At the end of a busy day, you want to retreat to your bedroom, relax and wind down. You can only do this if your bedroom is well-designed and comfortable. If it is not, you need to start acting. It is never too late to give your bedroom a makeover, and it is never too late to add comfort, even if you do not know what to focus on first!
Remove the TV and Any Entertainment Systems
You may enjoy watching TV or listening to music, but is it necessary to have these entertainment systems in the bedroom? To make a space more comfortable, you need to have the opportunity to disconnect. You will struggle to do this if you are always connected to the news or in touch with what is going on outside of your home. Removing entertainment systems may be difficult, but once they are gone, you will be able to relax and wind down in comfort without these unnecessary distractions.
Add Comfy Places to Sit and Relax
You have removed distractions, and now you need comfy places to sit. You have your bed which is super comfortable, but you need more – after all, you don’t want to keep removing cushions and throws on your bed just to lie down for a few minutes. For instance, you need to add a sofa or even add bean bag chairs for couples as these allow you to relax and lie down. Bean bag chairs are great because they are versatile. They can fit into smaller spaces, and they can give you a new level of comfort and relaxation.
Useful Tip: Think about what you need to help you relax and try to feature it in your bedroom. For example, does reading a good book help you relax? If so, then try and incorporate a reading area into a corner.
Add Throws, Rugs, and Layers
Comfort needs to be present in all areas of your bedroom. This means you need to have comfort on the floor (with layered rugs), and you need to have comfort on the bed, sofas, and chairs (by using throws, cushions, and pillows). Spaces can look bland, and they can look unloved if soft furnishings are not present.
Focus on A Comforting and Soothing Color Scheme
Darker colors can be comforting, but do you have a big enough space to pull off dark walls? Or would it be better just to have a feature wall painted in a darker color? A comforting and soothing color scheme will be one that makes you feel relaxed. It will be one that allows you to destress and unwind. You may find that earth tones comfort and relax you. Or you may find that darker shades allow you to relax and destress at the end of the day. It is important that you pick a color scheme that you feel is comforting and relaxing.
Useful Tip: Lighting can soften bright rooms and make smaller rooms feel more comfortable. If the lighting is too bright, it can feel too overbearing, and this can have an impact on comfort levels.