Out of all the rooms in your home, it’s strange to think that you actually spend the most amount of time in your bedroom. Plus, in comparison, it is typically the room where we spend the least amount of money on decoration. Although you might justify this by saying that this is because you are asleep for the majority of the time, it’s a fact that people spend more time in their bedrooms if there is a welcoming, inviting and luxurious decorative finish. In this article we take a look at five top tips for achieving a dreamy bedroom through both furniture and decoration.
Top Tip #1 – The Bed
We’ve already established that you spend the majority of your time asleep whilst in your bedroom. It’s difficult to determine then, why most people spend so little time choosing the ideal bed. In reality, this is one piece of contemporary furniture that you should never compromise on as a good quality bed can last up to a decade. You need to take time to consider the style of bed you want. If you share the bed, a double might not give you both enough room so a queen sized or even king sized bed might be more appropriate. You also need to consider how much space in your room you want the bed to occupy. There is also the type of mattress that best suits your needs that needs to considered from a soft to a hard mattress depending on how much support you like.
Top Tip #2 – Dedicated Room
To achieve a dreamy bedroom, you need to ensure that the sole purpose of your bedroom is to relax and sleep in. This means that any other items that may have been placed in your bedroom such as exercise equipment, desks or anything else not specifically suited to a bedroom are moved out. This will ensure that you are in the correct mind frame when you enter the bedroom and not pre-occupied with other tasks such as work or exercise.
Top Tip #3 – Decoration
Decoration is key when it comes to creating a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom. Just think about that feeling you get when you enter a bedroom in a five star hotel – this is the feeling you should be striving to re-create. Think glamour and luxury and you’ll be along the right lines. To achieve a fashionable look in your bedroom this season, opt for a large, plush headboard, heavily patterned wallpaper on just one wall and exquisite soft furnishings such as lots of pillows and cushions and impressive curtains.
Top Tip #4 – Storage
Your bedroom often houses a lot of your personal possessions from clothing to shoes, jewellery and accessories. These items can take up a lot of room but to ensure a dreamy bedroom is the end result; all these items need to be neatly tucked out of sight. Storage is important to achieving this so look for under-bed storage, tall wardrobes with lots of space, dressers and bedside tables with additional storage to safely stow everything away.
Top Tip #5 – Lighting
To complete your dreamy bedroom, you need soft, diffused light. Shutters on the windows are a great way of controlling natural light, allowing brightness during the day but for the light to be blocked out at night. Bedside or table lamps with soft wattage bulbs can help to create a functional yet soft light for reading or watching television whilst an uplighter lamp in the corner can add a touch of romance to any room.
By following these top tips, you’re sure to achieve a wonderful bedroom to enjoy for years to come.