Jonathan Scott on how to style your bedroom for better sleep

It probably comes as no surprise that the most important thing for good sleep is a good mattress, but did you know that making a few design tweaks to your bedroom can also help? We chatted with Jonathan Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers about bedroom decor, transitioning your space from season to season, and how it can all help you get a better night's sleep.

"The mattress is the most important investment, because it's the piece of furniture you use the most in the entire house," Jonathan told us, "So making an investment for luxurious sleep is important, but it's also a psychological thing -- choosing specific colors, palettes, textures, all those different things help make for a better sleep as well."

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Jonathan Scott's bedroom decor for fall and spring
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Jonathan's design for fall

Starting with neutral colors, he incorporated warm grays, layers of blankets and pops of brass accents. Jonathan says including warm tones like brass will make you mentally feel warmer. 

Jonathan sits with his bright, sunny spring design.

Jonathan's design for spring

Using pops of color like yellow and blue -- and patterns mixed with solids -- Jonathan brings a vibrancy to the space. With a neutral headboard in a navy fabric, this space can easily transition back to fall.

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It's a lot more simple than you might expect, but making these changes can make all the difference. The key takeaways Jonathan wants you to know? Read on below.

1. Style your room so that it's appropriate for the season you're in.

If it's the fall, you may want to incorporate an extra layer to your bedding, or switch out your sheers for heavier curtains. Adding drapes in the fall, Jonathan says, can help to insulate your room and make keep it warm when it's frigid outside. Good bedding is key -- find great sheets, and layer your blankets so you can have as much or as little as you'd like. "Even finding warmer tones helps. In winter, I'll swap out accents with something like brass or copper. Introduce warm tones, and psychologically it makes you feel warmer. It's weird but true."

For spring, Jonathan encourages using pops of color. "If you think about the emotions you're trying to evoke in spring," he said, "it's a new, fresh start, revitalized, exciting and fun." The key to using color, though is to do it strategically. Don't only use pattern or only use solids -- find a good combination of both, and then run with it. And one final color tip -- "The same color should be carried through the design in at least two or three places in order for it to work."

2. Make sure it's appropriate for both people living in it.

If you're married, your bedroom shouldn't be too masculine or too feminine. It's as simple as that -- you both need to feel comfortable!

3. Furniture placement is more important than you think.

There's a reason a lot of people swear by the harmony of feng shui, but even if you don't believe in it, you want your space to have good flow. Don't place your bed right next to the window if you have single-pane windows, or you'll be too cold. And don't put a bed or couch directly underneath a heat or air conditioning vent, or you'll never be comfortable. Try not to obstruct access to different points of your room like the closet or the bathroom, and do what makes the most sense for the space you have to work with.

4. Invest in the pieces that really matter.

When you're making a change to your bedroom, you'd be surprised how easy it is to totally revamp the space with pops of color, but those pops shouldn't be expensive. Instead, you should spend your money on the items you plan to have for a long time -- or that you'll use the most, like your mattress. Jonathan teamed up with Stearns & Foster to create his own mattress from the Reserve Collection, and he's obsessed. "I have been bragging for years about how good my mattress is, and everyone's sick of hearing it!" he joked. But they also all have started getting their own, as soon as they try it.

5. DECLUTTER your space, and never, ever work in your room.

"Storage is sexy," Jonathan says. If you come home to a bedroom that's filled with kids' toys, clutter, or -- worst of all -- piles of work you've taken home from the office, it's impossible to relax. He acknowledged with a laugh that if you live in a studio (guilty!), you can't really avoid doing work in your bedroom but that's why he says storage is so important. Let your bedroom be where you melt away stress, and get ready for a new day.

6. Design around keywords that are important to you.

When it's cold outside, what do you want from your home? You want it to be cozy, warm, comfortable -- so design your space around those words. Grab an extra fluffy throw blanket that you can tuck away in the summer when it warms back up. In Jonathan's words, you want to design a bedroom where you want to "jump in and stay there all day." Sounds like the perfect Sunday to us!

7. Big ticket investment items should be neutral.

When you're choosing the big furniture pieces that you'll hopefully have for a long time to come, you want them to be fairly neutral. They should be able to work in a variety of seasons, or be easily transitioned with a few accents, and not something you feel that you would need to change because it's trendy or seasonal.

8. Don't overthink it.

"Start with the stuff that's important — your mattress, sheets — and then one by one, change out the pieces until you have an eclectic mix of beauty in the room."

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The Property Brothers -- Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott through the years
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The Property Brothers -- Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott through the years
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - APRIL 17: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the show 'The Property Brothers' attend the Jonathan & Drew Scott Sign Copies Of 'Dream Home' at Bookends Bookstore on April 17, 2016 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: HGTV hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the Billboard Music Awards Pre-Party hosted by Kelly Clarkson at MGM Grand on May 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: TV hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Oficial After-party at 1 Oak on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott attend the GAC, HGTV and DIY Network's the Lodge at CMA Music Fest at the Fan Alley - Downtown on June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sara Kauss/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: Television personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott arrive at the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Presenters Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott speak onstage during the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the REVOLT & NCTA Host VIP Gala For Talent & Cable Execs at Belasco Theatre on April 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LIVINGSTON, NJ - JULY 12: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its New Livingston, NJ Store on July 12, 2014 in Livingston, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: TV personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Silver Scott attend the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott arrive with their dogs Gracie and Stewie at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: TV personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Silver Scott attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Television personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Scott arrive at the second annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational pairings party at the Lavo Restaurant & Nightclub at The Palazzo Las Vegas on July 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 04: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Framingham, MA Store on October 4, 2015 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott pose backstage at the hit musical 'Something Rotten' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 28: Television Personalities Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of The Scott Brothers attend and greet fans during their book promotion and fan meet and greet at Goo Goo Shop on March 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the Miami Book Fair on November 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Jonathan Drew and Drew Scott of Property Brothers attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott pose for a photo during the WICT Leadership Conference Touchstones Luncheon at Marriot Marquis on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for WICT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: The Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott speak on stage at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Fest on June 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV )
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers speak onstage during 2016 CMA Festival - Day 2 at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: (L-R) Bethany Watson, Jonathan Scott, Greg T, Drew Scott, Elvis Duran, Danielle Monaro and Skeery Jones pose for photo during 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - APRIL 17: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the show 'The Property Brothers' with fans attend the Jonathan & Drew Scott Sign Copies Of 'Dream Home' at Bookends Bookstore on April 17, 2016 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: The Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott visit AOL Build to discuss their book 'Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House' at AOL on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend AOL Build at AOL on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) John Cariani, HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott and Brian d'Arcy James pose backstage at the hit musical 'Something Rotten' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott speak at Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Property Brothers: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott at Apple Store Soho on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 04: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Framingham, MA Store on October 4, 2015 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of The Property Brothers visit 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Property Brothers hosts Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott appear at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Fest on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers attend the premiere of Dukale's Dream on June 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for The 7th Floor)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: TV personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott of Property Brothers pose in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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