Cozy bedroom photograph by Jeremy Levine

by Dan Fritschen

Why do us modern homeowners make all this fuss about the bedroom?

Well, the bedroom is the place where dreams are made and the place where you get ultimate relaxation! You need to have the perfect bedroom setting in order to truly relax at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep. We know now that getting a lot of sleep is essential to maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing. There are a number of ways you can create the perfect warm and intimate environment to aid your relaxation. To give yourself a cozy bedroom you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a bedroom remodel.

First, start with the basics. A great big inviting bed should really catch your eye and make you want to jump right into it when you enter your bedroom! Throw pillows and a nice comforter will also add a touch of glamor to the room and make you feel indulgent when you tuck yourself in at night. A mirrored armoire is a great improvement on a basic wardrobe from Ikea! Make dressing and undressing a fun task each day and night.

Try adding depth to the room by playing with texture. A classic white cottage palette can work wonders for the room. An old rug can be used to provide the perfect artwork for the room without overwhelming the space. Crisp white sheets perk up the room; style and elegancy maintained at the least cost possible! A couple of damask pillows and a mix of toile will definitely give the room a unique, rich appeal. Snowy linens on the side of the bed will emphasize the fact that dreams are actually made here! This is your bedroom, so it should convey something about your personality; this is where matters get personal!

A set of two very comfortable wing rest chairs for you and your spouse or partner can be a place where you sit and relax before heading to bed. Reading for a while before bed in a big, comfortable chair is a great way to wind down in the evenings. Try to avoid using ‘blue light’ before you go to bed; shut off anything with a screen long before you retire!

Redesigning and remodeling the bedroom can be done regularly to suit the occasion; why not allow your creative side to shine in the place where you get to rest and unwind? Do you love rustic style? Decorate with a rustic sleigh bed. Is tropical relaxation more your thing? Add some wooden blinds and a ceiling fan to evoke a Caribbean feel!

However you choose to decorate, you should gear all your design choices towards one thing: relaxation.

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