When it comes to feeling content and relaxed in a room, this is perhaps the most important thing in a sleeping space. The bedroom should be a haven in the evening as a place where you can lift your spirits in the morning. When decorating, you need to think about what makes you feel comfortable and happy at the same time.
Furnishing a bedroom is much more than choosing a supportive mattress and soothing wall color - it's important to think about adding cozy texture elements and storage that are not an eyesore.
If you think your room is missing the mark right now, we asked the experts to share their must-have items that can be purchased to easily brighten up a space. Plus, they also shared their best styling tips.
Alexandra recommends adding plenty of comfortable, textured pieces to your bed in the form of high thread count cotton or linen sheets, plush cushions and soft throws.
"You want something you can really sink into at the end of the day," she said.
Find a bedroom chair you love
"While we always encourage customers to keep their bedrooms clean, tidy and a haven of peace, we sometimes understand that it it takes to throw some clothes on something at the end of the work day. Don't worry too much about buying a large, perfectly practical chair, as you would if you were buying it for a living room.
Often the chair just goes into that little corner where you think it can do something extra. It doesn't have to be big, or even that practical. It is not a dining room chair or office chair where it needs arms. It's just something fun to watch, maybe throw on your clothes at the end of the day, or sit down to put on your makeup.
Really, it's a piece especially for you, so you should look for something that really makes your heart sing. Look for a really nice shape - it could be an armless slipper chair, or something mid-century, or a cocktail chair that's a bit more glamorous and rounded.
Add a comforting wall covering
Furnish a bedroom with wall coverings such as wall panels is gaining popularity as a fresh alternative to standard framed prints on walls. They are great for those looking to add a statement to their space, as large formats pack a serious punch.
Art is a great way to express your personal taste and ensure you always have beautiful things to look at. It can be daunting to select pieces that you really like, but always go with your gut. If you see something and you're automatically drawn to it, that's a pretty good sign that you're not getting tired of staring at it.
People often worry that you have to pay a lot of money to get good art, but that's not true. Opt for prints or posters for the most cost-effective way to get an artist's work you like.
Framing your works always makes them look more professional and better in the space, but you don't have to go expensive right away to get the look. As long as you know the dimensions of the work, you can order frames online. There is always plenty of choice from colored frames, to wooden and monochrome.
Use a sofa or ottoman
We like to place these at the end of a bed as they usually help to complete a room, or if space is limited , place the ottoman along a blank wall with oversized art above it for a minimalist look.
Esentimo believes that sofas or an ottoman can add a truly luxurious element to a bedroom, so consider opting for plush velvet in rich colors to channel this.
Scented candles in the bedroom
Most of us love candles, but does that mean we should have them in our bedroom? Below are a few reasons why we say absolutely.
There is a reason why so many people love using scented candles when they decorate their homes or, for example, their bedrooms. Candles are romantic and relaxing. Their soft flickering light and beautiful scents create instant atmosphere. And a scented candle does a great job of creating a soothing atmosphere in a home.
You can also find just about any scent you can think of. They also serve as a great addition to the changing of the seasons. This makes them an easy way to instantly change the feeling. We certainly love the convenience and options that candles provide, which is why we definitely tend to add them to our bedrooms.
- Relaxing lighting
- Delicious scents
- Sets the mood
- Easy to change
- Seasonal options