Updated: May 18
Our bedrooms are our refuge from everything. A place of rest and solitude. The bedroom signals a sanctuary where you can rest and rejuvenate yourself . Here are 8 ways to organise your bedroom and maximise the space.
It is for this reason then, that simplicity and functionality rule in our bedroom. Choose your beds and mattresses wisely. It is a long term relationship that can literally shape your back. A good mattress provides support and comfort.
It is also important to get rid of clutter in the bedroom. If there is too much clutter, it creates unnecessary stress and stimulation.
So, what should a bedroom have?
Naturally the star of the show. Choosing a bed doesn't need to be a mundane task. In today's market, there are so many choices. Keeping your bedroom simple doesn't mean you have to compromise on style and character. Choose furniture in a style that defines you. Complete your bed with a mattress that agrees with you. I highly recommend you do not buy a cheap mattress. I made that mistake and ended up with a severe back ache.
Make your bed inviting by adding pillows, cushions and day blankets.
2. Side Tables:
Adding bedside tables is not only decorative but also practical. I always keep a bottle of water and my I-pad on mine. The drawers are further organised to hold anything I may need at night, like headphones, a notepad and pen, medication, books and more. I also have a lamp for night reading.
It's really up to you what to keep and how to organise your bed side tables.
I recommend adding a bedside rug on either side of the bed. It's always a nice feeling to get up in the morning and not have a cold floor under your feet. Plus as mentioned before in my posts, a rug can really bring a room together.
4. Storage for Clothing:
Depending on your preference, you should have a chest of drawers or a cupboard for clothing. I recommend something that has doors, as it looks less cluttered and adds to a clean and relaxing environment. In the bedroom, minimalism is more.
I have built in cupboards in my current house which have mirrors on the doors. Before, when I lived in a small apartment, there was only one mirror in the house and that was in the entrance from where you came in. I suggest looking for a full length mirror that has it's own stand and that can be put into a corner. Add some air purifying plants around the mirror and a rug and you're good to go.
6. Under the bed storage:
This is often very overlooked. If you've lived in small places then you know how creative you must be with space and organisation. I bought a bed that came with drawers and that's where I kept seasonal clothes and towels. I designated each drawer ( there were four, two on each side), for a different type of storage.
If you don't have a bed like that you can still use under the bed storage. There are so many examples on Pinterest. I love inspiration that is free!
Here is where you can really experiment with your art style. I always try out new art in the bedroom first before I put it out into the 'world'. But be careful not to over decorate your walls. I usually put my art above the headboard so that it's visible when you walk in but not when you're trying to sleep. This way the bedroom can still be a relaxing space.
8. Curtains or Drapes:
If there is one room in the house where you should have curtains or drapes, then it's the bedroom. If you have a lot of light in your bedroom, then make sure to have dark and heavy curtains to block out excess heat and light. If you have little sun in your bedroom, then choose light and flowe fabrics for drapes. Never overheat your bedroom. A temperature of 18 Deg C is perfect for a good sleep.
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