5 Tips for Creating Your Ideal Bedroom
If you are thinking about redesigning or redoing your bedroom, now is a great time to do it. There are hundreds of tips and tricks to making your bedroom feel like an extension of yourself. Whether you want it to be warm and welcoming, cool and relaxing, or exciting and full of life, there are simple ways to make your room exactly what you want. Below are five tips and tricks to creating a space that is ideal for you.
Begin With the Bed
The first step to creating an enjoyable space is to make sure you are comfortable. This begins with the bed. You spend anywhere from 5 to 10 hours in your bed each day, so you want to make sure your mattress fits you. To do this, you need to go to stores and try out mattresses. Find out which one fits your body the best. Do you like soft or hard mattresses? Do you like box spring or memory foam? Do you need a mattress topper? All of these questions can only be answered by going to a store and laying on a mattress. However, do not feel pressured to buy a mattress in the store. If you live in a small apartment or have a small vehicle, transporting a mattress may be difficult. Something to consider is a bed in a box. This is a mattress that is shipped to your door; all you have to do is roll it out and set it up.
Find Your Colors
What are your favorite colors? What colors put you in a good mood or make you sleepy? These are important questions to ask when you are creating your perfect bedroom. Color psychology is the study of how colors make you feel certain emotions. Bright colors evoke happy and alert feelings, while darker colors make you feel sleepy or relaxed. However, specific colors are based on people's individual preferences. Find what color (or colors) work best for the feel you want to have in your room and stick to that color theme. Whether it is in the paint or the decor (or both), it is important to stick to the colors you choose. The colors will add immensely to the feel of your room.
Plan Out Your Decor
If you are looking for a room with few decorations, this may be a step you can skip. However, if you want a warm room full of comfortable items, such as chairs and pillows, this is an important step. There are some items that every room must have, a bed, somewhere to put your clothes, and a mirror, for example. If you live in a small space, a tip is to make a small size replica of your room and cut out tiny replicas of your decor. Then, you can rearrange your room and see how things look without having to move your actual furniture. You can even have everything in their correct colors so you can see exactly how your color theme is working.
Take Something Out
This is a tip that comes from the world of fashion. If you are one to over embellish or be overzealous in your decorating, a simple tip is to remove one thing. This could be a picture or a chair, anything you choose, but removing that one thing will help the room flow better and create a more fixed identity of the space.
Add a Scent
The final tip is to add some sort of scent to your room. What scent it is depends entirely on your preference. Many people lean toward lavender or warm scents because those scents are more relaxing, but if you are going for a vibrant or cool vibe, you may want something different. This scent will help involve all of your senses and really make your room feel like something special.
Your bedroom should be your refuge; your special space to step away from the world. Most of all, your bedroom should reflect yourself and be a place you enjoy.