The bedroom is one of the most personal areas in our home. Because of this, it is also often the last room that we decorate. It’s not that it’s the least important. It’s the opposite, in fact. We get stuck trying to think of the best way to decorate this area that it takes months, sometimes years to really perfect it.
Thankfully, we have the internet to take inspiration from. There are plenty of interior designer tips that teach us how to properly design a bedroom for maximum comfort and style. Celebrity homes in particular are very aspirational as they show us what’s possible when we have the means to create the space of our dreams.
If you’re still stuck trying to design your bedroom, here’s a celebrity-inspired guide to help you out.
Use ambient lights
The bedroom is a place of rest so you’ll want to create an ambiance that makes it easy to relax. One of the best ways to do this is with lighting. Even if you don’t have the decor right yet, if you have the right lighting, you can instantly turn a room from sterile to staycation.
Replace your old white light bulbs with ones that emit a soft warm glow. These are perfect for the evenings since they are not too bright and they’ve been proven to help relieve stress.
Orientation is key
Your bed’s orientation matters a lot for many reasons. Aside from aesthetics, how your bed is positioned in the room affects your psychology. Many will suggest that you position the bed where you can have the best view of the outside. However, from a subconscious standpoint, this isn’t so good since we humans are primed to want to stay away from unsafe objects like doors and windows.
There really is no right answer here. The best orientation depends on what you feel the most comfortable in. Experiment with a few positions and settle on one that best works with your sleeping habits.
Opt for multi-functional side tables
Your bed should have side tables for easy access to items that you need. Most people situate their lamps here but you can also place other things such as a plant, books, and personal mementos. You’ll want it to have storage so the top is not filled with clutter. Here you can store things like your electronics, journal, glasses, etc.
Spoil yourself with a few touches
There’s nothing wrong with adding a couple more relaxing touches to your bedroom. After all, the goal is to get as much rest in this area so don’t hesitate to add other bedroom products, like a weighted blanket, noise machine, candles, and humidifier. These will contribute to the calm ambiance of the room making it easier to fall asleep at night.
Paint your ceilings
The ceiling is the first thing we see when we wake up and yet it’s one of the most overlooked areas of the bedroom and yet it’s the first thing we see when we wake up. You’ll want to paint this surface with a subtle color that’s pleasing to the eye. Think gentle blues or greens. A good rule to keep in mind is to pick a hue that’s slightly lighter than your wall. This visually lowers the ceiling, making your bedroom walls feel more closer and intimate.
Use luxurious linens
The mattress will probably be your biggest purchase in the bedroom. But next to that, you should invest in a good set of linens to cover your bed with. There’s nothing quite like sleeping and waking up to soft blankets caressing your skin. When shopping for sheets choose fabrics that are 100% cotton or linen. For pricier ones, go for silk or cashmere. If you’re shopping by thread count, don’t go any lower than 350.
Which of these steps have you yet to do in your bedroom? Share your thoughts in the comments below.