination when it comes to your bedroom. Over the past few years, several studies have shown that illuminated devices such as phones, computers, and tablets can actually discourage sleep and using them from bed can have negative consequences to our natural sleep patterns. And let’s face it, a good night’s sleep is important.
There’s value to making your bedroom a haven from all the constant communication you receive throughout the day on email and social media. It allows space for our minds to separate from the day’s activities and that tends to result in a better, more sound night’s sleep.
Here are a few more of our favorite, tech-free bedrooms that may inspire you to also opt for your own serene space for sleeping…