Your bedroom should act as your hub for peace and calm — it’s where you unwind and refresh at the end of each evening, and it’s where you begin each morning anew.
A bedroom isn’t a landing place to drop your belongings when you get home, or store miscellaneous clutter when you have guests. It should serve as your personal spot to rest, reconnect, and feel good about yourself.
If your bedroom doesn’t bring you a boost of joy and contentment — or perhaps it did at one time, but it’s fallen into disarray — don’t despair. It only requires a little effort to take your room from haphazard landing pad to peaceful sanctuary. Try one of the following ideas to give your bedroom a whole new look and feel; one that you’ll be happy to come home to at the end of a long day.
1. Clear the Clutter
No matter the size of your bedroom, minimizing the items inside it and giving each item a dedicated place will make you happier. It’s hard to feel calm when there is stuff everywhere.
Go through your bedroom and declutter. Before you organize your belongings, challenge whether they should be here at all. What items do you really need and what items are you simply holding on to “in case” you need them later? You may have some clothes you can donate, or some shoes that have seen their last mile. You may have old books, papers, or trinkets that have been hidden for so long you forgot they existed. Although it’s difficult to part with items, you will thank yourself later when you have more space and can tuck everything away precisely where it belongs.
2. Add Accent Pillows and Blankets
Throw pillows and blankets add interest and dimension to your space, and can make your bed look cozier and more inviting. They’re inexpensive and easy to switch out when you want a fresh look. There are accent pillows for every style, whether you enjoy bold colors, fun sayings, or captivating patterns.
A throw blanket at the foot of the bed makes for a practical and pretty addition to any bedroom. Choose a pattern or material that you love and drape it on your bed to add color and texture. Use it to keep your shoulders warm as you read, or your feet warm as you relax in your cozy space.
3. Refresh Your Mattress
A restful night’s sleep is the most important thing your bedroom should provide, and for that, a comfortable and supportive mattress is essential. If you haven’t rotated your mattress in a while, give that a try first. Need something softer? Try adding a pillow top.
If you haven’t purchased a mattress in years, then it’s most likely time for a new one. The Better Sleep Council suggests replacing your mattress every seven years, or even sooner if you’re having trouble sleeping or frequently wake up feeling sore. It’s important to assess your mattress quality every few years. It’s even helpful to browse a store and casually test out some new mattresses, because you may not notice your box spring or foundation gradually worsening over time until you feel the difference in one that’s not worn down.
If you aren’t getting a full and restful night’s sleep, or your mattress is over seven years old, it’s time to invest in a new mattress that better fits your body’s needs.
4. Treat Yourself to New Furniture
You don’t need to break the bank, but why not treat yourself to something new to refresh your spirit and liven up your space?
If it’s in your budget, a whole new bedroom set can instantly transform your bedroom and give it a more enchanting energy. If you’re not ready for that kind of overhaul, just focus on one piece of furniture to refresh your space. It could be an elegant dresser that gives you a boost of joy while putting your clothes away, a cozy reading chair that gets you excited to dive into your next book, or a beautiful vanity where you can feel less rushed and more pampered as you get ready for work.
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