Here are smart and simple ways to turn your sleeping quarters into a restful retreat.
1. Soft Landing Spot
Everyone hates waking up in the morning and stepping on to a hard cold floor. Layer that hard wood with a fluffy welcoming rug. Hello, sheepskin.
2. Something to pull everything together
Style, color, pattern, or theme. It’ll keep the room feeling cohesive. Learn how to layer color and texture in the bedroom
The more the merrier. For some, that is. Depending on the size of your bed, you will want enough (typically from 1 to 6) so that your bed looks comfortable, but not so many that you can’t actually sleep in the bed.
Stock your nightstand with a carafe, a great book (or your favorite magazine), a potted plant or flower, and lamp for interrupted-sleep comfort.
Think ottoman, chair, or bench. It’s important to have a place to sit that’s not the edge of the bed. Think of a spot for talking on the phone, checking email, or putting on your shoes
We’d like to enforce an electronics-free zone. Everyone breaks this rule but try your best to leave tech out in your living room or office. Your bedroom deserves to be a place for rest.
7. Things that make you happy
Make sure to fill your room with things that make you smile. It’s personal.
8. Quality mattress
A good mattress. You want something that keeps you cool and gives you great lumbar support. If you’re hesitant to spend a lot on a new mattress.
9. Photos and artwork
Family photos invoke memories and emotions that can keep you awake at night. Even if your memories are happy. Choose to display those photos in the other rooms of your house.
If you want to incorporate different patterns in your bedding, the key is mixing it up to vary the scale, from small to large.