Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house — and should be a cozy retreat for you to enjoy fully. Whether it’s luxurious bedding, soothing color schemes, or unique accent pieces, paying close attention to your design decisions can result in a chic space for rest and relaxation.
Feeling stuck in a bit of a bedroom rut? Try these tips for making your private space more personal.
Layering is key to a beautiful bed. It gives your space an instantly glamorous upgrade, plus you will be beyond cozy during the cold weather.
Linger Over Lighting
Good lighting is everything and not just in photography. Different light fixtures, colors, and tones of light can have significant effects on your mood and well-being.
Dimmers should be your first choice to add ambiance to a room through lighting while installing several different sources that takes the concept one step further.
The glare from overhead flush mounts can look harsh, so opt for a pretty pendant or bedside sconces and place table lamps on the dresser instead. Their glow will soothe the senses at the end of the day.
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Savor the Softness
Whether it’s brand new bed linens (ditch the matchy-matchy and purchase coordinating separates for maximum flair), a couple of velvet toss cushions, a plush armchair or a feels-great rug on the floor, creating a cocoon of warmth and texture is step one in fashioning a stylish sleep sanctuary.
Control the Clutter
All too often our bedrooms can become disordered and chaotic with clothes on the floor, TV noise in the background, books and papers in piles and the inevitable tangle of smartphones, headphones, and e-reader cords.
Take time every morning or evening to tidy and bring order to your oasis. Nurture your sanctuary and it will nurture you.
Add New Artwork
There’s no need to go overboard with the art in your bedroom: pick one piece that speaks to you and also makes a statement.
Also, the idea of changing your artwork with the seasons isn’t new, but it is an effortless and economical way to brighten your room and give it a reenergized vibe as the mood strikes.
There are a multitude of avian prints on the market right now for you to love. From flamingos to budgies to herons to wrens, it’s easy to find one to make every space sing.
Defer to Darkness
A bedroom can be the most beautiful room in the house, but if you can’t sleep, it isn’t doing its ultimate job.
Ensure a successful slumber by lining your drapes with blackout fabric or equipping the windows with fully opaque blinds. Keep the temperature on the cool side and turn off the electronics at the same time you put your pajamas on.