The bedroom is the best place to recharge after a long and grueling day. Some like to relax and unwind with a book or engage a favorite hobby as well as sleep. However, if the bedroom does not look like a cozy and welcoming place to relax, it’s difficult to get the right amount of rest and sleep you need.
What are the ways you can remake your bedroom into a more comfortable space?
1. Stick with the essentials
Avoid clutter in the bedroom (e.g. stuff for work, dirty laundry). You will seldom need to go beyond the essentials like pillows, a comfortable bed, and bedside table. That’s not to say that helpful accessories shouldn’t be considered. If it helps you sleep better at night, then it’s an essential piece.
For instance, a modern bedroom rug is a good addition that makes the space look and feel cozy. Your feet and toes will thank you. Choose a rug that not only fits the overall aesthetic, but also provides good insulation and acoustics. Adding a piece of artwork or some family photos can also help soothe the senses and prepare you for sleep.
2. Have the right amount of storage options
Storage can help you decrease clutter and keep things tidy and organized. Storing things neatly and out of sight can help make the space look calm and spacious.
A bedside table can hold your books, reading glasses, and gadgets. A storage bench by the foot of the bed can be used to store bedsheets, blankets, pillows, curtains, and other linen.
If you intend to keep several of your things away from the bedside areas, consider installing additional storage space in your closet.
3. Pick the right colors
Soothing colors help strike a restful feeling. Consider using wallpapers and paints that are more monochromatic. Calm and pale hues of blue, cozy browns and gentle greens are some ideas you can play around with.
If you want to go simpler, you won’t go wrong with the neutral palette of grays and whites.
4. Relaxing activities
Aside from sleeping, you may have hobbies or activities that help you wind down at the end of the day. Whether it’s writing in your journal, knitting, listening to music, or just regular lounging, a secluded nook in the bedroom is a good area to do all these.
Consider adding a comfortable chair by the window or corner, complemented nicely by a small table. If you have additional space, you can add a bedroom couch.
5. Add layers of lighting
It can be difficult to set a calm and serene mood if there’s only one lighting option which illuminates the entire room too brightly. Adding small lamps and accent lights can allow you to shine a light on specific areas only. This adds a feeling of softness to the bedroom.
It’s common to have lights that are accompanied by adjustable dimmers so you can customize the degree of brightness.
These are just some ideas on how to make your bedroom more welcoming. You’ll definitely find more tips online, but keep in mind that if it doesn’t help you get better rest and sleep (which is the goal), it’s probably not worthwhile. Find what works for you.