Dreaming of the Perfect Bedroom?

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Your bedroom should be the place where you can unwind and get away from the stresses of the world. If your current one is not up to scratch, it is time to do something about it. While some of the things discussed in this article require some investment, others can be done for free. If you complete everything on the list, you should be well on the way to making your bedroom the sanctuary which you always wanted it to be. So, if you are dreaming of the perfect bedroom, you have come to the right place!

Choose the Right Bed and Bedding

Even though it is the most important element of any bedroom, many people continue to suffer with a bad bed and poor-quality sheets. Both a good base and mattress are needed to help you get the good night’s sleep that you are looking for. Before you settle on the ones which are right for you, make sure to try out several different options in the store. If you are looking for a base which doubles up as storage space, take a look at divans. And don’t underestimate the importance of the bedding as well. If you are striving for real comfort, Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count will do the job nicely.

Consider Your Bedside Lighting

In many bedrooms, space is limited, and you simply don’t have it to spare on huge bedside tables which you can fit a huge lamp on. If you are intending to free up a little bit of space, you could always go for a wall or pendant light - the latter may be easier to install unless you are currently in the middle of some big renovations. Freeing up space on your surfaces allows you to fill them with other things - but don’t let them become too cluttered. While we are on the subject of lighting, you could also look into getting a dimmer switch for the times when you want to set the mood.

Select Paint Colour Wisely

The colours that you choose to paint the walls make such a big difference to the overall atmosphere of your bedroom. If you want to create a calming and relaxed atmosphere, it makes sense that you go for a fairly neutral colour palette. These will help to calm your mind and get you into a state where you are ready to fall asleep. To look at things another way, you could always be a bit braver with your colour choices as this is a room of the house that not everyone is going to see.

Control the Natural Light

The amount of natural light that you let into the room really depends on what sort of sleeper you are. Some people like to have a bit of natural light streaming through the windows to wake them up gently in the morning. If this is the case, some light curtains or blinds will do the job. On the other hand, if you work shifts of prefer to sleep in total darkness, some blackout blinds may be the best option for you. As well as these practical considerations, you should also think about the attractiveness of your window treatments and how they suit the colour palette of the rest of your room.

Accessories and Furnishings 

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It is the accessories and furnishings which really add the finishing touches to a bedroom environment. Even if you are going for a minimalist approach, you can still add one or two items which show off your personality and design sense. If you are thinking grand, a decorative chandelier gives off an impression of elegance. If you are thinking simple, some framed photos of your family or a past holiday will help to give the character you are looking for. Textured accessories can also be used to finish off the look of your bedroom. For example, cushions, throws and other similar items in the fabrics and materials you love will help your bedroom to become a sanctuary.

Pick Your Flooring

Having something soft underfoot is a preference for many people when it comes to their bedrooms. If you are going for a high-end finish, soft and luxurious carpeting is a great option -, particularly during the cold winter months. However, if you prefer the look of a hardwood floor, you could still cover up the places where you are most likely to stand with a soft rug.

Organisation and Banishing Clutter

Even if you have got a fantastic bed, a beautiful colour scheme and some super finishing touches, all of this is for nothing if your bedroom is cluttered and disorganised. It is supposed to be a room of the house where you can go to relax and unwind, but this is something that is going to be very difficult to do if there are things everywhere. This first task that you need to accomplish is to declutter the room. Then you can make sure that there is enough storage space to hold all your possessions. Possessions should either be useful or provide sentimental value. If you have things which don’t fit in either category, it is time to get rid of them. You may have to make one or two tricky decisions if you are a compulsive horder and you find it difficult to throw things away. But it will all be worthwhile if you have a bedroom which is serene and clutter-free.

Add Some Natural Features

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There is a real design trend at the moment towards bringing natural elements indoors. All it takes is to introduce a couple of houseplants inside your home, which serve to remove impurities from the air, and you should start to notice an immediate difference in your bedroom. Choose an plant which catches your eye and an attractive container to put it in. The room will instantly have a fresher feel to it which is always welcome.

Decorate to Scale

Even if you only have a small bedroom space to work with, you can still make it look fantastic. But you should make sure that you decorate to the size of the room that you have available. There is no point filling up a small bedroom with oversized furniture. All this is going to serve to do is make the bedroom look cluttered and unappealing. Similarly, if you have a large bedroom, there is no point putting in tiny pieces of furniture as you will not be filling the space as well as you could.

The perfect bedroom consists of a number of different elements which we have discussed in detail in this article. The bed and bedding are the most important elements, but you should still think about the lighting and other decorative features which will add the finishing touches to your space. When you are choosing the furniture, you should ensure that it is size-appropriate for the room. If you are planning on giving your room a complete overhaul, you will also want to consider other elements such as the flooring. On top of this, you should also think closely about how you are going to get rid of clutter from your room with some clever and careful organisation. Control the amount of natural light which enters your room in a way which suits your sleeping pattern. Above all, think about any ways that you can make your bedroom more relaxing than it is already, so you have no trouble at all unwinding and escaping the stresses of the world.

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