One’s bedroom is arguably the most important room in a house. After all, it is said that on average, we spend one-third of our lives in there sleeping. It is where time is spent resting and relaxing, allowing the body to renew itself after each long day, and the place where dreams are made. Which makes the creation of a soothing, comfortable environment all the more important.
While there are many who could do with a bedroom upgrade, they are often put off by the thought that an overhaul will either be too costly or troublesome. However, turning your bedroom into a restorative haven is actually easier and more affordable than you think, especially if you follow these five easy tips.
1. Paint The Walls
You will be amazed by what a fresh lick of paint can do when it comes to transforming a room. For a clean, contemporary look, you simply cannot go wrong with neutral colours such as white, off-white, beige and soft grey tones. When working with small spaces, choosing a light colour has the added advantage of making a room look bigger and brighter.
Another interesting way to spruce up a room is to have a feature wall that is painted a different colour. Not every space needs one but they can help to draw attention to a special area of the room. Popular choices include the wall behind the bed’s headrest or where the television is placed. The best part about paint (unlike say, wallpaper) is, if you wish to update the room, just paint the walls over!
2. A New Bed Frame
The bed tends to be the focal point of every bedroom — it is usually the area that draws your attention first. A stylish bed frame can be the difference between a room that is comfortably stylish and one that falls short of that. Few people know this, but a well-made bed frame has the added benefit of aiding a better sleep experience.
Good, solid bed frames such as the Frame bed by Mario Mazzer provide stability. After all, nobody wants a bed frame that squeaks even with the slightest move. Made out of high quality white oak, the Frame bed just needs to be dusted occasionally and can easily be cleaned with a solution of mild detergent and water. To clean the upholstery, a great tip would be to simply use baking powder and water.
3. Upgrade Your Mattress
Never underestimate the importance of a good mattress. A good mattress is the deciding factor when it comes to a good night’s sleep which in turn affects everything from your physical health to mental stress levels. If you find that you’re not sleeping well, or that you’re morewell-rested in other places (like a hotel), then it’s high time you change your mattress.
The Restonic Kaitlyn Mattress for example is a very reliable choice. The mattress is made using latex which is naturally anti-fungi, anti-dust mites, and anti-bacteria, and features individually pocketed springs that reduce partner disturbances. The Kaitlyn also has an endothermic phase change gel foam layer that responds to body heat and makes the mattress surface cooler by up to two degrees Celsius.
The result: a truly comfortable night’s sleep.
4. Change Those Sheets
Ah, bedding — there’s nothing quite like sinking into a bed with freshly washed bed linen. Given the amount of time we all spend lying in bed, it is worth investing a bit of money into good quality bedding. Your choice of sheets also sets the scene for the entire room: neutral colours result in a clean, relaxed look or you could choose a bold print for an invigorating pop of colour. Throw into the mix some soft furnishings in the form of plush cushions or a throw and voila, your room will look completely different.
5. Dress Up Your Nightstand
Your nightstand is the one piece of furniture that stays by your side through the night. A new nightstand can turn the look of your whole bedroom around. When choosing one, it is important to select a piece that is stylish yet functional at the same time.
Drawers, for instance, are incredibly useful. Drawers allow you to keep important, but perhaps unsightly things (such as medication, snacks, and your daily planner), close to you but out of sight. The Frame Nightstand designed by Mario Mazzer is a great example of style and function. Dress it up with a beautiful lamp and a scented candle to set the mood.
If an alarm clock is a must, make sure to choose a design that matches the overall aesthetic of the table and the chosen piece of lighting.
Do all of the above and you will be on your way to creating a space that is not only warm and inviting but impeccably put together.