More so than any other room in the home, a bedroom should appear and feel comfortable. Above all, it should promote relaxation and calm and, rather unsurprisingly, a muddled mess of laundry and scattered shoes on the floor does very little to encourage this. Fortunately, you only need to take a few simple measures to keep your bedroom in tip top condition. Organise your bedroom into a haven again with these 5 top tips.
Organise reading material
Most of us enjoy reading before bed and this can often lead to piles of books and magazines taking up valuable space on the bedside table. Reserve your side table for what is needed and consider buying a stylish storage box to keep all your favourite reading material in one easy-to-reach place instead.
Build a headboard storage unit
If space will allow in your bedroom, consider making use of the headboard space for storage purposes by building a shelf compartment to fit across the wall. This will take care of clutter and give you a chance to be decorative too – keeping storage out of sight and out of mind. A headboard unit also allows you to give family photos and other personal items pride of place, whilst more functional items can be left on your side table or dresser.
Use soft lighting
Large quantities of harsh overhead lighting in the bedroom can make the room appear busy and fussy since every detail appears under scrutiny. Instead, use soft bedside lighting and a strong main source of light such as a multi-function lamp to allow you to change light settings accordingly.
Store extra linen beneath the mattress
If you have a lot of extra linen and bed sheets that need tidying away, consider using the space between your mattress and bed frame to store them safely. You can keep the sheets clean and dust-free by placing the linen in a protective vacuum storage bag first.
Lastly, if you’re finding yourself low on space at the foot of your wardrobe for extra pairs of shoes, ties and other accessories, try hanging a collapsible storage tidy. These cloth material tidies hang inside your wardrobe rail between your clothes and can be collapsed and folded away at any time – ideal for shoe-lovers or teen bedrooms that may be fit to bursting with clothes and accessories.
The best way of becoming savvy with your storage in the bedroom is ensuring that your key pieces of furniture do the job and cater uniquely to your needs. A quality piece will provide the space you need and look stunning in the process, so why not pick out an elegant and roomy chest of drawers or bedside table to complement your newly clean and efficient bedroom?