There’s a lot of science surrounding the idea that the design of your room can help to improve your sleep. So which door handles are best for dozing?


young woman sleeping in a bed


Feng Shui (which literally translates from Chinese as “wind water”) dates back to prehistoric China. In other words, the idea is so old that no-one is entirely sure where it comes from. What we do know is that some of the earliest texts of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism across China all reference this extremely old philosophy.


To simplify dramatically, the basic idea of Feng Shui is that in order to feel ordered, you must make sure that your environment is ordered too.


Jump forward a few thousand years, and it turns out that there is a lot of science to back up the notion of Feng Shui. Our environment does have a huge effect on our mood. What is more, the layout of our bedrooms can have a huge effect on the amount of sleep we have — or fail to have.


A Calming Bedroom with Calming Door Handles?


According to the NHS, about one in three people in the UK suffer from some form of insomnia at some point in their lives. Insomnia can range from mild to severe and there are many different causes and treatments. However, probably one of the most obvious treatments the NHS recommends comes down to the layout of your bedroom.


Woman with insomnia staring at a clock


“[Use] thick curtains or blinds, an eye mask and earplugs to stop you being woken up by light and noise.”

It’s so obvious that it hardly seems worth mentioning but, when combined with other interior design tweaks, it can make the whole process of sleep a lot easier. A number of sleep experts writing for the Telegraph recommend many different ways you can make your bedroom environment more sleep friendly.


These recommendations include things like soft, plush carpets; big, cosy beds with large headboards; very light and calming colours such as whites and beiges; and a calming smell created by candles and perfumes. Other sleep experts emphasise the importance of minimalism, avoiding unnecessary clutter to keep things as tidy and calm as possible.

Last, but not least, is your smartphone. Or rather, the lack of it. No TV, no laptop, no tablet, and no screen time before bed. Many experts argue that, far too often, we see our bedroom as an extension of our living room — with all the clutter and technology which that brings with it. According to them, this isn’t the right attitude to have. Our bedrooms should be a place to sleep and to spend time with our loved ones, not our computers.


If all of this is starting to sound a lot like Feng Shui to you, then perhaps those ancient Chinese philosophers had a point.


The Best Door Handles for Dozing


Bearing in mind all that advice, we’d recommend making sure that your door handles compliment your room in order to avoid clutter and to achieve the desired minimalism needed for sleep. All of our door handles can create a wonderfully calming and sleep-friendly atmosphere when combined with the right design.


Our range of Italian-style door handles would work well in a room with a subtle continental feel to it. Our Rochester Old English-style door handle would give a room in an older house a homely, antique feel. Then there are our ultra-modern “push for privacy” door handles. These sleek, stylish door handles are the very essence of minimalism but they can be combined with soft features to give your room a stripped-back but cosy atmosphere.


Door handles are far too often forgotten in interior design, which is a shame because they are the first thing you see as you walk into a room and the last thing you see as you walk out of it. In order to get a good night’s sleep, we’d recommend paying heed to good door handles and complementing them with a sleep-friendly bedroom style.


A cozy master bedroom with double bed


For the home of your dreams and for a bedroom which will help you to dream more, make sure to choose door handles from e-Hardware. If you spend over £45, you can sleep well knowing that delivery is FREE.