The bedroom tends to take a backseat to the shared spaces of the house in terms of decorating priority. However, the way we set up our bedrooms does make a difference to our general wellbeing, so it's important not to neglect this space. This is the room where we relax, sleep, and are at our most intimate and stripped down. It’s the one room in our home that is ours and ours alone, so we should give it the attention it deserves. If your bedroom needs an update, here are some great tips to help.
The main feature of your bedroom should be your bed. Have it facing your door if possible, rather than on the door wall facing in, so it’s the first thing you see when you walk into the room, instantly getting you in the right frame of mind for sleep. The only time to consider changing this is if you have a great view that you love waking up to. Then position the bed so you can easily look out the window.
It’s tempting to opt for dark and romantic colors in the bedroom, or your favourite bright and bold hues thinking how energising they will be in the morning. But, these choices can make it harder to relax and get to sleep. To create a relaxing space, try to stick to light, calming, neutral colours such as creams, taupes, and muted pastels if that suits you, or soft greys. If you do want to add some bolder colors, do it with accessories and soft furnishings that accent rather than dominate the decor.
You need to be able to get comfortable in your bedroom. So, make sure you replace your mattress at least every 10 years and flip r turn it regularly. When it comes to pillows and blankets, replace them as soon as they start to feel flat. You can also add some comfy seating or a reading nook to the room if you’ve got enough space.
As well as being comfortable, your bedroom should look warm and cozy. This will help you to relax and make you feel safe. To create a cozy bedroom, add soft furnishings such as extra blankets and cushions, soft lighting options like floor or bedside lamps, and accessories that make your bed more inviting, such as bed runners.
Storage can be a problem if you don’t have a particularly large room. But, it’s important that the room remains tidy and uncluttered. Clutter in the bedroom can lead to stress, make it harder to sleep and even cause a tripping hazard in the dark. So, everything needs a home. Your bed is going to take up a lot of space in the room so utilize under bed storage options if possible. If you still need more storage, mount shelving on the walls and buy minimalist clothing rails to store clothes stylishly.
Keep it tech-free
Technology in the bedroom can be appealing. Many people like the idea of working in their bedroom or watching movies in bed. But, this can hurt your sleep pattern. To maintain your bedroom as a relaxation zone, try to keep it completely tech free. Create an office space in another room, leave your TVs in the lounge, and charge your phones in other rooms. Keep the bedroom for sleeping. The priority in your bedroom should be making sure it’s a relaxing space where you can get a great night’s sleep.
So, think about these points with every design decision you make. Then, have some fun. Let your décor reflect your tastes and personality in this room that is all about you!