We've all browsed through blogs and flipped through magazines and seen beautifully decorated bedrooms, wondering how we could get the same look. And then we think, my life would be so much better if I had a bedroom like that!
Well it's totally possible.
What many people don't know is that you don't need a huge budget to achieve the same look and feel in your own bedroom. It's the little things that make your bedroom comfortable. Just follow a few of these bedroom ideas and you'll have a supremely comfortable bedroom. Just don't blame us when if you never want to leave your bed.
Back To Basics
Above all else, your bedroom needs to be a relaxing place that helps you achieve a restful sleep. Think about the comfort of your mattress and bed sheets. Choosing the right mattress for your needs, along with a beautiful bed frame and some ultra comfortable sheets will make the biggest impact when upgrading your bedroom.
If you have to maneuver around furniture and clothes lying on the ground in order to get to your bed, you've got a problem. Uncluttering your bedroom will immediately make it feel calmer and more organized, which is the goal if you want to upgrade your bedroom.
Step On Something Soft
An inexpensive faux sheepskin rug next to your bed is the ultimate way to get yourself ready for the day. Nothing feels better than stepping on a plush rug when you get out of bed. Actually getting out of your bed though, that's a different story...
Up The Ante - Use Wallpaper
Looking to spice up your bedroom? Try using wallpaper behind your headboard. Go with an interesting print that's not too bright so that your bedroom still feels calm.
Clear Out Stuff Under Your Bed
Did you know the mess under your bed is a breeding ground for dust bunnies? That's a scientific fact. We think.
The point is that upgrading your bedroom also means organizing and cleaning it too. By clearing the stuff under your bed, it'll remove the visual mess, not to mention making it significantly easier to vacuum too. By having an empty, clear space under your bed, it will shift focus back to your bed, and not the mess,
Remove The TV
Many people like watching TV in bed before sleeping. However, studies have shown that it can lead to worse sleep quality. Avoid looking at an electronic screen 15-30 mins before bed, which will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better. That's why removing the TV in your bedroom can actually be one of the best decisions you make when upgrading your bedroom.
Get Proper Curtains
This means having curtains that will block the light flooding your bedroom. Good curtains will also help insulate your room in the colder months and act as a barrier to help block out some outside noise. Not to mention floor-length curtains will give your bedroom the illusion of higher ceilings.
Bring In Some Plants
Adding some plants in your bedroom is a great way of incorporating some nature into your home, Besides the benefit of filtering out the air, it also gives any bedroom an upgrade to make it feel like one of those bedrooms you see in magazines and blogs. For some of these easy to grow houseplants, check out this guide.
Get Rid Of Unwanted Noise - Use A White Noise Machine
Have you ever laid in bed and struggled to fall sleep because the hum of your refrigerator or the noise from the traffic outside is keeping you up? That's where a white noise machine comes in. It essentially drowns out all these unwanted noises to help you fall asleep faster.
Wash Your Pillow Case Once A Week
And wash your bed sheets once every two weeks. Everyone loves fresh, clean sheets. This also helps those who are allergic to dust mites as washing and drying your sheets will kill most dust mites.
"Make Your Bed" - Your Mother
No seriously, take the 15 seconds to make your bed in the morning. This will give your entire bedroom a tidy, well-kept feel and when your bedroom feels organized and in control, your life will follow suit.
Dust High and Low
To prevent sneezing and stuffy noses, make sure you dust every surface in your bedroom. Don't forget the top of your lamps, shelves, nightstand, and windowsill. This is especially important for those who suffer from allergies.
Cover Image from Susan Glick Interiors