How to Decorate a Bedroom & Create Your Dream Space
You may think your living room or office or den or kitchen may be the room you spend the most time in, but according to many recent surveys and studies, we spend most of our time in our bedrooms. That is not surprising since it is the place where we sleep. According to the National Institutes of Health, getting a good night's sleep is extremely important for our health and wellbeing. And yet, people spend way more time and money thinking about how their living rooms look and feel than the place they spend the most time!
Decorating your bedroom is an opportunity to express your personality, create a serene ambiance that promotes relaxation and good sleep, and can turn your bedroom into the haven you need - a place to unwind at the end of your busy day.
From selecting the perfect color palette to choosing the coziest bedding, we'll explore every aspect of bedroom decoration to ensure you achieve a space that not only looks stunning but also nurtures your well-being. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to revamp your existing space, we're here to guide you through the enchanting journey of transforming your bedroom into a captivating retreat.
Remove the Clutter
Lots of studies show that the bedroom tends to be the place that people store all that stuff they don't really need. This is the perfect moment to take the time and get rid of all those things you don't need. Walking into a space that is filled with stuff that you no longer want or need and don't want to deal with will not promote the kind of peace you should feel when retiring to your bedroom after a busy day.
Choose the Right Bed
Choosing the right bed is essential for getting a good night's sleep and ensuring your overall well-being. Here are some factors to consider when selecting the right bed:
Choose a bed size that accommodates your needs. Consider your body size and whether you'll be sharing the bed with a partner or pets.
There are various types of mattresses available, such as innerspring, memory foam, latex, hybrid, and more. Each type offers different levels of support and comfort. Try out different mattresses to see which one suits you best.
Firmness and Support
The level of firmness you prefer depends on your personal preference and any specific health considerations. Some people prefer a soft mattress for pressure relief, while others find a firmer mattress better for their back support. A good mattress should provide proper support for your spine and body alignment.
Your preferred sleep position can influence the type of bed and mattress you choose. For example, side sleepers might need a softer mattress to cushion pressure points, while back sleepers may benefit from a firmer mattress for better lumbar support.
If you're sharing the bed with a partner who moves around during the night, consider a mattress with good motion isolation to minimize disruptions.
If you have allergies, consider a hypoallergenic mattress and bedding materials to reduce potential allergens.
Some mattresses are designed to promote better airflow and temperature regulation, which can be beneficial if you tend to sleep hot.
Trial Periods and Warranties
Many mattress retailers offer trial periods, allowing you to test the mattress at home. Check for warranties as well, as they provide protection against manufacturing defects.
Mattresses come in a wide price range. While quality often comes with a higher price tag, it's essential to find a bed that fits your budget while still meeting your needs.
Consider the type of bed frame or base that will work best with the mattress you choose, ensuring they are compatible and provide adequate support.
Ultimately, choosing the right bed is a personal decision. Take your time, try out different options in stores, and don't hesitate to ask for assistance from sales representatives. Remember, investing in a high-quality bed that meets your specific needs is an investment in your overall health and well-being.
Choose the Right Bedding Material
Choosing the right bedding is crucial as it directly impacts your comfort and quality of sleep, allowing you to wake up rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. Here, I’ve outlined two of my favorite bedding materials, as well as their benefits.
Linen is and always has been an extremely popular choice for bedding. Firstly, linen is highly breathable and moisture-wicking, ensuring a comfortable sleep experience by keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Additionally, linen bedding is known for its durability, becoming softer and more comfortable with each wash, and its natural texture adds a touch of effortless elegance and rustic charm to any bedroom aesthetic. Levtex Home offers choices in linen from sheets to quilts to duvet covers, in many sizes and colors.
Cotton is a popular and widely used choice for bedding for several reasons. It is known for its soft and smooth texture, making it comfortable to sleep on. It is a highly breathable fabric, meaning it allows air to circulate easily. This property helps regulate body temperature during sleep, preventing overheating and promoting a more comfortable sleep experience. Cotton has excellent moisture-wicking properties, meaning it can absorb sweat and moisture from the body during the night. This helps keep you dry and comfortable, reducing the risk of discomfort and potential skin irritation. It is a robust and durable fabric, especially when it's of good quality. With proper care, cotton bedding can last for many years, making it a cost-effective choice in the long run. High-quality cotton bedding is generally hypoallergenic and suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies. It is less likely to cause skin irritation or trigger allergic reactions compared to synthetic fabrics. It is easy to care for and can withstand regular washing. Most cotton bedding can be machine-washed, making it convenient for maintaining good hygiene.
