Whether you want to redecorate your bedroom in the coming months, or are looking at loft conversions in Ilkeston and are thinking of moving your bedroom to a different part of the house, you should take note of advice on how to get a better night’s sleep.

The Telegraph recently explained that there are a number of things you can do in terms of your bedroom’s decor and design that will improve the quality of your sleep.

If you’re going to have a loft conversion and use this space as your master bedroom, you might want to see if the following advice influences your design choices.

According to London-based interior designer Rodrigo Moreno Masey, you should begin by thinking about the layout of your room. You should have your bed facing your door, so that you don’t feel as though someone could come into the room beside or behind you, and you should opt for a bed with legs rather than a divan if you can.

He also told the newspaper that it’s best to remove as many functions from a bedroom as you can. It should be a space for sleeping and relaxing, Mr Moreno Masey explained – if possible you should even store your clothes and get dressed elsewhere.

Interior designer Sophie Ashby told the publication that lighting is just as important. “All lights should be dimmable, and low-level lighting is more ambient, flattering and atmospheric,” she asserted.

March marks the Sleep Council’s National Bed Month, with the organisation noting that now is the perfect time to buy a new bed and mattress if you haven’t replaced them for a while. Its research found that replacing an uncomfortable bed can give you an extra 42 minutes of shut-eye a night.