What’s your favorite room? Your kitchen? Living room, perhaps? Well, for most people, the answer is simple: their bedroom.
The average person spends a third of their day in their bedroom, whether to sleep or just to have some “me time.” If you are going to spend a third of your life in a particular space, you might as well make it look beautiful, cozy, and comfortable.
Here are some creative ideas to make your bedroom feel like a cozy getaway in your own home.
Invest In a Good Mattress
A good mattress can make the difference between a good night’s sleep and a night of tossing and turning. If you have been using your mattress for close to a decade, it’s time to replace it. In general, there are three kinds of mattresses: innerspring, foam, and adjustable.
Your choice of a mattress depends largely on how you sleep. Side sleepers typically need a soft mattress, and stomach-sleepers usually prefer a firm mattress. People who sleep on their backs fall somewhere in between. You should consider other factors: the size of the bed you want, quality of material, and the price.
Add Customized Bedding
If you have a specific color or design of bedding you prefer, it is now possible to customize it suit your taste and preferences. Personalized bedding will make your bedroom more enticing and exciting for you.
Whether you want a sporty design, an animal-themed design, or a specific floral pattern, simply go online and take your pick. Check out a specialized bedding company such as Vision Bedding for a large selection of styles and many other ideas on choosing your own customized bedding.
Make Use of Calming Colors
Your bedroom should be the perfect place to relax and unwind. That’s why we recommend calming colors for your bedroom walls. While dark shades can be tempting for striking design, they may induce feelings of melancholy or loneliness.
In general, opt for lighter shades in the bedroom. They bring a fresh and invigorating feel to a space. Neutral colors also bring a steady, quiet, and soothing atmosphere to a room. Ultimately, choose a color that reflects the kind of tone you want to set in your bedroom.
The best bedroom colors include:
- Lush lavender
- Tranquil white
- Blue gray
- Sea blue
- Pastel purple
- Neutral beige
- Light yellow
- Pale orange
Choose Appropriate Artwork
Artwork, paintings, and wallpaper are great ways to bring style and a sense of home to your bedroom.
As artist Laura Scolari puts it, “Art is the most important part of a room, so it should come first. Designing a room around a piece of art can completely change your mind about what you thought you wanted, in the best way possible.”
Thankfully, there is a wide range of art forms to choose from, including abstract art, modern art and sculpture art. You can also select art based on your culture or experiences. Or, choose prints from special vacations or family moments in your life for a more personalized feel.
If you want to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom, go for pieces that have blue, green, or gray tones.
Have you ever considered how your favorite potted plant could be the solution to your sleep woes whether you suffer from insomnia, or simply feel groggy in the morning?
Plants and flowers not only help to filter carbon dioxide emissions into oxygen, they also help to remove toxic contaminants (benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and so on) and its traces that are present in our homes.
The uniqueness of plants is such that they have a natural filtration mechanism built into them that is engineered to purify. And as a result, they will help you sleep better.
For a bedroom, choose plants that are easy to care for, such as cacti, succulents, and air plants. They all add a wave of greenery, and their pots can serve as decorative features as well.
Make Use of Comfy Rugs
A comfortable rug is a must-have in every bedroom. When you feel tired of lying on the bed, and you want to lie or sit on the floor, a cold, hard floor won’t cut it. You’ll need a rug to feel comfortable on the ground.
Beyond comfort, rugs help layer a room’s decor. They add texture and color to a room. Think of rugs as adding artwork to your floor. The right rug, paired with other decorative items, can make your room feel like a sanctuary. In addition, rugs provide an extra layer of safety and warmth during the cold months.
Keep Technology to a Minimum
How many electronic gadgets do you use in your bedroom? From televisions, laptops and smartphones, there are so many gadgets available to the average person. While these technologies have their benefits, they can quickly become draining and exhausting in your bedroom. That’s why your bedroom should be an electronic-free zone, as much as possible.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the presence of technology in the bedroom disrupts our circadian cycles, making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Rather than clicking and reading all night long, read a real book, or have a conversation with your partner. If you are alone, spend time meditating.
There are plenty of ways to make your bedroom feel cozy and inviting, and these tips are only just the beginning. Ultimately, play around with different ideas until you find ways to make your bedroom comfortable for you.