Sleep luxury


Stacy Middleton is a well-known interior designer and content creator. She featured on two seasons of a leading New Zealand home renovation show. We took the opportunity to sit down and speak to Stacy about her ultimate guide to sleep luxury.

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, there’s one thing we often overlook – the importance of a good night’s sleep. At Studio Reno, we believe true luxury isn’t just about beautiful interiors – it’s about creating spaces that nurture and support our health, happiness, and vitality. When it comes to fostering a life of luxury, there’s nothing more essential than prioritising quality sleep.

We are passionate about creating spaces that inspire restful nights and energised mornings, and your bedroom should be no exception. 

The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is more than just a daily reset button; it’s the foundation of health and wellness. During sleep, our bodies undergo essential processes that repair and restore, from muscle growth and tissue repair to immune system function and cognitive processing. Without adequate sleep, our bodies become deprived of vital resources needed to thrive and be the best version of ourselves. 

At Studio Reno, we believe that creating a luxurious sleep environment is critical to unlocking the full potential of restorative sleep. From calm colour palettes and dreamy textures to cushiony furnishings and atmospheric lighting, every element of a bedroom should be carefully curated to promote relaxation and tranquillity.

Luxury doesn’t have to come at a great expense, implementing night-time rituals can make your evening routine feel like indulgent self-care.

Night-time Rituals for Mindfulness

Digital detox

Prioritise winding down by implementing a digital detox at least an hour before sleep. I remember hearing someone describe their phone as a ‘tool’ – it should only be on when you’re using it – so it doesn’t use you. Power-down electronic devices and try charging them in a different room to minimise blue light exposure.

Night-time Rituals for Mindfulness

Luxurious bath rituals

Indulging in a warm bath can soak away tension caused by physical activity or mental stress and promote relaxation. Add magnesium bath salts, aromatic oils, or soothing bubbles and immerse yourself to release daily tensions from your neck and shoulders.

Night-time Rituals for Mindfulness

Self-care soothing

When winding down before bed, incorporating a skincare routine can be the ultimate act of self-love. By investing time and effort into nurturing your skin, you’re enhancing your physical appearance and cultivating a sense of well-being while lowering the chances that your skin itself becomes the stress trigger.

Night-time Rituals for Mindfulness

Cozy sleep attire

Slip into sleepwear created from breathable fabrics like silk or cotton for optimal night-time comfort. Avoid wearing anything with elastic bands or restricting shapes. Silk pyjamas are the perfect choice as they’re naturally anti-bacterial and wick away moisture, regulating your body temperature.

Setting the Scene: Creating a Restful Environment

Simple is best

Embrace your inner Marie Kondo and the principles of minimalism to keep clutter at bay. The bedroom is a space in your home where you stay in one spot while your eyes move throughout the room. If your room constantly reminds you of ‘things to do,’ you can overstimulate your mind when trying to wind down. Start with innovative storage solutions like low-profile dressers, floating shelves, or hidden storage ottomans. Opt for clean lines and uncluttered surfaces to create a physically and mentally clean space.

Setting the scene: creating a restful environment

Neutral palette

Set the tone with a serene, sophisticated colour palette. Select calming hues like soft neutrals, muted greens, or gentle greys to create an ambience that promotes relaxation. Work on the 60/30/10 rule. 60% of your room should be a calming neutral, 30% should be bolder colours, and only 10% should be loud and colourful – bright hues can stimulate the brain and eyes, keeping you awake longer.

Setting the Scene: Creating a Restful Environment

Quality bedding

Invest in high-quality bedding crafted from natural materials, such as cotton or linen, and choose a thread count that is as high or higher than 250. Layer your bed with plush pillows, cozy throws, and a cloud-like duvet for an irresistibly inviting look and feel.

Setting the scene: creating a restful environment

Luxe lighting fixtures

Illuminate your bedroom with soft, ambient lighting to create a calming atmosphere. Consider incorporating table lamps, pendant lights, or a dimmable wall sconce to add a touch of glamour to your sleep sanctuary.

Setting the Scene: Creating a Restful Environment

Silk eye mask and pillowcase

Elevate your sleep experience with a silk sleep mask and pillowcase. Not only do they feel indulgent against your skin, but they also help prevent wrinkles and hair breakage. Silk is naturally anti-bacterial, aiding in the promotion of healthy, crease-free, rejuvenated skin. Every detail matters, especially the one you rest your head on every night.

Setting the scene: creating a restful environment

The foundation of sleep

The right mattress is crucial for restful nights and productive mornings. Sealy NZ and Studio Reno both believe in the transformative power of quality sleep, and it all starts with investing in a mattress that prioritises comfort and support. When you prioritise rest, you’re investing in your well-being and creating a foundation for a life well-lived. If you’re one of the 16% of New Zealanders who have had their mattress for over 10 years, which is beyond the recommended lifespan of 8-10 years, start your best bedroom re-set ever by understanding what bed is right for you with the Sealy Bed Selector tool.

Incorporating these styling tips and night-time rituals into your daily routine will transform your bedroom into an oasis of sleep luxury where you can unwind, rest, and embrace the art of indulgent relaxation. 

About Studio Reno:

Led by the dynamic husband-and-wife duo Stacy and Adam, award-winning interior design firm Studio Reno stands as a beacon of innovation and creativity. With a mission to create beautiful, memorable and inspiring spaces, Stacy and Adam transform ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences, infusing each space with purpose and wonder.

Founded by Stacy Middleton in 2021, Studio Reno has quickly become synonymous with timeless elegance and modern functionality. From luxurious residential renovations to bespoke commercial spaces, Studio Reno represents the culmination of a lifelong passion for design and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Join the Studio Reno team on a journey of discovery and transformation as they invite you to elevate your living spaces and experience the magic of design first-hand.

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