A clean and comfortable bedroom facilitates a good night’s rest. To feel truly at home as a renter, it is important to create a bedroom sanctuary of your own. Most people spend a lot of time – almost one-third of your life! – in their bedroom. Hence, if your room isn’t fostering an atmosphere of peace or relaxation, you might want to make some changes to address that. Your bedroom should be a reflection of who you are — customize it to your liking, and allow it to be a display of your personality and creativity!
Check with your landlord first before you decide to make any renovations or customizations to the room. Even though bedroom updates generally don’t require landlord approval, there are a few changes that might require permission. One of the best no-approval-required places to start to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing bedroom is with your bed. Looking for a good night’s sleep? It’s essential that you acquire the right mattress, sheets, and pillows. If your mattress is not comfortable, you’re not going to get the proper rest that you need. For mattresses that are seven years old or more, they should be replaced with new ones. If your budget restricts you from getting a new one, you can restore the comfort temporarily by adding a plush mattress topper. Don’t skimp out on your pillows! Make sure you replace them when they start to feel worn and uncomfortable. Check your sheets if they’re due for replacement. If they are, consider cotton rather than polyester. Cotton breathes much better and can help keep you comfortable all night long.
Obviously, the most comfortable bed should prompt you to set up your bedroom to be just as pleasant and cozy. This will surely foster an atmosphere of relaxation. Refine your bedroom’s appearance by really making it your own. Customize freely, so that you can obtain an attractive, personalized space. It is such a treat to come home to a bedroom that is clear and free of clutter. Any unused items should be removed from the bedroom and into storage. This is a simple but effective way to start organizing your space. To inspire relaxation, try setting your things up in a tidy manner. Make the most out of your shelves and drawers as storage spaces!
To decorate your space (even when you rent) is to give it visual appeal and personality. Looking for a way to beautify your space? Put up memorable photos or beautiful artwork! Watch how a simple decoration carefully placed can add color and visual interest to your house. Get your daily dose of inspiration from inside your own bedroom. Use a colorful bedspread, throw in heaps of pillows, and maybe even add an artsy accent lamp. The best part is, none of these additions need landlord approval. If your bedroom has a large wall, try adding a colorful quilt or other items to add warmth and liven up your space. There are multiple ways to tailor-design your home without making any lasting changes. For example, you can add curtains or rugs. Blackout curtains can help eliminate outside light while adding a houseplant can help freshen up the air.
Of course, there are more permanent ways to personalize a bedroom. However, landlord approval should be obtained in writing before attempting to do so. Maybe you want to paint a whole wall as an accent or add paneling and a chair rail? Or maybe you’ve been thinking of adding something like a border to your bedroom walls? Installing shelving or other fixtures on the walls are other options, as well. However, these lead to more permanent changes like drilling a lot of holes and whatnot. In your creative pursuit of the ideal sleeping space, again, please don’t forget to ask permission from your landlord. A good rule of thumb is that anything you add that cannot be easily removed, damage-free, generally requires pre-approval from your landlord first.
Finally, good ventilation and airflow are essential for making your bedroom more comfortable. For the most part, this requires an HVAC system checkup and prior landlord approval. If the need to install a ceiling fan arises, don’t hesitate to seek permission from your landlord. Just remember that if you plan to make such changes yourself, any electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician. Freestanding fans, air purifiers, diffusers — these are a few choices you can choose from if you think that a permanent installation isn’t for you. These can help circulate and freshen the air in your bedroom and keep you deep in restful sleep.
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