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How to improve the interior of the bedroom: the opinion of a psychologist and advice of the pros -


Why shouldn't we put the bed by the door thanto replace the shelf over the headboard and in what color to paint the walls - these and other tips for creating a cozy and harmonious interior are shared by designers and a professional psychologist. It is known that a person spends a third of his life in a bedroom. This is the most intimate place in the apartment, here we recuperate and are not afraid to be defenseless, and therefore it is worth approaching the design of this room with special attention and delicacy. Practicing designers and a consultant at the MebelVIA factory, psychologist Irina Maryina, talk about how to create harmony in the bedroom with the help of interior details. The magic of color Color has a significant impact on the emotional state of a person, so the correct color scheme of the bedroom plays a huge role. Restrained tones can create a pleasant, relaxing environment. It is best to choose warm pastel shades that provide a sense of security: light green, beige, soft peach. In addition, light halftones help to visually enlarge the room. But without the support of warm shades, a “sterile” snow-white color can, on the contrary, create a cold and even slightly repulsive atmosphere. The stimulating effect on the psyche hasintense saturated colors: they cause excitement and contribute to increased activity. Often this interferes with relaxation and a calm transition to sleep, so red or orange should be used in the bedroom with care. Do not abuse and blending many colors. It is better to use different shades of one or stick to a pair of primary colors. Small accents can be added with the help of decor elements - pillows, candles, paintings, and sometimes small pieces of furniture, for example, puff, coffee table, small chest. Maria Cherkasova, designer:- I do not think that calm tones are necessary in the bedroom. I had customers who felt great both in the green and in the bedroom (as a rule, they are active people, focused on results). Blackouts on the windows, on the other hand, do promote good sleep. We make of them either a lining for the main curtains, or roman blinds. And the armchair in the bedroom is such a sybaritic touch! interior of Maria Cherkasova interior of Maria Cherkasova Harmony in detailUsing decorative elements, aroma sticks and fresh flowers, you can change the atmosphere of the bedroom, making it soothing, meditative, romantic or festive - depending on your plans for the evening. However, do not overload the room with many such items. An important point: try not to hang large portraits in the bedroom, including those of loved ones, as it will seem that you are being watched. This will make it difficult to relax. Irina Maryina, psychologist, consultant of MebelVia.en: - To create a sense of security, try not to put a bed next to the door. As an ancient person would rather choose a place in the depths of the cave than lie down next to the entrance, and modern people subconsciously feel protected on the bed away from the doorway. For the same reason, it is not necessary to hang items above the bed: a large chandelier, a fan, etc. When something hovers over an unprotected person, he has a sense of threat. For the same reason, the shelf above the head of the bed is best replaced with a bedside table or dressing table. Maria Cherkasova, designer:- Be sure to think about the place where to remove from the bed and decorative pillows, which create all the beauty, but usually take up a lot of space. You can, for example, give them space in the closet or on the bench. Invisible light It is better to make light soft andpleasant, you should avoid its too bright sources. In the morning, immediately after waking up, the eyes are not yet ready for the harsh light, which, when turned on, can cause discomfort. And in the evening, the organs of vision and the brain "prepare" for sleep, therefore, it is necessary to avoid intense stimuli. It is best to use several sources: for example on the ceiling, on both sides of the bed and next to the cabinet so that you can easily find the right thing and navigate the room at night. But each of these lamps should create unobtrusive, slightly muffled lighting. In the bedroom it is good to use shades of warm colors to provide a soft indirect light. Maria Cherkasova, designer: - I am a supporter of arrangement beautiful and practical at the same time. For example, I refused the spectacular table lamps standing on the sides on the bedside tables. It would seem that they hold the composition so well! But with the experience came the understanding that on the nightstands there is no room for glasses, or for tablets, or for a book or tablet. Therefore, I offer beautiful sconces, and for readers - there are also such among customers - LEDs or halogen on a flexible hose, directed straight into the book. Not so expressive, but very convenient. interior of Maria Cherkasova interior of Maria Cherkasova Out of work placeThe main purpose of the bedroom is to ensure proper rest for the body and recuperation after a hard day. If you are working in this room at a desk or on a laptop, lying in bed, the brain will not tune in to healthy sleep, since it will not be able to distinguish between the work area and the rest area. This means that in the morning you will be inevitably tired from lack of sleep. If you have the opportunity to place the desktop foroutside the bedroom there, try to divide the room into zones, for example, using a transparent bookcase or an open rack. Due to the fact that such furniture is non-monolithic, not bulky, space will not decrease very much, but the body will receive an accurate signal, where to work and where to rest. The end of the films Before going to bed, it is customary in many familieswatch a movie or TV series, news or entertainment programs. However, you need to do this in the living room, and remove the TV from the bedroom. The fact is that while watching it, the human brain does not rest, but, on the contrary, processes a large flow of information, which, moreover, is very often negative. This creates overexcitation of the nervous system, which can lead to sleep disturbance. In addition, usually in bed, a person looks in an uncomfortable position, reclining, which leads to tension in the thoracic and cervical spine. And this, in turn, causes headaches, a feeling of weakness and fatigue. Irina Maryina, psychologist, consultant of - Negatively affects the presence of a "blue screen" and on the sexual life of partners. According to a study by the Italian psychologist Sirenella Salomoni (Serenella Salomoni), spouses watching TV in the bedroom have half as many sexual contacts as those who do not have a TV in the bedroom. Especially negative influence on sexual desire is provided by watching reality shows and aggressive films. Also, my vision of a harmonious interiorthe bedroom was shared by the architect Olesya Glazkova. Olesya Glazkova, architect: - A bedroom is a place of solitude, mental and physical rest, it is our refuge from the outside world. When designing an apartment, I recommend placing the bedroom on the east or southeast side to wake up at sunrise. It is better to use light colors in the bedroom, especially pistachio ones, and choose natural shades for the floors. Furniture should be kept to a minimum, as this gives a feeling of spaciousness and air. The central element in the bedroom is the bed, it should have a beautiful headboard. Recently, I have given up large-scale and bulky headboards in favor of plaster 3D panels - they give the interior a special charm. I also recommend that you abandon central lighting, and instead use secondary lights, sconces, table and floor lamps with soft light, which will fill your bedroom with warmth and comfort. Rest more often!

The editors express their gratitude to Irina Maryina for the preparation of the article.