We’ve all experienced the frustration of sleeping in a bedroom that just doesn't feel quite right. Sometimes it is difficult to put a finger on just what the issue is, but a bedroom that doesn't quite work is actually quite a common phenomenon.
Truthfully, since that room is possibly the only room in our homes that we don’t allow guests to enter, we’ve probably designed it for comfort, rather than for show.
However, over time you may have noticed that you’re getting more and more frustrated by the design, and you don’t know how to fix the disaster you see.
Lucky for you, we’re here to help you solve your problem. Follow these tips and you’ll turn your bedroom into the luxurious space it deserves to be.
Tip #1: Fix your lighting
First and foremost, you need to take a good look at your lighting. It’s true that your bedroom doesn’t require the same lighting as, for example, your kitchen. However, you’d be surprised to know how much the lighting can affect the way you feel.
Namely, if you only have a dim light in your bedroom, it’s time to fix that. Buy some smart light bulbs, and you can easily adjust the lighting from the comfort of your own bed! This handy invention has a dimmer switch, motion-activated sensor, and you can even control it with an Apple HomeKit.
Tip #2: Buy a better nightstand
Your nightstand is where you keep your nightlight, phone, books, and other accessories. It’s important to have a nightstand that can actually fit all of these things on it. Basically, most people tend to buy small nightstands, thinking they’ll make the room look more spacious. However, after a few nights of spilling the glass of water you had to leave on the floor (since it wouldn’t fit on the nightstand) you’re probably regretting your decision.
Luckily, this problem is easy to solve. Now that you know how much space you need in order to store your nighttime essentials, you can buy a nightstand that you can actually use.
Tip #3: Place a soft rug on either side of the bed
No one likes stepping onto a cold floor in the morning. Make each day a little bit better by buying a soft rug for either side of the bed. This tip is especially useful if you’re not a morning person, because you'll avoid the unpleasant, jarring sensation of hitting a hard, and oftentimes, cold, surface first thing in the morning.
Tip #4: Get rid of bland curtains
Your curtains may seem unimportant, but you’d be shocked to know how much they can influence the way you feel about a room. There’s no reason for you to have to look at boring, unimaginatively designed fabric. Switch out your bland curtains for some brightly-toned ones, and you’ll immediately notice the difference.
For example, you could go for a cheerful, light color that will make your bedroom look as if it is light and airy.
Tip #5: Tidy it up
Getting a bedroom to looks its best means that it should be neat and organized. Shelving, properly-scaled furniture, out-of-the-way storage, and proper placement can make a wold of difference in improving your bedroom's design and feel. Murphy beds like this provide functionality and help save space, both important components in thoughtful and functional interior design.