Find out how to create the perfect bedroom so you can sleep better at night. You can
customize your room on a budget no matter which trend you like.
Getting a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. As I get older, I find that I
can’t sacrifice my eight hours as much as I used to. The best way to guarantee good
sleep is by creating a positive atmosphere for it. Knowing how to create the perfect
bedroom will help you transform your space into a tranquil retreat. Find out how you
can turn your bedroom into a true dreamland without breaking your budget.
Choose Quality Linens
If you’re still using the same linens from your college days—or childhood—it’s time to
upgrade to quality linens that will not only feel nice but elevate the aesthetic of your
room. You can find affordable duvet covers with gorgeous designs to fit any theme
you desire. Further, choose sheets and pillow covers with high thread counts to
elevate your comfort when you slide into bed.
Style Your Nightstand
Your nightstand may seem like a functional piece of furniture meant to hold your
phone while it charges at night, but you can use it to improve the look of your
bedroom. I like to style my nightstands with botanicals and other natural materials
that blend into my design. Common items to keep on your nightstand include:
Play With Symmetry
When you set up the physical design of your room, consider the purpose and
function it will serve. If you are the only person who will regularly use your bed, you
could place it in the corner of your room to give yourself more space. Most people
place their bed in the center of their bedroom on the wall with nightstands on either
side. I find that this aesthetic is much grander regardless of how many people are
sleeping in the room.
Pro Tip: Place your bed in a position that makes you feel comfortable. Feeling more
confident in your bedroom could help you get more sleep.
Cover Your Windows
Window curtains do so much more than control the amount of light you let into your
room. Curtains frame your window and your view. They add texture to your space
and provide a way to block light. Sheer curtains are especially great for adding
softness to a room; I like the way they let in natural light without it ever seeming too
Include Touches of Luxury
Regardless of the budget you are working with, you can make your bedroom look
and feel luxurious. Consider budgeting for a new mattress if your old one has seen
better days. I would also suggest putting your money toward a quality pillow to help
align your spine so that each night’s sleep feels like you are in the lap of luxury.
Further, you can choose grand materials like velvet, faux fur, and silk to amplify the
aesthetic of your bedroom.
Once you figure out how to create the perfect bedroom, you won’t waste another night
tossing and turning while you try to sleep. You’ll enjoy spending more time in your
bedroom for more than just sleep.