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Everyone has their own unique personality, and interior design is a great way for people to express themselves and put their own stamp on their home. And this is definitely true when it comes to designing your bedroom, as your personality should be a defining factor in creating a space that’s a sanctuary for rest and relaxation.
In this article, we’re going to be discussing 6 ways to design a bedroom that’s perfect for you, looking at not only comfort, but also how you allow your personality to shine through.
1. Choose a mattress that suits you
Just like your individual preferences for food and fashion, you'll undoubtedly have a preference for the type of mattress you sleep on, and choosing the right mattress can make a huge difference to your comfort - as well as the quality of your sleep and physical wellbeing. An unsuitable mattress may not provide your body with the correct support, which can lead to physical discomfort like back pain, joint aches and restlessness, as well as poor sleep. Therefore investing in a high-quality mattress that’s just the right firmness to support your body can be key to getting a good night’s sleep.
2. Consider your sleep pattern
When designing your bedroom, it’s also important to look at your sleep patterns and any seasonal or environmental factors that may affect your rest. For instance, in the summer, with longer, hotter days, we tend to sleep less because our bodies struggle with these factors. However, these conditions can be overcome by using different types of curtains or voiles throughout the year. Blackout blinds and curtains are a brilliant way to keep the light out, allowing you to sleep for longer in the summer, while voiles can be a great way to let more light in without compromising on privacy during the darker months.
3. Find suitable storage solutions
In an area that should be relaxing and conducive to sleep, it’s imperative this space is kept as clutter free as possible. Regardless of whether you’re a neat freak or not, finding the right storage solutions to match your personality is key to keeping your bedroom from turning into a dumping ground. If you’re naturally untidy, look at easy-to-access storage like blanket boxes, under-the-bed storage and open shelving. For those who want a completely minimal feel, opt for drawers and wardrobes that keep everything neatly stowed away.
4. Get creative with accessories
Using your own accessories is a wonderful way to bring character to your bedroom, allowing your personality to take centre-stage. Although the key here is to be selective about the accessories you put on display, so you don’t run the risk of creating a cluttered looking space. Utilising wall space with hooks to hang jewellery, shelves for ornaments and books, as well as hanging pictures and mirrors will all bring your style to life. You can also make use of the inside of wardrobe doors for belts and jewellery boxes, allowing you to stow away trinkets in one place, adding a practical yet stylish feature.
5. Switch up your bedding
To ensure you’re maximising the chances of a good night’s sleep, it’s important to get the temperature right. With the ideal temperature for sleep being between 16-18C, it’s a good idea to switch out your bedding between seasons to help regulate the temperature to suit your needs. Choosing a duvet and bedding made from natural fibres will give better breathability all year round, but you should also make sure you have the appropriate duvet tog - choosing higher togs for winter and lower togs for summer months.
6. Experiment with colour
To get the perfect look and feel in your bedroom, don’t be afraid to play around with different colours to convey your personal style. If you're aiming for a neutral aesthetic, wood-effect floor tiles will give a natural look and feel, especially when teamed with bright whites, blues and greens. However, there’s no need to shy away from bright colours like pinks, reds and purples, as they can be used to create a sensuous atmosphere.
Whatever your personality, your bedroom should be a space where you’re guaranteed a great night’s rest - and with these tips, you’ll be one step closer to creating a room that’s completely unique to you.