No room needs to be cosier than your bedroom. Here are just a few simple ways you that could improve the comfort of your bedroom and sleep easier at night.
Load up on pillows
Adding more pillows to your bed can make it more inviting. If your bed is up against a wall, you can also use these pillows to line the wall, so that you can sit on it like a sofa. Of course, you can have too many pillows – they may be more decorative, but don’t let them become annoyingly impractical.
Keep your toes warm
Whilst some people prefer wooden flooring, it can get very cold in the winter. A simple solution is to put down a rug, although you may want to ensure full comfort by laying down a carpet. Thick, plush carpets can feel great on one’s feet but be very difficult to clean. A flooring specialist at Carpet One or another flooring company may be able to advise on the best option for your needs. You’re probably also best off getting a professional to lay down the carpet as it can be frustrating work.
Let in light
Give your bedroom more warmth by providing more natural light. For bedrooms with small windows, you can try placing a mirror on the wall opposite – this will reflect the light and create the illusion of another window. A mirrored wardrobe may also be a solution for giving the room more light. When using artificial light, use warm electric bulbs to give the room a pleasant glow. Feel free to play with mood lighting to give it a more ambient tone.
Use calm colours
Certain colours can have subliminal psychological effects on the brain. Garish colours such as reds and yellows may be warm, but also be a little too lively for the bedroom. Plain white or grey meanwhile may come across to sterile and cold. For a more calming effect, light blues, lavenders and light greens may be more appropriate. Aiming to colour code the bedroom may also help to bring a sense of balance and make it feel cosier.
Cull the clutter
A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, or so they say. Cutting down on the clutter could make you feel more refreshed and relaxed. Common sources of mess are cosmetics and clothes. If you haven’t got enough storage space to keep these hidden away, it may be worth investing in more storage. Many beds now come with storage compartments underneath. A chest for cosmetics can also be useful at clearing the top of that bedside cabinet or chest of drawers. Selling and throwing away some of these items may also be a solution. Many of us have more clothes than we need – most of which may simply be keepsakes or clothes for rare occasions. There are many decluttering methods such as the Oprah Winfrey coat hanger experiment that could be worth trying out. Your mind will feel a lot freer afterwards.