There are two types of people in this world: those who know that bedrooms are private paradises and those who are wrong. For those in the former category, bedrooms often act as a retreat from the world, to be used for sleeping, eating, reading, working, and hiding from responsibilities.
There are various components that make a bedroom the glorious retreat that it is, but a few features stand out above the rest. Here are five things every bedroom needs in 2019.
Five Things Every Bedroom Needs in 2019
A Great Mattress
Gone are the days of pokey spring mattresses that are impossible to get comfortable on and squeak every time you move. Investing in a great mattress not only contributes to creating a place to hide from the rest of the world, but it can greatly impact your quality of sleep.
Invest in a mattress that offers the support you need for your typical sleeping position. A high-quality memory foam mattress is perfect for relieving pressure on aching joints and supporting back sleepers. If you have a partner, you can even get a customized mattress that suits both your needs.
Having various lighting options not only makes your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel, but it also serves a purpose. A bedside lamp is beneficial when you want to fall asleep reading a good book, while a powerful overhead light with a gorgeous shade can illuminate your belongings when trying to get ready.
One of the best lighting features of 2019 is under-bed lighting, which turns on when it detects your feet on the floor. This is perfect for those late night trips to the restroom (or kitchen) when it’s too dark to see, but an overhead light would be too abrasive. These lights are also great for providing a gentle transition to the world of the waking when the alarm goes off for work.
A bed doesn’t need to be the only place you can rest your weary bones. Incorporating alternative seating is a great way to create an essence of luxury and relaxation. Opt for a multipurpose storage bench at the foot of your bed or class it up with a chaise. Alternatively, create a small seating area with a comfortable chair and a small table for reading and sipping coffee or tea.
Finding room for seating can be challenging in a bedroom. Look at how you can rearrange your room to add this feature.
Mirrors aren’t just for looking at yourself; they also make a room appear bigger by reflecting light around the room. Mirrors can also act as a form of art, replacing the need for photo arrangements and bypassing decision fatigue when trying to choose pieces that speak to you.
Try different sized and shaped mirrors to see what works. Placing them behind your lamps can help reflect the light and create a whimsical, magical effect. For a thrifty approach, collect various mirrors from local thrift shops and paint the frames the same color to create a unique gallery wall.
A Focal Point
Don’t waste the space over your bed; turn it into the focal point of the room. Whether you opt for a large piece of art or an oversized, comfortable headboard that doubles as a backrest, fill the space with something that pulls the room together.
In a small room, optimize the space above the bed by adding shelving for books and other items. Just be sure to reinforce the shelving and add a lip, so you don’t wake up to things falling on you.
Your Private Paradise
These five items are just the beginning of how you can create a private paradise in your bedroom. Once you cover the basics, then you can start to consider adding an alarm clock that makes your coffee for you in the morning. Just don’t make it too nice or you’ll never want to leave.