Exclusive: HGTV's Jenny Marrs' rule of symmetry could improve your sleep – here's how

The 'Fixer to Fabulous' star explores the importance of symmetry – and how it can turn your bedroom into a 'sanctuary for sleep'

Jenny Mars
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Designer Jenny Marrs is a designer on a mission – to help everybody sleep better.

Though the relationship between your bedroom's decor and your wellness is already no secret, the host of HGTV's Fixer to Fabulous has set out to share new ways to elevate the most intimate room of your home – while improving your sleep quality in the process. And the most aesthetic way to do so involves a design rule that continues to stand the test of time: symmetry.

'We are always looking for ways that will help us feel well-rested and more present for the moments that really matter, especially at the start of the new year,' Jenny says. The host sat down for an exclusive interview with H&G to discuss how to sleep better – following a partnership with Natrol

'I was so excited to help other people get a better night's sleep by sharing things I'm passionate about, design advice. For example, the importance of integrating symmetry and harmony into their bedroom design to ensure their space is a sanctuary for sleep,' Jenny Marrs says.

Jenny Marrs

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The rule of symmetry is among the most recognized in the industry – but as Jenny explains – you should not forget about it in the bedroom

'Just because it's the bedroom doesn't mean it will be a restful oasis without thought to the furnishings or their placement in the room,' Jenny says. 'Thinking through the symmetry of your space, you can bring peace and comfort into your bedroom design to support those calming feelings that set you up for sleep success.'

To achieve this, the designer recommends making your bed the focal point of the room – then designing around it. 'Both sides of the bed should have a bedside table, and each table should have a matching lamp,' the designer adds. 

Meanwhile, to bring harmony into your space, Jenny recommends upgrading your bedroom storage ideas by placing baskets or bins around your room – to keep your room tidy – and help you remove evidence of mess that can accumulate throughout the day.

Four-poster bed with curtains, upholstered with orange fabric with pink geometric pattern and green bedding.

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'Using little baskets or lidded boxes to hide away dirty laundry, cords, or anything you don't want in sight can further support those calming feelings that help us achieve a great night's sleep,' Jenny says. To get involved, we're investing in these simple but chic baskets below. 

Folden Lane Collapsible Storage Basket | $70.00 on Crate & Barrel

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This storage box is perfect for tidying accessories in the bedroom. It is collapsable and lightweight (yet sturdy), which makes it easy to carry around your home, and of course, it's good-looking enough to ensure you can stay organized in style.  

You can discover more about Jenny Marrs' work with Natrol and join their Sweepstake to win a $10,000 bedroom makeover to improve your sleep via their website. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.