It’s well established that a good night’s rest sets the foundation for a great day. So why not set the scene for a successful school year with a bedroom that’s primed for sleeping?
We’ve gathered seven of our favorite good-night tips to help get you started.
1. Create a cozy foundation
When it comes to sleeping comfort, it’s smart to work from the bottom up. If your child’s mattress is a little worse for wear, consider giving it an upgrade with a supportive mattress pad.
2. Change up their sheets
Take stock of how your child is sleeping at night. Are they always asking for another blanket? Give flannel a try. Do they kick off their covers constantly? Go for percale. Choose something in a cheerful pattern to give them a brand-new bedtime story.
3. Customize their comfort
If sheets are the story, what goes on top is the book’s cover. Design a bed they can’t wait to climb into by capping it with the coziest quilt or comforter. Choose a quilt for a medium-weight layer, or a down or down-free comforter for something with a little more loft.
4. Add a throw
Accent the bed or a chair with a toasty throw, for extra warmth they can take along with them. Whether they’re reading in bed or enjoying a catnap on the couch, a supersoft throw is a downtime essential.
5. Refresh their floors
A small rug near the bed protects tiny toes from morning chills, plus it’s a great space for playing, chatting, and hanging out.
6. Surprise them with slippers
Sometimes a great night’s sleep begins with getting in the zone. A pair of slippers for lounging, studying, or wearing après bath is a good place to start.
7. Brighten the bath
A warm bath is part of many kids’ bedtime routines. Choose a new towel, or two, in their favorite colors, for a soft and cozy hug at the end of the day.