It’s where all the magic happens.
But all too often, this private space ends up being everything but the peaceful oasis it is meant to be.
If you ever walk into your bedroom and immediately feel overwhelmed or frustrated, you aren’t alone. Sometimes, things can be in such disarray that you can’t even fully relax.
In addition to clutter, tech like TVs, tablets and phones provide extra distraction and stress in the bedroom. To combat this growing issue, and get your bedroom back to what it’s meant to be, you might be in need of a total decor overhaul. So put your focus on where you get your beauty rest and let the following serene apartment bedroom ideas inspire you to make a change for the better.
While the bedroom is the last place you want to feel cramped and disorderly, you also don’t want it to be boring. Using paint or temporary wallpaper, add some color to your bedroom that goes beyond the predictable white or neutral colors. In this master suite, the purple accent wall stands out, but it isn't too overwhelming. You can also create an accent wall by hanging up your favorite art and mixed media pieces to create a unique display that’s entirely your own.
Blue is a calming, soothing color, so it’s no wonder that using this hue in the bedroom will actually help you to fall asleep. Studies show that, when surrounded by this favorite color, you’re more likely to wake up happy. Add in this color through the artwork on your walls, or by incorporating it in your rugs or bedding. Have a different favorite color that just makes you smile? Incorporate it throughout your bedroom to make the space your own and boost your overall well being.
Brighter colors such as yellow, orange, and red have been proven to bring about feelings of happiness and excitement. When paired with a neutral like gray, it won't overpower the relaxing vibe you're trying to set in your room. If you aren’t a fan of pastels or super bright colors, even muted versions of these cheery colors can invoke the same happy feeling.
We spend nearly half of our life in bed, so mattress comfort should not be taken lightly. And although pricey, investing in a large memory foam mattress is so worth it. But your commitment to a better night’s sleep shouldn’t stop there.
Just as important as your mattress is the quality of your pillows, sheets and comforter. Thread counts for sheets range from 200 to over 1,000. The higher the number the softer the sheet and higher-thread count sheets also show more wear over time. Depending on your budget, you might want to reach for a soft but still durable 600 thread count option that will last you for years.
If your bedroom is big enough for a bed, nightstand and a dresser, that’s a great start. But if your space can stand it, push the envelope by adding an unexpected piece. Think of it as an extra space for reading (or just a convenient place to tie your shoes). Ottomans, accent chairs and benches will serve your sophisticated bedroom well without breaking the bank.
Natural light in the bedroom is far greater than any lamp. Not only does it beautifully illuminate the space, but the extra warmth can reduce the need to constantly crank up the heat. If you have a lot of windows in your space, let the light in by opening the blinds or getting see-through curtains to bring in a softer glow. If your bedroom is lacking in windows and sunlight, a light therapy lamp can help mimic the sun’s patterns and keep your sleep schedule on track.
Gray is known to be one of the most calming colors to use in the bedroom, and this neutral hue goes with everything, making it a great base to work from. Use a pop of other colors such as blue or yellow to make the relaxing effects of this color stand out, and bring in some depth to your space.
No matter which idea you choose to go with, the easiest way to create a bedroom your love is by keeping the clutter at bay and letting your personal style shine. By incorporating your favorite colors, pieces and trends, you can create a room entirely your own that is sure to bring about comfort every time you enter it. Still looking for that dream bedroom to start decorating? Head over to our apartment locator to get one step closer to the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.