What is the bare minimum you need in a bedroom to create that perfectly zen zone?
Lush bedding that you can’t wait to sink into at the end of the day is paramount. Don’t scrimp here; two good sets that you can alternate is better than several sets of sub-par sheets.
A Bedside Table
Anything can work for the companion to a bed: a chest of drawers, a small stool, an old wine crate, or even a stack of books. A spot by the bed to rest a cup of tea and your current reading material is super important in any bedroom.
In the bedroom, you want lighting to be both soothing and practical. The bare minimum required is some form of reading or task lighting by the bed. From stylish hanging pendants to wall-mounted sconces and simple table lamps, the possibilities are endless.
A Lack of Tech
So much has been written about the positive effect of keeping tech out of the bedroom. Try to sleep without gadgets around you. Use books instead of the TV to fall asleep to, and an alarm clock instead of an iPhone to wake up to.
A Calm Color Scheme
Calm is different things to different people, so if brightly colored walls really work for you, then have at it. But we are a fan of neutral bedrooms – white, tan, or even dark, moody charcoal works here.
Darkness (when you need it)
Light streaming in the windows makes for great photography, but it doesn’t make for a great night’s sleep. Blackout blinds or heavy curtains will make your bedroom a much more restful place come nighttime.
To have at least one room that is clear of debris, with empty space to rest your eyes, is a luxury. Hang some art, display some accessories, but keep it all minimal. You will thank yourself later.
Post Concept from Apartment Therapy.