Household & Real Estate

Here’s how to improve your bedroom in 3 easy steps

Your bedroom is arguably the most important room in your entire house. You likely spend the majority of your time there when at home, it is the first sight that greets you when you wake up and the last thing you see when you fall asleep.

Therefore, the appearance of your bedroom can have a huge effect over your mood, motivation, sleep and performance during the day. After all, if you can’t get comfortable and fall asleep easily, you can quickly fall into bad sleeping habits, negatively impacting your energy levels, appetite, emotional strength and focus.

Similarly, if your room is overly cramped or messy, it can be frustrating to navigate. Over time, these seemingly minor niggles can compound, resulting in a motivational dip or even a feeling of helplessness.

Therefore, you need to find ways to improve your bedroom wherever possible. You could fit a more comfortable bed, make sure enough natural light is allowed, or organize your possessions into neat storage solutions that ensure your room is kept tidy.

Here are three easy steps for improving your bedroom:

Fit a new bed

Arguably the most important part of your entire bedroom is the bed itself. You need to develop a strong sleep cycle every night to operate at your full potential during the day. Anyone who has endured poor sleep for an extended period of time (new parents, we’re looking at you), will relate to the feelings of confusion and exhaustion when you are functioning on low sleep – and it can be easy to forget your bed’s role in ensuring sound sleep.

You might consider details like turning off your phone or meditating but forget to change an uncomfortable mattress or a squeaky bed frame. Therefore, invest in a sturdy bed frame that fits your room’s aesthetic and layout, and ensure your mattress is comfortable enough. Of course, the same goes for other family members too. Children should ensure have heavy duty bunk beds that are hard-wearing and comfortable to sleep in.

Let in more light

Another great way to improve your bedroom is to let in as much natural light as possible.

This is because natural light is vital for your continued health and well-being. If you spend a lot of time inside (especially during winter), you must ensure you are still exposed to the sun in your bedroom.

Exposure to sunlight can boost your mood and decrease the chance of depression. Moreover, increased light can make a small bedroom appear larger than it is, which can help if you don’t have much room to work with.

To do this, consider fitting larger windows, hanging a large mirror on the opposite wall, or being more creative with your electrical lighting. Don’t forget to fit black-out curtains or blinds to ensure you get to sleep on time every night, and don’t wake up too early in the mornings, though. 

Invest in clever storage space

Finally, you must keep on top of your possessions, which can quickly litter your room. Investing in dedicated storage units (such as under-bed draws, wardrobes and chest of drawers) allows you to easily tuck your clothes and other possessions away without losing proximity to them.

If you work with a smaller bedroom, you may have to build extra storage space on the walls or ceilings to accommodate your belongings.