The bedroom is without a doubt one of the most important rooms in the house. It is our refuge, the quiet and peaceful place that allows us to rest after a long and hard day.
Decoration can help you optimize your bedroom so that you can relax to the fullest and do it in style!
Ready to be inspired? Here are the do’s and dont’s of bedroom decorating.
1. Choose your wall colors wisely
Colors have a real impact on our well-being. The colors of your walls, bedspread, furniture and curtains influence your state of mind and can definitely affect the quality of your sleep.
You want to be in a state of absolute zenitude when you enter your room? Opt for soft, natural colors like taupe, sage green, pale blue or light gray.
2. The right window treatments
If you’re someone who needs to be plunged into absolute darkness to get a good night’s sleep, it goes without saying that investing in good opaque blinds is a very good idea.
You can find inexpensive blinds in big box stores that won’t cost you an arm and a leg and will allow you to sleep soundly!
You can then decorate your windows with decorative curtain panels that let in natural light during the day, without compromising your privacy.
3. Versatile lighting
Whether it’s for reading before bed or for general room lighting, lighting is a super important element in decorating.
When choosing your lighting fixtures, think about the kind of mood you want to create as well as your functional needs. A good place to start is with a ceiling fixture that lights up the entire room and two bedside lamps.
A good tip when choosing your bulbs: look at the number of lumens. If you want to create a subdued light in your room, try to stay around 20 lumens per square foot.
4. Use up space
Did you know that the clutter in a room can affect your stress level?
In order to get a good night’s sleep, try to limit clutter by adopting a few storage baskets and/or closed cabinetry to store your items.
There’s nothing like a clean, organized space to help you relax!
5. Pay attention to the choice of textiles
In my opinion, textiles are an aspect that is too often neglected in decorating. Your bedroom is a place that should inspire calm and relaxation, so it goes without saying that you should gear your decor towards comfort.
Feel the throws, pillows, rugs and comforters before you buy them and ask yourself if you really like their texture.
Pay more attention to these details and I guarantee you’ll never feel more comfortable in your room!
6. Choose the right furniture sizes
In order to keep your room from looking too busy, you should definitely pay attention to the size of your furniture.
Pre-made bedroom “kits” are becoming less and less popular and the mismatched look is currently in vogue! So don’t hesitate to get rid of a bulky dresser and replace it with thoughtful under-bed storage or a wardrobe storage unit.
Remember, the more it breathes, the more you’ll relax!
7. Add some greenery!
A great way to add some life to your decor is to incorporate some green plants. They filter the air, humidify it and remove pollutants, which is great for your health!
Make sure they get enough natural light so that they produce as much oxygen as possible (plants that are constantly in the dark don’t photosynthesize, so no oxygen!).
8. Maximize space
The key to keeping your haven tidy is storage! Organize your closet, divide your drawers, add storage under the bed, install shelves, get some baskets… the solutions are endless!
The more order you have in your room, the more serene you’ll feel. Plus, knowing where everything is at all times saves time in the morning!
Psst! Here are some foolproof tips to keep your house in order:
9. A cozy rug under the bed
To maximize the comfort level of your bedroom, get a cozy rug to put under your bed. If you’re short on space, a smaller one that you lay on either side of the bed will work just fine!
The idea is that your feet will be touching a soft surface when you wake up in the morning, rather than a cold floor. Plus, it will give your space a super cozy feel!
10. Go for wall decor in moderation
When decorating the walls of your room, try to go with sober items that inspire relaxation.
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