Truth be told, a mindfully decorated bedroom can do wonders for your overall health and wellness. After all, this particular space is where most of us relax and retreat after a long and tiring day. It is a respite from life’s responsibilities and stresses.
The bedroom is your respite and safe space. Decorating it accordingly can energize you and give you the motivation that you need in order to be productive and happy. With that said, choosing the right LuxeDecor furniture pieces for the home can be daunting.
While interior design is enjoyable for some people, there are a few individuals who find the process tedious. It is all the more challenging and expensive if you don’t have any idea what to buy. Not having a bedroom furniture checklist might be the difference between a functional and relaxing quarter, or an expensive, chaotic room.
If you are in the process of decorating your bedroom, there is no need to fret! Below are the bedroom essentials that you SHOULD be investing in:
The Centerpiece: The Bed
Buying a bed for the bedroom seems like a no-brainer. After all, it is in the name – front and center. Unfortunately, you would be surprised by the number of people who do not think a sturdy, beautiful bed is important in decorating the bedroom.
Your productivity is affected by the quality of your sleep. Likewise, the quality of your sleep is affected by how comfortable your bed and mattress are. Tossing and turning because your bed is uncomfortable and you can feel the ridges that hold your mattress can influence your mood and overall disposition. Not getting enough sleep has an effect on the amount and quality of the output you produce.
At the end of the day, a good bed and mattress combo can cost you an arm and a leg. But quality pieces not only last a lifetime but they are also an investment in your wellness.
Don’t Forget the Storage
Like sleep quality, clutter also plays a role in a person’s overall disposition. While there are people who thrive and remain productive in the midst of chaos, most individuals are only able to relax in a space that is clutter-free.
As discussed earlier, your bedroom should be a safe space. It should be an area that is dedicated to rest and relaxation. It can be difficult to unclench if you are surrounded by clothes and other trinkets that do not have a proper place in the room.
A couple of storage options can instantly make any room look bigger and more enticing. If you are only in the first few stages of decorating your home, we recommend a dresser for your clothes, a vanity for your makeup, and a nightstand for things that you need to be easily accessible. Those three things should be good enough investments at the onset.
Plug it in: Lighting
While the bedroom’s purpose mostly centers around sleep, there is no reason why you should settle for a dark, dank room. Just because an area is dim doesn’t mean that it is relaxing.
To be honest, buying lighting for the bedroom can be a tricky ordeal. You want enough light for when you are getting ready but you also want lighting options that can lull you to sleep. There needs to be a balance of light. In order to achieve this balance, you need to layer your lighting fixtures.
For the most part, you need a main source of light that enables you to do general tasks with ease. A ceiling fixture is great for this purpose. It is also a good idea to have task lighting for activities that require your focus but don’t necessarily need the entire room to be lit. A lamp in your nightstand should be enough for light reading in the evening.
Enough Seating Options
If you took our advice on getting the best bed and mattress combo you can afford, you probably are tempted to lay on your bed all day long. It’s soft and comfortable – to be honest, we can’t blame you. However, even the sturdiest mattress would take a hit if it is the only place that you can relax and sit in your bedroom. Besides, you wouldn’t want to get ready and do your make-up in bed.
If you want your investments to last, you need more seating options in your bedroom. If space allows, a small sofa would be a great addition to your bedroom. It can serve as your reading nook. On the other hand, a bench at the foot of your bed not only gives you another seating option but it also classes up the room.
Bringing the Outside In
People often associate decorating with plants to the living room. Since plants are living things and they do require maintenance, the common notion is that you wouldn’t want soil in your bedroom. This is unfortunate since studies have shown that greenery in every part of your home can make you happy and productive. Moreover, certain plants also help improve an area’s air quality.
Rug to Keep it Cozy
If you live in a cooler place, you probably already know that there is nothing quite as annoying as waking up in the middle of the night and having to step on the hard freezing floor. It is a particularly unpleasant way to wakeup. Thankfully, the solution to this problem is neither expensive nor complicated.
A rug is a great addition to your bedroom because it isn’t only decorative but it is also functional. It keeps the room cozy and creates a focal point in your bedroom. It can give you the bright splash of color that you want without having to invest on painting the entire wall a shocking hue of orange. It also gives you enough warmth without having to buy a floor heater.
Pieces to Call it Your Own
Clutter is a no-no in the bedroom. But it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t decorate the room with things that make you smile. Personal touches, like pictures and trinkets you have collected over the years, creates for a relaxing and unique bedroom. Just make sure that everything has a place and you wouldn’t have any problems with clutter accumulating.
Hassle-Free Bedroom Decorating
Decorating every inch of your home is a deeply personal experience. You want your space to reflect the kind of person that you are. Likewise, it should be a space mindfully created to suit your needs. The list above are only the essentials. But, at the end of the day, you are free to choose pieces that make you happy.