What’s the one thing you look forward to the most as you open the front door of your home after a long day at work? If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get put on your favorite pair of pajamas and retreat into your bedroom. It’s your sanctuary of sleep, your haven of comfort.
It’s only natural that you’d want to use the right design and décor elements to make your bedroom more hospitable and inviting. From rearranging all your furniture to adding a few dainty succulents – even simple changes in your bedroom can go a long way to make it extra cozy.
Whether you’re moving to a new place or have just grown tired of your same old bedroom, it’s a good idea to revamp the space with new colors and artifacts. In this blog, we’ve handpicked a few awesome hacks to transform your bedroom into the epitome of comfort. Let’s take a look.
1. Declutter Your Space
Of course, the antique study table you picked on your last visit to the flea market adds a vintage charm to your room. But it might also be occupying unnecessary space, making your bedroom look small and constricted.
Likewise, you must have accumulated plenty of wall hangings, table accents, showpieces, and other paraphernalia over the years. Needless to say, you likely don’t need most of these objects in your life anymore.
The first step to making your bedroom cozy and comfortable is to get rid of all the clutter inside it. Take a close look at the walls, nightstands, and closets to identify things you no longer want to keep. Getting rid of unwanted objects can go a long way to make your bedroom appear more spacious and welcoming.
2. Leverage Color Psychology
Have you noticed how certain colors, such as light yellow and beige, immediately make you feel at home? On the other hand, dark and dull colors often create an alienating and depressing environment. That’s why it is a good idea to keep color psychology in mind while dressing up your bedroom walls.
Painting the walls in warmer shades of yellow and azure is one of the easiest and quickest ways of transforming your bedroom. You can even turn it into a fun DIY project for the weekends. But if you don’t have the time, interest, or resources to re-do the walls, try adding a splash of lighter colors with other elements, such as:
3. Layer the Bed
Chances are you’re going to spend most of your time in the bedroom on your bed. A plush and cozy bed can go a long way to help you relax and improve your quality of sleep. It’s also ideal for curling up inside a warm blanket on a snowy winter morning.
So, it’s a good idea to add plenty of layers to your bed in the form of blankets, comforters, throws, and duvets. Make sure you keep a pair of soft and comfortable pillows. Don’t forget to choose soothing colors that complement other décor elements in the room.
While you’re at it, you could also consider adding a weighted blanket to the mix. It’s particularly useful if you’re struggling with anxiety, stress, or sleep disorders. It relaxes your nervous system and puts your body and mind at ease.
From classic blankets and throws to special iced blankets – you’ll find an impressive assortment of weighted blankets options. Make sure you choose one that’s roughly 10% of your body weight and easily fits on your bed.
4. Steer Clear of Electronics
No. You don’t need a computer or television in your bedroom. While these gadgets provide a source of bedtime entertainment, they also emit harmful blue light, which interferes with your sleep and vision. It is, therefore, a good idea to keep electronic devices away from your bedroom.
Even if you need to use your phone or tablet in the bedroom, avoid bringing it to the bed. Also, make sure you don’t use these devices right before bedtime. The world won’t stop turning if you don’t check your Instagram feed every night before going to sleep.
5. Move Things Around
Are you tired and bored of the same design and layout of your bedroom? The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a brand new look. All you have to do is move the furniture, change the upholstery, or add a couple of new mirrors to the walls.
Try replacing the old curtains and bedsheets with new ones. Or you can even add a small nightstand and lamp beside the bed. Likewise, it’s a good idea to secure the flooring with soft rugs. It’s particularly useful for keeping your feet warm on a cold winter morning.
6. Add a Splash of Green
Indoor plants and succulents can be just what you need to (literally) breathe new life into your bedroom. They help break the monotony of various furniture and other objects and are a treat for the eyes. You can even choose plants with air-purifying properties for added health benefits.
7. Add a Soothing Fragrance
If you’re looking to relax and unwind, scented candles and aroma diffusers are the perfect addition to your bedroom. While the choice of fragrance depends on your preference, lavender, patchouli, ylang-ylang, and spearmint boast a plethora of stress-relieving properties.
Have you used any other home improvement techniques to make your bedroom cozier? Share your suggestions in the comments section below.
About The Author: Written By Clayton R.
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