Every home has at least one bedroom. It could be a master bedroom or a loft-style room, but whatever be the layout, each room requires some bedroom essentials. Here we bring to you 7 handy tips that ensure that your room caters to all your practical and design needs.
1. Side with BedSide Tables & Sockets
This one’s non-negotiable. You need a nightstand within an arm’s reach to place all your bedtime essentials like your spectacles, your book, water bottle, phone charger, coffee mug, alarm clock, smartphone among other things. The good news is that there are plenty of trendy yet useful designs available so that your convenience is taken off after an exhausting day.
Expert tip: Make sure to install sockets at strategic places (behind your nightstand or right above your bed if you have space to keep stuff on your headboard) so that you can switch on the night lamp without disturbing your partner or wake up with a fully-charged phone (yyaaassss!)
2. Opt for a Sturdy yet Comfortable Mattress
You could have the most expensive mattress in the world but if it’s not comfortable it is pointless. You’ll spend sleepless nights tossing and turning so invest in a bed that prioritises comfort over fancy aesthetics. Take a look at beds from Furlenco that come with a comfortable 4″ foam mattress, a bed sheet, and pillows with covers – all your requirements are taken care of under one roof!
3. Throw in some Throw Pillows
No matter how many pillows you have, it always seems less doesn’t it? Using stylish and vibrant throw pillows can add layers of cushioning and comfort while making the bed look more inviting. The most important thing to consider is experimenting with colours and patterns that go well with your bedsheet. Try to balance both to the extent possible – monochrome or white bed sheets allow for colourful pillows whereas patterned bed sheets should ideally be paired with solid-coloured cushions. We suggest you mix-and-match till you find your style.
4. Bring your Room to Life with Indoor Plants
One trend that’s caught quickly and is perhaps here to stay is the use of indoor plants. They add a sense of freshness and vitality in a way that no furniture can. Place them beside your wardrobe – like the one shown here from Furlenco to add more character to simplistic furniture. In addition, research suggests that using houseplants help enhance concentration and productivity by 15% in addition to reducing stress and boosting productivity. This one’s a no-brainer, really.
5. Let the Sunshine in with Curtains & Lighting
Unless you wish to wake up at 6 am every day, invest in a good curtain. When it comes to choosing the length of a curtain, there are three types of variations to consider – the “float” where the curtains hang an inch above the ground, the “kiss” where the curtains just about touch the room floor, and finally the “puddle” where the curtains gently extend on to the floor for about two inches or more. You can also use sheers in combination with curtains so that there’s always light in your room – night or day. After all, nothing beats the beauty of a room that’s sun-kissed and lit up with natural lighting at different times of the day. Additionally, pay attention to the kind of light sources you’ll need in the bedroom once you’ve finalized the curtains. From light dimmers to glowing chandeliers – the world is your oyster!
6. Cosy it up with Gorgeous Rugs
If you ask us, rugs are really the soul of the room. Without them, the room feels incomplete. Plus, after a long day’s work, a soft and fluffy rug can melt all your troubles away. To give you a comparison, it’s kind of like walking barefoot on grass. On the aesthetic front, rugs add elegant and classy notes to the room. The best part? There are millions of options to choose from – from colours and textures to patterns and material, just take your pick.
Expert tip: Choose a rug that complements your flooring. For instance, a furry rug goes brilliantly with marble flooring whereas a fabric rug goes well with a wooden one.
7. Personalize it with Wall Decor
If there’s one area in your home that should reflect your personality, it should be your bedroom. After all, you end up spending so much time there. The best way to give your bedroom a personal makeover is by hanging wall decor (works wonders on monochrome/neutral walls) – it could be expensive art paintings, vintage posters, creative wall decals, or plain-old family photographs. Don’t worry, this design tip doesn’t need to be kept between you, me, and the bedpost (pun intended). Get onto Instagram and share your creativity with the world. Truth be told, everyone likes a compliment, right?
What’s on your bedroom essentials checklist? Share your ideas in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.