Whether you are renovating your current home or have recently moved into a new place, the bedroom is often one of the first rooms that you might want to get to work on. It makes sense, since we spend a huge portion of our lives sleeping in our bedrooms, and the quality of our sleep has a direct impact on our health, happiness, and well-being. How your bedroom looks and feels can also have a huge impact on how you feel, and how well you can sleep. Whether you are in the process of a bedroom design, your new bedroom in a new home, or feel that your current bedroom could use a revamp, here are some of the main things to make a priority for a comfortable and calming sleep space.
When it comes to your bedroom, comfort definitely has to be the top priority. No matter how nice your bedroom looks, you are not going to get much sleep in there if your bed is not comfortable to sleep on. Because of this, you may want to consider investing in a new bed or mattress, especially if you have had your current one for a long time. Mattresses are designed to last, especially if you have a good quality one, but like anything they can be subject to wear and tear over time and may not be as supportive as they once were. Make sure that you choose the right mattress firmness level for your sleep position, and make sure the size fits in your room before you buy.
Another important part of your bedroom that should always be a priority when planning a redesign is the lighting. Most of us use our bedroom for more than just sleeping, so if you like to read in bed, watch TV, or use your bedroom to get dressed and apply skincare or makeup then you’re going to need lighting that you can adjust to your needs. Dimmable lighting works well for this since you can turn it up to bright when you need to use a mirror and turn it down when you are relaxing and getting ready to go to sleep. Reading lights are also a good idea if you like to read before bed. You might want to consider using smart lighting for your bedroom since you can easily adjust this from your phone or using your voice if you have a smart speaker, so you don’t have to get up out of bed to switch the light off when you’re already comfortable.
Curtains, blinds, and other window dressings are another key area of your bedroom to prioritize when planning your redesign. Light or noise getting in through the windows at night could disturb your sleep. This might not be such an issue if you live in quite a rural and quiet area without street lighting, but if you live on a busy road then it’s important to make sure that your bedroom is as quiet and as dark as possible at night to help you get a good, restful sleep without interruptions. Blackout blinds or curtains are the best way to achieve this; they will block out any light coming through from streetlights which will help your body get ready for sleep. You can also find blinds and curtains that absorb sound, so if you live in a busy area, you can enjoy a quieter room at night.
Making sure that your bedroom has ample storage for your belongings is another main thing to think about when redesigning. Many of us can be guilty of simply throwing things into the bedroom when we are not sure where else to put them. However, clutter in your bedroom might disrupt your sleep and make it harder to relax and wind down. Along with this, having lots of items in the bedroom that might not necessarily need to be there also means they will be gathering dust which might irritate you and impact your health. Luckily there are lots of storage solutions that you may want to consider for your bedroom redesign including built-in wardrobes or under-bed storage with drawers or an ottoman bed.
Finally, when getting inspiration online for your new bedroom it can be all too easy to forget about how much space you actually have. The last thing that you want after a bedroom redesign is to have furniture or other items in the room that don’t fit properly and leave your space feeling cluttered or claustrophobic. It’s a good idea to take measurements of your room and consider any essential furniture that you will need to have in there such as your bed and bedside tables so that you know exactly how much space you have for any other items that you want to add.
When it comes to redesigning a bedroom, the main priority is to create a space that is relaxing and promotes healthy, restful sleep.