The bedroom is often neglected when it comes to home improvements – people tend to prioritise rooms which are on public view such as the kitchen, the bathroom and the living room. These rooms will all undoubtedly be seen by visitors to the home and, therefore, it’s understandable that homeowners will want to make them look the best that they can. Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to realise the benefits of keeping the bedroom up to date, and making it into a space that they want to spend time in. Bedrooms can be used for so much more than sleeping – they should offer a quiet and relaxing space where the homeowner can get away from the stress of everyday life. They should be a place where the homeowner can read, listen to music and relax in general (it is recommended that people don’t have televisions in the bedroom). In this article we will examine what can be done to create the perfect bedroom.
The homeowner should not underestimate the importance of investing in a good quality bed (or mattress in the very least!). The average person spends a large proportion of their lives asleep; therefore, it is of paramount importance that the bed provides a certain level of comfort and support. An uncomfortable bed can have a detrimental effect on sleep quality which has a knock on effect throughout the day. A decent bed is without doubt one of those household items that is worth spending a reasonable amount of cash on. If funds are tight it is possible to just buy a mattress.
The decor used in the room is also of importance. This is really all down to what the homeowner prefers. Neutral tones such as whites and creams can work particularly well in the bedroom as they produce a fresh and clean feel. Alternatively, bold colours such as reds and purples can create a luxurious and sumptuous ambience. Accessorising the room with matching bedding, throws and cushions will complete the look, and make it an inviting and welcoming space..
The furnishings in the bedroom will also has an impact on its appearance and feel. Tired, dated furniture will make the room feel depressing and uninviting. When buying new furniture there are two choices – free standing items or fitted units. Fitted bedroom furniture is very popular. They look very stylish and can give the room an elegant and contemporary feel. They also provide a good amount of storage as they make the best use of all of the available space.
Harsh lighting should be avoided in the bedroom. Strip lights are a definite no-no! Soft lighting is the way forward. Spotlights on the ceiling or incorporated into the furniture work well in this room. Bedside lamps are also a must.