We all deserve a beautiful bedroom- a place to come home to at the end of each day and relax. Our bedrooms are so personal to us, done well they can feel like the most comfortable place in the world. However if your bedroom feels unfinished, unpleasing or generally needs an upgrade, here are some potential pitfalls you could have fallen into.
Your bedroom is multi tasking
We’re not all fortunate enough to live in huge homes with lots of rooms, and for this reason it’s common for our rooms to multitask. Perhaps your living room has a dining table in one corner, or maybe you’ve created a makeshift office under your stairs. This is great and a smart use of the space, but one room that shouldn’t be multitasking is your bedroom. This is a space that should be reserved for rest and relaxation. If you have an ironing board with all of your washing piled on it, an exercise bike or a desk sharing the space with your bed then it’s worth moving these elsewhere. Keep your bedroom as your own relaxing sanctuary.
It’s cluttered and disorganised
Even if your room isn’t multitasking, it might still be generally messy and disorganised. Research has shown that sleeping in a messy room adds to stress levels and actually disrupts sleep. One way you can ensure your room stays tidy is to find good storage solutions- when everything has a place it’s easy to put things back when you’re finished with them. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes are useful as they can be fitted into any nook, cranny or unusual shaped room and provide you with tons of storage space. Use rails, shelves and drawers to create your perfect storage area and everything you own will have a place. Regularly go through and declutter, giving or throwing away things you no longer have use for. It’s so easy for things like clothes and beauty products to accumulate, don’t let your bedroom become a wasteland for items you don’t need.
You’re not making the most of the space
Finally, finding the right layout is key for a beautiful bedroom. Often a bed with a bedside table with a lamp either side is best as it allows a room to look balanced. You can find lamps to suit all tastes on sites like http://sunpan.com/usa/products/accessories/lighting But play around with it and find a layout that works for you, maximising the space- ideally you need to be able to walk around without feeling cramped. You could downgrade the size of your bed, for example a double or king bed would be better in a smaller room compared with say a super king size. You could get rid of any furniture you’re not using much, and look into things like drawers in the bed as a way to gain extra storage. If you use a 3d room planner you can see online what your new layout will look like instead of having to move heavy furniture.
Are you guilty of any of the above? What tips do you have for creating a beautiful and practical bedroom?