Dorothy perhaps said it best in The Wizard of Oz: “There’s no place like home.”
Your home can be your oasis from the problems at work or the stress of life. At least it should be. Here are a few ways to transform your bedroom into a comfortable bedroom space that can help you relax, recharge, and get a good night’s sleep.
Give It A Fresh Look
It can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint to give your bedroom a makeover. The colors you choose play a role in relaxation. The more subtle shades of green or blue put off an easy aesthetic vibe which induces a calming effect. Lighter colors, in general, tend to evoke a fresh and softer feel.
Simplify Your Surroundings
Over time, many of us have become collectors. Maybe it’s those cute knick-knacks you picked up on vacation or the wall of family photos that are taking up much of your wall space or dresser tops. Cutting down on the clutter and simplifying your surroundings with a few well-placed items can provide a clean and inviting bedroom.
Add Some Artwork
When it comes to artwork, it can be tempting to fill up every wall with something. However, one or two statement pieces can be focal points.
Watercolors and abstract pieces tend to feel more soothing. Bold and graphic pieces are better used in living areas as they can add a feel of energy.
Change Your Bedding (and Pillows)
One of the easiest ways to change up the look in your bedroom is to add new bedding. And, of course, pillows. A new comforter, sheets, and blanket can create a whole new mood. Pillows with matching or contrasting shams can add an element of whimsy or a classic look.
Find The Right Mattress
Of course, the best bedroom space will start by getting the best mattress. Today, you have more options than ever with “mattress in a box” concepts that companies are selling direct to consumer without the extra expense of middlemen retail stores.
You want it to look good, but your comfort is the single most important thing in transforming your bedroom into a comfort zone. After all, if you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, you’re not going to feel comfortable in your bedroom.
Add Some Greenery
Plants can bring life to your bedroom. The greenery of living plants contrasts with soothing colors. They take less work and care than fresh flowers, although fresh-cut flowers can add a burst of color as well. Tropical and botanical plants are popping up in designer showcases these days.
Lighten The Mood
Don’t underestimate the impact of changing the lighting in your bedroom. Brighter lighting can provide a cleaner look and studies have shown that it can help fight depression. Softer and warm lights will create a more relaxing and intimate setting. Avoid blue or white lights, which create more of an energetic mood.
A splash of subtle color from a lamp may highlight your room and say welcome home!
Finally, one last piece of advice to design an extra comfortable bedroom: Fads can be fun, but they can also wear on you quickly. Anything you do should stand the test of time.