Your bedroom is your castle, a place where you have the freedom to spend your me-time, rejuvenate and sleep.
Since it’s your personal space you cannot go easy when decorating your bedroom as it reflects your style and personality. So, whether funky or subtle decor, it’s all up to you.
However, regardless of your style or budget, having a comfortable bedroom simply comes down to a handful of bedroom must-haves. From plenty of good lighting to a plush rug, I’ve rounded up a bedroom checklist of the 17 essentials that will make your bedroom cosy and relaxing.
For good night sleep, a bed frame is one of the first things you should get your hands on (besides a mattress, of course). In addition to offering great comfort, it can make the entire room look updated, exquisite while preventing allergens and insects from entering your mattress. If you don't want to buy a normal metal bed frame, why not try to get one that has extra storage. You know, to store your shoe collection.
However, ensure the colour or type of bed frame you choose must go hand-in-hand with the theme of your bedroom.
Were you aware of the fact that there are different types of mattresses available in the market? Buying a mattress is quite a task because you cannot just make do with it if you’ve got the wrong one. You spend around 1/3 of your life sleeping, so having a sturdy mattress is important for you to wake up with no back pain, and help you have a restful sleep. This guide can help you pick the right mattress.
Pillows & Cushions
Pillows and cushions offer great value to your body as well as to the aesthetics of your bedroom. Helping you get rid of your neck issues, it can also make your room visually appealing. You can either settle for all whites or look for colourful ones, whatever goes best with your bedroom décor.
However, don’t stuff too many of it, having 4-6 pillows and cushions altogether is highly recommended.
Alongside a bed, you should consider having a nightstand. There should always be a place within arm’s reach where you can put your smartphone, glasses, a glass of water, or dozens of other things that you may need on hand. Also, ensure that this piece of furniture matches your bed so that all furniture pieces in the bedroom are complimentary.
Stepping onto the ice-cool flooring as soon as you wake up is just too unpleasant. So, quickly give your room a comfortable, beautifully contrasted rug that will help your feet to get a cosy base and also add warmth to your room.
To make sure you’re dressed your best from head to toe and to get that perfect #ootd pic, a full-length mirror is a must to have. Not only that, but mirrors can also create the illusion of more space and light in your bedroom.
Natural light is important but not always!! It’s impossible to take an afternoon nap when those harsh sunlight rays are falling straight on your face. Thus, curtains are a must-have bedroom accessory to block those rays. Apart from covering up the windows, they can also act as a focal setting for your bedroom. Chic style curtains can embrace the overall personality of the room.
A well-lit bedroom is essential for creating a pleasant atmosphere. While chandeliers are great for ambient lighting, recessed lights can be used in a small space regardless of the design. Adding task lightings, such as bedside lamps, wall sconces, or low-hanging pendant lights, can make it easier to read before bed. Add strip lights or LED lights to emphasise the room or give it a gentle glow if you have exquisite decor.
To house all of your beautiful dresses and splendid collection of accessories, a wardrobe is a must. With the ongoing trend, explore your options with sliding and swing door wardrobes.
Since the wardrobe occupies a large space in the room, try colours that either blend into your bedroom décor or provide a striking contrast to grab attention.
You can’t always rely on windows for air. If you live in a hot and humid country, then having a fan in your bedroom goes without saying. Yes, air conditioners are also a reliable option but if you’re looking for something budget-friendly then fan it is. Also, a fan is a great energy saver option when compared to AC.
Breathe healthily, stay healthy. Place an indoor plant on your side table or hang a pot in front of your window, it can act as a natural air purifier to your bedroom. Also, plants indeed make people happy so, bring some calmness, cheery vibes into your bedroom with greenery.
Bare walls can be a huge disgrace to your beautiful bedroom. A wall-mounted bookshelf, paintings or those trendy dream catchers, choose any calming and relaxing works that put you in a serene state of mind.
As an additional seating space, a chair must be placed in one corner of your bedroom where you can sit and wear your shoes, use the laptop or have a cup of tea while catching up with news, and giving the well-made bed a break.
Change the feel of your bedroom by placing throws matching the season and your mood. Floral patterns can be a light way to enhance a room, while bold coloured ones can turn your bed into the room’s centrepiece.
Gone are the days when scented candles were used to bring pleasant odour to your bedroom, scent diffuser is a better alternative. They’re a lot safer and long-lasting. Also,
If you’re a night owl, having a television mounted on the wall can be a boon to you. Late-night movies or binge-watching your most awaited web series is a lot more fun when watching it over your bed. What’s best is wall-mounted television would not make your room clumsier as it takes no floor space.
What is a bedroom without a touch of your personality? Put in something that defines you. A collection of your trophies or photo frames can make your bedroom feel more comforting.
And it’s done. With each of the above-listed furnishings, you will have your dreamy, comfortable bedroom ready.