The average person spends about eight hours a day in sleep, which means we spend at least one-third of our lives in this state.
Although we may not be aware of our physical surroundings while sleeping, the environment is crucial to get the right relaxation and rejuvenation.
We need to fall asleep and wake up in a clean, fresh, temperature/noise-controlled, and well-ventilated space that also satisfies our need for privacy, while providing the right ambiance in terms of aesthetics.
Bedrooms are also places that we can retreat to when we want to relax, pursue a hobby, read, or listen to music.
For many people, it’s also a place to call exclusively theirs. It reflects their personality, lifestyle, status, interests, and background. During the space of a lifetime, the character and attributes of bedrooms can change, along with corresponding changes in ourselves and our lives.
Creating the right bedroom design is just one aspect of it. The real work starts after that.
Maintenance is the big challenge.
Organizing the stuff in your room, ensuring that all the stuff you have is stored properly, easily accessible, kept safe, and in good condition can take up an inordinate amount of time and effort.
A lot of it depends on your unique style and the amount of time you have to maintain the look.
Some of us prefer a neat and minimalist look, especially if the room is small. Others love the opulent style, with interesting displays of art and craft.
Color palettes can also vary with taste and trends.
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An organized, clean, and tidy room gives you an immediate sense of order; the time spent in keeping it that way is well and truly worth it.
Before you launch an organizing project, take stock of exactly what you have and where you want things to be kept. This is a great way to do an initial clearance of stuff you don’t need, move certain things to other rooms, and judge what levels of storage will be needed. Measure the room accurately and firm up on the exact dimensions to work in.
Elements in your bedroom such as the bed, and other items such as bookshelves, closets, and dressing-table would fall in the category of must-haves. You may also consider other aspects such as good lighting, temperature control, noise control, and ventilation as vital.
If you have a lot of artwork, use the wall-space and group the frames in smaller clusters for a better effect.
Divide the room into functional spaces: sleeping, lounging, make-up/dressing, storage, and so on. Look at the flat surfaces in the room such as tables or countertops as separate areas. Start with one functional area at a time and move on only when that is fully set.
Organize activity centers that can be furnished appropriately. A writing-desk, music nook, reading niche, or yoga space should be demarcated clearly in your room and kept exclusively for that activity.
In your audit, you would have taken stock of the stuff you have. Separate them into things that have to be stored for future use and others that are to be currently in use. Decide where and how to store blankets, quilts, throws, spare pillows, sheets, and duvets.
Blankets and colorful quilts are decorative elements themselves. You can display them on an antique blanket-stand. If you have space, invest in a small dresser that doubles up as a nightstand.
You can also organize in terms of season. Follow an annual ritual; get the warm materials out by fall, and store away the light coverings, drapes, and sheets that you use in summer.
Use smart storage solutions such as under-the-bed shelves, double-duty furniture, fitted shelves around the bed, strategically placed baskets and bins, wickerwork laundry hampers, roll-away storage that tucks in neatly into odd spaces, tension-rods for your shoe collection, and more.
If you have space, a walk-in closet is the best solution to store clothes, accessories, and spare linen. Garment-display racks to show off your special togs are a great design element.
Bedside caddies to store your specs, books, writing materials, TV remotes, and medicines help to keep your nightstand clutter-free.
Roll up your towels, get honeycomb separators for drawers to organize your lingerie/socks, and buy extra plastic shelves to get more space inside the closet.
Visible separation helps the space to look less cluttered and cramped. Fabric cubbies are a great idea to compartmentalize different types of garments such as stoles, blouses, T-shirts, and sweaters.
This is a dangerous ground where organizing is concerned. It’s not easy to keep open shelves tidy and neat. Get the right mix of open areas, artifacts, and books that are great to display. Get a complete set of pretty and sturdy wickerwork or bamboo boxes to store other stuff.
You can layer books so that larger books get pushed to the back. This may also give you a little room to place candles, artifacts, or photos in the available spaces. Mix and match colors, sizes of objects, and shapes to give a more aesthetic look.
Open shelves tend to be dust traps, so you will have to spend a certain amount of time/effort on daily dusting.
As far as possible, keep electronic gadgets outside the bedroom. TV, computers, and laptops can either be stored in a separate room or a nook. The biggest problem with electronics is the nest of unsightly cables and wires.
You can solve this issue by investing in good quality and sturdy wire managers. TV and computer screens tend to attract dust, so keep them covered or concealed as much as possible.
Keeping your bedroom organized hinges on a daily, consistent cleaning routine. Set aside at least 15 minutes in the day to organize dirty clothes, hanging up used ones, making the bed, emptying the trash, dusting and setting things back in order. Open the windows to let the fresh air in and shake out rugs and throws every day.
Keep flat surfaces such as tabletops clear and free of stuff. Receipts and bills should be filed if they’re to be kept. Otherwise, trash them immediately. Books should be kept back on their shelves, your make-up kit should go back into its containers, and shoes and accessories tidied away regularly.