Things to consider when ...Designing your bedroom - part 2

Jun 28, 2021

Read part 1 here

  • TV

We all know how bad it is for our sleep to watch TV before bedtime. We associate the bed with Netflix binging. Blue light messes up our brain waves. It's plain bad. Yet we do it out of habit, like the automated monkeys we are. Ask yourself: do you really need one? If you do, you are welcome to it. Just make sure it's a conscious choice, not a reflex.


  • Morning rituals

All the things we do before the children wake up and the day starts. For years Alex used to make coffee in bed for us. It was our morning ritual. You might have tea and the newspaper on a wicker chair. You might do Yoga and meditation. Journaling.

Imagine the space that would accommodate that activity and incorporate it into your design. You might end up placing it outside the bedroom and that's fine too. Or you might not have morning rituals in which case, you're probably an alien.


  • Placement of the mighty bed

Fengshui will probably tell you that the bed must be head towards the East, or the North. I have slept in countless places in my digital nomad life. I never noticed a difference in my head position relative to the equator. If you feel the need to use that, go ahead. Another feature stands more prominently on my priority list with regards to the bed: the door. Our ancestral brain needs to know where danger is at all times. Standing with our back to the entrance makes us feel vulnerable. The same goes for desks or reading lounges.


I think that's about it. If course this list is far from exhaustive. Head to the community comments and give your say in this. Putting our brains together is what makes this permarchitecture thing so cool.