Making Your Bedroom Truly Restful
You’ve got to sleep, but that’s not the only thing you’re going to be doing in your bedroom. You’re going to stream movies, you’re going to have intimate time with your spouse, you’re going to read books, you’re going to organize closets, and you might even do a little creative work every now and again.
All that to say this: a bedroom needs to have the right “atmosphere”. Following we’ll briefly explore five tips to help you achieve such an atmosphere.
Storage: Closets, Attics, And Under-Bed Space
Your bedroom needs to have proper storage. A lot of bedrooms fail to properly utilize the space beneath the bed. Some have a sort of combination option. It’s basically half closet, half Murphy bed. You put a hinge toward the headboard so, with a simple lift, the mattress can be raised for storage beneath. There’s a full closet’s worth of space down there.
Beyond this method, if you’ve got an attic, that can be good for storage as well. Closets are the classic way of storing things in your bedroom, not all bedrooms come with a walk-in option—though if you can find that, it’s worth it.
- Restrooms: It’s Best If There’s An Adjacent Toilet
If you can design a bedroom with an adjacent toilet, including a shower, that’s excellent. Many houses come with such designs inherently, not all of them do. It depends on the house. If you’re building, plan for this sort of thing.
If you’re not building, you might choose a room adjacent to a toilet to be the master bedroom. There’s nothing that says the bedroom must necessarily be in the basement or the home’s highest level.
- Make Things More Romantic With The Right Mattress
- Here are some ideas for perhaps the best mattresses for intimacy. The more things you can get right in your relationship, the better. A lot of people don’t consider that mattresses designed for intimacy could enable such improvements, or that such mattresses even exist. Well, they do, and in terms of improvements, they’re worth taking for a “test drive”.
- Decor is worthwhile, But Try Not To Be Too Ostentatious
A bedroom needs to be restful, it needs to feature decoration that’s appropriate, and you don’t want to give yourself a lot of big unnecessary chores. You’re the only one who will be cleaning your bedroom, after all.
Why make things difficult for yourself? A better idea is going with something that’s a bit more spartan but doesn’t feel empty and without a soul, either. There’s a balance.
- For Lighting And Entertainment, Everything Should Be Near
A flat-screen TV on an adjustable arm with an Internet of Things hinge can be “deployed” with the press of a button on your smartphone, swinging down from the ceiling to rest squarely in front of the bed, allowing for nighttime viewing. Also, you want lamps on either side of the bed within easy reach, and bedside tables for glasses of water when nighttime thirst comes.
A Bedroom That Serves Every Purpose
Proper lighting and entertainment in terms of proximity are important for comfort and convenience. Also, décor that’s manageable makes a lot of sense. In terms of romance, a solid mattress designed for the purpose is certainly to be recommended.
If you can have the bedroom adjacent to the restroom for nighttime visits, that makes sense too, and lastly, be strategic about how you store things in your bedroom.
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to how they rest, and what sort of items make up their bedroom. You may or may not agree with the items on this list, but at minimum, they’re solid fodder from which to find stimulation for your imagination.