Two tips. Get close. Fill the frame. Try different angles when you are taking pictures. That will make your pictures more interesting. Look at most pictrures in your Facebook account. Aren't most pictures taken from the same distance / same angle?
The background and the location this picture was taken wasn't interesting. There wasn't any need to show more than just the boy sleeping. The purpose of this picture really was to appreciate the softness of his face, the detail of this eyelashes and his cute freckles.
Please keep in mind that the exposure settings listed above only work for the lighting conditions I had when I took the picture.