Throughout your lifetime, you will spend 26 years sleeping, and another seven years trying to sleep.
Simply put, about a quarter of your life will be spent in your bedroom. If anything, this makes your bedroom one of the more lived-in spaces in your house.
If you have been wondering about how to transform it into the inviting, sleep-inducing, relaxing space it should be, don’t lose any more sleep about it.
Here are 6 top tips to help you get the room of your dreams. Literally.
When thinking about revamping a room, your mind probably wanders off to all the beautiful things you should buy to give it a fresh look.
However, before you get there, decluttering your bedroom is an easy and free way to make your room look better with little effort.
And this process is useful for different reasons.
To begin with, decluttering frees up space in your room, making your bedroom seem larger, lighter, and airier. This process also helps you see what you would need to buy and where it would go.
2. Your Bed
Your bed is perhaps the single most important piece of furniture in your room.
One of the things that play a role in your quality of sleep is your mattress. If anything, this should be the top item to budget for over and above everything else.
When you think about it, most other items will be for aesthetics. Your mattress is functional and can impact not just how well you sleep, but how you wake up feeling.
A breathable mattress that offers excellent back support does wonders for your quality of sleep. Be sure to look at Ecosa’s Sydney mattresses when mattress shopping.
Something else you can do with your bed is layering.
Throw together different coloured pillows with different textures, layer bedspreads, and so on to give you a hotel-style kind of feeling.
3. Add a Window
Windows are the eyes that help you see the outside and bring light into your bedroom.
Because most of Australia experiences favourable weather year-round, you can enjoy big, open windows most times of the year.
If you have a rather small window, how about creating a larger one or adding another window?
These will bring you more natural light and allow you to watch the outside world over the seasons from the bed.
Think about all those lazy mornings in bed and how luxurious big windows will make your home feel.
4. Create Space
At times too little space can be a problem.
You can create some space with the little you have. For example, if you have a chunky headboard, you can remove this and get a leaner one.
Using vertical space creatively can also open up your bedroom space as well.
Trunks and other eye-level storage spaces tend to take up the usable space. Instead, you can have storage spaces built-into your bed so that you store items under the bed.
You can also have high vertical storage spaces that are above eye level. This leaves the lower level for everyday living.
5. DIY Art
You do not have to spend an arm and a leg on artwork, when you can create it yourself.
Have a go at some artwork of your own that you can then frame and hang in your room.
These can be your own abstract paintings or collages.
If you have kids, you can make stencils of their feet and palms and have some elegant frames to complete the artwork.
Waking up to these every day is bound to get you revved up for the day ahead.
6. Lighting Options
One headlight is frustrating, unappealing and just doesn’t function as it should, more so for a shared space.
A better option is to have several lighting fixtures or at least dimmable lights. You can go bright if you like or get warmer, softer lights when trying to sleep.
Several fixtures ensure that you can sleep, while your partner reads or does something that requires lighting without disrupting your sleep.
Creativity Wins the Day
All in all, décor has no rules cast in stone.
Get your creative juices flowing as you sample these ideas and create the perfect room for yourself.
Be cautious, though because getting out of bed will become harder!