The bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house and should be a place of sanctuary, but this can be difficult to achieve if it is neglected and left in disarray.
We’ve highlighted some of the design mistakes made in the bedroom, and how you can fix them to help create the perfect space to unwind after a long day.
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Incorrect bed placement
The bed is one of the key pieces in a bedroom, but did you know where it is placed may be affecting your health? Feng Shui experts have noted that your bed should not be pushed up against the wall, near the door or directly next to the window as it can disrupt comfort levels.
Instead, just having the headboard against the wall with the rest of the bed like an island gives you the space and tranquillity you need for a proper rest. Think of it like a hotel room, where the owners want their guests to have the best night’s sleep possible. Modelling your own room on this will allow you to create a peaceful ambience.
Keeping work in the bedroom
Continuing with the Feng Shui theme, if you want a calming environment, you should avoid any stress-inducing items in your room. This includes crammed desks filled with work or study projects that will constantly stay on your mind unless it’s been put to rest.
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Instead, opt for designating a room where you can work on and store any such projects, so that the bedroom can be a place for escape, rather than stress. If you are unable to do this, get some good storage and place everything neatly inside to unburden yourself from the constant reminder of heavy workloads. Out of sight, out of mind as they say.
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We all have those moments when we can’t quite find the motivation to put our clothes neatly away, so they either end up on the floor (“floordrobe”), or stuffed in the wardrobe so the doors are unable to shut. Instead of jam-packing everything into a small space, invest in sleek wardrobes with lots of storage. Not only would the whole bedroom look a lot tidier, but you will also have peace of mind, knowing that everything is organised neatly inside.
Lighting can make all the difference, not only in the bedroom but in the whole house. Opt for lots of different lighting fixtures rather than one big fitting so you have more control of the amount of light you want. You can even choose to install a dimmer switch which allows you to create the perfect atmosphere depending on the occasion. Having large mirrors or even floor-to-ceiling mirrored doors to reflect the light also gives the illusion of a bigger area and more open space, which is ideal for creating a spacious and serene room.
Not utilising your space
With space increasingly becoming an issue for many of us, it is key to use the space you have as best as you can. Whether this means investing in more storage, or hanging things on walls or even from the ceiling, it is important to make sure you work with what you’ve got. Storage under the bed is great for keeping things that are not used regularly. You can also install shelves and lamps on the walls instead of cluttering up bedside cabinets with miscellaneous items for a tidier looking room.
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