13 Ideas On How To Create The Perfect Bedroom

If you want to upgrade your home, the bedroom is a great place to start. After all, given that we spend one-third of our lives asleep, it’s easily one of the most important rooms in the home.

Furthermore, various studies suggest that the design, layout, and atmosphere within your bedroom dictate how much sleep you get. This means that having a nice bedroom is essential to getting enough sleep and following a healthy lifestyle.

With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to create the perfect bedroom.

1. Invest in a quality mattress

The bed (or rather, mattress) is probably the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. After all, not only does it dictate the quality of your sleep, but various studies have also connected poor-quality mattresses with “poor sleep, memory and concentration problems, weakened immune systems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease”. As a result, those looking to get a good night’s sleep should invest in a quality mattress.

2. Use color psychology

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The rooms that look the ‘best’ often follow some kind of color scheme, wherein complementary shades and colors are paired together to create a space that looks amazing. However, you could take this to the next level by researching color psychology before deciding upon your color scheme.

Color psychology is a concept that discusses the impact different colors have on our subconscious minds. When applied to the world of interior design, these colors can change how we feel when spending time in a certain space. For example, the color blue often evokes feelings of relaxation and peace, making it a great choice for your bedroom.

3. Make the most of the space available to you

If your bedroom is on the smaller side, it may seem a little harder to create a space that works. However, there are various ways in which you can use small spaces to your advantage, ensuring that the room is both practical and stylish. For example, if you don’t have the space for a full wardrobe, then you could purchase a standing Clothes Rail.

Not only are they highly practical, but they also look great, especially if you organize the clothing on the rack by color. After all, this helps to create an interesting focal point within the room. Furthermore, clothing racks encourage you to be more organized, as you can’t just shove clothes in the wardrobe and close the door.

Furthermore, your clothing choices will always be on show, which may make it a little easier to pull together a stylish outfit each morning.

4. Hang some wall art

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There are various benefits to displaying art throughout your home. Firstly, it helps to ‘finish off a room, ensuring that your walls are more than just a blank space.

They can also be a great way to introduce new colors, patterns, and textures into your room. Finally, there are various studies that suggest that displaying artwork can boost your mood, particularly as it promotes creativity.

Buying wall art does not necessarily need to be expensive, either. For example, you could visit local arts and crafts fairs to support up-and-coming artists, or even try your hand at making your own art. This way, you will know that the art you hang in your home is entirely unique. Alternatively, you can buy artwork from independent artists on sites such as Etsy.

5. Think about the layout

Choosing the right layout for your bedroom can once again enable you to make the most out of the space you have available to you. Ideally, you should start by finding the perfect spot to place your bed, before orientating the rest of the furniture around this.

For example, you could place the bed in the middle of the room to create a clear focal point. Alternatively, you could place the bed by the window, which can free up more space in the room and ensure that you’re woken up by natural light each morning.

6. Add plenty of throws and pillows

While you should only sleep with one or two pillows at night, having a few extra pillows on your bed, alongside some throws or blankets is a great way to create a cozy home that feels more comfortable.

It makes your bed look much more inviting. Furthermore, it enhances your comfort whether you’re sitting reading a book or binge-watching the latest Netflix series.

7. Let the light in

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Lighting is also integral when designing the perfect bedroom. Ideally, you should try to allow as much natural light as possible during the day. This is because exposure to natural light (even indoors) comes with a range of health benefits.

For example, it can reduce stress and anxiety, improve immune function and help you get more sleep, due to the fact it increases your production of Vitamin D. As a result, this could mean that it’s time to ditch heavy curtains for something a little more lightweight, such as blinds.

Another way in which you can maximize natural light exposure is by painting your room a light color, such as white as this will reflect the light. This also works to the advantage of making your room appear much bigger than it actually is.

8. Create a photo wall

Another way in which you could transform the way in which your bedroom looks is by creating a cool gallery wall. This is also a great way to display some of your favorite memories and keepsakes. It also encourages you to get creative!

For example, you could choose a specific theme for your gallery walls, such as black and white photographs. You could feature pictures of your family, or outdoorsy landscape shots – or a mixture of both. While technically a ‘photo’ wall you could also display things such as children’s artwork and mementos to make the gallery wall that much more special.

Furthermore, don’t be afraid to experiment with different sizes of frames, and even throw a few canvas prints in there. A gallery wall is at its most striking when you create an interesting shape with the images as opposed to lining them up uniformly.

9. Declutter

One of the easiest ways in which you can transform your bedroom is by simply getting rid of the clutter. This is because being surrounded by clutter often results in higher levels of stress, anxiety, and lower cognitive function.

Furthermore, it also creates lots of spaces for dust and grime to build up in your room. One of the easiest ways to declutter your room is to try and put everything back where it ‘belongs’.

However, in the process of doing so, you should ask yourself whether you truly want/need the item in your hand. If the answer is no, it may be time to get rid of it. For example, if in good condition, you could donate it to charity or sell it online.

10. Create a seating area

Creating a separate seating area in your bedroom is a great way to increase the functionality of the space. After all, this means you can spend more time in your bedroom without having to crawl into bed (and risk falling asleep).

This does not need to take up too much space, a simple reading chair, and a small table will make a real difference.

11. Hang some LED lights

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Installing LED lights in your room is a great way to switch up the atmosphere. For example, you could use them to create atmospheric lighting during a movie night.

They can also be used to create a more romantic vibe for yourself and your partner. Either way, they are a cheap and efficient way to change how your room looks and feels. Alternatively, if you were looking for something a little more ‘cozy’ you could hang fairy lights in your bedroom.

12. Focus on the finishing touches

The right finishing touches can transform how your bedroom looks by helping draw together the rest of your design choices. If you used your artwork to introduce a pop of color into this space, look for finishing touches in the same shade.

This will create a space that feels (and looks) a lot more cohesive. For example, if your wall art features the color red, you could look for red trinkets such as vases, pillowcases, or even a rug.

Those looking for a more glamorous bedroom design should pay attention to smaller details that can make your room feel more luxurious. For example, you could replace old door handles with chrome or brass handles.

13. Make it personal

While it’s perfectly acceptable to follow design trends and conventions, it’s also important to remember that your room is exactly that…yours. As a result, don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and design a room that you know you’ll love, regardless of traditions or what other people may think.

After all, when you create a space that is truly your own, you’ll find it much easier to kick back and relax there – which is exactly how you should feel in your bedroom.

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