Your bedroom, in many ways, is the most sacred place in your home. Why? Because this is where you end every day and begin every new day.
When you wake and embark upon the adventure of your life, your bedroom is the first space that you’ll experience.
For this reason, it’s vitally important that your bedroom is a space that lifts you up every day, as opposed to being a space that drags you down, stresses you out, or lowers your motivation.
In this post, you’re going to learn seven ideas for how to elevate your bedroom to make it a space that uplifts you and helps you prepare for every trial and challenge that you face as recommended by Crafty Soundproofing.
1. Clean and Organize
A dirty, messy room is an uninspiring room.
If you want to get a jump on the day and set yourself up for success, it’s best to wake up in a room that’s clean and organized.
Throw your dirty clothes into the hamper.
Put away your shoes, hang up your jackets, and make sure that everything is in order.
Putting a bit of effort into this process will pay you back in massive dividends.
I believe that Marie Kondo said it brilliantly in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:
“Tidying is the act of confronting yourself.”
It may be work, but it’s important to work.
And it matters.
2. Get Rid of Things That No Longer Serve You
Reducing clutter can do wonders to elevate your bedroom and make it an awesome space to wake up in.
But minimizing needs to be an intentional process.
Consider getting rid of things that you don’t use anymore and organizing the items you do use so that they look attractive.
Also, make sure to maintain enough empty space in your room that you avoid feeling cramped or stifled.
Myquillyn Smith spoke about this quite effectively in her book Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff.
And one of my favorite quotes from the book was this one:
“When home feels out of control, no matter what the reason, unsettledness and anxiety can seep in, and then the chaos becomes internal as well as external.”
It’s very deep. But it’s true.
3. Use Auditory Ambiance to Create a Relaxing Environment
The bedroom should be a place of relaxation. It should be a place where you can feel peaceful and at ease.
Personally, I find that playing some gentle ambient music in my bedroom helps to create a positive, calming mood. You could play soundtrack music, smooth jazz, ambient soundscapes, or whatever you like.
The goal here is to use the sense of hearing to enhance your bedroom space and make it even better.
4. Use Unique, Mood-Setting Lighting
One thing you can do visually to make your bedroom as relaxed as possible is to use accent lighting to create a chill vibe.
You can use LED lights, salt lamps, colored lights, or any other kind of light to create a beautiful space and set a “visual tone” for how you want the room to feel.
This is a really cool aesthetic and can really make your room feel warm, cozy, and comfortable.
5. Make Your Bed the Focal Point of the Room
A lot of people underestimate the importance of a good bed. They underestimate the value of proper bedding, pillows, blankets, and sheets, too.
Start with a bed that’s large enough to fit you comfortably. If you sleep with a partner, make sure to go for a King (a Queen just isn’t big enough).
Get a comfortable mattress that supports your spine and feels good on your back.
Get high-quality bed sheets that feel incredible when you slide in-between them. Make sure that your pillows and bedspread are comfortable without being too heavy for your climate.
6. Use Olfactory Elements to Make Your Room Smell Amazing
Your sense of smell is another important sense to cover when upgrading and elevating your bedroom.
Personally, I make sure to have plenty of candles and incense on hand when I’m spending time in my room.
I also make sure to clean the floors often. In my case, this means vacuuming and shampooing the carpet regularly to make sure it stays as fresh as possible.
Nothing will make a bedroom feel bad like a bad smell.
7. Organize and Maintain
It’s important to make sure that your bedroom is organized to help you start each day on the right note.
For example, make sure that your robe is within reach so that you can grab it as soon as you wake up.
Make sure that your nightstand is tall enough and close enough to your bed that you can reach your alarm clock without straining yourself.
Set your slippers in the perfect spot beside the bed at night, and make sure that everything you need is where it’s supposed to be.
Putting this kind of thought and effort into your space will help you to get out of bed without any inconvenient hindrances that could threaten to derail your positive, upbeat mood.
Hopefully, this post has helped you to understand how to take your bedroom to the next level.
Your bedroom plays an important role in your life, and it’s important that you take it seriously.
It takes work and commitment to make this crucial space beautiful.
But it’s important, and the work will more than pay for itself as you start each and every day in a more positive and relaxed frame of mind.
Adam Marshall is a freelance writer who specializes in all things apartment organization, real estate, and college advice. He currently works with Prose the Rim to help them with their online marketing.