Choose The Right Bedding
There are so many choices of bedding out there, we thought it would be helpful to give you a little overview of your choices.
Quilts provide numerous benefits that make them a beloved choice for bedroom decor. Firstly, they offer warmth and coziness, making them perfect for colder nights or when you simply desire an extra layer of comfort. Additionally, quilts are versatile and can be used as a stylish statement piece, adding texture, color, and pattern to your bedroom, instantly transforming the space. Moreover, quilts are often lightweight and easy to maintain, making them a practical bedding option that can be easily cleaned and stored when not in use.
Duvet covers are extremely versatile and easy to take care of. They are essentially an envelope of fabric with an inner that you can change really easily depending on the season and your preference. They are also so easy to take care of - just slip the cover off the inner (which is being protected by the duvet cover so requires way less maintenance) and throw in the washing machine.
Comforters are essentially duvet covers that are permanently filled. They are loftier than quilts and are fluffy and cozy layers to snuggle up under. Although bulkier to clean, they are easier to use because they require no effort - simply fluff the comforter over your bed, and the job is done!
Pick A Color or Theme
There are infinite possibilities for a bedroom, so I like to begin with color. Select a color palette that aligns with the mood you want to create.
For a calm and serene atmosphere, opt for soft, soothing colors like pastels, neutrals or earth tones. I love the look of Mills Waffle Quilt in Taupe from Levtex Home. It really anchors the room with its warm, neutral palette and creates the perfect backdrop on which to layer other items in your neutral palette.
Pattern and color can add energy and excitement to a space, whether in the softer, global tones of the Levtex Home Tamiya Quilt Set or the really fun, bohemian vibes of the Levtex Home Mackenzie Quilt Set. Either of these choices, add color and pattern to your space and really help create the feel of the room.
Another way to start is by theme. If you are looking to decorate your bedroom at the ocean or at your lake house, you might want to think about a beach-inspired theme. There are so many options in the Levtex Home Coastal Collection that will help you create just the right touch of bringing the outdoors in.
And while we are talking about bringing a sense of the outdoors inside, what better way to do that by looking at florals. The Levtex Home Floral Collection gives you a huge number of options from the soft, sophisticated pastel palette of Ophelia to the bright, Monet-inspired floral of Basel.
Once you have picked your bedding, accessories are just the thing to add your personal touch and reflect your unique style and personality in the bedroom. Additionally, accessories can significantly contribute to the overall visual appeal and aesthetics of the bedroom. They add texture, color, pattern and visual interest, making the space more visually pleasing and engaging. Well-chosen accessories can elevate the ambiance and create a cohesive and harmonious look.
Think about adding coordinating or complementary drapes, decorative pillows, euro shams, throws and blankets to your room. Either layered on the bed or draped on a couch or side chair. Pick items that add texture, like the Levtex Home Tufted Drape, the Levtex Home Mills Waffle Textured Tassel Pillow or a textured throw like the Levtex Home Faux Fur Throw. I love how each of them look and feel and together they really start to make a statement.
Most of all, enjoy decorating your bedroom. You spend enough time there, you might as well make it the happiest room in your home.
Q: How can I create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in my bedroom through lighting choices?
A: Choose light bulbs with warm tones, such as soft white or warm white, to infuse your bedroom with a cozy ambiance. Install dimmer switches or utilize adjustable-brightness lamps for precise control over lighting intensity. Incorporate various light sources, combining ambient lighting like overhead fixtures or chandeliers with task lighting such as bedside lamps and reading lights.
Q: What are some creative ways to incorporate wall art and decor in bedroom decoration?
A: Create a gallery wall by arranging a collection of framed artwork, photographs, or prints in your bedroom. Embrace diversity by mixing and matching different sizes, styles, and frames to create an eclectic and personalized display. Alternatively, introduce textured wall hangings like macrame tapestries, woven baskets, or fabric wall art to add depth and tactile interest to your bedroom walls.
Q: How can I effectively utilize storage solutions to maintain a clean and organized bedroom?
A: One of my favorite tricks is to invest in storage containers or baskets designed to fit beneath your bed, utilizing often-overlooked space. These containers can house items such as extra linens, seasonal clothing, or shoes, thereby freeing up closet and drawer space. Additionally, it's beneficial to regularly declutter your bedroom by donating or discarding items that are no longer needed or used. This practice prevents the unnecessary accumulation of belongings and promotes a tidy and organized space.Written by Joanne Levin