Creating a Space to Sleep


There are several directions you can take when planning your ideal bedroom. Do you want a room that’s your personal getaway or one where the whole family can chill out? Do you think of your room as a romantic hideaway for you and your partner or will you be using it as an extension of your office?

Before you begin creating a space you can sleep in you need to be able to determine the answers to these questions and more.

When it’s time for bed

Think about how much time you spend in your bedroom. Do you only do in there when it’s time to jump into bed, and are you out of there in the morning as soon as your feet touch the ground? Or perhaps you like to slip away for a quiet moment for time to time with a good book?

These are important considerations to take into account when you are designing your bedroom because they will influence the style of décor and type of furniture you will need.

For example, if your bedroom is only for sleeping, you may want to choose mute, relaxing tones for your décor like taupe and green. You will want to focus on your bed and shades that block out the light.

But if your bedroom is your occasional hideaway you may want to choose lighter, less soporific tones. You may also want to add a comfortable reading chair.

Between the sheets

When it comes to buying sheets for your bed think carefully about what you want to feel next to your skin. Do prefer the sleek slither of silk, the cool comfort of cotton or the fluffy feel of flannel?

You may want to choose different types of sheets to suit your mood or to suit the season.

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Other than the bed

How you use your bedroom will, of course, influence what other items you put in the room beside your bed.

For example, if you are an insomniac you may want a television or bookshelves and a magazine rack, or if your sleeping space is also your work space, you may need a desk, filing cabinet and stack of notebooks.

Alternatively, you may be the type of person who wants double blinds and a white noise machine.

One problem of having a sleeping space that doubles as a home office is that after a while you may begin to notice that you are having problems sleeping.

If this is the case than you may very well want to consider creating a home office space somewhere other than your bedroom, so that you don’t associate your sleeping quarters with the stresses of work.

If you don’t have the space to set up shop outside your bedroom, or if you prefer to keep working from there, opt for a large nightstand that can accommodate your laptop, books, and other essentials.

Or, consider adding a desk and comfortable chair to your room so you have a specific place to work.