Your bedroom should be your safe place, a place where you can get away from the busy world. A bedroom is more than a place to sleep; it can also be a place in your home where you can find peace. A peaceful bedroom can help you feel calm right away, so you can relax and fall asleep.
Your blissful bedroom is often a work in progress when it comes to design, but there are a few easy things you can do to make it feel like you’ve escaped to your own private retreat. Read on to find out what they are so you can make your bedroom the space of your dreams.
Ways To Create A Blissful Bedroom
Choosing A Bed
When choosing a bed, the first thing to decide is whether you want a bedstead or a divan base. Most new bed frames have sprung slats that give the mattress a firm place to sit. The space between the slats shouldn’t be more than 10 cm to protect the mattress.
Divan bases are made up of a padded box with a firm or springy surface that holds the mattress. There are beds that look like they belong in a boutique hotel, and divans with ottomans for storage or drawers are useful if you don’t have much room.
Whatever you choose, it’s the style that really counts. Italian beds are a great choice as they are stylish and modern and will fit perfectly with most design aesthetics. In many cases, the bed is the central feature of the bedroom, so everything else can be styled around it.
Choosing A Mattress
For a good night’s sleep, you need a good mattress, so it’s important to try before you buy. If you’re heavier, you’ll need a firmer mattress. However, if you and your partner are very different weights, you might want to look into zip-link mattresses, which let each person choose their own level of firmness.
Mattresses can be full of foam or natural materials, and most of them also have springs. Springs give support, while fillings make you feel good. The texture of the various fillings is very different, so you’ll want to make sure you’re making the right choice.
Remember, although you’ll need to spend a few hundred dollars – closer to one thousand or more in some cases – this is an investment. To begin with, a good mattress should last about eight years, and during that time it will support you, allowing you to sleep comfortably, feel rested, and not damage your back or neck in any way. It’s true you can buy a cheap mattress, but is it worth risking your health and wellbeing?
The number of togs tells you how warm a duvet is. The higher the number, the warmer the duvet will be. In the summer, choose 4.5 to 7 togs, and in the winter, choose 10.5 to 13.5 togs. Four-season duvets combine a low- and medium-rated quilt to give you three choices. Most natural duvets are filled with feathers, down, or a mix of feathers and down.
The most expensive duvets have a lot of down, which doesn’t have quills and traps air well. Duvets that have more feathers are heavier and great if you like to feel “tucked in.” Synthetic duvets can be washed, so they are great for people with allergies.
Another thing you need to sleep on is a pillow that is soft and supportive. The microfiber fillings in synthetic pillows are the softest, while the memory foam gives gentle support, and latex is a firmer pillow. The softest natural filling is down, but feather is better if you want a firmer feel.
Bed linens that look like they came from a boutique hotel are becoming more popular, and fine cotton with a high thread count is seen as just as nice as silk or pure linen. The thread count of fabric tells you how many threads there are per square inch, both horizontally and vertically. The higher the number, the more luxurious the fabric seems.
But that’s not the end of the story. A high thread count doesn’t always mean that something is better. The benefits of good bed linen have to do with how it looks and feels, so the way the fabric is woven should keep the number of threads in check. The tight weaving of percale cotton gives it a crisp finish, while the sateen weave of sateen fabric makes it feel softer.
The Right Closet
Bedroom design, available floor area, and desired level of storage all play a role in deciding which closets are best for you. If you’re short on uninterrupted wall space because of doors and windows, or if you’re planning to move and take your furniture with you, consider purchasing free-standing pieces.
High-capacity storage is a breeze with fitted furniture, which can be designed to fit into almost any room. A double-hanging rail is possible in a full-height closet. Skirts, pants, and shirts can be hung in two levels with a meter of space between each set of rails.
Add A Rug
Selecting bedroom floor coverings that feel good to the touch is important because stepping out of bed onto a warm, soft surface can make you feel more pampered. Rugs should be used in areas where bare feet will be most common if wood floors are installed. Woven cotton runners are an inexpensive option for a classic, hand-crafted look, while natural sheepskins or thick pile rugs are a luxurious alternative.
If you have a large bedroom, you can create the illusion of even more space by placing a large rug under the bed and allowing it to extend at the sides and foot. The bedroom is a low-traffic area, so the focus should be on aesthetics rather than on durability when selecting flooring. A wool blend carpet or a long pile Saxony carpet will achieve this goal affordably.
While the bed and closet are necessary pieces of bedroom furniture, it is the supplementary pieces that truly make the space functional and blissful. Bedside cabinets are great for stowing away books and other necessities out of sight, while a chest of drawers can be both an aesthetic and functional addition to the room.
Hanging artwork or a collection of framed photographs on the wall can give a space a more unique feel. Adding a few plush furnishings, like an upholstered headboard, a small armchair, or a stool at the end of the bed, can transform any blissful bedroom into a five-star retreat.