You’ve seen the essentials needed for your kitchen refurb, now it’s time you knew the essentials for a brilliantly practical bedroom makeover. With everything that is on offer these days, there has arguably never been a better time to spruce up your sleep-time sanctuary in a way that will not only look aesthetically beautiful, but serve the purpose of helping you drift off to dreams every night.
Let’s start with the focal point of the room — the main reason for the room in fact — your bed. In order to you help you sleep at night, first and foremost, you have to be comfy. To make your bed the comfy cloud you deserve to come home to every day, you have to do the preparation. To create the perfect sleep-time oasis, you should seek to keep your sheets nice and fresh in your linen closet with lavender sachets before it even makes it onto your bed. This will not only add to your comfort levels, as a fresh bed is the best place to lay your head, but it will also look like (to anybody that does in fact enter your bedroom) that you take pride in your bedroom and you take it seriously. It shows that you care for the cleanliness of your bed, first and foremost; it shows that you take the co-ordination of presentation in the room seriously; and it shows that you’re willing to go that extra mile in laundering and cleaning in order to make sure your bedroom is reaching its potential as the most beautiful room in the house.
Clean sheets are like the backbone of any good bed. But what really gives it pizzazz when it comes to standing out from other beds (not that it is ever in any direction competition to them) is what you add on top of it. Duvet covers, along with matching sheets, pillow cases and bed skirts make the bed look, well, good enough to jump into. But what you add to your bed doesn’t have to just look good. The most expensive comforter on the market, for example, will give you that all important and aforementioned comfort that is pivotal to a good night’s sleep as it is unrivalled in softness. Well, the name kind of gives it away, doesn't it? To keep it in a tidy state, you should invest in a duvet cover to help stop its fabric from yellowing, protect it from stains and body oils, and to safeguard it against general wear and tear.
Leaving your bed in such a tidy state in the morning, and coming back to it after long, hard day at work, mark the perfect bookends for the multiple stories you have experienced in the day. If you’re unsure how to after years of leaving your bed in a mess every morning, which there is in fact nothing wrong with doing, then make sure to check these ten quick and easy ways to dress your bed. As well as this, repositioning your bed is a great, and inexpensive, way of sprucing up the whole room.
But it’s not all about the bed. For those of you with smaller bedrooms especially — you can channel your inner minimalist! You can make the most out of any size space, both in a practical sense and in aesthetically creative one too. You could have your bedroom necessities hang down to create more space around you — try a hanging lamp in order to free up some space on your bedside table, which, if it’s big enough, could even been used as a small desk, and suspend tables from your ceiling. And if creating more space, or creating an illusion of more space, in your bedroom makes you feel more content about your small area, maybe it’s time to give your whole home a minimalist makeover.
And of course, there are bedroom necessities that every size and shape of bedroom needs. Whether it be bedroom furniture, a new state-of-the-art TV, a fresh lick of paint, new curtains or a new wardrobe that your bedroom desperately needs, buy it. Buying things is good; buying things makes humans feel good — it’s science! If you have the room, why not go the whole hog and buy a king size, or even an emperor size, bed? With one, you’ll both never have to worry about your significant other half stealing all the space at night ever again, as well as having a bed that you could, if you wanted to, show off to all the neighbours.
Whatever you do in your big bedroom makeover, however, make sure you ask the other half for their opinion as well — it’s their bedroom too!