When was the last time you did something to improve the comfort of your bedroom? Too many people put off revamping the bedroom because it’s one of the few spaces that isn’t used by other family members or for entertaining guests. You deserve to have a bedroom that is as beautiful and comfortable as it is relaxing and luxurious. Check out these six ideas from the trusted design team at Sam Levitz Furniture to create the calming bedroom of your dreams.
There’s nothing better than crawling into a soft, comfortable bed at the end of a long day. If you think your mattress is the only factor that determines whether your bed feels cozy and plush, think again. Bedding can make a huge difference in how relaxing your bed will be. Don’t cut corners on the quality of sheets, comforter and pillows you invest in.
The quality of your sheets, in particular, is worth choosing carefully. With so many styles and materials used to make sheets, it can be hard to know which ones will look and feel great and which ones won’t. Choose sheets made from a natural fabric, such as cotton, with a thread count between 200 and 800. Along with being silky soft, they’ll keep you cozy without feeling overheated while you sleep. Throw on a billowy comforter, stylish duvet and a plethora of pillows, and you won’t want to get out of your bed in the mornings.
If there’s one item worth splurging on in your bedroom, it’s your mattress. After all, your mattress is where you spend close to a third of your day. A quality mattress is essential to helping you live your best possible life. After all, who can look, feel and function their best without a good night’s sleep? If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Mattresses should generally be replaced every 8 to 10 years. Of course, if your mattress is showing signs of wear before then, such as stains, smells, sagging or lumps, it’s best to buy a new one sooner. Keep these tips in mind to help you find the best mattress for you.
- Choose a mattress that gives you, and whoever you share a bed with, enough room to spread out comfortably.
- If possible, try out different mattresses in person to know firsthand if you like it or not.
- If you’re buying online, look for one with a free trial period or flexible return policy.
Everyone knows that natural light can make a room look bigger and feel more inviting. But when it comes to optimizing rest and relaxation in your bedroom, the darker the space can get, the better. This is where blackout curtains come in handy. Hanging blackout curtains in your bedroom can ensure that you have all the privacy you’d like and aren’t distracted by bright lights as you try to unwind. If you’re concerned about blackout curtains taking away from the aesthetic of your room, don’t be. They can easily be placed under your stylish curtain panels or other window treatments.
If you’re striving to design a bedroom that exudes peace, rest and tranquility, the colors that you use within the space are very important. Some colors will instantly make you feel calm and at ease when you walk into the space, while others may perk you up or overstimulate you. Oranges, reds and other bright colors may be options that you’re drawn to, however, they’re not the best options for a soothing bedroom. Soft, muted colors such as greens, blues and grays help your bedroom feel like a relaxing oasis. When in doubt about what colors to choose for your bedroom, you can’t go wrong with neutral furnishings and decor, including whites, creams and tans.
The color scheme you use in your bedroom isn’t the only thing that should be calming. Adding other elements that promote relaxation is a good idea to make your bedroom as comfortable and restful as possible. Adding a houseplant or two is an easy way to instantly make your bedroom look and feel more relaxing. Along with green being a soothing color, many houseplants are known for reducing stress, promoting a good night’s sleep and removing harmful toxins from the air. Likewise, placing a lavender-scented candle by your bed can make your dream bedroom smell as good as it looks. Finally, to take your calming bedroom to the next level, consider putting a white noise machine on your dresser.
When most people think about their bedroom, they automatically think about sleeping. While sleep is a big part of how we spend our time in our bedrooms, there are so many other ways we can relax in this space. To help make the most of your bedroom, why not provide a place that’s meant specifically for you to unwind? Adding an armchair and ottoman to the corner of the room along with a side table and floor lamp is all it takes to make the perfect spot to read, watch TV or enjoy a cup of tea before bed.
You don’t have to be a professional interior designer to create the beautiful, cozy, calming bedroom you’ve always wanted. With these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to designing a bedroom where you’ll look forward to spending time at the end of every day. Visit us online or stop by our convenient showroom location to browse our large selection of quality bedroom furniture, accessories and decor that can help you transform your ordinary bedroom into your own personal oasis.